All Car wash & Valeting articles – Page 5

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    Car wash access control system is winner for Touts

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Installing the latest car wash access control system from PSD Codax has paid dividends for former Forecourt Trader of the Year, Touts Ltd, according to the company’s operations manager Darren Hamilton. He revealed that following a significant upgrade to the washing equipment at its Nailsea site last year which ...

  • Proposal that car washes should be licensed by GLAA
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    Proposal that car washes should be licensed by GLAA

    2018-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Proposals that car washes should be licensed by the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have been welcomed by the PRA. The proposal came from the director of Labour Market Enforcement, Sir David Metcalf in his Strategy for 2018/19. The strategy sets out 37 recommendations to help stop the ...

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    Christ exhibits its latest top of the range rollover car wash

    2018-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Car wash specialist Christ will be exhibiting its latest top of the range rollover wash unit, the Aquatus Prime, at the UNITI Expo show in Stuttgart this week. The machine offers a range of options from conventional brush washing to touchless cleaning cycles, and new scanning technology, Scan-X, detects the ...

  • Car wash owner sentenced for tobacco tax fraud
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    Car wash owner sentenced for tobacco tax fraud

    2018-05-09T00:00:00Z

    A car wash owner who failed to pay £100,000 duty on more than 400,000 cigarettes has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. Pshtewan Sharef Ibrahim, 42, from Warrington, kept the illicit cigarettes at self-storage units in his hometown. The cigarettes were sniffed out by specially trained detector dogs during a ...

  • PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services
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    PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services

    2018-04-25T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed news that MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, following concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environmental Audit Select Committee has launched an inquiry seeking written evidence ahead of a one-off evidence session examining hand car ...

  • MPs launch inquiry into hand car washing - deadline May 18
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    MPs launch inquiry into hand car washing - deadline May 18

    2018-04-24T00:00:00Z

    An inquiry into hand car washes has been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee to examine how hand car washes are regulated and what steps the Government might take to ensure hand car washes are operated sustainably. The inquiry will seek to establish how many hand car washes are ...

  • Big spend on car wash technology boosts sales for Touts
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    Big spend on car wash technology boosts sales for Touts

    2018-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Installing the latest car wash access control system from PSD Codax has paid dividends for former Forecourt Trader of the Year, Touts Ltd, according to the company’s operations manager Darren Hamilton. He revealed that following a significant upgrade to the washing equipment at its Nailsea site last year – ...

  • Two man arrested after slavery raid at car wash site
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    Two man arrested after slavery raid at car wash site

    2018-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Durham Constabulary have raided a car wash site in Burnopfield following allegations the workers there were being exploited. Two Albanian men, aged 32 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences. A number of potential victims ...

  • Fire fighters free van driver from collapsed car wash
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    Fire fighters free van driver from collapsed car wash

    2018-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Firefighters had to cut a van driver out of his vehicle after a car wash at a Staffordshire service station collapsed, according to the Burton Mail. The man was reported to be trapped in his vehicle on Monday morning, March 19, after the incident at the Shell garage, in New ...

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    Police raid hand car washes in the Midlands

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Hand car washes in Milton Keynes and Bedford have been raided by police investigating people trafficking and modern slavery, and the supply of class A drugs. Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit and officers from the Milton Keynes carried out a number of warrants to tackle a potential ...

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    No cases of Legionnaires at UK car washes, says PRA

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to assertions that car washes in the UK may harbour Legionnaires’ disease. It followed a warning by a medical expert Dr Tom Makin, senior consultant at Legionella control who advises the Department of Health. He was responding to the discovery that two men became seriously ...

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    David Charman: chairman Car Wash Association

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Recently there have been several high-profile raids on unregulated hand car washes (HCW). In the largest, police raided hand car washes and 30 residential addresses in Milton Keynes. Officers found 36 "modern slaves", 13 people were arrested and large quantities of drugs were found. This confirms that government and the ...

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    Assured Equipment is new sole UK distributor for Aquarama Car Wash

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Assured Equipment has become the sole UK distributor for Aquarama Car Wash. Along with the Aquarama agreement, Assured Equipment is also the distributor for the American conveyor manufacturer AVW Ltd and Tommy Car Wash Centre’s, and also distributes the Texabri Canopy systems for covering wash bays and customer parking areas. ...

  • Slavery investigators target car washes
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    Slavery investigators target car washes

    2018-03-14T00:00:00Z

    Car washes were among businesses targeted during a four-day operation to tackle modern slavery in Cornwall. The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) worked with a range of partners in East and West Cornwall to prevent and identify exploitation of vulnerable workers. Between Tuesday and Friday (6 - ...

  • PRA slams ’Legionnaires’ slur on UK car washes
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    PRA slams ’Legionnaires’ slur on UK car washes

    2018-02-28T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to assertions that car washes in the UK could harbour Legionnaires’ disease. It followed a warning by a medical expert Dr Tom Makin, senior consultant at Legionella control who advises the Department of Health. He was responding to the discovery that two men became seriously ...

  • Men jailed for running cannabis factory at car wash site
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    Men jailed for running cannabis factory at car wash site

    2018-02-23T00:00:00Z

    Two men have been jailed for running a cannabis factory from a car wash on the side of the A14 in Cambridgeshire. Esmerald Jahelezi, 28, and Andrilon Mehmetaj, 31, who were living at the car wash, were sentenced on 21 February at Cambridge Crown Court. Jahelezi was sentenced to ...

  • Legionnaires disease warning about car washes
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    Legionnaires disease warning about car washes

    2018-02-23T00:00:00Z

    A medical expert who advises the Department of Health has warned that car washes in the UK could harbour Legionnaires’ disease. The warning came after a study found two men became seriously ill with Legionnaires’ disease after inhaling infected water droplets from separate car washes in Italy. According ...

  • Police raid hand car washes in slavery investigation
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    Police raid hand car washes in slavery investigation

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Hand car washes in Milton Keynes and Bedford have been raided by police investigating people trafficking and modern slavery, and the supplying of class A drugs. Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit and officers from the Milton Keynes carried out a number of warrants to tackle a ...

  • Major crackdown on hand car washes
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    Major crackdown on hand car washes

    2018-02-09T00:00:00Z

    Hand car wash sites in northern England have been the focus of a major crackdown on slavery by the National Crime Agency (NCA), targeting organised crime in four countries. Officers from the NCA, the North East Regional Special Operations Unit, Cleveland, Northumbria, Sussex and Metropolitan police forces arrested 21 ...

  • Human trafficking arrest at car wash
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    Human trafficking arrest at car wash

    2018-01-17T00:00:00Z

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a raid on a car wash business on Old Kent Road in London. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service in Southwark, along with investigating officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), executed a warrant at the ...