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Following a further competition under ESPO Framework 263_16 Ideal were awarded the contract by The Guinness Partnership for Office Cleaning Services (Daily Office Cleaning, Window Cleaning and Washroom Servicers) for their 11 main office facilities. Guinness operates across most of England, with offices in four regions – North-West, North-Central, South-East and South-West.

These offices have a wide geographic spread with 2 locations in Oldham and main offices in Crewe, Sheffield, Chesterfield, London, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Havant, Exeter and Gloucester.

The contract commenced in July 2019 and is over seen centrally by Chris Dring our Assistant Managing Director, with service delivery managed from our 5 main Regional Offices. A further office in Brixton, London was also added at the start of the contract and further smaller depots are programmed to transition over to Ideal as existing service contracts expire.

 

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Is Your Factory Really Clean Enough even at high level?

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Maintaining a high level of cleanliness is vital for factories. Not only does it affect the health and safety of the workplace but it affects the quality of the products they’re handling.

Each year an average of 22 workers die in workplace accidents. There was also an average of more than 3,100 reports of major injuries and about 4,100 reports of injuries that kept workers away from work for seven days or more during the last years. 

Health & Safety inspections are carried out on a regular basis to determine the  cleanliness and safety precautions carried out by the business. Failing to comply with the guidelines set out by the government in The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974. Along with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Puts employee lives at risk and may result in fines and loss of the business.

Furthermore, to prevent this from happening; factories need to meet all of the required health and safety standards. Some of which can be met by implementing the correct cleaning methods.

Over time

Dirt and grime build up on floors and at high levels which can seriously affect the safety and also the productivity of the work place.

An approach of deep and regular cleaning are recommended to meet the inspection standards. Whilst this can be done in house by employees; hiring a commercial industrial cleaning company with experience in factory cleaning improves the overall cleaning results.

Cleaning each individual machine daily is unrealistic and counterproductive. In other words. cleaning the finer details should be done as part of a monthly clean. This depends on the products your business handles and the mess associated with them.

Regular cleaning is recommended daily to take care of all the main health and safety concerns. Keeping on top of floor cleanliness to prevent slips and trips. Cleaning down workstations and removing waste. As well as meeting hygiene requirements for communal areas as a vital part of a daily cleaning routine.

Peace of Mind

A brought professional cleaning company is better for business as they can clean within a schedule. Ensuring it works best for the day to day running of the business. Cleaning done in house isn’t a good use of time and adds an increased health and safety risk. Commercial cleaners will also conduct regular cleaning audits to ensure cleaning standards are always maintained.

As a example, most factories have vaulted ceilings with steel supports and fixtures. High-Level Cleaning is specialist work and therefore includes: windows; warehouse walls; light fittings; office blocks; roofs, or the inside of factory walls. Dust and debris build up and is blown off the high points down to lower areas contaminating the other factory spaces. This is overlooked until pointed out by inspectors or interrupts and affects the manufacturing process. Avoiding high level cleaning is a false economy as  it has a increased fire risk and in the case of a fire even led to fire spreading rapidly.

Due to the nature of high-level cleaning and the dangers associated with cleaning in difficult to reach places. It is essential that cleaning staff are certified to work with the types of machinery for accessing these types of areas. For this reason and for peace of mind using a high level cleaning company makes sense. Not just from a safety aspect but also from a monetary one.

A good cleaning company

Using ladders is generally a thing of the past and with Health and Safety rules, insurance and regulations. These are in place to keep areas clean and safe. A good commercial Industrial cleaning company should have fully trained and certified operatives that can operate cherry picking machinery allowing them to access impossible to reach corners.

Not only will a clean and safe environment protect employees from harm, it can also improve the quality and levels of production. No one will work in an environment they feel unsafe or unhygienic.

Compiled by Mark Dickinson

Mark Dickinson

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What Cleaning Services Do IDEAL Provide?

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Having a clean and safe working/living environment is extremely important for our health.

Ideal understand that a clean environment is a safe environment which is why we go above and beyond our customer expectations to deliver a high standard cleaning service.

For many years, Ideal have been providing Cleaning Services in both the Commercial and Industrial Division – we’ve done a pretty good job so far!


Commercial Cleaning

We contract clean all types of premises such as;

  • Offices
  • GP/Medical Surgeries
  • Dental Practices
  • Schools/Academies
  • Football/Sports Stadiums
  • Leisure Centres
  • Sheltered/Residential Homes
  • Void Properties
  • Venues
  • Veterinaries
Premises above: Church, Theatre Room, Office, School, Dental Practice, Football Stadium

Industrial Cleaning

We provide services for the following;

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Legionella Services
  • Plants/Cooling Towers
  • Kitchens
  • Ventilation
  • Shutdown Cleans
Services Above: Cooling Tower, Warehouse, Legionella, Factory

Additional Services IDEAL Provide

Not only do we offer commercial and industrial services, we also offer deep cleaning, carpet cleaning and window cleaning too!

If you would like to find out more, get in touch with one of our friendly team members on 0115 913 2222 or sales@idealcleaning.co.uk

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The Run up to Christmas (From a cleaning point of view)

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The Run up to Christmas (From a cleaning point of view)

The run up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year whether you are a business, home-owner or event organiser you are starting to think about that all-important day! However, maybe more important than the day itself is the preparation that must be done before hand to make it run as smooth as possible. Even though at Ideal we are Commercial and Industrial cleaners, we want to share our 70 years of wisdom with the rest of you.

So here are some tips on us…

#Tip 1:

Do not start too early! Just because this blog has been released early December, it doesn’t mean you need to start cleaning RIGHT NOW. You have to remember people still work/live in the area you want to get ready. It may seem too late to a lot of you, but it needs to be done just before the day or event. If you need to hire a team then this can be done even quicker then doing it by yourself but do allow yourself more time.

#Tip 2:

Do not stress. A lot of people will use the stress to get them into the cleaning mood and kick start themselves into action. This is not advised for your mental health or for time/preparation reasons. If you are stressing it normally shows you have left it until the last minute and you don’t think you can get the job done. In any business this is a big NO. We never think we can’t get the job done, therefore will always be ready and allow plenty of time.

Stress drawn in red

Stress drawn in red

#Tip 3:

Use good quality tools. We are not suggesting you run to the shop and spend a lot of money on all the newest, strongest and most powerful chemicals. What you have may be more then good enough already; just ensure you use it safely and plentiful. We also recommend using micro-fibre cloths and read the reviews on chemical cleaners. DO NOT just look at the name and think it is good; it’s often not the case. Our stores team will be happy to advise on any queries regarding products.

#Tip 4:

Accidents do happen. We all know that nothing in life runs smoothly. Things break, tools don’t work correctly and you just can’t figure out where that last screw came from. Therefore, it is important to give yourself an extra day on any project. Use that day for if anything goes wrong to implement any required corrections. Maybe, on the off chance it all works out well; it will be a well-deserved rest. So really, it’s a win- win situation.

Broken egg, messy table

Broken egg, messy table

We will have some more tips to follow soon, hopefully these will tide over any compulsive cleaners and even help you choose a cleaning contractor in the future. If you do have an enquiry, you can contact us on: contact@idealcleaning.co.uk or Call: 0115 913 2222.