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The latest update from Dr Andrew Kemp PhDThere is no doubt that COVID-19 is causing significant problems around the world. As cleaning operatives, like healthcare staff, you may be exposed to more viral load than most, dependant on how quickly these spread through the UK....

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is calling upon suppliers to the cleaning industry to take part in the creation of a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to deliver a UK-wide, Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) inclusive agreement, that meets customers cleaning needs, delivery requirements and is...

The Golden Service Awards were once again a fantastic event which brought together the professional cleaning community for a day of celebration.The Awards, hosted at the Hilton on Park Lane, spanned 17 categories that covered different markets such as offices, healthcare, hospitality and retail.Winning a Golden...

JOIN US AT THE RUBBERMAID SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION OPEN DAY. 12TH MARCH 2020 | QE II CENTRE LONDON 10:00 - 16:00 This is a free event which will give members a great chance to meet face to face with the BICSc team. The event is also a fantastic...

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...

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