> Cleaning Industry News January 2008
NEWS OF TWO GREAT SHOWS TO VISIT IN MARCH 2008
For 2008, the bi-annual Carpex exhibition will be held on 27th and 28th
March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.This is an excellent opportunity
to visit specialist suppliers in the carpet cleaning industry, including
the best of the manufacturers.
Prochem who are key players in this field will be showing their latest
chemical products and machines, and as Prochem distributors we hold most
of them stock, and usually at very reduced prices.
Also located within the exhibition, there is an area sponsored by the
Federation of window cleaners, where many manufacturers in that industry
will also be displaying their products. Amongst these will be our main
supplier of window cleaning equipment,
Unger UK ltd, whose range we always discount by 15% for all our customers.
There are free seminars on both exhibition days for carpet cleaning, rug
cleaning, hard floor cleaning, marketing employment law, also Health and
Safety risk assessment for carpet cleaners, contract cleaners and others.
The Window cleaners section, will also have free seminars on both days
concentrating on Work at Height Regulations, (WAH), explaining where and
when you can use ladders, along with the Risk assessment rules and employment
Cleaning Show 2007 Draws Highest Ever Attendance - VISITOR NUMBERS TOP
Organisers Quartz Publishing and Exhibitions has announced that
the recent Cleaning Show recorded a surge in attendance with 13,677 visitors
visiting the show which was held at the NEC, Birmingham from 13-15 March
2007. This provisional figure, which is now being independently verified
by ABC, sets an all-time attendance record and represents a remarkable
leap of over 41% in visitor numbers compared to the last Cleaning Show
held in March 2005.
Dates for The Cleaning Show 2009 Announced
The dates for the 2009 event will be:
- Tuesday 10th March 2009
- Wednesday 11th March 2009
- Thursday 12th March 2009
British Cleaning Council still wants to help with hospital cleanliness
Two mothers have recently died from an infection acquired at
a Winchester hospital, within 72 hours of each other.
Both women, Amy Kimmance and Jasmine Pickett, died from complications
linked to Streptococcus A, normally relating to sore throats. The infection
has been linked to a breakdown in infection control, something denied
by the Royal Hampshire Hospital which had missed its target for reducing
MRSA last year and had 191 reported cases of clostridium difficile.
This is the second time that this hospital has attracted negative publicity
having recently featured in the Meanest Hospital Award for food hygiene
The British Cleaning Council has spoken out about this ongoing problem
in many UK hospitals and the gravity of not getting the cleaning mix right.
The root cause comes from a lack of appropriate funding for cleaning staff,
inadequate training of those staff, poor provision of cleansing equipment
and lack of uniformity of successful cleaning procedures from one establishment
to the next.
Unnecessary flack is often taken by cleaners who are often overlooked,
undervalued and underpaid. The BCC has welcomed the Government`s proposals
for deep cleaning of all hospitals but more clarity is needed on what
exactly is involved. Importantly, budgets need to be overhauled and increased
permanently to support the demands of good hospital cleaning provision.
The BCC has said that it is happy to work closely in an advisory capacity
with the Department of Health to help them eradicate this problem once
and for all.
In the past BCC has called for new ways of looking at and dealing with
the problem, including most recently a call on hospital managers to seek
the advice and support of the cleaning industry to turn the problem around.
A back to basics approach may be the only way to get all hospitals back
restored to their former matron run glory and redeem the reputation of
Cleaning Council, 16th January 2008