Cleaning Industry Skill Shortage

Government have recently decided to delay T-Level vocational courses until at least 2020 and a proposal for a Cleaning and Hygiene Operative NVQ Level 2 apprenticeship has also been rejected which means despite a huge challenge within the cleaning industry to close the skills gap, no training based route is available for young people within…

Cleaning Up Perceptions

Training and education within the cleaning sector is vital to the continued development of the industry and with the rise of tablets and smartphones, training staff has never been easier, yet according to a recent report from the British Cleaning Council, the UK cleaning sector still has a poor perception amongst the general public and…

Passionate About Cleaning

  Wednesday was this year’s Thank Your Cleaner Day and despite cleaning being a profession, the perception of our industry still has a long way to go before it is perceived as a professional industry with professional staff. Cleaning is an essential service for the efficient and professional appearance and running of every building whether…

Today Is Global Handwashing Day

With an increase in shared meeting spaces, staff eating at their desks and hot desking, there is no better day that today ‘Global Handwashing Day’ to highlight handwashing. Recent studies show that not only does handwashing reduce and protect disease, it is also known to bring wellbeing and happiness to people. Our hands have the…

First Aiders In The Workplace

Qualsafe Awards is one of the largest Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisations in the UK with decades of experience.  They work closely with training providers and key stakeholders and their team of industry specialists have created a range of ground breaking qualifications that are included on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Their extensive portfolio includes: First Aid qualifications,…

A Dusting Down

  Dust can impact on our health and yet often amid our daily routines we can lose sight of the importance of cleaning. Dust often accumulates on high-level surfaces and inaccessible areas and the cost and disruption that is associated with working at height specialists, equipment hire and access equipment means that many businesses allow…