The Car Wash Association welcome the Safe Car Wash App, launched by anti-modern slavery campaigns, The Clewer Initiative from the Church of England and the Catholic Church’s Santa Marta Group.
The new Safe Car Wash app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.
Users can open the app when they are at the car wash and pinpoint their exact location using GPS. They will be then taken through a series of indicators of modern slavery – such as whether workers have suitable protective clothing. If the answers indicate a high likelihood, users will be directed to the Modern Slavery Helpline.
Data from the app will be anonymized and shared with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Gangmasters and Labor Abuse Authority (GLAA). The data will help pinpoint the exact number and location of hand car washes in the UK, with estimates suggesting that there are more than 20,000 plus.
To download the Safe Car Wash App please click here
About Car Wash Association
The Car Wash Association was originally established in 2007 by wash operators and industry suppliers and is now officially incorporated as part of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI).