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For the safety of both Clients and Cleaners, we have introduced the following rules due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cleaners must not clean if anyone in their household has symptoms (however mild), shielding, self-isolating or is under quarantine.
  • Clients must not allow cleaning and inform Cleaner and us if anyone in their household has symptoms (however mild), shielding, self-isolating or is under quarantine.
  • Clients must stay in a different room to the cleaner. Social distancing of at least 1 to 2 metres must be maintained at all times.

All cleaners must follow our detailed cleaning and safety guidelines for COVID-19

These are based on the latest guidelines from Public Health England/Scotland and the NHS. More on Government guidelines for Covid-19 domestic cleaning can be found here

  • Upon entering the premises, DC staff should avoid physical greetings. Once inside, DC cleaners should avoid physical greetings with tenants and try to stay more than 2m or 1m away from anybody else in the property.
  • Thoroughly wash their hands before, during and after their cleans with warm soapy water
  • Surfaces should be cleaned using effective regular products and then where possible, disinfected using a product that is certified to kill 99.9% of germs, such as Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleaner Spray or Protect Sanitiser
  • Special attention should be paid to “high touched" areas such as; door and cupboard handles, light switches, TV remotes, tables, countertops etc
  • Warm water (not hot or cold) should be used when cleaning surfaces and mopping floors, to maximise the effectiveness of cleaning products
  • Use disposable or machine washable gloves. Most cleaners are happy to wear disposable masks or gloves during a clean, but the client may need to source and supply, unless agreed otherwise.
  • DC cleaners should open windows where possible for ventilation.
  • Wash cleaning cloths and mop covers at a high temperature (60°C or above) after every use by client.
  • DC cleaners should avoid shaking dirty laundry and soft furnishings such as bath mats and rugs.
  • Payment of exact monies should be left in an envelope by the table or where cleaner and client agreed.

In addition to our robust Health and Safety policy DC has a further measures to deal with our COVID-19 outbreak: Decent Cleaning has introduce additional control measures to prevent or limit exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in addition to our Health and Safety Policy for hazardous substances (COSHH) and Risk Assessment (RA) of how to clean Commercial Premises and an End of Tenancy Cleaning: These guidelines apply where there is no suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the visited premises.

  • DC Cleaners should gather their usual cleaning supplies, plus a disinfectant product and (PPE) disposable gloves, face masks and apron as optional. DC Cleaners will be required to use provided Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser that contains 70% alcohol, disposable latex gloves, disposable facemasks, and optionally a disposable apron.
  • Upon entering the premises, DC staff should avoid physical greetings. Once inside, DC cleaners should avoid physical greetings with tenants and try to stay more than 2m or 1m away from anybody else in the property. All our cleaners will be required to work separates and work alone in each room/area, except in large area where the 2 metre or 1 metre social distancing rule must be maintained.
  • Cleaners will be required to clean their hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with provided an alcohol-based hand sanitiser at commercial premises (Jangro Alcohol Gel Hand Rub) that contains 70% alcohol and put on disposable gloves and optionally an apron.
  • Before cleaning, DC cleaners should open any windows that they can for ventilation, and turn on extractor fans. Windows must be closed after cleaning.
  • In addition to our regular Commercial and End of Tenancy cleaning list, Cleaners when cleaning should pay extra attention to ‘high-touch’ surfaces that are contacted frequently in daily life, including: Door handles, Light switched and Sockets, Desks, Wardrobe handles, Cupboards, Bathroom surfaces.
  • To clean hard floors, cleaners should fill a bucket with warm water and use suitable product for floor’s surface. For commercial premises mop heads used will be disposed of and should be put into waste bags.
  • Machine-washable equipment including microfiber cloths will be cleaned at a high temperature at 60C or above. Our cloths will be washed at the highest recommended temperature.
  • Any of DC cleaners with even a mild cough or low-grade fever (37.3 C or more) needs to stay at home.
  • Any cleaners who develops flu-like symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath, fever) should go home immediately and contact the NHS online or call 111 for advice. If there is any reason to suspect that they may have been in contact with COVID-19.
  • Any of our cleaners who fall within the vulnerable group identified by NHS are strongly advised to follow the Government's social distancing policy.

As per our online T & C under 'Clients Terms’, clause 8 it clearly stated that if client or any of household member is sick client should inform us immediately prior to our cleaners next visit.

For more guidance about COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare follow this link Covid-19

Monday, 03 March 2014 10:58

Advantages of keeping your office clean

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An office is a place where the business of an organization is conducted. Employees spend around one-third time of their day in the office. Many customers, suppliers and other people associated with the business visit the office regularly.

It is very important to keep the office premises clean. There are many advantages of keeping your office clean. In a clean office, employees fall sick less often. An unclean office breeds diseases.

Too much dust in the office may cause allergies. Employees with itchy eyes, runny nose and sore throat will definitely not enjoy working. They cannot be innovative. Their creativity will die. A sneezing employee cannot focus in the work. Lack of focus is one of the main reasons for lack of productivity. According to a study conducted recently, there are more germs in an average office than in a bathroom. Around two-thirds of the employees eat lunch at their desk. There are chances of food spilling on the floor or on the desk. This is an excellent breeding ground for germs.

Employees cannot work efficiently in an unclean office infested with germs. They may suffer from various illnesses due to unfavorable environment. This results in them taking time off work to recuperate. This will definitely have a huge negative impact on your productivity. By keeping your office clean, you are ensuring good health of your employees. A healthy employee is more productive and innovative than an unhealthy one.

Your customers and business associates keep visiting your office premises. They will definitely not be comfortable in an unclean and ill-maintained office. They will think that you are inefficient and disorganized. Unclean office can ruin your business reputation. It can affect your profits negatively. As an employer, you are legally bound to keep your office premises clean. You need to ensure that all specifications in the Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act are met.

Is your office clean? You are the best judge to decide. All you need to do is to take a look around. If it is not up to your expectations, you need to act. Fortunately you need not get on your knees and scrub the office. You can hire the services of Office cleaners Cambridge. They are among the top commercial cleaners Cambridge.

This reputed business has immense experience in this field. Their End of tenancy cleaning Cambridge service is of top quality. Many businesses are benefiting from their professional approach and client focus.

“Decent Cleaning” has built its reputation by keeping customer’s needs as its top priority. The business believes in providing customized solutions to its clients. It does not believe in casual “one size fits all” approach. It believes that each business is unique.

People at Decent Cleaning are trained professionals. They believe that a clean office is a successful office. Our goal is to keep you office clean. They strive to create customer delight. We listen to our clients and acquire through understanding of their needs before beginning the job. This invariably results in client satisfaction. Hard work and dedication have yielded positive results for the business. Decent Cleaning has successfully transformed many offices.

It is extremely important to keep your office clean. If you find your office unclean, just contact Decent Cleaning. You may rest assured that your office will be sparkling clean, with a welcoming atmosphere for your employees and business associates. Happy employees and business associates increase your profits.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 18:50

Decent Cleaning become Safe Contractor Approved!

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We are very proud to announce that Decent Cleaning has been awarded Safe Contractor status. The company has achieved SAFEcontractor accreditation in recognition of reaching the SAFEcontractor health and safety standards.

Following a lengthy application process we are now SAFEcontractors approved supplier. All of our Health and Safety processes and procedures have been fully audited and approved.

SAFEcontractor is a leading health and safety accreditation scheme, which is used by some of the UK’s biggest organisations to select contractors for work on their sites. The accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of cleaning health and safety arrangements, and working practices.

The following health and safety topics have been considered during the assessment:

  • Policy statement & Implementation
  • Organisational structure
  • Health & Safety responsibilities  SafeContractor
  • Communication with employees
  • Health & Safety training
  • Manual handling & Risk Assessments
  • Insurance policies
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Welfare arrangements
  • Work equipment testing
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid & Accident reporting
  • COSHH

The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. Commenting on the accreditation, Abu Said, Director at Decent Services said:

“accreditation to the SAFEcontractor scheme shows our commitment to health and safety requirements of our customers, employees and public”

SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

SAFEcontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contract services.

John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said,

“Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies.

He continued,

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Decent Cleaning has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com

Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over one hundred and fifty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

 

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