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BICS International launched at Interclean

Published 25th May, 2010 by Neil Nixon

BICS International launched at Interclean

A major highlight of BICSc activity at Interclean last month was the official launch of BICS International, the new international trading arm of the Institute, which has been established to further co- operation and raise standards in the international cleaning community.

BICS International will provide accreditation standards in other countries in the same way that the BICSc Accreditation Scheme, announced in January 2010, does in the UK, with the auditing of quality standards initially carried out in the UK until auditing teams have been established in other countries.

As part of the establishment of an international cooperation network, heads of agreement have already been drawn up with VSR, the research institute for cleaning in the Netherlands. This cooperation in research will benefit BICSc members and the cleaning industry generally, and BICSc and VSR will stock and sell each other’s publications.

The recently launched BICSc Accreditation Scheme was another major focus of activity on the stand at Interclean. The Accreditation Scheme field-tests cleaning equipment and materials under normal working conditions and gives accreditation based on efficiency and other criteria.

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