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Supporting front line staff a priority for ISS’s Zaberca

Supporting front line cleaning staff must be a priority in order to deliver clients the best quality services, believes Maggie Zaberca. Recently shortlisted for the BSCAA NSW’s Young Manager of the Year 2010 Award, she is operations manager for ISS Facility Services’ NSW Commercial Cleaning division. Before this role Zaberca…

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National Museum

National Museum presents as complex and demanding site

Treated appropriately with respect by its large number of visitors, the complex and demanding National Museum of Australia is progressing in implementing green cleaning practices. Michael Parkinson reports Attracting about 910,000 visitors a year, the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra is one of the country’s most popular venues….

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Spick N Span environmental cleaning

Passion for green technology sees Spick & Span enter equipment sector

A passion for sustainable cleaning practices has seen Nuwan Kumarasiri take the initiative on a number of green operational and marketing fronts that, in turn, have given our industry much needed kudos. The principal of Brisbane-based Spick & Span commercial property maintenance, he has made significant research and development technology…

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Advantage Group restoration WA

Advantage Group shows the right way

Kim Ball reports An enthusiastic crowd attended the fifth annual WA Carpet Cleaners Expo late October in Bassendean. According to organisers the event was the biggest gathering of carpet cleaners, equipment providers, chemical manufacturers and training organisations in Western Australia. Coordinated and hosted by the Advantage Group of Carpet Cleaners…

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Cleaning industry fails to educate healthcare

Cleaning industry fails to educate healthcare industry

By Brian Clark* The recent publication of Draft National Infection Control Guidelines for public comment by the National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) was a golden opportunity for the cleaning industry to provide input into a document that will have a dramatic influence on cleaning in Healthcare for the…

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Bundled strategies tackle MDROs

Bundled strategies tackle MDROs

By Greg Whiteley* “MRSA rates of Cross Infection are being bought under control in the USA and are dropping for the first time in 15 years.” That was the message from Professor Robert Weinstein of Chicago at the recent Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America held in Atlanta, Georgia, last…

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ISS Facility Services uses technology in fight against HAIs

ISS, one of the world’s biggest providers of service solutions for the healthcare industry, uses flexibility, innovation and best practices to match customer needs. Recently, focus has been on reducing Hospital Acquired Infections For a number of years ISS, one of the world’s biggest facility service companies, has focused on…

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Regulation-free green zone

In a regulation-free zone, suppliers need to show leadership

By Bridget Gardner* Green products are defined as “those that have less of an impact on the environment or are less detrimental to human health that traditional equivalents”. So is it illegal to call a product green if it isn’t? Absolutely. Making a false or misleading ‘green’ claim contravenes the…

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European cleaners under pressure

ETUI report on cleaners ‘under pressure’

A report published early November by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) considers the challenges to be overcome in improving the safety and health of cleaners and examines actions taken to achieve this goal. It notes that the European cleaning industry bodies representing both employers and workers are leading the…

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RapidClean 2010 conference

RapidClean upping the marketing ante

Capitalising on their marketplace points of difference, RapidClean members will be supported by a strong portfolio of marketing initiatives that are not only practical but also very achievable. Addressing his first annual general meeting and conference as general manager, Bruce Lees emphasised the need for all members and suppliers to…

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Eclipse upbeat about 2011

Through ongoing R&D, Eclipse upbeat about 2011 prospects

With significant research and development having taken place at Amano Pioneer Eclipse’s Sparta US headquarters, Eclipse Floor Solutions (EFS) is upbeat about its 2011 sales and marketshare prospects.  “We finished 2010 with strong across-the-board sales and with new products in the pipeline – this will be a strong year for…

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