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Jangro, the UK & Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors, has made several enhancements to its innovative training platform, The Learning Management Solution (LMS). The site now features badges, enabling users to track their progress, as well as an update to the COSHH module to make it even more user friendly.
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Bespoke design and air conditioning supplier, PACAIR has expanded its range of services with the addition of a specialist applied project team, which will assist customers looking to capitalise on the many opportunities behind the legislative drive towards zero carbon.
Formerly a Mitsubishi Electric Value-Added Reseller (VAR), PACAIR has been elevated to Applied Project Specialist (APS) from the beginning of 2021. As an APS, PACAIR is now able to assist customers with the application of ventilation, heating, commercial and domestic heat pumps, heating-only chillers and other applied products in addition to the full range of air conditioning systems.
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The team at phs Group is celebrating after customer service advisor Tia Thomas won Best Newcomer at the Welsh Contact Centre Awards.
Tia, who joined Caerphilly-headquartered facilities services provider phs in May 2019, was chosen for the prestigious contact centre award for her fantastic performance and outstanding customer service.
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More than 150 people have signed up to boost their skills as part of the apprenticeship programmes offered by facilities services provider phs Group.
The phs apprenticeship programmes are designed to nurture talent, upskill individuals within the company and boost career progression. Over 120 employees have enrolled in a phs apprenticeship over the last 12 months, with 30 more already scheduled to start in 2021.
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Everyone is facing challenges in the pandemic, from isolation to anxiety. In the cleaning and hygiene sector these are compounded by working on the frontline to keep workplaces clean and safe, and maintaining the supply of essential cleaning and hygiene products. The pressure is intense.
Acknowledging the potential impact on the health of people in the sector, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is hosting a mental wellbeing webinar for members: How are we doing?
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Schools must prepare for new waste disposal responsibilities ready for the roll-out of the lateral testing process, advises facilities services provider phs Group.
New mass testing is being introduced across education designed to rapidly identify and contain asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. Settings are being provided with test kits and PPE for the testing of all staff, all secondary school-age pupils and students aged 19 to 25 with education, health and care (EHC) plans. But the scheme is set to produce thousands of used tests each day across the country which cannot be disposed of within standard waste streams. As the lateral flow tests are classed as a non-hazardous chemical waste, they must be segregated and incinerated.
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Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has recently expanded its ‘Professional’ range with the launch of three antiviral products, in an effort to help organisations keep their facilities clean, healthy, and COVID secure. Joining the line-up is an Antiviral Disinfectant, an Antiviral Hand Wash, and an Antiviral Fogger, all of which have been tested and proven to be effective against coronavirus.
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Leading compliance and facilities management provider phs Compliance has acquired OCS Compliance, part of the OCS UK Group. As part of the deal, phs Compliance will become the preferred supplier of compliance services to OCS Group.
OCS Compliance delivers a range of electrical and environmental compliance services to several hundred customers across multiple sectors in the UK. Their services include portable appliance testing, fixed electrical testing and inspection, and thermal imaging and emergency lighting maintenance.
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The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching the industry’s only online training course for heat pump installation to help fill a skills gap highlighted by the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant voucher scheme.
BESA is developing the installer training in collaboration with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and heating equipment manufacturer Worcester Bosch. It will be delivered through the Association’s online training Academy and goes live in March.
To kickstart the scheme 700 free places are being offered to qualified plumbing and heating engineers looking to upskill and carry out heat pump work. They should sign up here now as demand is expected to be high and there will be a charge for the training from May.
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Altro Wood™ adhesive-free flooring is providing a Bedford care home with a homely, practical and safe new surface for their dining room; and it was installed in under a day.
Altro Wood adhesive-free is a safety wood-look floor with easy cleanability; perfect for decorative, homely or biophilic areas. Jackie Ballinger, registered manager at Henrietta House care home, says: “The safety and physical and mental wellbeing of our 25 residents is paramount, so we strive to use fixtures and fittings that will bring maximum benefit.
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