Gary Fage's Cleaning Blog from Janitorial Express

EBOLA Virus - Implementing strict infection control measures

Posted by Gary Fage on 21-Oct-2014 04:22:00

Surface disinfection and hand hygiene is crucial to prevent spread!

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Topics: Dealing with Hazardous Materials, First Aid

A Colour Coding System and Infection Control for Cleaners - Part II

Posted by Gary Fage on 27-Feb-2013 05:40:00

This is part 2 of this 5 part series in which we will deal with additional control methods and the chain of infection. Part 1 dealt with the Source of Bacteria and Soil Prevention

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Topics: Health & Safety, 3M, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Infection Control, Colour Coding

HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO FOR THE CLEANING INDUSTRY

Posted by Gary Fage on 08-Dec-2012 06:08:00

Health & Safety Training Video:

 

 

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Training

What Cleaning Contractors Should Know about Health & Safety – Part V

Posted by garyfage on 14-Oct-2012 12:09:00

Injuries

Depending on the seriousness of any injury sustained, there may be a need to report the incident to the Health and Safety Executive. This can be done by a ”responsible person” contacting the HSE direct for a Form 2508 within 7 days of the accident taking place. Alternatively, the form can be completed on-line at the Health and Safety Executive web site www.hse.gov.uk. These are called “Notifiable Events”.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Safe Working Procedure Documents

What Cleaning Contractors Should Know about Health & Safety – Part IV

Posted by garyfage on 25-Sep-2012 18:05:13

Accidents

An accident can be defined as a “chance occurrence” or an “unforeseeable event”. Although this is the case in theory, within the cleaning industry, this is very rarely the case in practice. It appears that in the increasingly litigious society in which we live, someone is always to blame! As such, employers must take all necessary precautions to ensure that the risk of accidents occurring in the workplace is significantly reduced.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Training

Germs that can Spread in the Washroom

Posted by garyfage on 10-Sep-2012 19:30:25

In a recent blog I looked at - How to Clean a Toilet Seat and Ensure the Safety of the User, this prompted a number of emails asking for additional information on the kind bugs that can be picked from using public toilets. Not being an expert in the field of bacteria I turned to the internet and came up some quite disturbing information from a number of sources.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Wash Room

Dealing with Biological Hazards While Cleaning the Washroom

Posted by Gary Fage on 06-Apr-2012 08:59:00

Within the cleaning industry, cleaning operatives are exposed to biological hazards, to varying degrees, depending on the nature of their work. When cleaning toilets, operatives will frequently have to deal with body fluid stains and spillages. The use of an effective disinfectant i.e. Bactericidal Washroom Cleaner will deal with harmful bacteria effectively. However, in certain situations, where body fluid spillages are extensive or are suspected to contain diseases, it will be necessary to perform specific procedures in order to minimise the risk of infection.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Biological Hazards, Biohazards

Do Your Cleaners Need a Safe Working Procedure Document for Cleaning Up After Rodent Infestation?

Posted by garyfage on 11-Jan-2012 17:27:00

Dealing with Hazardous Materials

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Safe Working Procedure Documents

Do Your Cleaners Need a Safe Working Procedure Document for Dealing With Bodily Fluid Spills?

Posted by garyfage on 03-Jan-2012 07:47:51

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Safe Working Procedure Documents

Do Your Cleaners Need a Safe Working Procedure Document for Disposing of Discarded Hypodermic Syringes?

Posted by garyfage on 27-Dec-2011 05:54:42

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Safe Working Procedure Documents

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Gary has over 30 years experience in the UK Cleaning Industry and is managing director of Janitorial Express, a director of the Jangro Group and vice chairman of the Hill Club the UK's premeire cleaning industry networking club.

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