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With unprecedented demand on health and care services, robust solutions for adapting spaces quickly for high intensity use have become vitally important. Altro’s Technical Services Team are answering a wide range of questions about selecting floor and wall solutions that are up to the task – we wanted to share some of our experience and knowledge in this area.
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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), is saying a heartfelt thank you to Linda Belcher who has stepped down as the Association’s Secretary after many years of service.
Lorraine Francis, who has a strong track record in managing membership organsiations, has been appointed to succeed Linda in running the Secretariat.
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From January, a new portal was launched by period product supplier phs Direct allowing every school and college in England to order free products for students, funded by the Department for Education. The initiative was launched to create period equality for all – ensuring no young person misses out because of a lack of access to such a basic necessity as period products.
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An acclaimed Essex school is using the latest in fire and emergency lighting technology from
leading life safety solutions manufacturer, Hochiki Europe.
The Campion School in Hornchurch, Essex, is a Roman Catholic school for boys with a mixed
sixth form college and was established by the Society of Jesus in 1962.
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n a little silver lining to the enormous challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) put a smile on the faces of staff and parents at the two children’s hospitals in Sussex when they donated boxes and boxes of delicious chocolates.
“We had bought the chocolates for our Gala Ball, which has been postponed in light of the Coronavirus,” explained David Garcia, Vice President of the CHSA. “Instead of letting them go to waste our secretary, Linda Belcher came up with the idea of giving them to Rocking Horse, the charity raising funds for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
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Washroom and hygiene services provider phs Group has launched a new range of environmentally-friendly period products to support organisations to tackle period inequality.
phs has overhauled its product line-up following a surge in demand created by the period equality movement. After initiating a period equality campaign and winning new contracts to supply millions of period products across the UK, phs has expanded its product range both from existing partners as well as working with new suppliers such as Bloom and Nora and Mooncup to source new products. The new range, available from phs and its washroom consumables division phs Direct, includes plastic-free organic pads, non-applicator organic tampons and cardboard-applicator tampons as well as reusable pads and menstrual cups – all designed to reduce plastic waste and limit its environmental impact.
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he elite of the cleaning and FM industry were recognised at the 2020 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards for their outstanding excellence and commitment to deliver performances that continually raise standards.
Created nearly 30 years ago, the biennial Golden Service Awards (@GoldenServAward) is today one of the most prestigious events and sought-after accolades in the FM and cleaning industry. The event provides the opportunity for FM companies, contract cleaners and in-house cleaning teams to showcase excellence and set the benchmark for exceptional standards. Awards were presented to winners across 18 categories at a formal ceremony on 4 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane, hosted by multi award-winning comedian, comedy writer and author Dominic Holland.
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Cyclehoop, the innovator of secure on-street cycle parking solutions, has introduced the latest mobile technology as part of a cloud-based mobile resources management system from BigChange. Using tablets and phones running a mobile app called JobWatch, field operatives synchronise in real time with the office as part of a completely paperless management system that has transformed productivity and allowed Cyclehoop to rapidly expand their business.
Cyclehoop has transformed cycling in cities across Britain and 16 countries worldwide by providing secure on-street parking for bicycles. Founder Anthony Lau came up with the idea after his bicycle was stolen and designed the company’s first product, the Cyclehoop, in 2008. Today the company’s secure cycle parking solutions include Bikehangars, shelters, hubs and racks as well as cycling infrastructure and accessories.
Prior to the introduction of JobWatch, Cyclehoop relied on paper records to manage orders, installation and servicing.
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