The Minimum Wage Vs the Real Living Wage

Explaining UK wage rates shouldn’t be so complex, and yet seeing as there is a lot of confusion between the different rates of pay, we’re here to offer some clarity…
There’s the Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage, and the Real Living Wage. Two of these wage rates are statutory and one is voluntary, but do you know which is which?
And, what does the current rate of UK pay mean for businesses going forward? Find out more about the differences between the different wage rates here in our latest post…

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5 Cleaning Services Only a Commercial Cleaning Company Can Fulfil

When it comes to cleaning a commercial site, it’s not simply a case of wiping a few desks and running the hoover round… hygiene is essential.
This means cleaning shouldn’t be merely a last minute concern, but more of a well thought-out amenity.
And what better way to manage the cleaning of your premises, be it a school, office or industrial setting, then by hiring a professional cleaning provider.
Here, we discuss the 5 types of cleaning that only a commercial cleaning company can carry out successfully…

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3 Ways to Prevent Infection in the Workplace

According to statistics desktops, computer keyboards and telephone receivers are more heavily contaminated with germs than the average workplace toilet seat.

The average office toilet seat has only 49 germs per square inch, yet desktops have a staggering 21,000 germs per square inch, whilst phones have more than 25,000 germs per square inch.

With so many germs at your fingertips, it’s worth consider the best way to banish such harmful bacteria, particularly with the winter months fast approaching. Read our latest post to find out how…

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A Germ Free Office

Is a Germ free office  achievable? No, but we can certainly reduce the number by knowing where the germs hide. We usually think of germs lurking in the bins or work surfaces and carpets. Although germs cant be seen they certainly can be felt.

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The Office Cleaning Task List

Having an Office Cleaning  task list is a great way of keeping your day to day office environment tidy and clutter free. By breaking down the cleaning into daily, weekly and monthly tasks will help you keep a track of things, so nothing gets missed.

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How to eradicate Norovirus from your School

The winter vomiting bug ‘The Norovirus’ is back!  This common sickness & diarrhoea virus is very infectious resulting in Primary Schools closing as a result. Naturally, everyone wants to protect their pupils from exposure to germs and bacteria which can easily put a child’s health at risk. A Clean School is important for staff, pupils and parents as it creates a comfortable, hygienic environment for learning. It also creates a good impression for visitors and allows pupils to take pride in their environment.

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Office ‘Spring Cleaning’ Tips

Following the cold and flu season, a Clean office can reduce the risk of germs spreading throughout the office. Although we should all be encouraged to clean our work stations when returning to work we do not always get the time to do so (whether we are busy catching up on work or the latest office gossip!).

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Magic Water Introduced In Birmingham

Astrum Services have introduced the revolutionary ionised water cleaning system at Paragon in Birmingham. The System replaces the conventional cleaning chemicals that had previously been used. Cleaners, Managers and Client are all aghast, how can this work? Answer, we don’t really know, it’s all down to the scientists

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Success with Karcher

Astrum Services have just been awarded the new Karcher Head Office in Banbury. Insight have been contracted to do the daily office cleaning, provision of all consumables, and the initial builders clean. Steve Towler, the BDM responsible for the sale, said “it was a great day for Insight, and a mutually beneficial relationship is on the cards.”

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