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The New Restroom Look

The new restroom look, is always a hit when floors and fixtures are new and clean, but it doesn’t take long before they are put to use and become dirty and look dated, but it doesn’t have to be. The fact is though, while we all like to replace restrooms and fixtures at the first sign of stubborn stains, odours and build up, the most cost effective way to keep them clean and looking new for as long as possible is to keep up with regular cleaning and maintenance.

The belief that new is easier to clean is not necessarily true. Clean is easier to keep clean! With regular cleaning and maintenance even an “outdated” restroom can look clean and comfortable for your clients and employees.

Employing a Commercial Cleaning Company is the best way to move forward here, daily cleaning can keep your restrooms clean and odour free. Restroom cleaning can be an asset with a much greater return than most businesses think.  They look better, feel more comfortable and last longer, saving money in the long run.

Tile grout in restrooms and in high traffic area’s is often neglected, looks dirty and harbours bacteria, which causes offensive odours.  Most tiles grout is porous and over time moisture can seep through and cause water damage if the grout isn’t sealed properly.

Evan the toughest flooring materials still require regular cleaning and treatment. While it’s true that tiling doesn’t retain dirt and debris as much as carpet, it definitely still gets dirty and can even be scratched or lose the finish if not properly cleaned. Not to mention the tendency to buckle and crack under too much pressure, especially if water has seeped through and is sitting underneath the surface.

Most business owners are complacent with flooring maintenance. They might take time to regularly sweep and mop these floors, but if you want to maximize the long-term durability and appearance, regular maintenance, proper scrubbing and buffing is important for you tile longevity!

Nothing says professional like sparkling tiles and clean grout.

As residue builds up, it’s often hard to tell how sticky and dirty your tile is. Professional tools and cleaning solutions which were designed specifically for the task at hand, are capable of breaking through tough stains and build-up.

They also ensure that no cleaning solution is left behind to create another layer of sticky mess that attracts dirt  dust that can cause your tiles to be slippery and possibly cause slips and falls.

After taking a look at your floors, cleaning experts will be able to advise you on the best way to maintain and care for your tile and grout between cleanings. With daily access and experience with thousands of products, there is no one better suited to advise you!

The long term benefit will always out-weigh the cost of a service. It’s great to take on your own cleaning projects and it can be a cost saver but deep tile and grout cleaning is best left to the experts!

WHS – Failure can incur some pretty hefty fines!

Workplace Health and safety legislation is constantly changing and it is advised that you  keep up to date by regularly visiting the WHS website.

Failure to comply can incur some pretty hefty fines!

Workplace Health and Safety training requirements to be aware of for PCBU’S (person conducting a business or undertaking) and Body Corporate :

  • A Health and Safety Representative must be nominated Representatives Regulation 18 – Minimum procedural requirements for the election of a health and safety representative for a work group as required by section 61(2) of the Act.

Failure can incur a fine up to $3600 for a PCBU and $18000 for a Body Corporate

  • Training For Health And Safety Representatives
  • Training must be relevant and provided
  • The trainer must be qualified, have knowledge and experience of Health and safety procedures
  • Sub-regulation 39(2) – A PCBU is to ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:
    • The nature of the work carried out by the worker
    • The nature of the risks associated with the work at the time the information, training or instruction is provided
    • Control measures implemented.
  • Training Material must be readily available, understandable and provided to all employee’s

The maximum penalty for a contravention of this sub-regulation is $6 000 for an individual and $30 000 for a body corporate.

Alternative penalty options

In addition to imposing a penalty courts may impose alternative remedies including:

  • adverse publicity orders
  • restoration orders
  • work health and safety project orders
  • court-ordered work health and safety undertakings
  • injunctions, and
  • training orders.

 

Legislation and Fines and  subject to change and we recommend stay up to date with the legislation.

 

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