Five New Year’s resolutions for a clean and hygienic leisure facility

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At this time each year, Google searches for gyms spike and membership purchases soar. With the increased footfall that this brings, gym, fitness and leisure facilities cannot afford to be complacent about cleaning. After all, the hygiene and cleanliness of your facility not only protects the health and safety of your members and visitors, but can also impact on its success. In this industry, a customer’s positive impression is essential to enhance the reputation of your brand and business, influencing their decision to return and recommend.

Here are our top five resolutions you’ll want to keep this year, to help keep your leisure facility clean, hygienic and safe:

1. Keep equipment clean:

Studies have found that the surfaces of treadmills, weight machines and other typical gym equipment are teeming with bacteria and other infectious germs.[1] Give customers the opportunity to wipe the equipment before and after their workout with Jangro sanitising wipes.

2. Make it easy for customers and staff to practise hand hygiene:

Reduce the risk of germs spreading within your facility by offering hand sanitising solutions. We supply a choice of dispensers, including popular touch-free models, which are even more hygienic due to the fact that no sweaty hands need to touch them to dispense the product

3. Make sure floors are well-maintained:

Floors in leisure facilities are exposed to high traffic so must be well-maintained. Ensure the correct pad is chosen for the floor type and the required job by checking against Jangro’s Floor Pad Guide, which includes a handy colour coding system for easy identification.

4. Don’t forget about the showers and changing rooms:

As well as ensuring fitness zones are clean and tidy, showers and changing rooms must not be forgotten. Our digital wall chart creator has a tool especially for this area. It allows customers to create their own bespoke charts with the products of their choice, and then streamlines all of the health and safety documentation, product user guides, and training modules – so the customer has everything they need in one place.

5. Invest in staff training for best practice:

Best practice can be accomplished easily with proper training. All Jangro customers and their staff have access to our award-winning online training programme, the Learning Management System  (LMS). It is highly flexible, free to use and has even been accredited by the CPD service, assuring you of its quality and relevance.

Following the above five resolutions will not only result in a sparkling and hygienically clean gym, but will also demonstrate your commitment to the health and wellbeing of your clientele.

For more information, call our friendly advisors on 01204 795 955 or visit www.jangro.net

[1] https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/your-gym-is-teeming-with-invisible-members-germs-heres-how-to-avoid-them/2019/07/26/404bf414-9f4f-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html

Ringing in 2020!

Christmas is over for another year, but here at Jangro we are excited to be entering 2020! Not only a new year, but a new decade to welcome – and with it, lots more innovation, excellence and celebrations. Although we can’t give too much away, here’s a teaser of what’s in store this year…

Jubilations!

2020 is going to be a big year for us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary! Jangro (which, in case you didn’t already know, stands for ‘Janitorial Group’) was founded in 1980 by Bryan Squires, who is now our Honorary Life President. Watch this space for news of our celebrations throughout the year.

A Manchester date

We are excited to announce that once again, we will be exhibiting at The Manchester Cleaning Show. Taking place on 25th and 26th March 2020, we can’t wait to welcome visitors to our brand new showstopper stand – stay tuned to our blog for more details soon. It’s always a pleasure to meet people in the industry and the show is a fabulous place to network, do business and talk all things Jangro. If you are planning to attend this year, do stop by our stand to say hello!

New innovation and launches

We are continually innovating and updating what we offer through our group, so watch out for more launches and news throughout the year. First up is an exciting addition to our digital wall charts – once all the finishing touches are in place, you’ll be the first to hear about it!

We are also looking forward to presenting our Virtual Reality platform at the CSSA Innovation showcase on 19th March. And look out for new courses and updates to our award-winning training platform, the Jangro LMS too. In case you missed it during the December madness, the LMS now has CPD accreditation, meaning that Jangro customers can now be even more sure that the training we offer is relevant, up to date, and of high quality.

Online training CPD accredited

A hat trick of awards!

Yes, we are thrilled that Jangro is currently shortlisted for three awards! Our LMS has been shortlisted in the Tomorrow’s Care 2020 awards, whilst our innovative Enviro Water Soluble Sachets, which launched last year, are a finalist in both the Tomorrow’s Cleaning and Tomorrow’s FM awards. Please share your support; click on the links below if you’d like to vote for us:

Fingers crossed!

Wishing all of our customers and suppliers a successful and prosperous year. Remember, all of our subscribers hear everything first – you can sign up here.

 

Happy Christmas Everyone!

As 2019 draws to a close, we bid goodbye to another year, and another decade. And what a difference ten years make! The cleaning and FM industry look very different now as technology has firmly made its mark in the business and sustainability has risen to the top of the sector’s agenda.

These two trends have played a big part in Jangro’s success in 2019, and look set to continue into 2020. But before we dive into the New Year, let’s take a look back and reflect on some of our highlights over the past 12 months.

 

Cleaning up at The Cleaning Show

We were thrilled to unveil the ‘Jangro Garden’ at The Cleaning Show earlier this year. Our show-stopper stand certainly made a big impression, following the retirement of the iconic Jangro double-decker bus from previous years. The ‘Jangro Garden’ featured lush green hedges, foliage and flowers, and made an ideal setting to network and do business.

It was also the perfect platform to launch our state of the art technological solutions, including our first ever Virtual Reality platform and brand new Digital Wall Chart Creator (for which we clinched The Cleaning Show’s Management Systems Innovation Award). Whilst we were there, Jangro’s Learning Management Solution (Jangro LMS) also scooped first place in the Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards!

 

Super advances in sustainability

Sustainability is always high on our agenda and helping our customers to make more eco-conscious choices, at competitive prices, is something we take seriously. So we were incredibly proud to introduce 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’, to avoid the use of traditional plastic bottles.

This year also saw the launch of ‘Think Sustainable. For a better future’, our first ever sustainable cleaning brochure. As well as our unique Enviro range, it features a large selection of environmentally friendly catering disposables such as recyclable and compostable take-away containers and paper straws, and a range of state of the art recycling bins.

 

Raising standards

We continually strive for excellence and are passionate about helping our customers – and indeed the whole industry – to achieve this. That’s why we were extremely proud to sponsor the Rising Star category at the 2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards in October. It was a fabulous and inspiring evening, which shone a light on the outstanding work being achieved in the industry.

Regular readers of the blog will also know that we provide all of our customers, and their staff, free access to our award-winning and versatile e-training platform, the LMS (Learning Management Solution). We were over the moon last month, when we received the stamp of approval from the CPD Certification Service. This accreditation offers customers additional assurance that the training we offer is relevant and of high quality.

Online training CPD accredited

 

And so, that’s a wrap! The only thing left to say on behalf of everyone here at Jangro, is Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. See you in 2020!

Raising the standards of LMS

Online training CPD accredited

Have you heard our exciting news?

We are thrilled to announce that our innovative e-training platform, the LMS (Learning Management Solution), has been awarded CPD status. CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is an established, national accreditation operating across industry sectors helping to develop staff with the skills and knowledge required within their organisations.

Our customers and regular readers of the blog will know that, here at Jangro, we are passionate about making high quality and ongoing training as accessible as possible. After all, well-skilled staff not only achieve a high quality clean every time, but also ensure the health and safety of all the workforce and indeed, all the occupants of a building.

The LMS is designed to give clients the tools to get their teams fully trained quickly, so that they can offer the very best cleaning service possible. We are so proud that it has been recognised by the CPD Certification Service. This accreditation offers additional assurance that our training modules are relevant and of high quality and integrity, enabling operatives to stay up to date.

12 modules have gained CPD certification. These include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LMS is available for free to all of our customers and their staff, and is optimised for all devices. Users may even sign in with their social media log-ins, enabling even quicker and easier access to best practice and advice. One of the many benefits of the LMS is that course lengths vary, with users able to train remotely at times that suit them. This allows them to dip in and out of sessions as required, making learning highly flexible and accessible.

For more information about Jangro LMS, please visit Jangrolms.net or call 01204 795 955. For more information about the CPD service, click here.