Top tips before re-opening your non-essential business

We are thrilled to see that lockdown measures are continuing to loosen, with the restrictions lifting for non-essential retail, personal care, and outside dining. However, reopening your business after a period of closure will require some extra checks to ensure you have taken all reasonably practicable measures to lower the risk of COVID transmission.

Putting in place infection control measures not only helps to minimise the threat, but also instils customer confidence, at a time when many are still nervous about contracting coronavirus. So to help businesses restart safely this April, here are our top tips to keep establishments clean and COVID secure.

  • Carry-out a full site risk assessment to determine if a thorough clean or a professional deep clean is required. Check out our new ‘Deep Cleaning’ Task Card which outlines best practice in highly visual, bite-sized guidance.
  • Make sure staff are fit for work. As well as being symptom-free, they should wear clean work clothes and don the appropriate PPE. You will find a wide selection including masks, gloves, and visors in our Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Catalogue.
  • Catering businesses should check that food preparation areas are clean and disinfected. This includes work surfaces, equipment, and utensils. The frequency of cleaning and disinfection should be increased too, paying particular attention to shared equipment and high touch areas. Consider switching your usual cleaning products to Jangro’s Antiviral disinfectant, which has been proven to kill coronavirus.
  • Check you have a plentiful supply of hand washing and sanitising products for both customers and staff to use.
  • Review social distancing measures and employ signage, such as floor markers, to indicate the necessary spacing between people.
  • Ensure any changes are communicated clearly to employees and provide appropriate training. Our award-winning training platform, the Jangro LMS, has a range of helpful modules and task cards, including Kitchen Hygiene, Colour Coding and Infection Control, and Deep Cleaning, to help ensure best practice is achieved.

Finally, make sure you are up to date with the latest government guidance for your sector.

 

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

 

Help for a professional spring clean

After a long, dark winter, spring has finally sprung! This is one of my favourite times of year – days start to draw out, flowers begin to bloom, the weather becomes warmer…

This year, more than any other I can remember, people just seem happier – and quite rightly too. The NHS is doing a brilliant job rolling out the vaccine and there is a collective feeling that we are nearing the end of the crisis. There is hope that we’ll soon be bidding goodbye to lockdown and the drastic measures that have been in place to prevent the spread of infection.

Springtime is also synonymous with cleaning. This April, with all children back to school, and also bars, cafes, and restaurants reopening (albeit al-fresco), is the perfect time for a deep clean.

We have two new resources that are perfect to help keep shared spaces, such as education and catering establishments, clean and Covid-secure.

Our new deep clean product guide for education contains useful information to ensure that nurseries, schools, and colleges are cleaned effectively. As well as identifying germ hot spots, such as handles and light switches, it recommends a selection of products to ensure premises are kept safe and hygienic. Products included range from those that prevent the spread of infection, for example, hand soaps and sanitisers, antiviral disinfectants and surface cleaners, disposable wipes, and floor care products through to the solutions (and protocols) required to clean after a known or suspected virus outbreak. There are also instructions on how to clean and disinfect a fogging machine.

We’ve also added a brand new ‘Deep Cleaning’ Task Card to our award-winning training platform, the Jangro Learning Management Solution (LMS). Task Cards are brief, highly visual documents, which contain step-by-step instructions for product usage and safety information, so staff can refer to them ‘on the go’. This particular Task Card outlines best practice for donning PPE, hand hygiene procedures, colour-coding and cleaning in non-healthcare settings, disinfecting high touchpoints, cleaning a potential virus outbreak, and waste disposal. It also includes enhanced guidance for chemical fogging.

Download the free ‘Deep Clean Product Guide for Education’ here and for more information about Task Cards and the Jangro LMS, visit www.jangrolms.net

Say hello to our new antiviral range

The vaccine is rolling out, but we must not become complacent. Coronavirus is still very much a threat and, as we learned last year, hygiene is one of the best lines of defence we have to protect ourselves.

But selecting the most effective products is becoming more and more difficult. Suddenly, there is a huge array of products, from which to choose. What’s more, many of them make unsubstantiated claims as to their efficacy, especially when it comes to coronavirus.

That’s why we have extended our Jangro Professional range with three new Antiviral products, which have been tested and passed the key standards, including EN14476, to prove their effectiveness. All three have been proven to kill 99.99% of harmful germs, including enveloped viruses such as coronavirus. So you can purchase them in confidence, knowing that they will do as they say ‘on the box’ and

destroy harmful germs that may be lurking – and ultimately, help you to keep your facility hygienically clean and safe.

The range comprises of:

  • Jangro Professional Antiviral Disinfectant – a powerful multi-purpose, bactericidal, ready-to-use cleaner and sanitiser, which is suitable for healthcare, catering, schools, and high-risk applications. It comes in two sizes, a 750ml trigger spray bottle and a 5-litre container, which can also be used in fogging machines.
  • Jangro Professional Antiviral Hand Wash – free from fragrance and dye, it is suitable for food hygiene and healthcare use. This also comes in two sizes: a 500ml pump bottle and a 5-litre container.
  • Jangro Professional Antiviral Fogger – this comes in two sizes. The 200ml aerosol can be used to quickly disinfect larger areas, such as offices, easily reaching corners and difficult areas. It is suitable for a range of environments, including healthcare, food preparation, retail, and leisure. The 100ml size is perfect for smaller areas, such as vehicles.

Jangro Professional Antiviral Disinfectant, Hand Wash, and Fogger are available to order now. For more information or advice, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955 or visit Jangro.net.

Changing Attitudes…

I think it’s fair to say, that 2020 caused the most disruption to our daily lives in peacetime. Whilst the pandemic is far from over, vaccines are being rolled out and we can begin the year full of hope; confident that the worst is behind us.

It’s impact won’t be forgotten, since COVID-19 has shifted consumer behaviour and expectations to such a degree, that they will last long into the future – certainly throughout 2021 at least. For example, end-users’ expectations of cleanliness and hygiene are higher than ever, consumers are practising hand hygiene much more frequently and thoroughly than before, and our industry is recognised for the important role it plays in society.

These are reasons to celebrate. After all, they lead to higher quality cleans and healthier spaces for us all to enjoy.

Due to this shift in attitudes and behaviour, I predict that this year, standards will become much tighter. It will therefore be critical to ensure that professional cleaning staff receive high quality and relevant training. This not only results in an excellent and hygienic cleaning service, but helps keep workers safe whilst they continue to work with COVID-19 in general circulation.

At a time when consumers are much more selective about where they spend their time and money – basing their decisions on hygiene levels – training can make all the difference.  A well-trained employee will achieve a high quality clean every time, enhancing a business’ image and making it a more attractive place to visit.

A structured, practical, and methodical approach to learning helps employers to retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage. Our award-winning e-learning platform, the Learning Management Solution (LMS), was accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which offers customers additional assurance that its training is relevant and of high quality.

Highly accessible, it is optimised for all devices, covering a wide range of topics, and offers a flexible and contact-less approach to training, particularly important today, with the social distancing measures that are in place.

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