• The National Association of

    the Launderette Industry

  • Journals - Index of Articles published in

    Launderette and Cleaning World from 2000 to 2016

    (Please note these are not links to Journals, as these are only available to NALI members. Individual Journal articles may occasionally be available here for viewing, in which case the title will be underlined)

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    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015


    1st Quarter 2016

    • Editorial Comment – Happy Birthday to us – NALI is 65 years
    • Health & Safety: Have you done enough to keep your boiler safe?
    • Armstrong launch new spare parts shop online
    • Employment Legislation – Reasons why disciplinary procedures can let employers down and make a ‘fair dismissal’ into an ‘unfair dismissal’
    • Employment Legislation – Tribunal decision regarding tome of for religious festival
    • Employment Legislation – Sunday trading laws
    • There’s never been a wet-cleaning system like ‘lagoon Advanced Care’

    2nd Quarter 2016

    • Editorial Comment – Rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated
    • Health & Safety: Slips, trips and falls in launderettes
    • Loadstar revival from Armstrong
    • Employment Legislation – How will the apprenticeship levy affect employers?
    • Employment Legislation – Preparing for a Potential Brexit
    • Employment Legislation – Managing the malingerer
    • Essex Coin Mechs and the new £1 coin
    • CleanEx 2016

    3rd Quarter 2016

    • President’s Message – Coinmech reprogramming – what is a fair price?
    • Health and Safety: RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 2013
    • Speed Queen’s UK FIRST from Armstrong
    • Employment Legislation – How to react to a request by an employee to record a meeting
    • Employment Legislation – Six common summer employment issues
    • Employment Legislation – Top five employment law cases in 2016
    • Payment systems specifically tailored for the laundry industry
    • To Refurb or Not to Refurb?

    4th Quarter 2016

    • Life Vice President’s Message – Oh dear, what can the matter be?
    • Health and Safety: Spontaneous combustion fires in dryers
    • Washing your Dirty Laundry in Public
    • Employment Legislation – Misconduct warning letters
    • Employment Legislation – Reference requests
    • Employment Legislation – Withdrawing job offers
    • Employment Legislation – Visible tattoos?
    • The AGS solution
    • Stafford Posh Wash depend on dryers from Armstrong
    • Another triumph for the AGS seminar

    1st Quarter 2015

    • Editorial Comment – A Winter of dis---content?
    • Health & Safety: Launderettes with let residential property
    • Doing the washing app – will laundry apps impact on our marker sector?
    • Employment Legislation – Are your employees fit for work?
    • Workplace pensions are here, act now, it’s the law
    • Employment Legislation – Family matters in your business
    • Employment Legislation – Communication is the most powerful HR tool
    • Launderette refit
    • Free half day seminar for launderette owners – Spring Event

    2nd Quarter 2015

    • Editorial Comment – AGS seminar a success in Luton
    • Health & Safety: Fire alarm systems in launderettes
    • Central Wash delighted with Speed Queen dryers from Armstrong
    • Employment Legislation – Questions you’ve always wanted to ask about employment
    • The VAT man cometh!
    • Productivity and energy efficiency
    • Reduction of VAT in the launderette industry???
    • Member negotiates increased rebate for water/sewage

    3rd Quarter 2015

    • Editorial Comment – It will come out in the wash
    • Health and Safety: “So far as is reasonably practicable”
    • CLEAN 2015 ATLANTA
    • Employment Legislation – Employment Handbook – why have one?
    • Employment Legislation – How NOT to interview your next employee
    • Tales from the launderette
    • NALI president relies on dryers from Armstrong
    • FREE seminar for launderette owners – Autumn Event
    • Employment Legislation – The living wage and the national minimum wage

    4th Quarter 2015

    • Editorial Comment: 2015 – a year of mixed fortunes?
    • Health and Safety: Electrical Safety in the launderette
    • Thoughts from a member
    • An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman went into a launderette
    • Employment Legislation – Unauthorised absence
    • Employment Legislation – Recording meetings
    • Employment Legislation – Fighting at the Christmas Party
    • NoLA annual forum
    • London launderette owner relies on Armstrong dryers
    • Another triumph for the AGS seminar

    1st Quarter 2014

    • Editorial Comment – The silly season must be upon us!
    • Health & Safety: Asbestos again – the latest!
    • Health & Safety: the Health & Safety Executive website
    • Employment Legislation – Plan ahead for holidays
    • Good news for the management of your launderette
    • The final furlong to the opening at LCT Cleanex 2014
    • 24/7 launderette for East Lancs
    • Way To Go team members lead launderette ‘wash mobs’
    • Saving with my Oil Club

    2nd Quarter 2014

    • Editorial Comment – The return of the Dodecagon
    • Health & Safety: Lest we forget!
    • Busman’s holiday?
    • Employment Legislation – Flexible Working Rights for All
    • CleanEx: What a Weekend! What a Success!
    • Couple jailed for £2.3m fraud
    • Coin operation and industry impact
    • Electrical Awareness Scheme
    • Launderettes in New Zealand

    3rd Quarter 2014

    • Editorial Comment – The curse of the abandoned duvet
    • Health and Safety: Skin problems in launderettes
    • Employment Legislation – The cost of holidays rises
    • Employment Legislation – Sharing parental leave after 5 April 2015
    • Running a successful laundry
    • Industry upgrades
    • Al is well!

    4th Quarter 2014

    • Editorial Comment: 2013 – A fond Farewell to 2014
    • Health and Safety: The importance of being a NALI member
    • In Memoriam – Edward Malone 1933 - 2014
    • Health and Safety: How to write a health and safety policy
    • Speed Queen launch – coin laundry project in the UK
    • Employment Legislation – Holiday Pay Judgment
    • To spin or not to spin?
    • AGS makeover for a family business

    1st Quarter 2013

    • Editorial Comment – The dilemma of the “Beautiful Game”
    • Health & Safety: The First Aid Box
    • Staff training manual – Section 10 – How to deal with customer complaints
    • Responsibility – when is a launderette owner responsible for customers’ belongings?
    • Electrolux helps businesses save money
    • Employment Legislation - Employee engagement – keep your staff happy
    • Have your say! Letters from NALI members
    • LCT CleanEx returns in 2014

    2nd Quarter 2013

    • Editorial Comment – Reduced rate of VAT?
    • Health & Safety: Gas water heater/boiler maintenance
    • Staff training manual – Section 11 and 12 – Health & Safety at work/Shop Safety
    • Why do fires start in launderettes?
    • Self-service laundry made easier than ever
    • Found the right person to take on – now what next?
    • Employment Legislation: Fit note makes no difference
    • Old Slowhand has the washday blues
    • Have your say! Letters from NALI members

    3rd Quarter 2013

    • Editorial Comment – We held a party and nobody came!
    • Health and Safety: The NALI “Check List”
    • Owner believed to have died instantly in launderette blast
    • Staff training manual – Section 13 – COSSH (Control of Substances hazardous to Health
    • A changing world – adapt or die!
    • New range of smart washing machines to save time and money
    • Employment Legislation - Are you thinking of taking on a part time employee?
    • Water heaters – the launderettes beating heart
    • Our toy size boiler choice

    4th Quarter 2013

    • Editorial Comment: 2013 – As one door opens another five close!
    • Health and Safety: Your Council of Management – now and in the future!
    • Health and Safety: Fire Safety Law – don’t get left high and dry
    • Insuring an unattended or partly attended launderette
    • Employment Legislation: 2013 – a good year for employment lawyers!
    • Edinburgh’s first eco-friendly launderette opens
    • One-stop-shop website for food service and commercial laundry

    1st Quarter 2012

    • NALI at CleanEx
    • Editorial Comment - A sad farewell and a new beginning
    • Obituary – Geoffrey Stuart
    • Cornish solar-powered launderette on Channel 4
    • Manchester launderette badly damaged in blaze
    • The Old Cinema Launderette
    • What must I report? RIDDOR Regulations 1995 update
    • Health and Safety: Staff Training Manual – Sections 4 and 5: Laundering and Drying Aids
    • Employment Changes Update
    • Don’t let inflation leave you high and dry
    • Re-equipping; How to make the right decisions
    • Mason McLean dives into Lagoon

    2nd Quarter 2012

    • Editorial Comment - Turn your radio off!
    • Businesswoman’s warning after £1,500 fine
    • Launderette security – Amazing New service!
    • Health and Safety: Lifting and handling
    • Health and Safety: Staff training manual – Section 6: Solving common laundering problems
    • Ozone water technologies
    • Employment Legislation: Fit note makes no difference
    • Employment Legislation: Avoiding disruption during the Olympics
    • Employment Legislation: Changes to unfair dismissal rules
    • Insurance Matters: How to find ‘the one’ – when selecting an insurance broker
    • LCT CleanEx hits the jackpot with a winning formula

    3rd Quarter 2012

    • Editorial Comment: Good news is no news?
    • Health and Safety: Is this the worst economic downturn for 80 years?
    • Health and Safety: New rules for Energy Performance Certificates April 23, 2012
    • Health and Safety: Staff training manual – Sections 7 and 8: Dry Cleaning procedure and Procedure for completing tickets
    • Why be a NALI member?
    • Have your say: Council forces closure of long-established launderette due to regeneration of shopping centre
    • Have your say: Long time lover of launderettes
    • Safety in Launderettes/On premise laundries
    • Employment Legislation: Can the employer claim compensation when an employee is called for jury service?
    • Employment Legislation: Dealing with difficult conversations
    • Beckenham launderette washed Brazil’s Olympic outfits
    • Launderette brought back to life in Bromsgrove
    • Sheepridge launderette to help village cleanup
    • Launderette launched in shadow of riot building

    4th Quarter 2012

    • Editorial Comment: 2013 – onward and upward?
    • Ken Sanson retires
    • Health and Safety: Drying washing indoors coul be an Asthma risk!
    • Health and Safety: Staff training manual – Section 9: Information on water softeners
    • Employment Legislation: Getting the best from your employees
    • Insurance Matters: A ground breaking insurance service for the textile care industry
    • Payment systems and equipment for self-service management
    • Have your say: Council forces removal of energy conservation unit
    • What do you want from your water company

    1st Quarter 2011

    • NALI member develops heat recycling unit
    • JLA cleans up with a £12.5m deal
    • Editorial Comment: NALI to the rescue
    • Replacing broken windows
    • Health and Safety: Fire extinguishers for essential active fire protection
    • Staff member injured in explosion
    • Employment Legislation: Default Retirement Age of 65 - going, going, Gone - on 1 October 2011
    • Employment Legislation: Unauthorised absence - how to deal with it
    • Insurance Matters: Don’t let insurance fraud trip you up
    • A lot of ‘hot air’

    2nd Quarter 2011

    • The JLA Clean Show is back!
    • Editorial Comment: It’s a kilo Jim – but not as we know it!
    • Business Update: Our quest for zero VAT continues
    • Health and Safety: Secretary of State’s Guidance for Dry Cleaning
    • Health and Safety: Staff training manual – Section 1
    • Employment Legislation: The Bribery Act 2010
    • Employment Legislation: Individual workplace conflict is on the rise
    • Insurance Matters: Vote with your feet – demand more from your insurance
    • Clean ’11 Las Vegas
    • Step on the gas

    3rd Quarter 2011

    • Scottish launderette extends facilities
    • Editor’s Comment: The last of the summer swine?
    • President’s Overview: Am I a competent person?
    • Health and Safety: Launderette owners’ First-Aid reminder
    • Health and Safety: Staff training manual – Section 2
    • Employment Legislation: Part time, full time – or could it be something else?
    • Insurance matters: Is the pressure getting to you?
    • Clean 2011 – Viva Las Vegas
    • Electrolux launches new generation tumble dyers

    4th Quarter 2011

    • LCT CleanEX all set to clean up
    • Editorial Comment: A frustratingly turbulent year
    • Health and Safety: 30 years of Health and Safety
    • Health and Safety: The danger of aerosols!
    • Health and Safety: Basic electrical inspection requirements for launderettes
    • Health and Safety: Gas safety inspections
    • Health and Safety: Staff training manual Section 3
    • Employment Legislation: How to manage employee performance
    • Insurance Matters: tis the season to be cautious
    • Energy Saving: Switch to Electrolux for happier customers
    • Old boilers our speciality

    1st Quarter 2010

    • JLA in £150m takeover talks
    • Spring; a time of rebirth
    • Be wary of gas/electricity renewal offers
    • Health and Safety – Updated guidance on ‘Managing Asbestos risks’
    • Health and Safety – Unregistered gas fitter fines after 700 lives put at risk
    • Employment Legislation – When does holiday become sick leave and sick leave become holiday?
    • Insurance Matters – Honesty is the best policy
    • The infamous “Lockbuster” strikes again
    • Explosion at launderette
    • Heidi Flies ‘Dirty’ Laundromat
    • Transformed from loo to launderette
    • My clothes disappeared at the launderette, what can I do?
    • ‘The world’s largest laudromat’ …
    • NALI member wins £1.25 million recording contract

    2nd Quarter 2010

    • Member threatened with closure over vandalism
    • Sui Generis?
    • Could the climate be any worse for us?
    • Health and Safety – How to asses risks in your launderette
    • Health and Safety – Pollution control for dry cleaning businesses
    • Employment Legislation - Will fattism in the workplace become commonplace?
    • Challenging the retirement age
    • Fire prevention
    • Launderette lovers
    • To Cannes via the launderette
    • Gateshead launderette to be transformed for new Hovis advert
    • Lib Dem’s bubble bursts
    • Launderette boss is taken to the cleaners

    3rd Quarter 2010

    • Media focus on launderettes
    • Member develops DIY Fire Safety system for old Loadstar dryers
    • Out of the frying pan and into another one?
    • Customer service/keeping customers
    • Health and Safety - Fire Safety and risk assessment
    • Employment Legislation - Appraisals – why do them?
    • Compulsory retirement and default retirement age of 65 is going
    • Insurance matters - Business interruption
    • The rise and fall of the launderette
    • Turn back the clock and take a spin to the launderette
    • Laundry parties take of
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    • Launderettes are ‘better than property’
    • You cannot own a launderette and NOT be a member of NALI
    • UK Washpoint installation for Comesterogroup

    4th Quarter 2010

    • NALI president spearheads use of solar energy
    • Shop closures – an even bet
    • Renewable energy from the roof
    • Member’ health, safety and other enquiries
    • Employment Legislation - The Equality Act
    • Insurance Matters - Be safe, not sorry, this Christmas
    • The lost world of the launderettes
    • 0% business loans from the Carbon Trust
    • Indesit – We Work, You Play! Literally!
    • Laundry business hopes to clean up
    • Wrexham launderette owners in £5,000 reward offer

    1st Quarter 2009

    • British launderettes reach Diamond Jubilee
    • President’s Viewpoint - In the bleak of winter
    • Money down the drain
    • New dryers stack up
    • Chairman’s Comments - In the beginning -
    • Insurance Matters - A fresh new brand for Spa Brokers
    • Once upon a time!
    • Health and Safety - Electrical inspections in launderettes
    • Corgi dropped by HSE
    • Update yourself on Health and Safety
    • Carbon Trust interest free loans
    • A launderette as a focal point for the community
    • Changes to the rules on discipline and grievance
    • Failure to own up to an illness

    2nd Quarter 2009

    • President’s Viewpoint - Deflation? Not for us -
    • Reduce probability of spontaneous combustion
    • Insurance Matters - Replacing a lock is essential
    • Chairman’s Comments - Live long and prosper
    • New Health and Safety poster
    • The launderette industry’s 60th anniversary
    • The early days in the North
    • The Launderette – a minor domestic revolution and the creation of an urban myth
    • The history of washing machines
    • Absence makes the heart grow fonder – or maybe not?
    • Employment Legislation - Changes to holiday entitlements from 1st April 2009
    • Promote yourself

    3rd Quarter 2009

    • President’s Overview - Meeting and greeting at Clean09 in New Orleans
    • Insurance Matters - Responsibilities of running a business
    • Chairman’s Comments – ‘Engineering’ – the good, the bad and the ugly
    • Health and Safety - HSE warns businesses not to be misled over new law poster
    • Health and Safety - Landlords reminded to check gas appliances regularly
    • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms
    • Clean USA – Attendance down, but quality up
    • The ‘virtually waterless’ laundry
    • Eighty years young
    • Employment Legislation - I think I’ve got flu … or is it just a cold?
    • Employment Legislation – I’m pregnant!
    • Government to impose pension reforms
    • Well – well – well!
    • Perfect your profile

    4th Quarter 2009

    • Zero VAT rating for launderettes?
    • President’s Overview - Launderette Heroes
    • Insurance Matters - Quality versus Price – the importance of choice
    • Chairman’s Comments - ‘NALI’ – the ‘AA’ of the industry?
    • Health and Safety - New risk assessment tools save businesses time and money
    • Health and Safety - An Asbestos Update
    • Energy prices at Large Consumer prices – HOW?
    • Religion – but not as we know it
    • Employment Legislation - Some things to prepare for …
    • Employment Legislation - Thinking of taking on casual workers?
    • “Leave it to OUR imagination”



    1st Quarter 2008

    • Reprieve for NALI trade event
    • In our opinion
    • And the toast is – SUDS LAUNDERETTE
    • Launderette Refurbishment
    • Chairman’s Comments - One man’s innovation – but another’s nightmare!
    • Insurance Matters - Protecting against ‘Identity Theft’
    • Your Guide to Major Suppliers in 2008
    • Health and Safety - A case of ducting
    • Out of order!
    • Update yourself on Health and Safety
    • Employment Legislation - How to defend yourself in an ‘employee dispute’

    2nd Quarter 2008

    • In our opinion
    • Safety-first, the raison d’être for launderette inspections
    • NALI once again proves its ‘watchdog role value!
    • An opportunity for launderettes in economic downturn
    • Chairman’s Comments - Government to shutdown launderettes that fail to save water!
    • On-going moves to link NALI trade show event to national promotion
    • Health and Safety - Beware that well-intentioned ruling not in our best interest!
    • Insurance Matters - Managing risks
    • Haunted once again by the spectre of inflation!
    • Look to your local’ surgery’ for a business health check
    • Reducing water consumption to the original specification of your washer
    • Beware those ‘charity’ publishing scams!
    • Employment Legislation - No short-cuts to defending employment dispute issues

    3rd Quarter 2008

    • In our opinion
    • Why be a NALI member?
    • Laundrette operator in the van of electric power motoring
    • Mobile phone road death tariff raised to seven years!
    • Health and Safety - The GLC (General Powers) Act 1973 Section 31 (an update)
    • Insurance Matters - The nature of launderette claims
    • Coin-box theft
    • There’s no launderette quite like the one at home!
    • Ensure your pricing structure matches higher utilities costs
    • Promotion committee ‘up-and-running’!
    • Save water by ensuring that the drain valve is unobstructed
    • EHO suggests ‘Launderette Watch’ scheme to help raise standards!
    • Chairman’s Comments - Fine weather – for a wedding
    • Employment Legislation - When staff absences need to be financially covered – by you!

    4th Quarter 2008

    • Need for NALI to retain faith, Bruce Herring tells Council
    • Why pay over the odds for launderette business legal advice?
    • Energy Performance Certificates
    • Health and Safety - Minimise the risk of in-shop accidents and incorrect maintenance procedures
    • Death of Launderette Entrepreneur Derek Chamberlain
    • Chairman’s Comments - Loyalty v Objectivity
    • Profits from borehole water supply on target
    • In the Bleak Mid-Winter
    • Insurance Matters - The global financial crisis and you!
    • Enforcement, insurance liability and retail sector news
    • Safety in Launderettes and On-Premise Laundries (a reminder)
    • Employment Legislation - Expensive retirement gift – cheaper than a gold clock?
    • Beware personal disfigurements

    1st Quarter 2007

    • Shell Gas Direct asked to make an offer” on bulk price discount scheme.
    • ‘Shock-theme leaflet to prompt Associate- Membership take-up.
    • Waste Recycling Regulations.
    • Launderette ‘Love Bug’ now gets mobile!
    • Mutual benefits of ‘Associate Membership’.
    • Compensating the dishonest.
    • Convenience is the key to on-going viability of launderette operations.
    • Chairman’s comments: Do we get the ‘recognition’ we really deserve?
    • Feed-back for LCW on U.S. ‘Clean’ 07 Show.
    • NALI looks to industry support for future UK shows.
    • Go ‘on record’ to safeguard an insurance pay-out!
    • Threat to UK Safety Law.
    • Safety in Launderettes and On-Premise Laundries.
    • Getting to grips with ill-feeling between colleagues.
    • Yet still more Government by ‘Stealth’!

    2nd Quarter 2007

    • NALI anxiety over launderette-style facilities
    • that could lead to holiday tragedies.
    • Profits can gush forth when money is poured into
    • a hole in the ground!
    • Your Tax – Their Incentive!
    • Get yourself a clean Bill of Health!
    • Chairman’s comments: Summertime Blues – and Boreholes.
    • A Brighter Outlook.
    • Smoke-free Law now a matter of fact.
    • Solvent Emissions Directive update.
    • NALI ‘Associate Membership’ offer to EHOs.
    • Insurance matters: “Once Burnt, Twice Shy”.
    • Dismissal of an employee for ‘Misconduct’ can put you on the wrong side of the law if you get it wrong!

    3rd Quarter 2007

    • Insurance Pay-Out Risk for Operators without a safe working certificate
    • Corgi and utility Renewals - and Absolute rubbish
    • Launderette Services to the rescue of flood-battered homeowners
    • Chairman's comments: Analysing a Money Trap
    • @Associated Liver@ honour long service employees.
    • Insurance matters: A Silver Lining?
    • Clean 07, Las Vegas
    • Boost your bottom line: 10 ways to make more money in your coin laundry
    • A look ahead: The future of the self-service laundry industry
    • Stress Management
    • UK beats off EU safety law challenge

    4th Quarter 2007

    • Major Admin. changes introduced by NALI for 2008
    • Essential to believe that support of the industry is a worthwhile cause
    • NALI Council for 2007 - 2008
    • Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative
    • Essential to believe that support of the industry
    • Chairman's comments: Tales of woe and construction.
    • Helpline proved its worth
    • Housing Benefit changes
    • Insurance matters: Full Service laundry business
    • A Spur to Improving Safer Working Standards
    • National Minimum Wage
    • Employment laws hit recruiting



    1st Quarter 2006

    • Obituary: Armstrong chief and war-time mines ‘killer’.
    • 25 years service to launderette health & safety.
    • What is dangerous about asbestos?
    • NALI meet with DTI over utilities’ costs.
    • My new neighbour is a Bulldozer!
    • Chairman’s comment: The nuclear option.
    • Editor’s comment: Need for viable service charges.
    • Employment legislation: Beware of an advertisement that brings unwanted response!
    • Insurance matters: Current trends assessment in launderette insurance.

    2nd Quarter 2006

    • NALI plan membership extension.
    • Exemption for coin-op drycleaners.
    • Health and Safety: Asbestos update.
    • Don’t let an accident ‘waiting to happen’ simply happen.
    • Editor’s comments: United we’ll stand.
    • Now we’re on local radio!
    • NALI representative’s views on DTI meeting.
    • Chairman’s comments: Lemmings to the slaughter?
    • Employment legislation: Now is the time to review employment practices!
    • Insurance matters: The small print.

    3rd Quarter 2006

    • NALI president to retire.
    • A wake-up call for duvet cleaning!
    • First-Aid box reminder.
    • SED Amendments approved.
    • Editor’s comments: A changing world!
    • Less light in a carbon footprint.
    • Over-zealous EHO comes to call.
    • Chairman's comments: A can of worms
      - or a duvet full of mites?
    • Insurance matters: Fun (or perhaps not) in the sun...
    • Employment legislation.

    4th Quarter 2006

    • New NALI President.
    • Associate Membership initiative.
    • Chairman's keynote AGM address.
    • London trade show: Report and pictures.
    • New faces in NALI management team.
    • Cash-flow confusion.
    • Certificate of Recognition.
    • Chairman's comments: The question of methane.
    • Health and Safety: Fire Safety risk assessment.
    • Gas dryer maintenance.
    • Insurance matters: It can pay to pay a little more!
    • Employment legislation: The 'last post' sounds for cigarette smokers!



    1st Quarter 2005

    • Education! Education! Education!
    • S.E.D. Deadlines for Operators with Dry Cleaning equipment.
    • That NALI ‘Check List’ is important!
    • Rate Reduction and a smoke free zone.
    • Insurance Matters – ‘Financial Services Authority’.
    • Fire Safety Regulations update.
    • Looking for a new gas and/or electricity supplier?

    2nd Quarter 2005

    • The electorate has made its choice.
    • Chairman’s comment: Orlando – here I come!
    • The ever present threat of spontaneous combustion.
    • Insurance Matters p Is your business always attended?
    • Employment Matters – Don’t ignore that request for flexible working!
    • Written terms and conditions of employment.

    3rd Quarter 2005

    • Investing for profit.
    • ‘Pick-lock’ thieves target launderettes.
    • Why remove asbestos-containing materials when encapsulating is the answer.
    • Obituary – veteran of the laundry industry since 1931 – Mr Mal Deeley.
    • Chairman’s comment – To change or not to change…
    • Encouraging support for NOLA exhibition.
    • Do you have employers liability insurance?
    • Insurance Matters – Terrorism!
    • Employment Matters – When is a resignation not counted as a resignation?

    4th Quarter 2005

    • Coin-operated Dry Cleaning Machines - Deferral of PPC Permit Applications.
    • The Housing Act 2004 and Fire Safety.
    • Is it now too dangerous to go to Work?
    • New British Standard.
    • Winter Perils.
    • A commitment to Service Standards vital to Meet Future Challenges.
    • Direct Members' Representative Leeds NALI Council for 2005-2006.
    • Bruce Herring Takes 'Centre Stage' in new NALI Council Line-Up.
    • New NALI Website in Place to Herald Start of 2006.
    • Grumpy Old Man!
    • Good Show, NOLA!
    • "A Day " and "U Day".
    • Government measures to tackle workplace violence.

    1st Quarter 2004

    • Advertising for free.
    • Water, water everywhere – and not a drop we drink.
    • Air Supply for gas-fired water heaters.
    • Health and Safety requirements for Launderettes.
    • Insurance Matters – Why add-on ‘Terrorism Risk’ insurance may not be too high a price to pay!
    • Legally Speaking.
    • Mr Speaker!

    2nd Quarter 2004

    • Compliance is the best form of damage limitation.
    • Chairman reflects on the liability in the small print.
    • Insurance Matters – The Claims Professionals.
    • Electrical Safety in the Launderette.
    • D-day veteran.
    • NALI’s army of secret recruiters.
    • Broadbent hydro-extractors.
    • Mr Speaker!

    3rd Quarter 2004

    • Industry buoyancy encourages interest from entrepreneurs.
    • Chairman reflects on ‘Making a good impression’.
    • Insurance Matters – In cases of insurance fraud you are the victim!
    • Retirement of launderette personality Peter Lowery.
    • Health and Safety – Consider changes that are feasible and realistically affordable.
    • Guide to NALI’s Coin-Op Laundry Exhibition.
    • The Landlord & Tenant Act.

    4th Quarter 2004

    • All you have to do is ask…
    • London Underground failed to derail NALI coin-op laundry event.
    • Chairman reflects on ‘prices and posters’.
    • Maintenance of portable electrical equipment.
    • Insurance Matters – Normal business to be resumed as soon as possible.
    • A Risk Assessment for a typical launderette with dry cleaning.
    • Obituary and tribute – Victor D Webb.
    • Brush up on your health and safety awareness.


    1st Quarter 2003

    • Training Centres for CORGI recognition.
    • Thumb up – or a thumb down?
    • Insurance Matters – the doctrine of utmost good faith.
    • Statutory Procedures in Disciplinary Actions.
    • All you need to know about Paypoints.

    2nd Quarter 2003

    • Lincolnshire launderette gas explosion.
    • In Memoriam – John Mitchell.
    • Twelve into One does go!
    • Parliamentary Written Answers.
    • Insurance Matters – handling customers’ claims.
    • Business Intelligence.
    • Health and Safety Checklist.

    3rd Quarter 2003

    • Never is so much (potentially) lost.
    • It’s no less a Public Health danger than tobacco!
    • G’day NALI (from ‘Down Under’)
    • Compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
    • Insurance Matters – Insurance Premiums to fall in line with climatic changes.
    • Laundromat business powered by tradition - and the motorcar!
    • New Format Accident Record Book.

    4th Quarter 2003

    • Launderette business burned by sun factor.
    • Click on to CORGI.
    • We’ve been there, done it, got the T-shirt!
    • Government ‘sacrifices’ coin-op dry cleaning.
    • Insurance Matters – Be peaceful, diplomatic - and remove temptation.
    • Employment Legislation: Discrimination.

    1st Quarter 2002

    • Getting to grips with customers’ (ever changing rights!).
    • Compliance with the Law is not an option!
    • Proposed new (Asbestos) Code of Practice.
    • NALI acknowledgement in FSB asbestos report.
    • Insurance Matters – Cost-cutting is a dangerous policy.
    • Contracts for electricity and gas.
    • How to win Customers and influence Profits!
    • The bank that didn’t want our money!

    2nd Quarter 2002

    • The Inland Revenue wants its pound of (tax) flesh!
    • The Solvent Emissions Directive.
    • FSB Policy Statement supports NALI stance on asbestos.
    • New talks on fire safety laws.
    • Insurance matters – the public represents a potential liability!
    • Tax reductions favour Companies.
    • A way of life that continues to attract the entrepreneur.
    • Parliamentary Written Answers.

    3rd Quarter 2002

    • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
    • Insurance Matters – Policyholders jointly pick up the bill.
    • Parliamentary Written Answers.
    • Testing our ‘Loadstar’ Dryers.

    4th Quarter 2002

    • Business changes are inevitable.
    • NOLA meeting – Water to do!
    • New Legislation challenge to coin-op dry cleaning.
    • CORGI registration dilemma.
    • Business (and costs) on the up and up.
    • Asbestos update.
    • Insurance Matters - Why does a launderette need special insurance?
    • The Employment Act 2002.


    1st Quarter 2001

    • Asbestos revisited – the continuing saga.
    • Media and MPs back CCL promotion.
    • Countdown to Clean UK.
    • Your response to NALI’s CCL initiative.
    • Money, money, money…
    • What are VCTs?
    • Contracts for gas and electricity supply.
    • Your guide to industrial and Commercial gas and electricity suppliers.
    • Making the connection.

    2nd Quarter 2001

    • ‘Surfing’ for pleasure.
    • No risk assessment – then you’re at risk.
    • Sequel to the ‘Encapsulating’ Asbestos story.
    • Insurance Matters.
    • MPs urged to reflect on CCL.
    • They’re playing the ‘weighting’ game!
    • Act promptly on complaints.

    3rd Quarter 2001

    • Bourbon Street and all that jazz.
    • Supply and servicing problems.
    • Insurance Matters.
    • Fire precautions.
    • Health and Safety at Work.

    4th Quarter 2001

    • When all else fails – be self-reliant.
    • Pay rates in East Anglia lead the way.
    • In Memoriam – Ernest Hardaker.
    • Pick-up and delivery service.
    • Getting the Police involved.
    • On a Personal Note.

    1st Quarter 2000

    • The Future Financial Health of the Launderette.
    • A Risky Wager (Understanding the rules and Regulations for coping with the minimum wage).
    • Insurance Matters.
    • You’re ‘investors’ in people.
    • Consultation document on part-time work.

    2nd Quarter 2000

    • Market Intelligence.
    • Have you registered for effluent discharge?
    • Mandatory Health & Safety Poster.
    • Do your staff really know what is expected of them?
    • Employment Law: Don’t be dismissive.
    • Minding your own business.
    • Insurance Matters.
    • Tips from the top.

    3rd Quarter 2000

    • It’s the Look that says ‘Welcome’.
    • Promoting Back Pain Awareness.
    • Euro prompts name change.
    • Health and Safety, now that Autumn’s here.
    • Get a drip tray.
    • ‘Dock’ Brief.
    • You wouldn’t by any chance be thinking of selling your launderette?
    • Insurance Matters: In the Heat of the Night.
    • Health and Safety Checklist.

    4th Quarter 2000

    • A stronger and more influential body.
    • FSB Update.
    • Group ops. Reflect on a ‘Steady as you go’ Year.
    • In Memoriam – Mr Robin Phillips of Warner Howard Group and Mr Gavin Blanchard,
    • associate editor of ‘Laundry and Cleaning News’.
    • In a common cause.
    • Insurance Matters: Why have insurance if you can’t claim?
    • Safety in Launderettes.
    • HSE update on current regulations.
    • Health and Safety page.
    • The end of an era.
    • Making the connection.