You may have noticed the somewhat-daunting Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available for our hazardous products. Health Canada amended the Hazardous Products Act and created the Hazardous Products Regulations in 2015. These changes were made to help employers and workers to protect themselves from hazards and for safe handling and use.
You consider yourself a clean person. You always tidy your desk when you leave for the day and never leave garbage lying around. Are you sitting at your desk right now? If you are, you are in the midst of a breeding ground for germs. Surprised? Read on.
The definition of cleaning is to make something free of dirt, marks, or mess, especially by washing, wiping, or brushing. But, things get a bit more complicated when you add terms like disinfect and sanitize.
Restaurants, health care facilities, spas and gyms require a certain level of clean to keep people safe and healthy. But each industry has different needs and standards they must meet. We’re going to break down the terminology to help you determine what your needs are.
Topics: Floor Care
When it comes to your cleaning budget, you must make the best choices for your company’s situation. Labour is typically the biggest item on the list, so if there is an opportunity to be more efficient, it will impact your bottom line. When you invest in appropriate equipment, you increase the capacity of your staff, therefore affecting your bottom line.
Consider the mop and bucket. It is the standard tool of the trade in many buildings and has been for years. But when you consider the advances in technology, is it time to invest in a new method? After all, we no longer use manual typewriters or depend on fax machines to transport information.
Topics: Floor Care
You may not realize it, but there’s a lot riding on the state of your restroom. Did you know an unclean or poorly stocked restroom could leave your customers with a bad impression of your business?
Spring is finally here! It’s time to open things up, air them out and get rid of all the bits of winter that are sticking around.
One of the hardest hit areas is the floor. Winter boots bring snow, slush, sand and salt inside with them. Floors are particularly important to keep clean because they make an impression on people. Surely, you’ve heard someone remark, “the house was so clean, you could eat off the floor”.
Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your restaurant and your success depends on it. Poorly cleaned surfaces and equipment can quickly result in bacteria, mold and other food-borne pathogens.
A frantic dinner rush can leave staff feeling exhausted and the thought of cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen can be overwhelming. Be sure you outline your cleaning protocols with new hires and keep them top of mind with staff meetings and internal communications.
Some jobs will need to be done several times throughout the day while others will be on a weekly or monthly basis. So, break it down with a handy schedule that includes specific instructions as well as recommended products. This will help keep your staff on track when it comes to keeping a spotless cooking area.