On Wednesday 15 May, BICSc hosted its first BICSc Lab event at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London.
Chief Operating Officer, Neil Spencer-Cook demonstrated how training can enhance a company’s resilience by keeping employees happy, motivated and productive while Darwin Clayton shared the harsh consequences of workplace accidents.
At lunch, attendees gathered at Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ customer open day to see demonstrations of the latest innovations in cleaning. Here the BICSc delegation got to see the health and safety of the cleaning operative being put at the centre of many product developments including solutions to minimise heavy lifting and touching hazardous waste.
Guest speaker for the day, Hanna-Maria Ahonen explored the difference of ‘deep’ work and ‘shallow’ work – and showed the importance of switching off and utilising time effectively.
The event closed with Rob Shaw sharing his expertise on the role of cleaning in preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace, drilling home the significance of training employees in not just ‘how’ to clean, but ‘why’.
The next BICSc Lab event, in association with Citation, takes place on 17 July in Birmingham and will focus on the role of HR and health and safety for the cleaning sector. To find out more and book a free place visit www.bics.org.uk/events