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Every print issue of Cleaning Matters includes an Industry Column contributed by an association or body relevant to the contacts and readership from the magazine. This section includes an archive of all the previous articles from this section, as well as any additional news and comment from the associations. Users will also find contact details for a wide range of relevant associations and links to external websites where appropriate.

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10 April 2018

Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, is delighted to announce the appointment of Joanne Gilliard as its new CEO. She assumes responsibilities with immediate effect.

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13 April 2018

Frank Angear, general manager for the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), provides an insight into ISO 45001, the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management

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14 February 2018

Most people would agree that a clean environment is essential to the safety, recovery and wellbeing of patients. Many would also concur that effective cleaning can prolong the life of our environments and impact on organisational reputation. Universally we respect the importance of cleaning. But Lee Peddle, national chair of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), asks, do we universally respect the work of cleaning operatives?

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14 February 2018

India is undergoing its biggest cleanliness drive yet. James Marston, learning and development manager at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), found out more on a visit to New Delhi

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14 February 2018

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) general manager Frank Angear looks at the need for fit testing when using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to clean in hazardous environments

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04 December 2017

During the winter months when shorter days mean reduced visibility the dependence on high visibility workwear to identify employees is increased hugely, writes The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) general manager Frank Angear

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04 December 2017

Maureen Kelso, head of standards & verification at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), looks at how business can help reduce the risk to cleaning operatives and other building users as well as equipment and materials, during the winter months

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04 August 2017

​Karel-Jan Boel is director of programme development EMEA at ISSA, where a key part of his role involves developing the training and certification programmes. He is currently driving the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) Certification programme for the UK. Here, he describes how improving your company’s green cleaning credentials can also extend to your bottom line   

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09 August 2017

Maureen Kelso, head of standards & verification at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), takes a look at the consequences of bad practice within cleaning cupboards

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28 July 2017

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the lead trade association for organisations supplying products and services to the UK safety and health market. Many aspects of this marketplace are in a state of change and, in his new column for Cleaning Matters, general manager Frank Angear aims to keep readers up to date with these as they become applicable

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06 June 2017

Maureen Kelso, head of standards & verification at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), takes a look at the causes of slips, trips and falls and how to reduce the risks

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30 May 2017

Dianna Steinbach, director of EMEA Services at ISSA, explains why it is so important to educate decision-makers about the latest developments in the cleaning industry

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05 May 2017

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has welcomed the first distributors into its new Accredited Distributors Scheme after they successfully passed the auditing process.

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10 February 2017

Managers and leaders in the UK’s professional cleaning industry today face an unprecedented challenge, not just on the perennial problem of workforce retention, but also in employee engagement with different generations working side by side in their teams, explains Dianna Steinbach, director EMEA Services at ISSA

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25 January 2017

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is adding to its three Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes with the launch of a new Accreditation Scheme for Distributors.  

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