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Entries open for FMANZ Awards
Nominations are open for the 2018 Facilities Management Association
of New Zealand (FMANZ) Awards.
The annual FMANZ Awards aim to recognise the achievement of
those in the facilities management industry, and this year will include a
new award category – Service Provider of the Year.
The Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year is
awarded for outstanding performance by an individual working in the
The judges are looking for nominees who have applied their
experience and knowledge to produce exceptional results within
their facility and/or organisation, as well as demonstrating excellent
The Young Achiever of the Year Award is presented to an FM
professional under 35 years of age who has shown a strong and on-going
commitment to their personal development and that of the wider industry.
The Service Provider of the Year acknowledges outstanding
provision of contracted-out facilities management services.
The services can be provided to any sector of the New Zealand
Nominations close 29 March, with finalists to be announced in
April. The awards will be presented at the FMANZ Gala Awards
dinner in Auckland on 23 May.
Rubbermaid introduces high
absorbency spill mop
Rubber maid Commercial Products has released a high
absorbency spill mop for busy healthcare, hospitality and retail
environments where liquid spills are a common health and
Developed at the Newell Brands Design Centre, the high
absorbency spill mop (kit and accessories) is designed for
accidental liquid spills and incidents that occur on a daily basis,
presenting a serious slip hazard for staff, patients or customers if
not dealt with immediately.
This spill management solution features a no-touch quick-
release design so the user can dispose of the mop pad after use
without coming into contact with any liquid or contaminated
substance. The single-use, disposable pad is made of highly-
absorbent non-drip materials that lock liquid inside to contain
mess during disposal.
“It is common for busy hospitality or food service venues to
have to deal with one or more spills every service. In a hospital or
healthcare setting, staff can deal with more than 10 liquid spills or
biohazard incidents every day,” said Chris Davis at Rubbermaid
“When liquid is on the floor in any high-traffic, potentially-
slippery area, time is of the essence. Using this new, highly
absorbent spill mop, the spill is gone and the floor is dry in 30
seconds – usually the time it takes to get a slip hazard sign.”
“We’re proud to have developed a solution to this serious, daily
challenge in a faster, more effective way, “added Davis.
The spill mop dries the floor up to 50 per cent faster
than a traditional string mop and the mop pad can absorb
approximately one litre of water or 400ml of high-density fluid
(saline or similar) in 30 seconds.
Both the retractable mop handle and spill pads are ultra-
compact so can be stored close to service areas, ready for use in
seconds. A wall mounted cabinet that holds 20 pads provides a
convenient storage solution.
R&J Batteries enters NZ market
R&J Batteries has opened a distributions warehouse in Onehunga,
Auckland to better support its growing partners in the New Zealand
The warehouse has been operational since January from a
temporary location and will expand into an adjacent customised site
“Our goal is to provide our valued customers with the right battery
and battery charger solution for scrubbers and sweepers,” said R&J
Batteries industrial sales manager, Mark Ray.
“The demanding use inherent in floor machine applications requires
deep cycle power solutions that can provide maximum runtime and
minimum downtime for maintenance.
“R&J offer a complete line of 6-volt and 12-volt flooded deep cycle,
advanced VRLA/AGM and lithium iron phosphate battery solutions.”
R&J Batteries has appointed Warrik Skulve to head up the R&J
Battery NZ operations.
“We have been incredibly fortunate in recruiting Warrik. He has
long experience at a top level in the NZ battery industry in sales,
marketing and technical training.
“Warrik holds a trade certificate in automotive electrical engineering
and a diploma in sales management and has been involved in the
battery industry for more than 10 years.”
R&J Batteries will be exhibiting at both CleanNZ Expo on 9 and 10
May at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland and the ISSA Cleaning &
Hygiene Expo on 29 and 30 August at ICC Sydney.
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