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.
Regular readers of our blog will know that, at Jangro, we are passionate about training. That’s why we offer our award-winning online training programme, the Jangro Learning Management Solution (Jangro LMS), free to all of our customers and their staff. Our fully interactive e-learning platform has grown phenomenally since it launched; and the latest figures show a 175% increase in completed courses over the past year (and, if you include courses that are close to completion, that’s 300%). Continue reading
The UK’s vote to exit the European Union could have many implications for the cleaning industry supply chain. After all, many health and safety laws, labelling and classification systems are intrinsically linked with European regulations. Jangro Chief Executive Officer Joanne Gilliard calls for a common-sense approach to navigating the road ahead.