Monthly Archives: August 2009

Snakes and Ladders in New Labour’s Benefits System

In last weeks post we discussed the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and asked the question whether it actually provided a “living wage” for a cleaning operative, especially doing daily cleaning work, given the difficulty of stringing enough part time jobs … Continue reading

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The National Minimum Wage.

Can you remember the fear and consternation that the National Minimum Wage created in most contractors’ minds when it was first introduced? It was almost as bad as TUPE as everyone had their own bête-noires ranging from worrying about customer’s … Continue reading

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Dust mite products fail to help asthmatics

Yet again it appears health scares are being used to drive the sale of specialist vacuum cleaners and mattress protectors to asthma suffers desperately searching for a “silver-bullet”, magical cure to breathing problems thought to be caused by the common … Continue reading

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The Environment’s Invisible Enemy

In the Contract Cleaning industry many of our Green efforts are focused on using less aggressive chemicals or introducing equipment such as foam generators and low-pressure steamers, which maximise cleaning results while minimising chemical inputs. But we also need to … Continue reading

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The Method Statement 10 Point Rule

Or how to make your life easier and your operative’s safer The first time you’re asked to produce a Method Statement on the work you are doing you probably took a double take. What’s a Method Statement? What’s it for? … Continue reading

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