We are delighted to announce that Jangro is now ISO 27001 compliant.
ISO 27001 is the international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation's information risk management processes.
For Jangro, achieving ISO 27001 accreditation means that we are successfully staying ahead of the evolving information security threats. We are preventing the risk of an information security incident and thus keeping Jangro, as a business, safe from digital attacks.
The team at Jangro have worked on securing our IT systems in several ways. For example, we have added security passwords onto documentation within the organisation, as well as putting in place an ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) scanning process for all attachments to incoming emails.
Digital technology is continuing to evolve at a rapid rate, thus creating an ever-growing threat to systems. This threat is causing the environment that businesses operate in to become complex and sometimes dangerous.
The 27001 standard enables us to protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of our information by providing the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving ISMS.
With our ISO 27001 accreditation, we are demonstrating good security practices and securing all national account business data.
“We are very proud to have achieved another ISO accreditation. It is important to us that our management systems are meeting international standards to ensure that they are safe, reliable and great quality.
With technology being a top priority in recent years, we strive to ensure that all of our digital management systems are safe and secure. So, this accreditation helps to demonstrate our safe security practices to all of our stakeholders.” says Jo Gilliard, CEO at Jangro.
We are thrilled to announce that Jangro is currently shortlisted for three awards!
Our LMS (learning management solution) has been shortlisted in the Tomorrow's Care 2020 Awards, whilst our innovative Enviro Water Soluble Sachets, which launched late last year, are a finalist in both the Tomorrow’s Cleaning 2020 Awards and Tomorrow’s FM 2020 Awards.
Please VOTE for us using the links below:
- Tomorrow’s Care Awards (choose ‘Jangro Learning Management Solution’)
- Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards (choose ‘Enviro soluble sachets – Jangro’)
- Tomorrow’s FM Awards (choose ‘Enviro water soluble sachets – Jangro’)
Voting closes on Friday 13th March so get voting!
Jangro's E-learning platform awarded CPD status
Jangro, the UK & Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors, has announced that its innovative training system, The Learning Management Solution has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service.
11 key modules have gained Continuous Professional Development certification. These are Carpet Care; COSHH Awareness; Colour Coding & Infection Control; Floor Care; Health & Safety; Housekeeping; Kitchen Hygiene; Manual Handling; Sharps Handling; Washroom Hygiene; and an Introduction to Cleaning.
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. Jangro's LMS is designed to give its clients the tools to get their teams fully trained quickly, so that they can offer the very best cleaning service possible.
“We are passionate about making high quality and ongoing training as accessible as possible - this not only helps to ensure best practice is consistently achieved, but also safeguards the health and safety of the cleaning workforce,” says Joanne Gilliard, CEO at Jangro.
“We are delighted that the LMS has been awarded CPD status. This accreditation offers customers additional assurance that the training we offer is relevant and of high quality. It allows operatives to continually stay up to date, keep safe whilst, ultimately, providing an excellent service.”
Available for free to all Jangro customers and their staff, this innovative, fully interactive and versatile e-learning platform is optimised for all devices. A key benefit 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. In addition, users may sign in with their social media log-ins, enabling even quicker and easier access to best practice and advice.
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The UK’s leading cleaning and janitorial suppliers gathered together on 25th June 2019 to celebrate the best in the industry at the annual Jangro Supplier Awards. The 2019 winners were revealed at a glittering ceremony, which took place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Coventry.
The awards programme has been running for many years, and began with a single award for Supplier of the Year. Today, there are five categories which recognise excellence in environmental and sustainable initiatives, product quality, sales support, and service support.
The winners this year were:
▲ Best Enviro & Sustainable Initiative 2018: Colpac Packaging
▲ Best Product Quality 2018: Evans Vanodine
▲ Best Sales Support 2018: Metsa Group
▲ Best Service 2018: Robert Scott
▲ Supplier of the Year 2018: Metsa Group
Joanne Gilliard, CEO at Jangro, comments, “The awards are open to all Jangro approved suppliers – which in itself is not an easy status to achieve.
“These awards not only recognise our suppliers’ excellence, but also help ensure that our goals are aligned. We are proud that this has become a key event in the industry’s calendar, and commend all the fabulous work that has taken place over the past year. Congratulations to all this year’s winners!”
Jangro, which stands for ‘Janitorial Group’, will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Founded in 1980 by Brian Squires, who is now its Honorary Life President, Jangro has become a dynamic force in the cleaning supply industry. Led by CEO Joanne Gilliard, today it is the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland. It has 46 strategically located distributors that provide national coverage with a local, fast and reliable delivery service.
Its superior buying power means it can supply excellent products at consistent, competitive prices. All the cleaning products on offer have been tested and have passed rigorous selection processes prior to receiving the official Jangro stamp of approval.
Each Jangro customer, and its staff, has free access to Jangro’s fully interactive and versatile e-learning platform. The Jangro LMS (Learning Management Solution) has grown phenomenally since it launched; and has won numerous prestigious industry awards.
Innovation is high on the agenda at Jangro, from its popular Enviro range, developed with the environment in mind, to cutting-edge technology. Earlier this year, Jangro introduced its first Virtual Room platform; whilst the launch of its Digital Wall Chart Creator clinched The Cleaning Show’s Management Systems Innovation Award.
Tomorrows Cleaning Awards 2019 has returned for its eight year, we came very close last year with our Jangronauts Hand Washing Heroes (designed with children in mind) and this year the Jangro LMS has been shortlisted amongst many huge names in the industry which we are proud to be a part of. This comes in light of the additional Task Cards, added courses and a quick and easy login using social media.
Please VOTE for the Jangro LMS here: http://bit.ly/TomorrowsCleaningAwards2019
CSSA (Cleaning & Support Services Association) Training Award 2019 – We are delighted that the Award Champion the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) shortlisted the Jangro LMS for the training that the LMS has provided within the UK cleaning sector during the past 12 months. We have been shortlisted with four other companies and the winner will be announced on March 20th at a ceremony held at London ExCeL. For more information on how to get an invite, please contact the CSSA. More information here: https://cssa-uk.co.uk/our-finalists-for-the-cssa-training-award/
99.7% SUCCESS IN CHSA ACCREDITED DISTRIBUTOR AUDIT
We are delighted to announce we have scored 99.7% in the latest UK Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) independent audit.
As one of the first distributors to be accredited by the CHSA Accredited Distributors Scheme, we are committed to raising the bar for quality and reliability in the industry. Purchasing from an Accredited CHSA member, like ourselves, guarantees transparency, and the assurance that every customer gets the exact quantity and quality of Soft Tissue, Cotton Mops or Plastic Refuse Sacks that they pay for.
Our distributor sites were randomly audited to check what percentage of products stocked, from their accredited schemes for Refuse Sacks, Soft Tissue and Cotton Mops, comply with their standards. In each category, the percentage of products offered by Jangro was close to 100% - and in fact, received the highest percentage when compared to the overall result of all CHSA Accredited Distributors. The report shows the following scores were achieved
- Soft Tissue: 99.7% (98.6% overall)
- Cotton Mops : 100% (99.9% overall)
- Plastic Refuse Sacks: 99.4% (92% overall)
Joanne Gilliard, CEO of Jangro, comments, ‘We are thrilled with the results from the latest CHSA independent audit. This is an important process that offers Jangro customers confidence that our high standards are being consistently maintained, and which clearly demonstrates the benefits of partnering with a CHSA accredited distributor.’
First of all, a big thank you to everyone who played our Christmas game. Over 500 score entries were entered into the prize draw – well done for those who reached over the 500m target. It’s now time to announce the winners. The prize for 1st and 2nd places on the scoreboard is a Jangro Goody Bag which is on the way to Mr Ian Fletcher who scored a whopping 7372 to clinch 1st place, followed by Alan Dennis scoring 7365 at 2nd place. Well done to you both.
The overall winner for the £100 Love2Shop Voucher is…. Laura Holmes – Well done Laura!
Keep checking back to our page for more competitions, news, reviews and more - https://www.facebook.com/JangroLtd/
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Catering & Hospitality Catalogue. It features many additions including more sustainable options than ever before, helping its customers to make environmentally friendly choices, at affordable prices.
To cater for this current high demand for eco-conscious products and wrapping, Jangro has introduced a brand-new sustainable food packaging range. Perfect for takeaway foods, these containers are made from recycled board and are recyclable, compostable and fully bio-degradable. The catalogue also features Jangro’s innovative Enviro range of cleaning and sanitising products, which include smarter packaging single use ‘sachets’, to avoid the use of traditional plastic bottles.
Other additions include a new FDA/EU approved hygiene brushware range; and allergen labels and kitchen equipment, including purple chopping boards. As well as offering commercial equipment, Jangro has also designed a smaller budget range to suit rental accommodation, such as student housing. This collection includes products such as kettles, toasters, microwaves and irons. There is also a commercial range of steam cleaners for deep cleans available.
Jo Gilliard, CEO of Jangro comments “We are thrilled to launch our new Catering Catalogue – not only is it packed with everything a catering business needs, it also offers many products designed with the environment in mind. We are committed to helping our customers make more sustainable choices wherever possible. This means that we need to offer high quality, effective, and eco-friendly products, which are affordable.
“Our network’s increased buying power means we can offer excellent products at consistent, competitive prices, and since our independent members are strategically located around the UK and Ireland, we also offer national coverage combined with local, fast and reliable delivery service.”
The catalogue features all the essentials required for catering, leisure and hospitality businesses – including kitchen hygiene, utensils and equipment, cleaning chemicals, tableware and glassware, washroom supplies, work wear, janitorial and waste management.
For more information, or to order a free copy visit Jangro.net or call 01204 795 955.
October typically marks the beginning of the dreaded cold and flu season. Jangro CEO, Joanne Gilliard, discusses how cleaning and hygiene can limit the spread of seasonal viruses, and boost health and wellbeing this winter.
Each year, at around this time, we are warned of the dangers of influenza (‘flu’). Reports state that almost three times as many people died of the flu last year, compared to 2016, and that GPs also saw a major rise in patients suffering from flu-like symptoms. Not only is it an unpleasant experience for the patient, but there is also an impact on businesses too, when you consider the number of days lost due to illness, and its knock-on effect on productivity. One study estimated that, when looking specifically at the flu season, influenza cost the UK economy £1.35bn annually in lost working days.
When it comes to infection and viruses, the old adage “prevention is better than cure” has never been truer. Bacteria can travel so easily; studies have shown that contaminated hands can sequentially transfer some viruses to up to seven surfaces, and fourteen people can be contaminated by touching the same object one after the other . It has also been proven that pathogens can live on surfaces for days, weeks and even months! It is clear to see how one person’s illness can spread so quickly and widely!
However, the cleaning industry can play a key role in preventing the spread of these germs. By putting some simple infection control procedures in place, we can help break the chain of infection and prevent the spread of germs, boosting health, wellbeing and productivity.
Clean hands prevent cross contamination
Good hand hygiene is the primary, most important method of preventing cross contamination and the spread of bacteria. This simple act can prevent contamination in catering workplaces, protect visitors and patients from infection at healthcare facilities, and even help fight the increase of antibiotic resistance. Facilities should look for hygiene products which confirm to key standards including EN 1499, EN1276 and EN13727, and which can tackle pathogens effectively.
Having a range of options available can also increase the likelihood that a person will wash or sanitise their hands more regularly, and more effectively. Touch-free dispensers are becoming increasingly popular as they intuitively sense the hands and dispense the right amount of product. The fact that they are also touch-free enhances their hygiene rating. We also believe that it is important that children learn the importance of hand hygiene from a young age, and having a specially developed range of hand washing dispensers, such as the Jangronauts range, can help this be achieved in a fun, interactive and educational way.
Breaking the chain of cross-contamination
Cleaning operatives are key to breaking the chain of infection, by ensuring the cleanliness and hygiene of surfaces. By hygienically cleaning common surfaces, pathogens can be destroyed at the source, and prevented from transferring to, and infecting susceptible people. It is crucial, however, that the risk of cross-contamination is eliminated by adopting a colour-coding system. This will ensure that certain cleaning tools and equipment are only used for specific areas or tasks, and will stop, for example a mop that has been used in a toilet, also being used in a food preparation area. Although there is no legislative requirement to operate a colour-coded cleaning regime, ideally all equipment within the different areas will be suitably colour coded.
Training for a healthier environment
All cleaning companies must ensure that their operatives know which products to use, and when and how to use them – Jangro offers a specific training module for this, as part of our award-winning e-learning platform, the Learning Management Solution (LMS). Offered free to all of our customers, the LMS offers versatile training, and can be accessed ‘on the go’ from smart devices as well as from PCs or laptops.
Once the concept of colour coding and how it effectively contributes to the prevention of infection is fully understood by cleaning operatives, you will be well on the way to ensuring a safer, healthier and more productive working environment.
Take the Infection Control and Colour Coding course by visiting our Jangro LMS website: www.jangrolms.net
As seen in October’s Tomorrows Cleaning.
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A big well done to Amy Joanne Thomas (main winner) Megan Elizabeth Thomas and Krystal King - Amy Joanne Thomas was selected at random to win the Catering Competition. You and two friends have won the food service kits worth £450. Each kit consists of; 3x 34cm High Heat Spatulas, 2x 30cm Tongs, 2x 7.6L Square Containers (23.14 x 22.34 x 22.20cm), 2x 7.6L Square Container Lids and 3x Chopping Boards (38cm x 50cm). I am sure you will make full use of these in your kitchens.
We will look forward to seeing your winning images when they come through. We would like to thank you all for entering the competition but unfortunately there can only be one winner. Please keep checking back to our Facebook and Twitter pages for further competitions coming soon.
Due to the rise in demand for environmentally conscious products and packaging, Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial distributors, is now offering its national account customers the latest sustainability innovations as a core benefit.
All products from Jangro have been comprehensively assessed with a low overall environmental impact in mind, from the raw materials used, to logistics, packaging and recycling. There is also a dedicated range designed to reduce users’ carbon footprints. The Jangro Enviro Concentrates collection are high concentration and low dosage products, which minimise the amount of product wasted, and significantly reduce amount of plastic packaging sent to landfill.
Due to their superior buying power – there are currently 45 members in the network – Jangro is able to offer these sustainable, high quality cleaning products at consistent, competitive prices. Jangro can also help reduce customers’ overall spend, by rationalising products required and building a smaller, and more cost-effective range for sites.
Jo Gilliard, CEO of Jangro, comments, “Sustainability is an important issue for our industry, especially with the recent crackdown on plastic packaging. Supporting our customers to make sustainable choices remains high on our agenda, and so we are always innovating to offer high quality, more environmentally conscious products and packaging, without undue price increases.”
Other key benefits of being a Jangro national account holder include:
- A unique health and safety compliance solution called site manager, containing Safety Data Sheets, COSHH risk assessments and process risk assessment documents.
- A high quality of service at all times. Jangro offers one point of contact, for ordering, invoicing, or any enquiries so there’s never any confusion about who to speak to.
- A state-of-the-art e-commerce ordering system that can integrate with big name ERP systems such as Sage, SAP and Merlin.
- A budget management system, to keep track of funds and spending power
- Access to Jangro’s award-winning e-training platform, Learning Management Solution (LMS)
- National coverage combined with a local, fast and reliable delivery service, thanks to the strategic locations of Jangro independent members across the country.
To qualify for a Jangro National Account, customers must have multi-sites across the UK and Ireland. For more information, or to apply, visit https://www.jangro.net/national-distribution, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01204 795 955.
A recent analysis of Jangro’s Learning Management Solution (LMS) shows a sharp rise in courses completed, including its NEW Manual Handling module and the introduction of three new Task Cards
A recent analysis of Jangro’s award-winning online training programme, the Jangro Learning Management Solution (Jangro LMS), has demonstrated that commercial cleaning companies are realising the benefits of training their workforce.
Jangro’s fully interactive e-learning platform has grown phenomenally since it launched; and is offered free to all its customers and their staff. Data highlights that over the last year, there has been a huge spike in completed courses (an increase of 175%), and if you take into account courses that are close to completion, the figure is over 300%.
This is not just a UK trend either – the analysis highlights a growing awareness internationally, with a 10% rise in overseas training, from countries including Ireland, France, USA and Australia. The most popular courses completed were COSHH training (25%), and, in second place with 12.7%, was Jangro’s new course on Manual Handling.
Joanne Gilliard, CEO of Jangro, comments, “The analysis of our LMS makes for fascinating reading, and is a microcosm of our industry. It has highlighted that companies really are taking a key interest in the health, safety and well-being of their employees. It also shows that operatives themselves are eager to learn, and with the rise of smartphones and tablets, online training has never been more accessible to them”.
The Jangro LMS offers courses with varying lengths that allow users to train remotely at times that suit them, and to dip in and out of sessions as required, and is optimised for all devices. Jangro also offers a versatile system to ‘train on the go’ with their Task Cards – brief, highly visual documents containing step-by-step instructions for product usage and safety information. Operatives may now also sign in with their social media log-ins, making it even quicker and easier for them to access best practice and advice.
Another three of these bite-sized guides have recently been introduced, bringing the total number of Task Cards to six:
- NEW Guide to Cleaning Wash Basins & Taps
- NEW Guide to cleaning stainless steel
- NEW Guide to cleaning glass and mirrors
- Guide to cleaning a toilet
- Guide to cleaning and organising cupboards
- Guide to mopping a floor
The Jangro Learning Management Solution is designed to give their customers the tools to get their teams fully trained quickly, so that they can offer the very best cleaning service possible. For more information or advice, please visit http://jangrolms.net/