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Will we embrace opportunities presented to our industry?

Editor’s comment: January/February INCLEAN magazine The cleaning industry is presented with a seemingly constant and endless number of opportunities on which to capitalise. Just one of the most recent, as we went to press mid-December, was the report that MyHospitals’ website will in time publish hospital infection rates. In a…

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Lennox Institute

Diploma of Management for women in the contract cleaning industry

A pilot study conducted by the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) into the training of women in the NSW contract cleaning industry has resulted in a number of recommendations being made regarding the need for a Diploma in Management course for the up-skilling of existing women employees…

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IEHA releases booklet on the ‘new rules of cleaning’

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) released a new educational booklet, ‘ICM — The New Rules of Cleaning’, during ISSA/INTERCLEAN — North America, held mid-November, in Orlando, Fla. Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is an open-source system in which ‘best practices’ are defined by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes. It…

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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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