No one should have to work in a pigsty and as you would expect, hiring a commercial cleaning company goes a long way in providing a clean and hygienic workplace. A team effort however is required to leave your office free of clutter and tidy till the next time your cleaners visit. The benefits can be enormous, not the least of which is increased productivity. Use the following helpful tips to set you on the right path.
Encourage staff to keep their desks tidy. One way to do this is by avoiding a buildup of paperwork on the desk. Paperwork should be organised daily. When this is done at the end of the day it not only has the effect of allowing cleaners to clean desks more thoroughly but also provides a clean slate for your staff to begin the next business day.
‘A place for everything and everything in its place.’ Never a truer word said. Everything in the office should have a place to be stored and should be tidily returned there when not in use. This will inevitably lead to a reduction of clutter around the office.
In the interests of reducing dust and bacteria, provide staff with microfiber cloths and disinfectant wipes. Encourage them to keep their desks, phones, computer screens and keyboards clean. Make use of coasters for coffee cups and clean up any spillages.
Finally, disposing of drinks and food stuffs in the office bin leads to bad odours throughout the office. Use the appropriate rubbish bins for disposal.
Have your staff follow each of the above commercial cleaning tips to help ensure that your workplace is kept neat and tidy in between visits from your regular cleaners. It will also assist in providing an organised workplace where your employees can deliver the best quality of work.
Chances are if you’re looking at this site then either your current cleaners have let you down once too often or you are taking the leap from having your own staff clean your premises to delegating that task to a professional cleaning service.
With this in mind here a few reasons you should consider Hillson Cleaning as your cleaning service provider:
We believe in plain speaking, by that I mean no bull. It’s our job to not only clean your premises but keep it spotless… no excuses. It’s our endeavour to surpass all your expectations.
We understand that trust and reliability are essential ingredients in building a strong working relationship with our clients. At Hillson we will go to great lengths to earn that trust.
We have over 10 years’ experience in managing the cleaning needs of clients from a wide range of industries, from commercial office cleaning, to retail and hospitality cleaning. We’ve seen it all and we’ve got it covered, confident in the knowledge that we will satisfy our customers’ needs.
Phone Kev on 0438-401-459 for a friendly chat, where you can discuss your needs and organise a no obligation quote.
Don’t underestimate the importance of your business having a quality cleaning service. Give us a call today.
Our cleaners are continually confronted with varying degrees of biohazards and play a major role in infection control in the commercial properties we clean. This applies not just to our customers in the medical industry but also includes our customers in the hospitality industry and through to our commercial office customers.
The level of bugs and germs we encounter relies heavily on the particular cleaning task we are performing. Coughs, sneezing or the neglect of washing hands thoroughly can cause the spread of viruses and bacteria throughout the workplace. When cleaning medical facilities or washrooms in any establishment, our staff are frequently exposed to and trained to manage Biological Hazards in the form of body fluids such as blood, vomit, urine or faeces and discarded needles.
It is our practice to pay special attention to areas that people touch which spread those dastardly bugs and germs throughout the workplace. Such as cleaning in the toilet – the flushers; toilet seats, handles, taps, light switches. It’s by focusing on the detail that our cleaners can maintain a clean and healthy working environment for our customers.
Our cleaning staff, armed with protective gloves for their own personal protection, are supplied with the appropriate cleaning equipment (colour coded to minimise cross contamination), disinfectants (Safety Data Sheets are provided) and training to control and eliminate the spread of viruses and bacteria.
Finally, in the interests of personal protection and hygiene, we recommend to our customers that they encourage their staff to practice good hygiene by washing hands thoroughly, ideally with a sanitising gel.
Every businessman aspires to have their business run smoothly, managed professionally and achieve success. To have all aspects of the business work in unison to deliver a product; a vision; a service that equates to excellence.
Of course none of this is possible without the proper expertise and know how. Relying on each others skills to bring about the best results.
Believe it or not, providing a clean working environment will benefit your business in reaching its goals. Providing your staff with a pleasant place to work will improve company morale, productivity and excellence. It will also heighten your image in the eyes of your valued clients.
So when it comes to providing this important function within your business let us impart on you one very important tip - Leave the business of cleaning your workplace to the people who make cleaning their business.
‘Tis the season to be jolly’… Yes, it’s that time of year again. Santa’s Ho-Hoing, whilst children count down the days in anticipation for that special day of the year. Christmas Day.
Christmas in the cleaning industry is our busiest time of year. As we specialise in the hospitality industry our cleaners have to step up a gear.
Of course for everyone the lead up to Christmas can seem like there just isn’t enough hours in a day. There’s the obligatory christmas shopping. Trying to find those perfect presents for family and friends in the overcrowded shopping centres, with the overcrowded car parks.
There’s the office luncheons and parties where we tend to overindulge ourselves in food and drink to excess. This tends to be repeated on Christmas Day among family and friends.
Otherwise known as the ‘silly season’ this time of year everything seems chaotic, so I thought a few helpful tips maybe warranted.
Make a list of all the gifts you wish to buy before you go shopping
Try and get your Christmas shopping done early, don’t leave it till the last minute
If planning a Christmas luncheon at a restaurant then make sure to book early
Enjoy yourself at the office party but try not to be the one wearing the lampshade on the head or crying in the washroom
Don’t drink to excess and don’t pig out, know your limits
If preparing Christmas lunch/dinner at home don’t do everything yourself – delegate tasks to other family members
From everyone at Hillson Cleaning have a Merry Christmas.
Business can be hectic at the best of times. Everyone in your business has a role to play in making things tick along like clock work. In business you need to satisfy your customers, provide harmony and safety in the workplace, and a multitude of other tasks, the least of which is ensuring you make a profit.
A large part of customer satisfaction and loyalty as well as employee harmony & safety can be put down to providing a clean environment. This however is not something that happens with a snap of the fingers.
You have the option of having your employees being burdened with the role of cleaning your business on top of all their other functions. In a small business where there is plenty of down time this is a common option.
Another option is to delegate that role to a commercially trained cleaner, one that guarantees results. This option allows you and your employees to concentrate on the core of your business, doing what you do best.
When looking for a commercial cleaner to service your business I recommend using a cleaning service provider you can trust. That means one with a solid history in the cleaning business who has the experience and necessary know how to provide you with a service that maintains your workplace with a minimum of fuss. This means providing you with suitably trained cleaners, covered by the necessary insurances and have undergone appropriate background checks.
So remember, don’t burden your staff with cleaning your premises and don’t settle for second rate cleaning, delegate that responsibility to the cleaning professionals. Also, when seeking out professional cleaners, ensure they have the experience, workplace practices and backup to ensure your business is cleaned to your satisfaction.
WhIle the worlds focus is currently directed firmly on London 2012, perhaps it’s time for us at Hillson to reflect on some of the ideals of our great athletes and how those ideals may in turn relate to our own business and future success.
An athlete expels blood, sweat and tears in order to reach their ultimate goal of a berth at an Olympic Games. They will toil for hours on end, year after year, determined to succeed; hone their natural abilities; maintain focus and direction; sought out guidance; surround themselves with experience; implement regimented schedules; take advantage of new technologies; compete against rivals to improve competitiveness; and visualise success to achieve the result they yearn for.
The objective of the athletes gruelling training and preparation is designed to get the edge on their competition. To prepare for that moment in time when all they have worked on over the years will come together to enable the athlete to perform at their optimum.
It takes 20 years to become an overnight success.
Being successful in business will require many of the same attributes. Possessing that determination to succeed; attaining and enhancing our skills; guiding staff and passing on ones own experience; implement staff routines that will achieve results; search for and introduce technologies that will smooth-line business procedures or attract customers; learn our rivals strengths and weaknesses; and visualise our future success.
Let’s endeavour to do our best and become the Office Cleaning Gold Medal favourites.