15th October 2018 is Global Handwashing Day
The simple act of handwashing is probably the most important thing we can do to protect the health, well-being and productivity for ourselves, our families and our communities – especially at this time of year when the symptoms of cold and flu start to appear. Continue reading
Baking off to support people facing cancer
Once again, here at Jangro HQ, we are gearing up to taking part in MacMillan Cancer Support’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, helping to raise funds for this worthy charity. Jangro members, staff, suppliers, family and friends are all invited to join us on 28th September 2018 to catch up over a coffee and a slice of something delicious, whilst contributing to a great cause. Continue reading
International Literacy Day
Each year 8th September marks UNESCO’s International Literacy day, which aims to raise awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy. Literacy is not usually something you would immediately think of when it comes to cleaning, however, it is an important issue to be aware of in the business.
Despite health and safety regulations, cleaning can be a hazardous occupation, especially for operatives working in areas where there are sharps (needles and other sharp objects used to puncture the skin). Some areas are considered to be ‘safe’, such as health care settings and care homes, where there are strict rules about waste handling. However human error may occur so operatives should remain vigilant.
Other environments that cleaning operatives can expect to encounter this potential hazard include public toilets, rubbish bins and bags, and communal areas. Unfortunately, contaminated materials are sometimes even deliberately planted on hand rails, waste bins, or under tables placing operatives in a great deal of danger.