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Gripple strikes again with a revolutionary system to speed up and ease services installation

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ripple, creator of an increasing range of pioneering building services suspension systems, strikes again with Fast Trak™ which is designed for even faster and easier installation of many mechanical and electrical services, particularly where ceiling space is limited. Fast Trak™, a pre-fabricated, trapeze bracket, also ‘hits the spot’ for flexible and safe installation of electrical containment, ductwork, pipework and other mechanical services. Up to six times faster to install than traditional methods, including threaded rod and channel, the product offers toolfree adjustment, and an ideal solution for instances where ceiling space is less than 800mm. Fast Trak™ comprises metal tracks, from 284mm to 534mm in length, accompanied by mounting brackets, from 309mm to 959mm long, and is designed to suit differing installations in residential buildings, high-rise office blocks, hotels, hospitals, open retail spaces or transportation hubs. For quick and simple measuring there

are indicators at the end of each a bracket as a handy guide. Compact in size and efficient, Fast Trak™ systems are delivered to site in pre-cut lengths, which not only reduces vehicle movements during transport and eases handling on-site but also eliminates cutting, and filing with no need for a ‘hot works’ permit, making the system safer to install. Prior to installation Fast Trak™ systems can be stacked on-site in small areas to reduce storage and promote cleaner working environments. During installation, the Fast Trak™ is adjustable as the brackets can be moved along the tracks to facilitate any required position changes. Once the tracks and brackets are at the required height, the bracket

‘clicks’ into place and is secured with a safety lock. The tracks can then be folded neatly under the bracket, thereby eliminating the trimming of excess, thus delivering zero wastage and promoting risk free working practice. Each track and bracket system can suspend a maximum weight up to 180kg with a 3:1 safety factor to deliver all the strength of a rod system with added flexibility and easy use. For more information about the new Fast Trak™ system contact Mark Kimberley on 0114 2288 623 or m.kimberley@gripple.com.

CERATA announces launch of recruitment and training services

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he Cleaning Executive Recruitment and Training Agency (CERATA) has launched to provide high quality recruiting, talent retention and training services for the professional cleaning, hygiene and jansan sector. CERATA is a brand-new and unique venture founded and headed by Keith Baker. It fulfils an unanswered but pressing need in the professional cleaning and facilities management sector - in the UK and beyond. Its mission is to recruit the best possible candidates, train them to develop and increase their skills and value, leading to higher staff retention levels. This in turn leads to a more profitable bottom line for CERATA’s clients – the employer organisations. 11

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One of the leading names in the professional cleaning & hygiene industry over the past four decades, CERATA’S founder Keith Baker was formerly Director of EMEA Services for ISSA. Prior to that, Keith very successfully ran his own distribution company Baker Hygiene & Healthcare Supplies for many years, following a significant career with Unilever. In this new venture, Keith is joined by several other wellknown names from the sector including Lynn Webster of LWC Ltd and Chris Klopper of Mulberry Marketing Communications. Prior to today’s official launch, CERATA has completed an initial assignment to recruit a UK-based

Sales Account Manager for Dutch cleaning materials manufacturer Wecovi. CERATA is also currently undertaking confidential assignments for two other organisations headquartered in the United Kingdom. In addition to the recruitment of executives, CERATA offers a comprehensive programme of sales and executive training workshops. These are based on and include reallife insights from the cleaning industry and are led by highly experienced professionals from across all areas of this sector. www.cerata.co.uk News

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