The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Products Most Likely to be Deficient

09 July 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

According to the Panel governing the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers’ Association’s (CHSA) Manufacturing Standards Soft Tissue Accreditation Scheme, the products of non-members most commonly found to be deficient, are mostly toilet tissue and centre feed rolls, many of which are bought on price per case.

“Buying from an Accredited Scheme member is the only way to be certain these products are not deficient,” explained Jenny Turner, Panel Member and Marketing Director of SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd.

“They are the real high volume staples of the soft tissue market, with many purchasers opting for the cheapest case price deal they can find. But this can be a false economy if the product inside is shorter or narrower than advertised. When we’ve done spot checks on non-members products we’ve found deficiencies of 10% or even more.”

The only way purchasers can be certain they get what they pay for is to buy from an accredited member of the CHSA’s Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme. Members of the Scheme must display the product dimensions on the label as well as a manufacturer’s code to ensure full traceability.

The Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme, therefore, guarantees three things:

  • Consistency of supply: customers receive what they order;

  • Accurate labelling: customers know what they are paying for;

  • Fully audited manufacturers: our standards, your guarantee.

Every Scheme member has formally agreed to adhere to this Standard and is audited twice a year by the Scheme’s independent auditor, Martin Yates, to ensure they do so.

Anyone who suspects a product is deficient should report it to the CHSA Secretariat (secretary@chsa.co.uk), which will then co-ordinate a formal test. The findings will be reported to the individual or organisation that brought the product to the attention of the CHSA.

Picture: A dodgy roll

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 09 July 2015

Share



Related Articles

Signed Sealed And Soon to Be Delivered

The Sanitaryware Supplies Company has secured the UK distribution rights for the Grate Seal range of self-fitting seals range from Australian firm Gentec. The...

 Read Full Article
Proper Copper a Productivity Pusher?

Productivity in the workplace is influenced by a vast amount of factors, writes Franz Lorenschitz. Ranging from the provision of breakfast, to the temperature of the room...

 Read Full Article
Kill Spills

Kaivac's new OmniFlex SUV is claimed to be an effective mop replacement that can be used for cleaning-up wet and dry spillages. It has past a testing phase on the...

 Read Full Article
Dropping in to See Drop Tests

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has called on local government procurers of cleaning and hygiene supplies to specify accredited products. “Our...

 Read Full Article
Watch and Go - Green Dragons Pick Tele Dryer

Savortex have taken part in a Green Dragon’s Den style competition and have secured a contract to install its new ecosmart hand dryers with construction company...

 Read Full Article
Cage For Follies

With the Wipes Cage, a fully adjustable wall and van bracket, your staff can keep Big Wipes products close at hand, in case of follies and accidents or just for...

 Read Full Article
Bin There Done That

With confidential waste and clinical waste it has always been regarded as imperative that waste containers are never over filled for obvious reasons in the clinical waste...

 Read Full Article
Love for Your Skin...In a Bin

Big Wipes has now introduced a new and reusable bucket, containing 300 industrial strength multi-purpose wipes. Big Wipes 4x4 are said to shift all modern construction...

 Read Full Article
Spinning on the Path to Cleaner Paving

Resulting from trade customer research, Spinaclean, the specialist pressure washer and cleaning equipment manufacturer has launched New Slipstream Pro 20, a flat surface...

 Read Full Article
Air to the Throne

UK toilet manufacturer Propelair has designed toilet flushing with a system using air and only 1.5 litres of water. The technology has already been adopted by a...

 Read Full Article