HOW SAFE IS YOUR OFFICE ENVIRONMENT-SLIPS AND TRIPS CHECK LIST

HOW SAFE IS YOUR OFFICE ENVIRONMENT-SLIPS AND TRIPS CHECK LIST

Slips and trips are the joke that every office is made of. Remember that time when Andy from HR tripped over that vacuum cleaner lead the cleaner had left out (not our cleaner!) and ended up blushing and embarrassed on the floor? That’s all good and well when the accident is innocent, but it may not be so hilarious when Jill from accounts goes flying down the stairs and has to have 6 months off work due to a slipped disc… For ease of use, this check-list has been split into 2 parts. Expect the second part this Thursday. PART 1 Walkways and areas of work Let’s take a look at your walk-ways and gang-ways. Offices are naturally busy places, but casting an eye over these may help keep things risk free and save on petty accidents that cause serious long-term problems. So, are there any loose floor-boards? What about that carpet that badly needs replacing? Masking tape might cut it until the carpet guy turns up, but stories abound of office environments where sticky-up carpet causes a routine hazard, so best get it sorted. Now look beyond how the office appears. If possible, imagine the office without its desks and without the water filter. Now mentally fill the office back up with its various items. Does that box in the corner really need to be there after all? Objects which settle into place and literally become part of the furniture are a big problem which often get overlooked. Just because nobody has had an accident yet, well…that doesn’t mean that it still isn’t possible! Now onto safety signs....
Why health cleaning is just the start of it

Why health cleaning is just the start of it

When we think of health cleaning, most of us would imagine a cleaning professional dressed appropriately, using the latest technology to carefully remove every trace of dirt or bacteria from every surface in the clinic. In this vision, only the sound of the vacuum cleaner can be heard, as the professional thoroughly wipes the place down, as carefully as a forensic crime specialist. Yet in reality, many clinics and surgeries only get the once-over every couple of days, and when they do, it may only be by a cleaner with standard cleaning experience. That’s not the end of the world, of course, but what’s fact is that health cleaning is highly specialist and demands care and attention at many levels. Patients and people visiting a surgery for various services have the right to enter a clean and hygenic environment. Besides that, it should be hazard free. Daisyclean can sort health cleaning & hazards Ever tripped-up on a rug as you entered a building? It might have made your partner smile, but it’s not much fun when you twist your ankle. Having a professional come in and clean is a great start, but having your surgery or clinic checked for any signs of health & safety problems could also be a wise idea. Naturally, you don’t have to be an expert to see the dangers, but similarly, it’s something we’re well aware of, so we might be able to see things that you can’t. Those things include obstructions, unsafe surfaces and furniture arrangements which aren’t conducive to a safe environment. Different surgeries require different health cleaning The immense choice available...
Daily office cleaning eases work stress

Daily office cleaning eases work stress

What’s daily office cleaning got to do with improving stress? In this article, we’ll explain all. According to statistics, the main work activities blamed for creating stress are work pressure, lack of managerial support and work-related bullying and violence. And anyone who has ever worked in an office will say the same thing: because people are very busy, things can get heated. Unsurprisingly, cleaning and maintaining the office is way down on the list of priorities – mainly because a lot of workers don’t see cleaning as their job (which, to be fair, it generally isn’t). They want to go home at the end of the day, not discuss with the boss why the cleaning isn’t getting done and the place is a mess. Getting a cleaner – or several cleaners – in to help can be a challenge for some workplaces, but it’s ultimately a good solution that eases pressure on workers. Daily office cleaning might sound like a basic thing, but in fact it’s connected with the welfare of workers both psychologically and physically. In the first case, a clean and hygienic environment ensures peace-of-mind, and in the second, a lack of germs and bacteria means that contagious illnesses aren’t spread as easily (which is good, because bugs spread in closed environments at a rapid rate, particularly in winter). The result? Employees are happier in themselves, less stressed with arguing about who’s turn it is to clean the WC, and they aren’t off sick as much. Daily office cleaning also means less clutter: rubbish doesn’t accumulate as much, the place smells better, and people want to spend...
Commercial cleaning is a tool you need to be using

Commercial cleaning is a tool you need to be using

When we talk about commercial cleaning, what we are actually referring to is cleaning on many different levels. It could be deep-cleaning a kitchen, or erasing all traces of smoke or chemicals from inside a warehouse. The reasons for using an expert in either scenario are clear: with health & safety now a prime concern, and fines being handed-out for failure to meet guidelines and regulations, commercial cleaning is vitally important. How commercial cleaning offers value-for-money Getting a commercial cleaning expert in is also a time and money-saver, whichever way you look at it. You could ask your employees to Google how to clean that silo, or you could employ us and take advantage of years of experience. We’ve got both the cleaning materials and the technology to get the job done properly. Also, our employees come clothed and outfitted in the latest gear to protect their welfare while they work. Getting in experts who have all this stuff is obviously far more economical than going out and buying it all yourself, which can be prohibitively expensive. Going back to commercial cleaning for places like kitchens, it’s wise to remember that the correct approach both acts as an instant solution and a sensible, preventative measure. Proper cleaning means that parts and machines work better for longer, giving your business less down-time. There is also a good chance that when we come to clean your kitchen equipment, we’ll be able to point out any problems. Because we deal with health & safety issues all the time, we have seen a lot of them, and know what might need to be...
How do you choose a daily office cleaning contractor?

How do you choose a daily office cleaning contractor?

Anyone who has ever explored the idea of daily office cleaning will be aware that there are dozens of companies who would appear to be suitable. The question is, is appearing to be suitable enough? In this blog post, we’ll explore the positive attributes we’ve always tried to offer clients, and look at the things which help clients pair up with the right cleaning contractor for them. Daily office cleaning prices Price is something which can be difficult. If a contractor costs more than many other companies, they may be deemed overly expensive. If they’re cheaper than most companies, that doesn’t look fantastic either. What we would say is this: you might think you’re getting a great deal if you’re paying less than the market rate, but that’s not necessarily the case. For example, the lower price could signify a lack of training on the cleaners’ part, a hurried approach to the job which means less than satisfactory cleaning, or these two things and more. There is also something to be said for additional advice. Here at Daisyclean, we’ve always tried to be both a resource and a provider to our clients. That way, when they need help with health and safety as well as cleaning, we can step in. The result is saved money in the long-run, because other service providers don’t need to be called out. Talk about daily office cleaning objectives One way to ensure that you get a contractor who can handle the scope of your work is to write down a list of objectives and ask them if they can meet them. For instance,...