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UK Government urged name cleaners as critical and Key Workers

UK Government urged to name cleaners Key Workers

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers of cleaning staff operating in critical industries to provide their employees with written proof that they should be treated as critical and...
Water Jetting Association suspends training due to Coronavirus

Training suspended by the WJA

The Water Jetting Association (WJA) has suspended all water jetting training to counter the health threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The WJA is the largest provider of high pressure and...
Industry associations team up with CIRI for science-based research sumposium

Industry associations team up for scientific symposium

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has partnered with several industry organisations to promote its full-day life-stream symposium on 31 March 2020. Non-profit CIRI, which develops...
Christeyns Food Hygiene expands food and beverage safety training offering

Food and beverage safety training expanded

Warrington-based Christeyns Food Hygiene has joined forces with global inspection operators, Control Union, to offer food and beverage manufacturers fully accredited, dedicated safety and hygiene...
BCC works to reduce injuries in the cleaning sector

BCC working to reduce cleaning sector injuries

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is calling for members to share information on musculoskeletal disorders and injuries suffered by cleaning sector colleagues in the workplace. The BCC is...
One dead following toxic mix of cleaning chemicals at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant

Toxic mix of cleaning chemicals leaves one dead

The Manager of a Buffalo Wild Wings sports bar and restaurant in Massachusetts, USA, has died after exposure to toxic fumes caused by combined cleaning products. Burlington’s Interim Fire...
BCC advice promises to protect the safety and health of window cleaners using long water-fed poles

Long water-fed pole advice for window cleaners released

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the publication of ground-breaking advice for window cleaners on reducing the risk of injury when using telescopic water-fed poles. The leaflet,...
HSE demands cleaning machine safety improvements

HSE demands cleaning machine safety improvements

Following nosebleeds and burning eyes for some NHS staff, a UK firm has been ordered to tighten up safety measures on its cleaning machines. Hygiene Solutions’ Deprox machines pump hydrogen...
Lead decontamination closes Paris streets

Lead decontamination closes Paris streets

Streets in Paris close to the Notre-Dame Cathedral have been closed, as specialists move in to perform decontamination cleaning work. Fences have been erected and a bridge installed in the...
Pacvac receives plaudits for healthy workplace

Pacvac receives plaudits for healthy workplace

Pacvac has received bronze recognition from Healthier Workplace WA (Western Australia), as a result of positive work environment changes they have undergone to create a motivated and productive...

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