ISSA organises ISSA/INTERCLEAN seminar programme

30th of April 2012
ISSA organises ISSA/INTERCLEAN seminar programme

The cleaning industry association ISSA has compiled a varied and comprehensive seminar programme which will take place during the course of ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Read about the programme and speakers.

Wednesday May 9, 13.00-15.00 - Cleaning in the 21st century: the vital importance of cleaning in healthcare

ISSA is collaborating with the World Federation of Cleaning Service Contractors (WFBSC) to host this seminar. Keynote speaker Professor Didier Pittet, programme director of the Infection Control Programme and World Health Organisation (WHO) will focus on the impact that cleaning can have on the risk and spread of infection. There will be particular emphasis on global hand hygiene initiatives, the WHO's Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Clean Care is Safe Care', and WHO's engagement with the business community.

There will also be a roundtable discussion, addressing issues such as ‘Life After Chlorine', ‘The Impact of Hygiene in the Prevention of Disease' and ‘the Importance of Hand and Surface Hygiene'. Discussion panellists include Andrew Large, chief executive of the UK Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and manager of the secretariat of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC); Keith Baker, ISSA director of services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Thea Daha, infection control professional, Dutch Working Party for Infection Prevention at Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands; and Vera Ushakova, chairman of the board of the Russian Cleaning Companies Association (RCCA) and general manager of Chemitech Co.

Dutch National MiniCongress: Clean = Healthy

Speakers: Thea Daha, Annelies van Bronswijk en Nelly Holland
Hosted by Amsterdam RAI, NVZ, OSB, SVS, VSR and ISSA

Thursday May 10, 11.00-14.00 - Facility management and the cleaning industry: how facility managers and the cleaning industry can adapt to a changing world

ISSA joins with Facility Management Nederland (FMN) to host this session focusing on three topics - Sustainability in Cleaning and Facility Management; New Ways of Working and the Effect on the Cleaning Industry; and the Challenges of the Ageing Population.

Three experts will be speaking. Annette van Waning is the corporate social responsibility manager at Vebego, an international business of 46,000 employees involved in facility services, human resources and healthcare services. She was a nominee for the 2011 LOF CSR Woman of the Year Award in the Netherlands. She will talk about sustainability with an emphasis on the need to improve employee satisfaction through training.

Dirk W Bijl calls himself ambassador of the New Way of Working (NWoW), which allows people to work how, where, when and with whom they prefer - enabling organisations to be more productive and attract and retain new talent. After graduating as an industrial and organisational psychologist from the Free University in Amsterdam, Bijl spent over 20 years in IT at global companies.

Finally Prof Dr Hans Marcel Becker, chairman of the board of directors of the Humanitas Foundation, will address the challenge of an increasingly ageing population, and look at ways that facilities managers and the industry can adjust their service offerings and methods in order to meet senior citizens' needs.

Friday May 11, 11.00-12.30 - Certification, training and labelling in the cleaning industry: how effective accreditation can yield a high return on investment

Three experts will make the link between the training and certification of ‘entry level to supervisory employees', company accreditation and the continuing emphasis on ecolabelling in the sector, with a high ROI value.

Stan Atkins is the chief executive officer of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), and he has been in the cleaning industry since 1974 working as a contractor, a client and a consultant.

Marcello Manca is the vice president and general manager of UL Environment, which works to advance global sustainability, environmental health and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organisations.

Dan Wagner is ISSA's director of Facility Service Programmes, responsible for leading the association's Cleaning Industry Management Standard and CIMS Green Building Certification Programme.

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