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This is a noble business, says Diversey’s Lonergan

The cleaning and hygiene industry has a responsibility to contribute to the better management of facilities and it can make the world a better place. Importantly, leaders such as Diversey have the intellectual property and technology to assist service provider clients in implementing sustainability programs. In what was acclaimed by…

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Take in the latest technology at Pulire 2011

When: 24 to 26 May 2011 Where: Verona, Italy One of the most important international cleaning events, Pulire 2011, will be held 24 to 26 May 2011 in Verona, Italy. This is an exhibition that showcases the latest in equipment technology, reflecting the ongoing, innovative, role played by Italian cleaning…

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Laws warns industry on FWO’s ‘sham contracting’ investigations

A Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) director has emphasised that her body will be making an example of the contract cleaning industry’s endemic ‘sham contracting’. The just published Australian Cleaning Contractors’ Association’s February 2011 newsletter carries a lead item written by ACCA’s executive director John Laws, who had been talking with…

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Curitiba and Large

WFBSC’s ambitions to be global industry ‘standard bearer’

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) is adopting a more aggressive marketing stance in order to position itself as the leading promoter of the cleaning industry, globally. Recognising that to-date it has largely been an inward looking organisation, talking largely only to itself, the WFBSC believes it can…

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Training courses

Jena Dyco launches Clandestine Lab Testing and Analysis course

Jena Dyco International has launched the Clandestine Lab Testing and Analysis Course. It follows on from the Remediation of Clandestine Lab Residues course’s success, which was launched in July last year and teaches restorers how to clean up clandestine drug labs. The Clandestine Lab Testing and Analysis course is geared…

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Hays FM HR report 2011

Company growth heightens need for recruits

Company growth has helped to increase candidate confidence and therefore supply in Australia’s cleaning market, but not necessarily where employers demand it says Shane Little, Hays Facilities Management regional director. An active recruitment market has been a key feature of 2011 so far, with a number of cleaning companies going…

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OCS NZ recognises people

OCS NZ recognises its people

The annual OCS Group (NZ) Conference was held late January at Rydges Hotel, Christchurch, and was attended by 90 staff from around New Zealand and a number of delegates from OCS Australia and PCS Thailand. OCS’ International CEO Council were also in attendance, conferencing alongside the New Zealand team and…

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Devine Carpet, Northern Beaches

Devine location drives traffic to rug facility

By Michael Parkinson When Devine Carpet Care identified a shift in the trend from carpets to hard floors in homes, it decided to set up a separate business to capture the demand for cleaning floor rugs. Having established a successful carpet cleaning business on Sydney’s northern beaches, keeping pace with…

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Management appts Hako

Hako boosts invest in key management roles

In order to accommodate its burgeoning growth demands, Hako Australia has made three key executive appointments. “Consolidating what have already been three very successful years for Hako Australia, 2011 brings further investment to solidify an already strengthening market position,” stated managing director Frank Cupido. Noel Moynes, Hako Australia’s Queensland state…

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Hand dryer

Economical, quality built, hand dryer

Recognising the need for a good quality yet low priced hand dryer, Puregiene has launched the Puregiene Ecoflow hand dryer. It features good airflow; European-built reliability; and has a sturdy plastic case. Complete with electrical cable and a one year warranty, the Ecoflow is ideal for lower use washrooms and…

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ride-on auto scrubber

Tennant’s T16 rider scrubber designed for optimising bottom-line

Tennant Company’s recently released T16 battery-powered rider scrubber is said help both industrial and commercial environments achieve a lower cost of ownership while improving productivity and safety. This model, which replaces the T15, combines quality construction and innovative technologies. “The T16 provides BSCs, facility managers, and other industrial and commercial…

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