TSA update: 20 May 2020

The TSA has been working extremely hard to represent the industry and keep members updated throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

This update is just a highlight from David Stevens’ CEO, TSA about some of the work they’ve been doing. TSA members receive regular and comprehensive updates. For more details please visit the TSA’s website or contact them directly about membership. Also, keep an eye on Laundry & Cleaning Today’s website and our latest issues for more COVID-19 related updates.

LOBBYING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Hospitality Grant

The number of companies who have been acknowledged as part of the hospitality sector (or other eligible sectors) has increased to 14. If you have been accepted, please get in touch as it will help with the lobbying message. Please let them know if you’d prefer to stay anonymous or if you would only like your council/region shared. Therefore, if you are accepted or equally if you encounter a push back from your council please let the TSA know. The TSA will compose another lobbying letter this week.

Reusable Gowns

This continues to be frustratingly slow, however we are slowly making progress, in spite of virtually a total lack of government support.  What in principle has been agreed, if we do all the work, they will give it a stamp of approval and publicise it as a recommended arrangement. This week we have started working more closely with NHSI who are supporting the project and PCIAW who are a trade association for garment and fabric manufacturers who have also had similar experiences as ourselves when working with the government. The aim is that they will look at the procurement and we will look at the servicing element and then go back to government with the solution.

RE-PURPOSING A HOSPITALITY LAUNDRY TO PROCESS HEALTHCARE

As the gowns project moves forward the TSA will need a list of accredited BS EN14065 laundries to process the gowns. They are also working on an addendum to the standard in line with process requirement detailed in HTM01-04 to enable more laundries to join the scheme and will publish something on this next week.

REOPENING HOSPITALITY LAUNDRIES GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE

With the assistance of the experienced working group the TSA has been creating a ‘good practice guide’ for reopening hospitality laundries and they have scheduled to present the guide next week.

WEBINAR PRESENTATION – REOPENING HOSPITALITY LAUNDRIES GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE

Please contact the TSA to register for the TSA webinar presentation of our re-opening hospitality laundries good practice guide on Tuesday 26 May at 3pm. TSA members will have received an invite on email.

Please note this webinar is limited to 100 people.

FACE MASKS – SUPPLY ROUTE SUPPORT

The TSA has produced a guide to help you decide on the appropriate masks for your needs, including a supply route support list. TSA members will have been sent this list. Non-members should contact the TSA.

SURVEY

The TSA continues to survey members to help their case for further lobbying – for both home and global markets.

TSA – COMMUNICATION AND MEMBERSHIP 

Since the beginning of lockdown, the TSA has opened communication to the industry as a whole to ensure we can all work together and get through the crisis. As we are likely to be in this new world for some time the TSA has agreed with their Board that a time limit should be put on this.

The TSA are now communicating with over 50 non-members and they hope everyone is benefiting in some way from the work the TSA has been doing. As a trade association they are desperately keen to have all the industry on board, so we want to try and persuade all the smaller independent laundries who are not yet signed up as members to join.

They are also aware that now may not be the best time to invoice so they have agreed that subject to a new member signing up from the end of July they will issue a full complimentary membership for May and June.

Once you have made a commitment, the TSA will issue you with your membership log in for our website which will give you full access to all the resources and benefits. Remember all the income the TSA get is spent on promoting and supporting the industry so the more members we have the more we can do.

For more information about TSA membership, or about any of the information in this update,  please contact the TSA directly through their website.

The TSA has been working extremely hard to represent the industry and keep members updated throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

This update is just a highlight from David Stevens’ CEO, TSA about some of the work they’ve been doing. TSA members receive regular and comprehensive updates. For more details please visit the TSA’s website or contact them directly about membership. Also, keep an eye on Laundry & Cleaning Today’s website and our latest issues for more COVID-19 related updates.

LOBBYING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Hospitality Grant

The number of companies who have been acknowledged as part of the hospitality sector (or other eligible sectors) has increased to 14. If you have been accepted, please get in touch as it will help with the lobbying message. Please let them know if you’d prefer to stay anonymous or if you would only like your council/region shared. Therefore, if you are accepted or equally if you encounter a push back from your council please let the TSA know. The TSA will compose another lobbying letter this week.

Reusable Gowns

This continues to be frustratingly slow, however we are slowly making progress, in spite of virtually a total lack of government support.  What in principle has been agreed, if we do all the work, they will give it a stamp of approval and publicise it as a recommended arrangement. This week we have started working more closely with NHSI who are supporting the project and PCIAW who are a trade association for garment and fabric manufacturers who have also had similar experiences as ourselves when working with the government. The aim is that they will look at the procurement and we will look at the servicing element and then go back to government with the solution.

RE-PURPOSING A HOSPITALITY LAUNDRY TO PROCESS HEALTHCARE

As the gowns project moves forward the TSA will need a list of accredited BS EN14065 laundries to process the gowns. They are also working on an addendum to the standard in line with process requirement detailed in HTM01-04 to enable more laundries to join the scheme and will publish something on this next week.

REOPENING HOSPITALITY LAUNDRIES GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE

With the assistance of the experienced working group the TSA has been creating a ‘good practice guide’ for reopening hospitality laundries and they have scheduled to present the guide next week.

WEBINAR PRESENTATION – REOPENING HOSPITALITY LAUNDRIES GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE

Please contact the TSA to register for the TSA webinar presentation of our re-opening hospitality laundries good practice guide on Tuesday 26 May at 3pm. TSA members will have received an invite on email.

Please note this webinar is limited to 100 people.

FACE MASKS – SUPPLY ROUTE SUPPORT

The TSA has produced a guide to help you decide on the appropriate masks for your needs, including a supply route support list. TSA members will have been sent this list. Non-members should contact the TSA.

SURVEY

The TSA continues to survey members to help their case for further lobbying – for both home and global markets.

TSA – COMMUNICATION AND MEMBERSHIP 

Since the beginning of lockdown, the TSA has opened communication to the industry as a whole to ensure we can all work together and get through the crisis. As we are likely to be in this new world for some time the TSA has agreed with their Board that a time limit should be put on this.

The TSA are now communicating with over 50 non-members and they hope everyone is benefiting in some way from the work the TSA has been doing. As a trade association they are desperately keen to have all the industry on board, so we want to try and persuade all the smaller independent laundries who are not yet signed up as members to join.

They are also aware that now may not be the best time to invoice so they have agreed that subject to a new member signing up from the end of July they will issue a full complimentary membership for May and June.

Once you have made a commitment, the TSA will issue you with your membership log in for our website which will give you full access to all the resources and benefits. Remember all the income the TSA get is spent on promoting and supporting the industry so the more members we have the more we can do.

For more information about TSA membership, or about any of the information in this update,  please contact the TSA directly through their website.

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