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TOMORROW’S CLEANING NOVEMBER 09
Don’t suffer fakes gladly
A NEW poster from PASMA, the trade
association representing the mobile access
tower industry, warns site owners and Where can I go?
managers to be on the look out for fake
PASMA training identity cards. The ‘Where can I go?’ Campaign recognises the provide adequate facilities for their customers
Issued to candidates who
need for BTA to change focus from a ‘top down’ and other users and the Media.
successfully complete
approach -directed primarily at Central
the PASMA training
Government, to a ‘bottom up’ approach’ –
The benefits will include toilet facilities for all,
directed primarily at local government – (and
better environments, reduced health risks and
course, the cards
commercial providers) the actual source, and we
total cost savings versus provider inactivity.
demonstrate objective
believe, the authority responsible for provision of The Campaign tactics include: ‘WHERE CAN I
proof of competence
publicly accessible toilets. GO?’ section on BTA website, press releases,
for staff engaged in
the assembly, use,
This is a campaign that considers the needs of
issue of Campaign Toolkit to Campaigners,
inspection and
all types of toilet users who all need
encouragement to campaigners with ideas and
dismantling of mobile access towers.
somewhere to go: the old, those with special
support, providing guidance and advice to BTA
needs, babies and children, women, visitors to
Member toilet providers, publicity for
The A2-size poster explains how to check that
the UK and those with anxieties about using
supporters of the Campaign, monitoring and
the PASMA ID photo cards – which now
public toilets.
publicising provider success (and failure!)
incorporate a number of unique security
features including a hologram and prismatic
The campaign targets will be all local
A BTA ‘Where can I go? Campaign Toolkit
logo - are current, genuine and valid. The
authorities who fail to provide adequate public
includes: BTA ‘WHERE CAN I GO?’ CAMPAIGN
toilet facilities, all local authorities without a Information Pack, Campaign stickers and a BTA
message is clear: ‘Not sure? Get it checked!’
Public Toilet Provision Strategy, Commercial ‘WHERE CAN I GO?’ CAMPAIGN Web Page
The poster, which is free in reasonable publicly accessible toilet providers who fail to including: How do I become involved?
quantities, also includes a telephone hotline Guidance, a list of Campaign
number to report inappropriate or dangerous targets, the ability to download
activity by cardholders and PASMA promises Campaign documents,
to investigate every case and withdraw a Forum section and a
certification and cards if necessary. Campaign News section.
www.pasma.co.uk www.britloos.co.uk
Cleaning company
short-listed for
Gems’salessprintahead
business award
Sheffield-based Gems Hygiene has recorded a the second wave of the virus takes hold.
nine-fold increase in sales of its multi-purpose
Sprint is part of a range of products
Ten years ago Direct Cleaning Yorkshire Ltd
bactericidal cleaner, Sprint, since the outbreak
supplied by Gems to help
started life as a one man operation cleaning
of swine flu in April this year.
organisations protect against the
carpets from the basement of a house in
The leading supplier of cleaning products spread of swine flu. It kills germs on
Huddersfield. The company now has 20
noted a month-on-month increase in all washable surfaces, particularly
employees, operates from a 2,000 square feet,
purchases of Sprint, most notably at the height those prone to harbouring
purpose-built unit, has 10 brand new vehicles
of the swine flu epidemic when sales doubled. harmful bacteria. The product is
on the road and has just been shortlisted for
Between June and July this year sales of
non-corrosive and has a low
the prestigious 2009 Huddersfield Examiner
Sprint increased by more than 50%, making it
hazard rating, making it ideal for
Business Awards.
one of Gems’ most popular products across
use on medical or gym equipment.
The Business Awards celebrate the success
its entire client base. The company is
It is also effective against avian flu and MRSA.
of local companies who are making a major
expecting these figures to continue to rise as www.gemshygiene.co.uk
contribution to the region despite these times
of economic uncertainty and Direct Cleaning
Yorkshire Ltd is one of only three companies
The awards ceremony will be held at the Galpharm Yorkshire Ltd can be obtained by contacting
that have been shortlisted for the SME (small
Stadium in Huddersfield on November 12. Ryan Bedingfield at ryan@direct_cleaning.net
and medium enterprise) of the Year Award. Further information on Direct Cleaning www.direct-cleaning.net
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