Prepared to reopen: GBAC® STAR Facility Accreditation Program launched


The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, introduced its GBAC® STAR facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Accreditation criteria and facility applications are now available at

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Battery maintenance and idle times

Batteries in cleaning machines need attention during downtimes like during the current pandemic. These instructions are crucial to keeping batteries alive.

Listen to the “Straight Talk” video, with battery experts Mike Best, Andy Riddle, and Tom Coyne, “Batteries That Fail” on YouTube or below:

Battery maintenance in cleaning equipment, such as battery-powered floor cleaning and vacuuming machines, is essential, and they still require attention to keep them alive during downtime.

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Tip Sheet: Clean and Disinfect for Coronavirus


Download the tip sheet, which provides recommendations for the cleaning and disinfecting commercial cleaning equipment used in the non-health care environment. These tips will help cleaning professionals prepare, respond and recover from the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.

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ISSA is here to help:

ICMMA appoints Andrew Dunning new Secretariat

Mainz, DE – 12 December 2019 – ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, is pleased to announce that additional expertise has been sourced for the UK Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers Association (ICMMA), to progress the member’s objectives and create further value.

ISSA looks forward to working with Andrew Dunning who will provide secretariat support from now on, taking over from Rob Shaw and Rachel Eastop.

New ICMMA Secretariat – Andrew Dunning

Andrew Dunning has been working many years for Numatic and he has over 20 years of experience in the UK cleaning industry. From the very beginning, Andrew has been a great supporter of ICMMA, most recently being the ICMMA representative for the British Cleaning Council (BCC). Through his expertise, commitment and integrity, Andrew has helped to build a solid foundation for ICMMA. “We are convinced that Andrew will tackle this new responsibility with the same passion and dedication he has displayed in the past. ISSA is truly happy that Andrew has decided to join our team,” states Regina Henrich, ISSA´s European Manager.

Speaking about his new appointment Dunning said, “Especially within the dynamics of Brexit, I am very much looking forward to take over the position of the ICMMA secretariat, working with familiar and loyal members and inviting new ones to represent and integrate ICMMA’s members’ interests in collaboration with the wider cleaning industry.”

The change in Secretariat was announced to the ICMMA members personally.

Speaking about the appointment Dianna Steinbach, ISSA’s Vice President of International Services, said “Andrew’s skill set, cleaning industry knowledge and long-standing relationships makes him a great champion to this group. Andrew will safeguard ICMMA’s members´ interests and help develop stronger value.”

Taking the guesswork out of Estimation

Here at the Industrial Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers Association (ICMMA) we know that for our customers no two buildings are alike. No single cleaning method fits every situation. Cleaning estimating and work loading provides strategies and solutions for all cleaning professionals.

Our colleagues at the ISSA conducted a number of round-tables with commercial cleaning companies that indicated that this was a key area of training need.  So we are delighted to present a management course that looks at all the defined systems of costing for contracts. The course considers organisational structures, disciplines and benefits of each system, as well as how to motivate staff to increase performance,  quality walking surfaces and more.

All for just £475 for ISSA members or your customers registering before the 15th August, 2017. They can Register now

When:  21st September, 2017 Where:  Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Halifax Avenue, Fradley Park, Lichfield, WS13 8SS, UK

Here’s what you will learn:

Overview of all industry cleaning systems

How to reduce cost and increase quality

How to survive budget cuts

Work loading and labour efficiencies

Productivity rates and cleaning times

How to reduce turnover

Change management strategies

How to work load any facility

Don’t let your customers miss out on this invaluable workshop!  Please share so that they can Register Today.