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TOMORROW’S CLEANING DECEMBER 09
Time to consider cleaning costs
“There are three key things to keep effective and safer. We urge all those the sustainable environmental logo indicating
in mind when considering the responsible for people at work and elsewhere they conform to the main authority standards.
importance of cleaning materials to take extra precautions to help prevent any
Nationwide work closely on the development
and equipment” according to possible outbreaks.
of sustainable cleaning products with the
David Scholes CEO of Nationwide
“To support this we have produced a
world’s leading manufacturers.
Hygiene Supplies. He said “The
specifically focused Anti-Cross Contamination
three decisions for management
Financial control
Pack for personal use containing anti-bacterial
when it comes to cleaning are
As the largest independent supplier of
items together with the latest Health Protection
straightforward.”
cleaning and hygiene supplies in the Europe,
Agency advice.”
• The health of staff at work
Nationwide Hygiene Supplies is in a unique
position to put in place ordering systems that
• The impact of the supplies used by the
The Nationwide pack contains a neat anti-
bacterial spray which is simple to use and
keep costs down. They successfully meet the
business on the environment
looking like a marker pen can be easily carried in
service needs of over 60,000 UK customers.
• The cost to the business of not managing
a pocket or handbag, a pack of sanitising surface
David Scholes adds, “In 2009 more group
supplies efficiently wipes and a pack of tissues for personal use.
customers have put a stop to the unbudgeted
A healthy workplace is a New sustainable brochure
ordering of supplies by remote order locations
happy workplace The Nationwide sustainability brochure is
together with the improved purchasing of
David Scholes said “We are all too aware that aimed at providing solutions that preserve the
quality targeted products.”
cross contamination can easily spread within world’s natural resources and reduces www.nationwide–hygiene.com
the work place or anywhere else where people emissions to minimize pollution. The products
are together. Taking the necessary preventative featured are specifically selected to reduce
steps in cleaning and hygiene is both cost these impacts. All the products are marked with
Commercially upright
The cleaning of any commercial space has to A key advantage of an upright cleaner over a such as overlapping one pass sweeps - then
be done quickly, efficiently and regularly. cylinder model is its ease of use. Cleaning the floor area is cleaned significantly faster
Justin Binks from SEBO explains why upright operatives sometimes have to carry heavy than is possible with a cylinder, thus saving
vacuum cleaners are ideal for commercial cleaning equipment across very large areas, considerably on time related costs.
cleaning due to their ease of operation and and this inevitably takes its toll upon the
Commercial cleaning is a consistent, regular
their all-round efficiency. operative’s health and safety. Pulling a
task that must be conducted to the highest
Flooring in commercial premises is often a
cylinder can also lead to accidents, such as
standards. By using quality, reliable and long
combination of both hard and textile flooring.
trapping power cables or disturbing stock.
lasting equipment, this can help to facilitate
With many surfaces to clean, choosing a Today’s technology allows many advances in
and speed up the cleaning process. It is
vacuum cleaner that can accommodate both the design of uprights including time saving
usually a false economy to buy a cylinder
saves time and effort, thus keeping cleaning features, such as multiple-layer bags to seal in
vacuum cleaner for commercial purposes as
costs down. Upright cleaners with strong dust and dirt, multistage filtration and low
they cannot perform to the same standards as
suction and driven brushes are the most noise. The latter is particularly pertinent in
an upright and and operator costs can be
effective models for carpets as they groom, situations where cleaning operatives have to
much greater for the same amount of area
lift the pile and remove dirt far more work with residents in situ, such as nursing
cleaned. In the long term, it is worth investing
effectively. homes and hospitals.
in a quality, reputable upright that offers
reliability, superior performance
Good quality upright vacuum cleaners also Upright cleaners are inherently more efficient
and efficiency.
have different height settings to allow than cylinders. Not only does the rotating
adjustment to different pile heights and brush provide better cleaning efficiency but, it
constructions. An electronic guidance for brush also covers the floor much quicker. The
www.sebo.co.uk
height on certain models ensures optimum operator just has to move the upright over the
cleaning results and longer brush life. floor and, if this is done in a systematic way –
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