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Preparing Campuses for a Fresh Start: Impact Cleaning Integrated Services Unveils Year-End Cleaning Checklist for Universities

As the academic year draws to a close, Impact Cleaning introduces an all-encompassing year-end cleaning checklist tailored specifically for universities and colleges across South Africa. This comprehensive guide aims to assist educational institutions in ensuring their campuses are pristine and organised before the year-end break.

The Importance of Deep Cleaning and Organisation

Amidst the bustling academic semesters, the year-end break offers a prime opportunity for universities to undergo thorough cleaning and organisation processes. Impact Cleaning emphasises the pivotal role of deep cleaning in not only maintaining hygiene standards but also in revitalising campus spaces. A meticulously cleaned environment not only fosters a healthier atmosphere but also contributes to the longevity of campus facilities.

Benefits for Educational Institutions

This tailored checklist serves as a strategic tool for educational institutions to streamline their year-end preparations. By adhering to the guidelines outlined by Impact Cleaning, universities can:

  • Enhance Hygiene Standards: Eliminate germs and ensure a clean environment conducive to learning.
  • Preserve Infrastructure: Protect and maintain the integrity of campus buildings and facilities.
  • Create Positive Impressions: Leave a lasting positive impression on students, staff, and visitors alike.
  • Prepare for a Fresh Start: Begin the new academic year with organised and refreshed facilities.

Tailored Solutions for Universities

Impact Cleaning understands the diverse needs of educational institutions. With a keen focus on delivering customised solutions, their Year-End Cleaning Checklist covers a spectrum of areas including:

  • Residential Halls: Deep cleaning of dormitories to ensure students return to a refreshed living space.
  • Academic Buildings: Thorough cleaning of classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories.
  • Common Areas: Sanitization and organisation of libraries, cafeterias, and recreational spaces.
  • Grounds and Landscaping: Outdoor area maintenance for an inviting campus environment.

As the academic year draws to a close, Impact Cleaning stands ready to support universities in South Africa with their comprehensive Year-End Cleaning Checklist.

For further details, visit our website.

Elevating Education Ecosystems: Leading the Way in Nurturing Impactful Sustainability on Campuses

In a rapidly evolving educational landscape, Impact Cleaning Integrated Services has emerged as a pioneering force, setting new standards in education support services. With over two decades of experience and a relentless commitment to excellence, we are not just service providers; we are trusted partners in the journey toward nurturing sustainable campuses.

A Unique Approach to Partnership

We understand that modern campuses are more than just places of learning. They are dynamic hubs of innovation, growth, and community development. Our philosophy is simple yet powerful: we seek enduring relationships, not fleeting contracts. We stand by our clients, offering unwavering support and guidance in making policy decisions that positively impact student growth and campus well-being.

What truly sets us apart is our holistic integration of services. We go beyond industry standards, seamlessly blending our offerings to address diverse needs. Our comprehensive approach ensures a cohesive and efficient education ecosystem that fosters long-term sustainability.

We stand by our clients, offering unwavering support and guidance in making policy decisions that positively impact student growth and campus well-being.

Driving Innovation Through Technology

We recognise the transformative potential of smart technology and artificial intelligence (AI). As part of our commitment to innovation, we have invested significantly in these areas. By harnessing AI tools, we empower educational institutions to adapt and thrive in the digital age. This forward-thinking approach ensures that our clients are not just prepared for the future but leading the way in educational excellence.

Embracing Disruption for Progress

Disruptors by nature, we thrive on continuous improvement and a game-changing mindset. Our dedication to innovation isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a driving force that propels educational institutions toward excellence and sustainability.

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End of the Road for Paper CoC’s Announced

As of the 1st of April 2023, any Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by paper will not be considered valid.

SAQCC Gas is proud to announce the complete digital shift to the issuing of certification by gas practitioners in South Africa. The move comes in the wake of an increase in certification-related incidents of fraud. This is a proactive initiative put in place by the SAQCC Gas, to ensure accountability and safety within the gas industry, only a registered gas practitioner can issue a CoC.

The digital CoC was launched in 2021 and is in line with South African standards, ensuring the gas industry remains one of the safest in the world. SAQCC Gas would like to encourage the end-user to not accept paper CoCs after the 1st of April 2023 and confirm the validity of a gas practitioner’s registration by visiting www.saqccgas.co.za.

Practitioner’s registration cards can also be viewed onsite via the SAQCC Gas App. We call on the gas industry and consumers to report any illegal installations by emailing info@saqccgas.co.za.
At SAQCC Gas we encourage all gas practitioners to download the SAQCC Gas App and register. The process of issuing a digital CoC is quick, simple, and convenient whether you are on or offline. The application has specifically been designed to suit the requirements of our industry and technical support is on hand to assist with any enquiries.
We would like to thank the gas practitioners who have made the transition to issuing digital CoCs effortlessly and look forward to assisting others to do the same.


Yours in Safety,

Prefabricated Megastructure in Sasol Secunda Sets a New Standard for Off-Site Construction.

Prefabricated deployment, a construction process where building components are pre-built off-site in a controlled factory environment, is rapidly gaining popularity due to its many advantages over traditional on-site construction. Companies like TurnKey Modular are pioneering new fabrication methods for off-site construction and have extensive experience offering diverse prefabricated deployment solutions underpinned by technical innovation and a client-centric focus.

Recently, TurnKey Modular was tasked with designing and constructing a prefabricated solution for Sasol South Africa’s coarse ash dump project. The project required two modular structures, one of which is an 86-tonne building that is 8.5 meters wide by 20 meters long. “In terms of weight and area, it’s probably the biggest unit that we’ve done,” says Darrin Day, TurnKey Modular Operations Manager. The building holds both medium voltage and low voltage switching equipment, switching panels, DCDVs, and battery tripping units ACDB. Additionally, it has a segregated fire and explosion-resistant battery room to ensure optimal safety, as the oil and gas industry has stringent regulations which need to be adhered to. For instance, batteries in the room need to be “intrinsic safe”, which means that should there be a spark or flame, it’s all kept within an enclosure that won’t ignite any gases that may occur in the battery room. This is the third unit of its type designed by Turnkey Modular for Sasol South Africa.

What also sets TurnKey Modular apart is its commitment to safety consciousness. The company conducts meticulous route surveys and uses engineering expertise to ensure that big loads are transported safely. For instance, on the CAD project, a D9 dozer was riding behind the truck just in case it began sliding. This level of safety consciousness was also evident in the design of the buildings, which were carefully assessed after being assembled in a fully operational state inside TurnKey Modular headquarters in Germiston, Johannesburg.

The beauty of off-site construction is that the buildings on-site in Secunda look exactly how they looked on the Turnkey Modular floor. “We stood it in the shop with all that handrails, walkways, legs, everything,” adds Day. Before being loaded onto the truck, all the small components were removed and then sent separately on a truck. The substation is fully operational and tested before leaving the factory, and the only thing that needs to go in when it gets to site is the cables that go in and out.

Prefabricated deployment is the future of construction, and companies like TurnKey Modular are leading the way. They redefine what’s possible for off-site construction and ensure that every project they undertake is done with the utmost safety and precision. The CAD Project is an excellent example of their technical innovation and client-centric approach, and it’s no wonder that they’re quickly becoming the go-to company for off-site construction solutions in South Africa.

Going Off The Grid? How To Safely Set Up Your Gas System

South Africa’s power grid has been a topic of concern for many years, with load shedding and power outages being a common occurrence. This has led many homeowners and businesses to consider going off the grid and finding alternative sources of energy. One such alternative is gas, and with the help of a registered gas practitioner, it is possible to safely remove your home or business from Eskom’s grid.

Using gas as an alternative source of energy has many benefits, including cost-effectiveness and reduced carbon emissions. It is important to note, however, that gas must be handled with care and that compliance with safety regulations is crucial. This is where a registered gas practitioner comes in.

A registered gas practitioner is a professional who is trained and qualified to work with gas systems. They can provide advice on the best gas systems for your home or business, install and maintain gas systems, and ensure that your gas system is compliant with safety regulations.

When using gas as a lifeline, it is important to ensure that your gas system is compliant with safety regulations. This includes regular maintenance and servicing of the system to ensure that it is functioning properly. It is also important to have an Electronic Certificate of Compliance (CoC). The paper book CoC is being phased out and will no longer be valid from April 1st 2023, and an updated CoC is required every time there is repair, maintenance, or servicing done on gas systems.

While gas is an excellent alternative source of energy, it is not the only option out there. Other renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, can also be used to go off the grid depending on your business or home needs. However, gas is often the primary focus due to its accessibility, established and well-regulated industry in South Africa plus its ease of use. Gas systems are often easier to implement immediately versus the high costs of solar power solutions that can take much longer to save up for.

In conclusion, going off the grid is a viable option for homeowners and businesses in South Africa who are tired of dealing with load shedding and power outages. By using a registered gas practitioner, it is possible to safely remove your home or business from Eskom’s grid and use gas as an alternative source of energy. Compliance with safety regulations is crucial, and a CoC is required. Visit the SAQCC Gas website to find a local registered gas practitioner. The South African Qualification and Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCC Gas) is an integral part of the system that ensures safe gas installation and use in South Africa. It provides training and certification for gas practitioners and oversees compliance with safety regulations.