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Winters & Wooster are looking to form long & trusting relationships with Building Contractors across the North of England.

Do you want to work alongside a highly motivated, driven facilities management company on large projects?

Are you looking for highly skilled construction cleaners? Or Do you need a company you can trust to remove all non-hazardous waste from your sites?

Do you want to take advantage of sharing potential high value referrals?

If the answers to the above questions are YES, then contact us on info@wintersfm.co.uk

Sixty per cent of UK contract cleaners experienced growth in the last 12 months despite pressure on prices, a market report has found.

To boost revenue contract cleaners are successfully offering more specialist services or working more in line with their client’s corporate aims and objectives such as, for example, on the environment.

Winters & Wooster believes firmly in working closely with its clients to meet their facility needs & objectives.

Our wide-range of high-quality specialist services stands us in good stead to continue to grow our business year on year.

Too often, the responsibility of carpet maintenance is given to a generalist cleaning contractor who rarely has the level of specialist expertise required to protect the carpet’s fibres and optimise its appearance. But what is the alternative?

Winters & Wooster can go the extra mile by developing a planned, sustainable and cost-effective specialist cleaning programme for their clients’ carpets. Important factors to consider include:

1. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach will be of limited value. Different criteria needs to be considered, such as, the type of carpet, wear and tear of the carpet to date, the nature of activity within the premises, footfall volume, the external environment, level of appearance required and budgetary constraints.

2. A carpet audit should be undertaken to understand the floor plan & identify high traffic areas. Understand the floor plan. The dimensions of the carpeted area should be assessed, as well as the number of employees and visitors within the building. The likely footfall per square metre calculated accordingly. Also, the floor plan should highlight zones that are likely to require more frequent attention, perhaps because they are located in the main entrance and exit path of a building, for instance.

3. Timing is crucial. Cleaning and maintenance should be carried out at the most convenient times in order to ensure minimal business disruption. The plan should take into account the most convenient times for the cleaning and maintenance to be carried out in order to ensure minimal business disruption. In a school, for example, the more intensive deep-cleans would be better scheduled out of term time.

4. Short-term investment can be required to ensure savings in the long term. Often, organisations misguidedly try to save money by adopting a “crisis cleaning” approach, waiting until carpets have become very soiled before acting or appointing inadequately trained and ill-equipped cleaners. Both strategies are, however, a false economy – it could cost considerably more if the cleaning needs to be repeated or worse still, if the carpet becomes damaged and requires repair or replacement. A planned maintenance regime, as opposed to a sporadic, reactive approach, will help create a more manageable cleaning and maintenance budget.

According to the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, employers are required to use safety signs where there is considered to be a significant risk to health and safety, which has not been avoided or controlled via alternative methods.

In order to simplify health and safety signage, a colour-coded system has been introduced.

Red – fire safety and fire fighting equipment, including escape routes, emergency exits, identification of fire-fighting equipment. Also prohibition signage – prohibiting behaviour or actions that are likely to create a risk to safety.

Yellow or Amber– warning signage, which provides an instantly recognisable warning of a risk, such as hazardous or flammable substances. Hazard symbols are often regulated by law and directed by standards organisations.

Blue – mandatory signage, which instructs, advises and informs staff and visitors of an action that must be carried out in order to secure a safer working environment. This includes fire doors, escape signs or visitor site information.

Green – safe condition signage, including fire exits, refuge points, first aid or other emergency assistance equipment.

We have recently moved premises to Office 8, 10 Stephenson Court, Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough, TS6 6UT. Please contact us at info@wintersfm.co.uk to arrange a friendly meeting and chat about your facilities requirements. We are looking forward to meeting you.

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