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ISSA Hygieia Network opens membership

Published: Nov 27, 2015

ISSA has recently announced the opening of membership to the ISSA Hygieia Network. The ISSA Hygieia Network is a women’s forum with a mission of advancing and retaining female professionals in all sectors and at all levels of seniority and experience within the global cleaning community. Named after the Greek goddess of cleaning and hygiene, this vibrant worldwide community will provide members with ongoing education, networking opportunities, professional development, and industry recognition
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Cannon Hygiene makes the grade with City and Guilds

Published: Nov 26, 2015

Cannon Hygiene has invested in bespoke, specialist training to upskill its drivers to certified hygiene technician status. The 12 week long programme will be delivered over a series of modules, covering customer relationship management, health and hygiene, infection control, health and safety, and advanced driving skills. The programme, due to be rolled out to 450 employees nationwide, has been designed by Cannon Hygiene and externally accredited by The City and Guilds Institute. The course is being
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Star Platforms achieves FORS accreditation

Published: Nov 25, 2015

Specialist powered access hire company Star Platforms has achieved bronze status in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). Star Platforms is a supplier of self-propelled booms and scissors for hire and sale. The company gained the accreditation following a successful audit of its vehicle fleet and policies. The FORS accreditation scheme aims to improve fleet activity in London and throughout the UK. Over recent years it has become increasingly important for firms in the construction
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Recent News

National training award win at major hospital

Published: November 24, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Mitie is celebrating a win for employee Servulo Coelho at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Awards. Coelho won his award for ‘excellence in maintaining high standards via training and assessment’ at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London. The
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Biffa acquires PHS Group’s chemical treatment division

Published: November 23, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Biffa has acquired the chemical treatment business of PHS Group. The acquisition will enhance Biffa’s competitive position in the high growth area of the collection and disposal of hazardous waste, increasing the company’s waste transfer station network and creating
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Trading Standards warning over ‘silent killer’

Published: November 20, 2015 by Neil Nixon

The Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to consumers after independent tests of CO alarms found that eight out of 10 failed British Standards tests. The warning comes as new smoke and carbon monoxide legislation comes into force demanding that all private sector
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LooBlade launches on Kickstarter

Published: November 23, 2015 by Neil Nixon

A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was launched recently for LooBlade, a product designed to replace the traditional toilet brush. The design of LooBlade is centred on the invention of a patent-pending technology called SwipeClean, which replaces the classic brush bristles
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Environmental award for V-Air Solid

Published: November 23, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Vectair Systems has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. Vectair Systems competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and will
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Safe handling of hazardous waste

Published: November 19, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Sellers has launched the first in a series of new products - the WasteSafe. In what marks a departure from its traditional portfolio of products, the 800 litre WasteSafe is a stackable, low maintenance and UN approved product that can withstand impacts when dropped from 1.5
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