It’s time to get smart

Mankind’s battle with plastic waste has repeatedly been in the news over the past few years. As more and more of it ends up in the world’s oceans, waterways and landfill, we must all do our bit to reduce the use of plastic, as well as the methods of its disposal.

Regular readers of the blog know that, here at Jangro, we are passionate about sustainability and constantly look for new ways to minimise our own impact on the environment. After all, our industry has a huge responsibility given its reliance on plastic containers to safely house detergents, disinfectants and other cleaning fluids.

That’s why we were incredibly excited to launch our new and improved Enviro range of Water Soluble Sachets back in September. Now 100% bio-degradable and phosphate free, this innovative line of cleaning and sanitising products is packaged into ‘sachets’, thus avoiding the use of traditional plastic bottles.

And they do save a lot of waste – we’ve done the maths. Each box of soluble sachets equates to 20 ready to use trigger bottles, or 150 x 10 litre buckets! This also has a knock-on effect in terms of transportation: less packaging means lower transportation costs, lower emissions and a reduced need for storage space.

So what’s the catch? There really isn’t one – just lots more benefits for both business and operative:

Available for both buckets and refillable trigger bottles, the Enviro Soluble Sachet range includes a Multi-purpose Cleaner, Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner, Kitchen Degreaser, Kitchen Sanitiser, Floor Cleaner, Washroom Cleaner, and Toilet Cleaner & Descaler.

Have you tried them yet? We’d love to hear what you think!

For more information or advice, find your local distributor here. 

Stay Safe Online

cyber security course

Cyber Security is a growing concern for many businesses. In recent years, we have seen a rapid increase in cyber-attacks, causing significant issues to many organisations.

There is so much cyber security advice available these days and many people find it hard to know where to start. Some organisations struggle to explain why cyber security is something that all staff should care about. Even larger organisations with dedicated training resources find it difficult to explain the technical aspects of cyber security in ways that are relevant to their staff, so that they can help keep their organisations safe from cyber-attack.

Regardless of the type or size of the organisation you work for, it is increasingly important to understand why your businesses might be vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and how to defend yourself if one should occur.

stay safe online

Regular readers of our blog will know that, at Jangro, we are passionate about training. This is why we have expanded our unique and innovative e-learning system, LMS (Learning Management Solution) with a new module dedicated to Cyber Security. The module, ‘Stay Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff’ was produced by NCSC and takes no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

The course introduces why cyber security is important and how attacks happen, and then covers four key areas:

  • defending yourself against phishing
  • using strong passwords
  • securing your devices
  • reporting incidents (‘if in doubt, call it out’)

cyber info-graphic

A useful infographic  covering the core messages from the course is also free to download, print and share if you would wish to do so.

We are delighted to add this module to the Jangro LMS. As well as our new ‘Stay Safe Online’ module, there are also modules in Sharps Handling, COSHH, Manual Handling, Health & Safety Colour Coding and Infection Control, Washroom Hygiene, and much more.vailable free to all Jangro customers and their staff, the Jangro LMS has won many industry awards, including, first place in the Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards.

For more information visit www.jangrolms.net

Cyber Security

Ho-Ho-Hold up, there’s how long until Christmas?

That’s right, there are less than two months to go until the festive parties, dinners and events begin in earnest. It’s often the busiest time of the year for bars, restaurants, hotels and catering facilities, and as we creep into October we ask: is your business prepared for the celebrations that December brings?

If not, don’t panic. Jangro is here to help. We have two catalogues that will help you plan your festive celebrations quickly and easily.

Our Christmas Supplies Catalogue is brimming with fun and must-have festive favourites. Inside, you’ll find party hats, streamers, balloons, party poppers as well as matching tableware and crackers, napkins, and table covers in a range of coordinating colour schemes. This year, we are also supplying the Tom Smith Eco Range of Christmas Crackers. Donating £2.00 per case of its sales to The Trussell Trust, fully recyclable and from recycled board too, this is a great sustainable alternative to traditional crackers.

Take a look at Jangro’s Catering & Hospitality Supplies catalogue too. It offers all the essentials required for catering, leisure and hospitality businesses – from kitchen hygiene, utensils and equipment, tableware, and glassware to cleaning chemicals, washroom supplies and so much more. It also features many sustainable options, including a new food packaging range, which is made from recycled board and is recyclable, compostable and fully bio-degradable.

For clearing up after the thrills and spills, the catalogue also features Jangro’s innovative Enviro range of cleaning and sanitising products, which include smarter packaging single use soluble ‘sachets’, to avoid the use of traditional plastic bottles.

If your business is not ready for the festive party season yet, do not delay. Check out our two catalogues to ensure the Christmas season is as successful and stress-free as possible! For more information, advice, or to place your festive order, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955. Visit Jangro.net to view both catalogues online.

Top infection prevention tips (which are nothing to sneeze at)

Infection Prevention

Cough, cough, splutter, splutter… a-tishoo! Chances are that you, or somebody you know, has already suffered the first virus of the dreaded cold and flu season. At this time of year then, when germs are rife, a little extra attention must be paid to hand hygiene systems to break the chain of infection and prevent its spread.

This has multi-benefits for businesses, regardless of their industry. As well as protecting the health and safety of all users in a building, a clean and hygienic setting results in a healthier workforce, ergo fewer days are lost to absenteeism and greater productivity is achieved.

It can also enhance the image of a facility, increase customer recommendation, and prevent cross-contamination or potential outbreaks of food poisoning in catering facilities. Last, but by no means least, it hugely reduces the risk of possible account fines, compensation or litigation from any illness caused by poor hygiene.

Our top tips to encourage handwashing include:

  • Check that the facilities are in good working order and accessible for all users (e.g. washrooms, kitchens, classrooms)
  • Consider installing new dispensers – touch-free systems are becoming increasingly popular as they dispense the exact dosage of product each time without physically needing to touch them (thereby increasing their hygiene rating)
  • Ensure that the soap and sanitising products have gentle but effective formulations so as not to irritate skin. Check that they conform to key standards including EN 1499, EN1276 and EN13727
  • Display prominent posters. Eye-catching signage can be very effective as a prompt, reminding users how to wash their hands properly. Jangro offers a range of free, downloadable wall charts and posters, including a guide to hand washing, which can be used as part of hand hygiene campaigns
  • Offer a choice of drying facilities
  • Keep facilities well-stocked, and schedule regular inspections to prevent any dispensers running empty

Jangro Hand Washing Guide

 

A little planning goes a long way to improving the health and wellbeing of a building’s occupants during the germ season. Jangro is here to help. Check out a wide range of dispensing units, perfumed and unperfumed liquid soaps, foams, sanitising gels and wipes, and more in Jangro’s new Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies 2019/2020 Catalogue.

For more information or advice, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955 or visit Jangro.net.

Hand Washing