The Calming Colour of Green & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

The colours we see around us always instantly mean something to us. The power of a colour is something we have all grown up with.

The Regenerative Power of the Colour Green

The colour green is one of nature, renewed energy and shoots of life. On the whole green is a positive colour, often used to denote medicine or medical help. The colour green can denote a calm place, keeping us free from modern stresses and allowing us time to reflect, re-energise and come back stronger than before.

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When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Use colour coded cleaning products to help minimise the risk. Catering environments can be cleaned with green janitorial equipment

In terms of the colour co-ordination for cleaning products and equipment, green is used in our products mainly for cleaning busy kitchens, catering food and bar areas etc. This ties in nicely with the need for growth and replenishment, as well as a colour linked with energy.

Stay Safe and Look out for Colour Coded Janitorial Supplies

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning supplies that have this in mind, with colour coding on equipment and cleaning chemicals letting you know clearly which type of cleaning each should be used for. It’s quite simple to follow and allows you to keep within a safe system of training and cleaning with no cross contamination.

  • Blue:  Blue cleaning equipment can be used for any general, low risk areas.
  • GREEN: Green cleaning equipment is suitable for food and bar use.
  • Red: Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red equipment
  • Yellow:  Suitable for cleaning washroom surfaces and sinks.

Sample of Green Colour Coded Cleaning products

Keep the colour warnings in mind when cleaning in different room environments. It’s a great way to train cleaning staff and to stay safe. Cross contamination is a problem that many cleaning organisations face and with a simple system of colour coding you can soon eradicate those problems. Please contact Wray Bros if we can help you further with either advice or training on colour coding.

Never forget the emotional power of colour to provide you with the instinct to keep things clean and uncontaminated.

Further reading

Unpleasant Smells in the Workplace & How to Tackle Them

The air quality in your workplace might not seem like the most important thing to worry about at first, but it can make a difference to the levels of happiness of your employees and their subsequent productivity.

It’s easy to dismiss smells in the workplace as just ‘one of those things’ but they can start to add up to something bigger and more unpleasant. There are also quite a few sources.

Smells in the workplace if not tackled can make the workplace unpleasant and affect productivity

Smells in the workplace if not tackled can make the workplace unpleasant and affect productivity

Food Smells

Some workplaces have no policies on food. If hot foods are brought into an office, for example, the smell can quickly infiltrate the surroundings. The smellier the food, the quicker this will be. Crumbs and residue can offer long lasting unpleasant smells too.

Personal Hygiene

It’s not just the surroundings of the workplace itself that can smell; the people who spend their time there do too. Look after your own personal hygiene as a person can leave behind unpleasant body odours from sweat and flatulence, as well as stains and smells within furnishings if left for long.

Waste

Your waste management should be at the top of your agenda as without a proper process waste can begin to pile up. A delay in clearing waste can leave to overspills, leakage of bin liners and food waste. Unpleasant smells will quickly follow and often linger.

Cleaning Regularity

Every workplace has a cleaning schedule, but how often does yours have a deep clean? A regular cycle of cleaning and deeper cleaning is a necessity in workplaces where there are large groups of people congregating at any one time. You clean your home regularly to eliminate dirt and odours, so why wouldn’t you your workplace.

Ventilation

Bad ventilation in any premises can cause unpleasant smells to stay where they were laid, long after they should have disappeared. It can also cause bad smells to move into different areas of the workplace, rather than straight out of the door and away from your staff and customers.

Smoking Policies

Smokers now have to smoke outside. But since the smoking laws were introduced the smell of smoke and tobacco is much more recognisable in placed where it is no longer permitted. Strict smoking policies can alleviate the risks of smoke being blown into communal areas and strict times for smokers can reduce the risk of bad smells being dragged back in on a regular basis.

How to Eliminate Those Nasty Odours with Wray Bros Cleaning Supplies

It’s not all bad news, there is help available. Wray Bros has a range of commercial air fresheners and odour neutralisers that can assist you in creating that pleasant smelling environment that helps everyone. You can genuinely improve the productivity and efficiency of your working environment through the power of smell. A nice smell will leave people without a worry about cleanliness and their personal space being invaded by the nasty odours we mentioned above. It can make a huge difference.

Air fresheners available include Jangro Aerosol Air Fresheners, TCell Air Freshener Starter Kit, Jangro Air Freshener, Microburst Air Care Starter Pack and Odour Neutralisers

Commercial Air Care Products that Tackle Office Smells

  • Jangro Aerosol Air Fresheners in four fragrances; Linen, Lavender, Magnolia and Floral
  • TCell Air Freshener Starter Kit The TCell Starter pack includes a White Dispenser, two refills to provide continuous odour control for 120 days
  • Jangro Air Freshener in 5 litre and 750ml spray will quickly dispel unpleasant odours to act as a high quality air freshener and odour neutraliser
  • Microburst Air Care Starter Pack is a superb value-for-money automatic air freshener starter pack that includes a dispenser, batteries and two designer fragrance refill sprays

Further Reading

The Fragrance of Jangro Cleaning Chemicals in Bloom which explains why so much time and effort is placed in choosing the fabulous fragrances used within the Jangro cleaning chemicals.

The Emotive Colour of Red & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

How we perceive colour is an important part of our make-up as a human being. We learn from a young age what different colours symbolise and can naturally and instinctively tell what danger, or nice things, lay ahead.

The Emotive Power of Red

The colour red is one of the most emotive colours. It represents passion, love, positivity and leadership. The passionate and romantic side of the colour red allows us to feel invigorated and that anything is possible.

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning products that have this in mind. Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red cleaning equipment

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning products that have this in mind. Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red cleaning equipment

Although red does symbolise all of these positive emotions, it can also mean danger and a warning to be on your guard. This links to its power as an energising colour, giving us the emotional trigger to be strong, and to take decisive action.

Just think of the traffic lights – a simple and easy device which tell you instantly what to do. Red signifies danger and that you have to stop. Green means go, or from a crossing, that it is safe for you to follow the green man and cross the road. In terms of cleaning equipment, red fits in with this. It is used to signify equipment only to be used on washroom floors or sanitary fittings, places that it could be easy to cross-contaminate from if you used the same equipment in a different location.

Stay Safe and Look out for Colour Coded Janitorial Supplies

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning products that have this in mind, with colour coding on equipment and cleaning chemicals letting you know clearly which type of cleaning each should be used for. It’s quite simple to follow and allows you to keep within a safe system of training and cleaning with no cross contamination.

  • Blue:  Blue cleaning equipment can be used for any general, low risk areas.
  • Green: Green cleaning equipment is suitable for food and bar use.
  • RED: Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red equipment
  • Yellow:  Suitable for cleaning washroom surfaces and sinks.

Sample of Red Colour Coded Cleaning products

  • Red mop heads: Exel Revolution Mop, Exel PY Mop and Exel Big White Mops. See the wholesale mop heads range
  • Red mop handles:  Exel Mop Handle and Hygiene Colour Code Handle PLH3
  • Red wipes: Jangro Bio Wipes, Jangro All Purpose Wipes and Jangro Lightweight Wipes. See the Jangro Cleaning Wipes range
  • Red hygiene brushes: Hand scrubbing brushes and Catering sweeping broom. See the colour coded brushes range
  • Red label cleaning supplies: Jangro Perfumed Toilet Cleaner and Jangro Germicidal Washroom Cleaner. See the full wholesale washroom cleaning chemicals range
  • Wray Bros also supplies disposable colour rubber gloves, colour coded dish cloths, buckets as well as a handy colour coded wallcharts.

Keep the colour warnings in mind when cleaning. It’s a great way to train cleaning staff and to stay safe. Cross contamination is a problem that many cleaning organisations face and with a simple system of colour coding you can soon eradicate those problems. Please contact Wray Bros if we can help you further with either advice or training on colour coding.

Never forget the emotional power of colour to provide you with the instinct to keep things clean and uncontaminated.

Further reading

Cleaning Supplies Colour Coded for Cross-Infection

How to Stay Safe and Look Good with Work Tunics

Whether you work in the medical or veterinary sector, or maybe within the beauty industry, you’ll often find that you require work tunics for wear on a day to day basis. Wray Bros supplies a range of tunics and tabards for such use, and we are keen to provide workwear which is comfortable and stylish at the same time.

A good, well-fitting work tunic should allow you unrestricted movement when it comes to your shoulders, hips and waist. Plus make you look good too!

A good, well-fitting work tunic should allow you unrestricted movement when it comes to your shoulders, hips and waist. Plus make you look good too!

Work tunics in this instance do not legally have to be worn as protective equipment, but that’s not to say that you shouldn’t have some considerations as to the impact they will have on how you work. Answer these short questions to see if your uniforms will be smart enough, safe enough, and practical enough:

  • Will the clothing provide you with comfort and ease of mobility?
  • Does the clothing answer the safety issues your staff face?
  • Is the clothing durable for regular wear and laundering?
  • Does the clothing add to, or fit in with, the brand image of the business?
  • Is it possible for it to comfortably contain any required identification badges?

Another consideration should also be to your accessories and hairstyle. To add to the style, as well as your safety, ensure that any jewellery or hair is not in a position to get caught in machinery or get in the way of your daily tasks.

Comfort is Key in any Occupation

If you are not comfortable in what you are wearing, the likelihood is that your performance in work will suffer as a result. When you take into consideration the types of industry where tunics are normal work-wear, comfort becomes even more of an important issue.

A uniform should allow you unrestricted movement when it comes to your shoulders, hips and waist. It should be comfortable enough for you to reach and bend for things with ease, without worrying about your dignity. Temperatures can change in working environments, so ensure that your work tunics cover how hot or cold it is likely to be where you work.

Footwear is another consideration that often goes unnoticed. Comfortable, non-slip shoes, flat, such as the Safety Clog or Slip On Safety Shoe without showing off your toes, are much more desirable and advisable when working with patients and clients.

Don’t be Scared to Also Think of Style

Of course, the most important aspects of your work tunics involve comfort and how it will affect your capacity to work. Aside from that however, we all want to look and feel good about ourselves, even when we are at work. With that in mind, Wray Bros offers a range of tunics and tabard aprons that are stylish and comfortable, from great looking beauty tunics, bright salon tunics, practical nurses tunics and not forgetting male tunics too!

With the added options of personalised embroidery, you and your staff can look great and in the process feel good about themselves and how they look. It also reinforces the brand image of the company or organisation. This can only lead to a happier workforce and a more productive one as a result.

Wray Bros has a range of stylish and safe tunics which are suitable for those individuals who work within the beauty, medical or veterinary sectors. If you’d like to browse you can take a look around our tunic & tabards range and choose the right workwear for you. Our customer service team is always on hand with helpful and friendly advice and guidance should you wish to discuss further, and of course, we also offer an embroidery service so you can personal your staff uniforms should you wish.

Keeping Cleaning Staff Safe and Clean Whilst Valeting and Caring for Cars

If you supply a car care and valeting service your professional cleaners are possibly in danger of being exposed to potentially harmful substances over a prolonged period of time.

Dangers can become apparent if you use products incorrectly and find there is contact between skin and product, or splashed into your eyes. Skin irritation in the form of dermatitis can occur if you are not careful around the substances. Another problem is breathing in the vapour of the cleaning products. The vapour has two dangers; they can be narcotic to breathe in and are also highly flammable in most cases.

Use PPE and cleaning products properly to avoid possible dangers when car valeting such as skin irritation and splashes to the eyes

Use PPE and cleaning products properly to avoid possible dangers when car valeting such as skin irritation and splashes to the eyes

Compare Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Wray Bros have readily available safety data sheets to accompany its car valeting chemicals and you should compare these with a number of suppliers before choosing which cleaning product is for you. Always ensure that hazardous cleaning products that you use to valet a car are within sealed containers to limit the exposure to you. An open bucket of solvents and water could be harmful to you as you breathe in the vapours and your skin comes into direct contact with the water.

Be Aware and Avoid Direct Contact

When valeting the size of the vehicles can change and the intensity of the cleaning required can change. As long as you are completely aware of what is required and your staff are trained to deal with all aspects of cleaning in a safe manner then you should be able to avoid any contact between dangerous substances and skin. When working inside a vehicle ensure that all windows are open to allow for ventilation. If a pressure wash is required ensure that all equipment is maintained and any cabling and connections are working fine before commencing.

Wear the Right Protective Clothing

Wray Bros can provide the protective clothing suitable for car valeting, as well the industrial ppe supplies that includes eye protection and gloves that extend to protect the forearms as well as the hands. High standards of personal hygiene and cleanliness can help you prevent dermatitis from occurring.

If you are using full pressure washers and strong detergents you may wish to use full waterproof clothing. Wray Bros appreciate the dangers at hand and the cleaning chemical supplies used for car valeting are of the highest quality and come with all the supporting safety sheets and documents you need to be fully aware. You can also find in our website a range of disposable gloves and more durable protective grip gloves as well as other required PPE such as safety glasses.

Not only will we make you look good you’ll find everything you need to keep your customer’s car clean and your hands safe.

Cheap ‘v’ Value-for-Money Cleaning Chemicals: Misleading Product Claims?

Useless cleaning product marketing claims

Some manufacturer’s make marketing statements about their cleaning products like ‘CFC free’ ‘bleach free’ and ‘Acid free’ when it is irrelevant to the formulation, i.e. you would never use these ingredients in the first place, but it looks good on the packaging.

Don't fall for the spin. If a cheap cleaning product makes a claim ask for the proof!Don’t fall for the spin. If a cheap cleaning product makes a claim ask for the proof!

Impractical cleaning product claims

Another technique is labelling and charging for a product claiming it to be something that it is not. Even if it is what it is claimed to be the effectiveness of the product makes any benefits product may have virtually impractical to use.  To better explain, a manufacturer markets a washing up liquid which they claim is bactericidal. However, the product is only bactericidal when the product is used undiluted, i.e. neat!  How often do you use a washing liquid without adding water?  Whereas, we supply Jangro Supreme Washing-Up Liquid is typically diluted at 1 to 1200.

Proving Cleaning Chemicals are fit for purpose

For further peace-of-mind buyers should always ask for a laboratory report for a product claiming to bactericidal which should clearly state the relevant EN standards, the concentrations (Dilution rate) used and the contact time.  Wray Bros can supply laboratory reports on

Value for money wholesale cleaning products

There is some truth in the old adage that the ‘proof of the pudding’ so you have nothing to lose by trialling a cheap alternative. Ultimately, we believe tried and tested products such as the Jangro cleaning supplies offer true value-for-money with their superb fragrances, excellent dilution and cleaning performance.

Furthermore, what sets us apart is the comprehensive package of support including access, where applicable, to microbiological lab reports that proves the standards your Jangro Cleaning Chemicals have been tested to, product usage guides, easily accessible MSDS and COSHH templates you can download.

Contact us if you need help or advice with your wholesale cleaning products.  If you are looking to save money and still deliver consistent, high standards of hygiene then we can make you look good.

Further reading

Cheap ‘vs’ Value-for-money: Hand Towels, Toilet & Centrefeed Rolls

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