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What does the Good Work Plan mean for the cleaning industry? When it was published in December 2018, the programme of employment law reforms outlined in the Good Work Plan was described as “the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation”.Still, it has remained...

Updates on the coronavirus For updates on the coronavirus please visit the following websites: World Health Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health England BBC News Read our previous post on the Coronavirus, where Dr Andrew Kemp JP pHD reports on the virus. View here...

January 2020 Advice from the WHO, CDC and PHE should always be followed, their websites update that advice regularly as do news bulletins (from reliable news sources). Coronaviruses are primarily passed through contact with hands, and to some extent through the air.  Good hand sanitation is the...

BICSc are heading to the Manchester Cleaning Show. The exhibition will take place on the 25th & 26th March at Event City in Manchester and will be attended by cleaning businesses, facility & estate managers and local & regional authorities.  Chief Operating Officer, Neil Spencer-Cook and Marketing...

Remembering David Bellamy OBE 18th January 1933 – 11th December 2019 David was born in London to parents Thomas and Winifred May Bellamy. David’s first work in a scientific environment was as a laboratory assistant at Etwell Technical College before he studied for his BSc at the Chelsea College...

The Health & Safety Executive asks BICSc for help with compiling company data on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). Over the three years between April 1st 2015 and March 31st 2018, there were 269 lifting and handling injuries reported concerning workers in the cleaning sector. Nationally the number...

Intermediary Organisations Register for our webinars on how to support small and medium emplpoyer (SMEs) transition to the apprenticeship service Recently the Employment and skills Funding Agency announced further details for SMEs (that don’t pay the apprenticeship levy) on accessing the apprenticeship service from 2020. In order to support...

BICSc are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Lab and Clean Room Show on the 26th November. The Lab and Clean Room Show will be held at Arena MK in Milton Keynes and will gather over 1000 senior management from the...

The Institute awarded Fellowships to three members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 26th September 2019. These members have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the cleaning industry. Congratulations to: Paul Thrupp, FBICSc of OCS and Chairman of the British Cleaning Council. Lorraine Davis, MBICSc Chairman with...

What an amazing night!  Meet The 2019 BICSc Annual Awards Winners… The Chairman’s Award Bob Vincent FBICSc The Eric Hill Medal Lorraine Larman FBICSc The Colin Hasson International Award Dr. Talal Al Harigi, Facilities & Hospitality Management Commitment to BICSc Training within Healthcare The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn John Edwards Award (Outstanding Corporate Member)  Robinson...