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Cleaning Matters magazine is asking its readers to share their views and opinions on cleaning and hygiene in the food service sector. We've launched an online survey to help determine priorities as we work to improve standards in this vital sector.

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Cleaning September 2018


Cleaning Matters Special Report : Hospitals, Healthcare & The Cleaning Industry


Health & Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Fire Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Facilities Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Hotel Facilities Management Expo
ExCel, London
25th & 26th September 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018



Your opinion matters in our survey on Cleaning & Hygiene in the Food Sector!

Have your say on cleaning and hygiene issues for the food service sector... and bag yourself the chance to win £100 Amazon Vouchers!

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More office workers forced to use the loo as a breakroom

Research from Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that British office workers are increasingly using the washroom as a break out space, creating a potential hygiene risk.

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Unite calls for Carillion public inquiry

UK union Unite has called for a public inquiry into the collapse of Carillion and for it to cover the government's approach to the awarding of contracts. It follows a Dispatches programme shown on Channel 4 which claimed Carillion was "probably insolvent in 2016 but continued to trade for over a year".

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Full programme announced for Facilities Scotland 2018

Facilities Scotland, the only event dedicated to the Scottish FM and workplace industry, has announced a host of senior leaders from the UK's FM and workplace industry who will be taking part in the Facilities Scotland conference programme when the show returns to the SEC, Glasgow on the 12 - 13 September 2018.

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Tickets still available for The Hill Club 'Apres Summer' networking event

The Hill Club - the UK-wide networking organisation exclusively for cleaning and associated industry professionals - returns to London on Thursday 13th September 2018 for another evening of great conversation and unrivalled opportunity.

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Gastro absence down on last summer despite Norovirus

The summer of 2018 saw the Norovirus bug sweep through the UK, but live data, taken from reported absences across more than 185,000 employees in the UK, demonstrates that gastro-related illness is actually down on 2017.

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Heatwave behind UK bedbugs plague

Densely populated British cities are facing a huge increase in bedbug infestations as this summer's hot weather leads to an explosion in birth rates, experts have warned.

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Call for body cameras as street cleaners 'targets for attacks'

Violent abuse towards street cleaners in Glasgow has led to calls for them to be equipped with body cameras.

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Office sector could recycle more waste

Office workers could do more to recycle the millions of tonnes of waste they throw away each year in the UK, according to a waste management firm.

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The smarter way to onboarding

SmartTask understands the need for a streamlined, sophisticated, onboarding and screening procedure for your cleaners especially when facing increasing demands such as DBS checks, right to work, GDPR compliance and others.

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Ecolab & RP Adam integration update

In December 2017, it was announced that RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group) had been purchased by Ecolab Inc. a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies. Since then both companies have been operating on a "business as usual" basis, as a detailed integration plan has been developed.

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Don't sweep pest control issues under the carpet

It's more important than ever to be protected professionally when it comes to pest control in the cleaning and maintenance sectors. Dee Ward-Thompson, technical manager of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), explains why

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Backpack vacuum provides 3-in-1 solution

Diversey is introducing a new and exciting addition to its successful AERO Range. The TASKI AERO BACKPACK vacuum cleaner can be comfortably carried as a portable electric version, but is also available as a battery version for the ultimate in agility.

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Anti-microbial cleaning tools

Hillbrush has launched a new colour range of anti-microbial cleaning tools for the food manufacturing and healthcare industries.

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Time is money in the contract cleaning sector

Rotowash was established in 1981 to distribute high quality industrial floor cleaning equipment, manufactured to BSI and similar international standards by the Rotowash factory.

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Cleaning at Farnborough Airshow

A site as unique as Farnborough comes with many challenges. With more than 200 separate buildings, cabins and toilets to clean the main concern for Stadium Support Services was that an area might be missed. To avoid this, the company used SmartTask to monitor and coordinate its cleaning operation. The software provided real-time visibility and control over the 100-strong team through the use of NFC tags and QR codes.

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Easy & effective graffiti removal

Is graffiti art or is it just an act of plain vandalism? Opinions on this differ greatly. However, the fact is that the name of the artist is seldom known and the cost of removing unwanted drawings, texts or symbols is usually borne by the community at large or by the owner of the object.

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New Tork Reflex cuts consumption and speeds up cleaning

A major upgrade to the Tork Reflex paper dispenser is set to improve cleaning efficiency in a wide range of environments, says manufacturer Essity.

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