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11 May 2016

REACH: the challenge of handling critical information not in the safety data sheet?

Find out how at "REACH for the cleaning supply chain"

Over the next decade, new information will be generated for about 100,000 chemicals.  The principal method of communicating change will be data sheets.

But data sheets may not always be the most efficient method of communication.  So what to do?

Randi Hanstveit of Sealed Air will explore some of the alternatives.
Find out more at the conference on 21 June at the Lea Marston Hotel in the West Midlands, being organised by the CHSA and the British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS).

Click here to find out more about this conference on the business critical issue of the REACH Regulation.

Click here to download the programme and booking form.

Email the Secretariat now to reserve your place.  

Don't miss out: find out about the CHSA undergraduate scholar now!

If the child of one of your employees wins our Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme they will be collecting £1,500 each year of their degree, to a maximum of £4,500!

Make sure they have the chance to be a winner - tell all your employees about the Scholarship Scheme.  

To apply, their children have to be 18 years or over on 1 September 2016 and commencing their higher education studies this year.

Click here to find out more about the Scholarship.  

Contact Cathy Connan to get copies of the leaflet and poster to spread the word in your business.  


You can't trust approximate!

As well as auditing members the CHSA’s Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops, our  Independent Inspector, Martin Yates, regularly spot checks non-member products. He's noticed a growing number of products labeled with only ‘approximate’ dimension, count and weight.

But labels that only approximate cannot be trusted. The only way buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can guarantee they get what they pay for is to buy product stamped with the Marque of the CHSA’s Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes.

Click here to read the full story.

We can all come together again this evening

Something for everyone at Golf Day with a difference

The Annual CHSA Golf Day - 15 September - is always popular!

But if golf is not for you or your customers there's plenty more on offer this year!

We've been listening to your feedback and so have plenty to do for non-golfers, from clay pigeon shooting to the wonderful Spa at Oulton Hall, Leeds Yorkshire.  

Then we can all come together for a wonderful evenng, being hosted by Dan Walker.  Yes, the same Dan Walker who presents Football Focus, has a daily show on Radio 5 Live called Afternoon Edition and has taken over from Bill Turnbull on Breakfast TV. 

Click here for more information.

Email our Secretary, Linda Belcher to reserve your place.


Spread the word!

Membership of our Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes is a recognised Marque of Quality, giving buyers the confidence that what's on the box is in the box.    

Use the leaflets we have produced to spread the word amongst your customers and prospects.  

We're working hard to raise the profile of the Schemes and persuade buyers to specifiy Scheme membership in their tenders.  

Email Cathy Connan to get copies of the leaflet.  

One week to the Gala Ball

It's time to put on the glad rags: our  Gala Ball is taking place in just one week, on 20 May at Heythrop Park Resort, OX7 5UE.

It's a sell out!  And with some great entertainment it should be great night!

Get involved to help us drive up standards

The Panel governing the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Industrial Cotton Mops meets next week to review audit results and continue the process of driving up standards.  

If you would like to play an active role within the CHSA and help us drive up standards in the industry, email Linda Belcher, Secretary of the CHSA.  


Cromwell uses MP’s Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

Cromwell Polythene’s managing director, James Lee, highlighted a wide range of environmental issues when local MP Nigel Adams visited the company’s Sherburn headquarters, near Leeds.

The Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty, who has consistently championed local businesses and, as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Biomass Group, is an enthusiastic supporter of biomass, appropriately chose April 22, Earth Day 2016, for his visit. The first Earth Day, more than 25 years ago, is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.

Click here to read the full story.

esp enigma are finalists!

esp are celebrating.  The company has been selected as a finalist at the Hereford and Worcestershire Business Awards 2016 in not one, but two categories – High Growth Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Click here to find out more.

Customer experience is key

Futures Supplies, award winning suppliers of washroom and cleaning products, appreciates the importance of providing an exceptional customer experience. 

The trend to research a company, as well as its products and services on-line, prior to purchasing, is now a well-established practice. Recognising this, and the need to continually innovate within its business operations, Futures Supplies has linked up with independent feedback provider Feefo to gather genuine customer feedback.

Feefo generates real reviews from real customers that have actually made a purchase, generating genuine insights and feedback you can trust.

Click here to read the full story.  

HPC Healthline at ISSA Interclean Amsterdam

HPC Healthline is attending the ISSA Interclean show in Amsterdam. 

HPC Healthline offers a full range of disposable protective workwear, polythene products and infection control solutions such as gloves, disposable clothing, refuse sacks, wet wipes and paper products. Protection from head to foot, hygiene solutions for all and a single source of supply to a variety of markets. Among the well-known brands that will be on display at the show are Shield®, Handsafe®, Trusty® and Finetouch®.

As a key leading supplier to the UK and European markets, HPC regularly brings new products to answer market needs. If you are attending, come and visit stand 9-311 to hear all about it!

Click here for the details.  

System Hygiene relished the Manchester Cleaning Show

Phil Barrett, purchasing manager at System Hygiene Ltd attended the Manchester Cleaning Show.  He thought it was a great success and hopes more events can be held North of Birmingham!

"I think the event had a good mix of manufacturers, contract cleaners, distributors and training companies. It helped attract end users; buyers (such as myself) head teachers and decision makers. Several of the stands seemed really busy. T L Killis were demoing the I-MOP - which we distribute for them, Vax had all their latest vacuums on show and 3M had some new innovative new products on display."

Click here to read the full report.