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BCC launches mini-manifesto directed at protecting the health and wealth of the nation

The British Cleaning Council’s (BCC) mini-manifesto launched today (Friday, 14 June) sets out the cleaning, hygiene and waste industry’s priorities to help create a resilient UK and the areas where it is seeking the next Government’s support to achieve this vital objective. The BCC is ready to work collaboratively with the new Government to ensure […]

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Window cleaners face ‘grave risks’ when using water-fed poles near overhead power lines, industry body warns

Following the deaths or injury of a number of window cleaners from electrocution while using water-fed poles, the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) has called a crucial meeting with key industry bodies and manufacturers with the aim of agreeing improved and robust safety measures. In 2021 alone, two lives were lost when water-fed poles inadvertently

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The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners welcomes Lorraine Larman as new Master

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) has announced the installation of Lorraine Larman as its new Master. She succeeds the former Master, Jim Melvin. The ceremony of installation and a service of re-dedication took place on Friday, 19 April 2024, at St Olave’s Church in the City; this was followed by the installation banquet

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Cleaning and hygiene businesses encouraged to support The Hygiene Bank

Cleaning and hygiene sector firms have been thanked for supporting The Hygiene Bank – and more industry businesses are being encouraged to give their support. The call by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) follows a recent survey carried out by the charity which found that more than three million people in the UK are thought

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BCC and member columns in the news

The British Cleaning Council and members write monthly columns for both Cleaning and Maintenance and Tomorrow’s Cleaning. You can read recent columns below. To read the columns as they originally appeared, please visit https://cleaningmag.com/columnists and https://www.tomorrowscleaning.com/back-issues New research reveals much about our industry By Delia Cannings, Chair of the British Cleaning Council. (This column first appeared in Tomorrow’s

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Happy 20th birthday BACHE-FM!

The British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE-FM) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. BACHE was established in 2004 to provide support for cleaning and associated services within higher education. Membership has grown a lot since then and it now boasts up to 20 sponsors every year at conference. In 2022, its name changed

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Infection control remains the focus for local authority building cleaning, report will say

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) surveys local authority building cleaning services regularly. Ahead of the publication of the 2024 report on the state of the market, APSE Principal Advisor Vickie Hacking summarised some of the key findings from the upcoming document. “The value and importance of building cleaning services was recognised during the

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