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Cleaning experts gather in Scotland

02 March 2017

Cleaning Matters will bring together leading experts to present a series of topical educational seminars at Cleaning Scotland, which launches at the SEC, Glasgow on 3 - 4 May 2017. Part of Scotland Works, this new exhibition is designed to support industrial, commercial and public sectors run safe and efficient businesses and organisations

Cleaning Scotland is Scotland's only dedicated event for cleaning and hygiene services professionals. The inaugural event is set to deliver educational content on best practice as well as advice for visitors supported by a comprehensive exhibition showcasing the latest products and services.

As well as Cleaning Scotland, Scotland Works, incorporates the established Health & Safety Scotland, and also consists of Facilities Scotland, Fire Safety Scotland, Safer Logistics Scotland and Maintenance Scotland. Each sector will have a theatre hosting expert speakers. 

Curated by Cleaning Matters, the Cleaning Scotland theatre will be packed with expert presentations:  

Day One - 3rd May

10:30 - The Value of Clean: Dianna Steinbach, Director of Europe, Middle East, Africa Member Services for ISSA – the worldwide cleaning industry association, will bring global insights to the local level and look at challenges and opportunities facing the cleaning industry. 

11:30 - Meeting the Corporate Environmental Challenge: Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, will look at how business can meet and exceed that challenge at a time when corporate social and environmental performance is under the microscope. 

12:30 - Quality' & 'Auditing': Measuring Cleaning Results: Lynn Webster, Director of LWC and holder of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Shalom Gordon Award for outstanding contribution to the Cleaning Industry, will look at the definition of ‘clean’ and consider the various methods used to measure ‘clean’ and review the benefit of the data produced.

• 13:45 - Robotics & the Cleaning Industry: Kris Robertson, TASKI Leader UK & Ireland for Diversey - Sealed Air Group, will look at how robots could change the way we clean and re-classify what a cleaning professional is. Kris will also focus on the impact robotics will have on quality, cost and sustainability.

Day Two - 4th May

•  10:30 - Cleaning in a Clinical Environment – How Difficult Can It Be?: David Bedwell, Assistant Director (Facilities Services) at Healthcare Facilities Scotland & National President for the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), will discuss cleaning standards, the direction of travel for cleaning in the future and how will we deal with an ageing workforce in the cleaning world.

•  11:30 - Hygiene – Science and Spin: Sean Derrig, Scientific Director at Chemex International, is a microbiologist by training and advises clients from Michelin-starred chefs to NHS Trusts. His science blog has over a million readers. Sean will look at what’s new in the science of hygiene and infection control, what works and what’s just snake oil.

• 12:30 - Brexit – The Impact On UK Immigration and Health and Safety Law for the Cleaning Industry: Jo Hennessy, Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons law firm, will explore what impact Brexit may have on UK immigration and the contingency plans employers can make. Associate Charlotte O’Kane will review the potential impact Brexit could have on the UK health and safety regime.

13:45 - Taking Steps to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls: Maureen Kelso, Head of Standards & Verification at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), will look at how you can reduce and control the risk of slips, trips and falls to building users and cleaning operatives through good cleaning practices and using the correct equipment and resources.

Scotland Works offers free entry to registered guests. Opening hours are 9-4pm (3rd May) and 9-3.30pm (4th May).

For more information about visiting or exhibiting please visit www.scotlandworks.com