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Infection carriers –
10th September ambulance scandal revealed
CHSA Golf Day, Outen Hall, Leeds, UK
A recent inspection by the Care Quality of all staff involved with patient care as part
14th – 16th September
Commission has revealed the appalling state of this current training programme.”
Health Protection 2009, University of Warwick, UK
of the North West Ambulance Service
The CQC has since issued a warning notice to
vehicles, which are putting patients at risk of
15th – 17th September
the NWAS, requiring immediate attention to its
RWM: Recycling & Waste Management
further inspection.
infection control systems.
NEC Birmingham, UK
The CQC looked at 22 ambulances overall and
The NWAS has implemented a number of
16th – 19th September
found that nine were in a “poor condition of
measures to keep its ambulances clean,
Hygexpo 2009, Belgrade, Serbia
cleanliness,” with the other 13 falling short of
following recommendations from its
regulators. Professor Kevin Mackway Jones,
24th September
BICSc Annual Awards Dinner
One vehicle was so unclean, with noticeable Medical Director at
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, UK bloodstains on the walls and ingrained dirt, NWAS said:
that it was taken out of service immediately.
22nd – 25th September
“We are taking this inspection report extremely
CMS, Berlin, Germany While these results are shocking it was further seriously. The safety of both our patients and
reported by the CQC that the training was not staff is an absolute priority to us and we have
6th – 9th October
up to standard. already put a number of measures in place to
ISSA/Interclean North America, Chicago, US
“We were informed that some staff had not
ensure that our vehicles meet the highest
9th October
received mandatory training in the previous 18
standards of cleanliness.”
Federation Window Cleaners Exhibition
De Vere Herons’ Reach Hotel, Blackpool, UK
months. Training has been delivered to 4.3% To view the full CQC report click here.
30th October
Golden Service Awards
Self-cleaning kitchens?
Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, UK
To the horror of the cleaning industry, scrubbing kitchens could well be a thing of the past
12th – 14th November
according to scientists who have developed a self-cleaning material.
Clean India Pulire, Mumbai, India
The ultra-thin plastic layer coats surfaces and creates an oil-repellant film which means the spills
17th – 19th November
and stains can be wiped away with water.
Hygienalia, Valencia, Spain
The film, can also be used on windows and mirrors and the project leaders at Purdue University
Indiana are looking to add it to paint for walls and floors.
18th – 20th November
Expoclean, Moscow, Russia
This innovation, which should be available in three years, will combat the pollution caused by
other products putting it at the forefront of green cleaning. But will it really work?
2nd – 4th December
Pulire Asia Cleaning, Solutions Expo, Singapore
In the meantime, I don’t think we need to worry just yet!
2nd – 4th December
World Toilet Summit & Expo, Singapore
You swines! Change for the better at Tesco
It has been reported that there are actually Ecocleen have been awarded a prestigious
CIEH launches first
vacancies on the UK’s biggest job site, cleaning contract at Tesco’s flagship distribution
ever cleaning award, for some so-called “swine flu centre in Milton Keynes, Fenny Lock.
planners.” One of which pays a shocking £750
The Chartered Institute of Environmental
The centre covers over 650,000 square feet
per day for “expert services.”
Health (CIEH) has announced a new business
and operates 24/7. Ecocleen operate with a
offering with the launch of their first cleaning
This comes after another shocking discovery
total team of nearly 90 members of staff
qualification. The award, the CIEH Level 2
that found an NHS call-centre in Watford
spread over 3 shifts every day with an
Award in Cleaning in Food Premises
employing 16-year-olds to hand out Tamiflu.
intensive deep clean programme scheduled
introduces candidates to the hazards
for Saturday and Sunday.
Perhaps Tomorrow’s Cleaning should tell
associated with cleaning in food premises and
these hopeful employers that investing in
Without doubt a hugely demanding site.
how to control possible risks involved, helping
good personal hygiene and following the
Ecocleen have now been awarded a total of 7
to prevent harm being caused.
advice released by the government would save
Distribution Centre contracts since January 2008.
them a few pennies?
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