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BSCAA Queensland recognises outstanding executives and companies

AustralianSuper was the major sponsor of the 2010 BSCAA Queensland Excellence Awards presented at the annual awards dinner held recently in Brisbane. Sonja Thomas and David Fernandez were recognised as outstanding junior managers. BSCAA Queensland executive director Kathy Lynch said the winners exemplified the achievements and outstanding efforts of BSCAA…

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Meth lab clean-up conference

Clan Lab Cleanup  – Where does the responsibility lie? 29th July 2011 –  Gold Coast The second annual Meth Lab Cleanup Conference, themed Where does the responsibility lie?, will be held at Sea World Nara Resort on the Gold Coast, Friday 29th July 2011. It is expected that the conference…

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Questions being raised about microfibre efficacy and hygiene

By Brian Clark Microfibre products first appeared on the cleaning market over 10 years ago and have rapidly gained acceptance throughout the cleaning and healthcare industry. They are widely touted by suppliers as a panacea for cleaning all surfaces and as super efficient cleaning aids that either eliminate or minimise…

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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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Unger water fed window cleaning

Unger introduces full water pole range to Australia

Recognised for its innovative cleaning concepts, Unger now offers a full range of water poles in a variety of styles to clean high rise windows without leaving the ground. To introduce this new range, Unger UK general manager Dave Rogers is coming to Australia early February. He will run, in…

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ISS Facility Services

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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