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ICE emphasises importance of health and safety training to clients

Published 6th September, 2013 by Neil Nixon

ICE emphasises importance of health and safety training to clients

Health and safety training is an essential part of any cleaning or FM operation and, as the UK's largest cleaning equipment and service provider, Industrial Cleaning Equipment (ICE) is committed to helping its clients improve the standard of training they give to their operatives.

ICE is endorsing the services of SOS (School of Safety) Training, and every floor cleaning machine that leaves its warehouses will now come with a triangular label, reminding clients about the need for training and giving SOS's contact details.

SOS Training has been formed to help the cleaning, FM and service industries with health and safety training. The company offers a wide range of courses including NEBOSH and IOSH, as well as first aid, health and safety, manual handling and infection control.

Darren Marston, chairman of ICE, said: “Industrial Cleaning Equipment's all-inclusive service model includes ongoing training for operatives in the most effective and efficient ways to clean their sites, and a 24-7 help desk to call if there are any problems or queries, so we recognise the benefits that good training brings. We are committed to ensuring that our own staff receive ongoing training regarding the crucial aspects of delivering cleaning and FM services to clients, and were impressed by SOS's professionalism and course content. Their health and safety expertise is a valuable resource for any company operating in the public or private sectors, and we are happy to recommend their services to our clients.”

Lorraine Larman, SOS's principle consultant, said: “We are delighted to receive this endorsement from ICE. Health and safety can be a costly minefield for cleaning and FM companies, but our programmes are designed to be affordable for all and group discounts are available. SOS offers a complete end-to-end consultancy service to provide all health and safety needs including creating health and safety management systems that satisfy HSG 65 and each individual client's legal requirements.”

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