How to keep a Pub or Club Clean and Fresh – A Hospitable Environment in the Hospitality Trade

As an owner of a pub or a club you know what keeps your business thriving – a great atmosphere, good service and an honest work ethic that transmits itself from the premises, through your staff and onto the customers. You have to focus your energy on offering the best service in your area in order for your business to thrive and cleanliness is a big part of that.

Why You Should Use Industrial Cleaning Supplies to Keep Premises Fresh

Using a bar & catering supplier will provide you with the necessary janitorial equipment, cleaning products and product knowledge to keep your premises in the highest quality condition. With so many different parts of a pub or club to consider, from the welcome area, seating and standing sections, public bathrooms, bar area and food production area and not to mention the need for sparkling clean glasses, you’re going to need different types of product to perform different types of cleaning tasks.

As an owner of a pub, restaurant or hotel you know what keeps your business thriving – a great atmosphere and good service and cleanliness is a big part of that  success.

As an owner of a pub, restaurant or hotel you know what keeps your business thriving – a great atmosphere and good service and cleanliness is a big part of that success.

But why is it necessary?

Prevent a Health Hazard

If you don’t keep things clean and fresh your customers might be facing a health hazard. If hygiene and cleanliness levels are low enough to mean a hazard this isn’t going to look good for your reputation. If your reputation falters the end game is a lower return as customers dwindle and negative word of mouth spreads.

Keep all Areas Fresh and Fragrant

There are so many different areas to consider within a pub or club, especially if you add food into the mix that it can become difficult to put together a cleaning plan that keeps all areas in the highest quality of cleanliness and also returns a fresh fragrance which is pleasant to the noses of customers and staff alike. The catering cleaning chemicals we sell have been developed to not only offer the highest level of cleaning power, but also smell nice – not something you can guarantee with all cleaning products.

Keep Staff and Customer Morale High

How clean your premises are can have a massive knock on effect to staff morale and the happiness of your customers. Happy staff are more likely to work harder, smile more and maintain the high customer service levels you want. This adds to the customer’s experience and will keep them more likely to return again and again. Keeping the customer areas and bathrooms clean will also have a similar affect on custom and reputation.

Prevent Cross Contamination

There are a lot of areas to consider in a pub or club. Bathrooms used to heavy footfall, seating areas where food and drink is consumed and spilled on a regular basis, and behind the bar with dirty glasses, pipes to clean for beer and floors to mop and sweep, the list could go on. Purchasing pub cleaning products for specific tasks will ensure you never cross contaminate from area to area, keeping things clean and hygienic for your staff and preventing risk to your customers. We provide colour coded mops and wipes for different areas of your workplace – it keeps things simple and prevents cross contamination.

Wray Bros have the janitorial supplies plus the know how to help your pub, restaurant or hotel to stay clean and impress your customers.

Wray Bros have the janitorial supplies plus the know how to help your pub, restaurant or hotel to stay clean and impress your customers.

Wray Bros Hygiene & Cleaning Supplies to use in a Bar Area

The customer will walk away if they don’t have a good impression about the cleanliness of where they want relax, eat and drink. Our Jangro cleaning supplies are of the highest quality and can offer you that chance to not only leave a sparkle to wow the customers but also leaves a long-lasting fragrance that informs all that a thorough cleaning has taken place long after the job has finished.

Wray Bros are here to make you look good and have the catering cleaning equipment plus the know how to help your pub, restaurant or hotel to stay clean and impress your customers. For the more information on professional cleaning supplies, e.g. beer line cleaner, worktop sanitiser, stainless steel cleaner, floor cleaner, air fresheners, centrefeed rolls to washroom paper etc and catering uniforms, e.g bar aprons, chefs jackets, staff shirts and blouses contact Wray Bros.

Look out for the follow up article ‘A Hospitable Environment in the Hospitality Trade – Professional Cleaning Products for Pubs, Restaurant & Hotels

The Emotional Power of Smell & Industrial Cleaning Chemicals

The power of smell is undeniable. Much like a bad smell can drive you out of a room; a nice smell can entice you to stay put. When used in the right circumstances it can actually add to the sales power of retailers to give their potential customers that final push to make a purchase.

Cleaning products can often leave a room sparkling to look at, but with an accompanying smell that can hit the back of your throat and though not unpleasant, can be uncomfortable or might leave a nice smell but just doesn’t linger long enough. Wray Bros decided enough was enough and supplies cleaning chemicals which have an accompanying pleasant aroma – that lasts!

It makes a real difference to not only the cleaning process itself but the long-lasting impression to anyone who smells them afterwards.

Quality cleaning products use quality perfumes that help make a long-lasting impression to anyone who smells them long after the cleaning process.

Jangro cleaning products use quality perfumes that help make a lasting impression to anyone who smells them, long after the cleaning process has finished.

Seasonal Smells Transport you to Happy Memories

We all have memories from childhood linked to certain events, or times of the year. Seasonal smells, especially at Christmas, can transport us back to happier times. If you can create an environment which engenders happy memories in those people who step into it, you’ll be on to a winner.

A smell can also remind you of food, and as taste and smell or so intrinsically linked, if you can make the taste buds salivate you might find people naturally link your store or place of work with good memories of childhood, food and sporting events, to name just a few.

Stay Calm and Safe

A calm and relaxed environment is great in any setting. By choosing to use cleaning products that have a pleasant aroma to them, you can ensure peace and serenity rather than eye-stinging chemical smells or dirt and waste. The bad smells can clog up the senses and make things cloudy and muddy for everyone. The difference is astounding.

Develop a Signature Scent

Another way to connect and build a level of trust with your employees and customers is to have a signature scent. This can be through spray or plug-in fragrances, or the cleaning products you use that have a certain aroma. It can be another part of your brand, if you discover a scent that strikes a chord with the people you work with and sell to. Finding the right scent for your place of work can take time, but when you find it, it is definitely worth holding on to as a way of leaving an imprint on the minds of many as to the positives they associate that specific smell with.

Wray Bros use perfumes within our cleaning chemicals and the power of smell is something we are keen on promoting. Below is flavour of some of the scents and aromas available from Jangro Cleaning products, for example:

TCell Air Fresheners, include:

  • Crystal Breeze
  • Fruit Crush
  • Citrus Mix
  • Floral Breeze

Jangro 400ml Aerosol Air Fresheners, include:

  • Fresh Linen
  • Magnolia & Vanilla
  • Spring Petals

Some of the quality aromas that can be found in Jangro commercial cleaning chemicals, include fresh Apple within the Perfumed Toilet Cleaner. Orange notes from Neutral Orange Cleaner, refreshing Mint from Blu Away Washroom Cleaner and the clean smell of Violets from Jangro Toilet Descaler. Whether you want to bring back memories that trigger a buying impulse in your customers, or just want a pleasant smelling working environment to make for a more productive workforce, we have cleaning products with scents for you.

Further Reading

The Uplifting Colour of Yellow and Colour Coded Janitorial Supplies

Colours always have a meaning behind them that we instantly connect with. It can stimulate us, unnerve us, inspire us and cause tears and happiness. One of the more emotive colours is yellow.

The Positive and Creative Impact of the Colour Yellow

Yellow stands out from the crowd as an uplifting colour of happiness and all round positivity. It is a warm colour that inspires a creative reaction from those who surround themselves with it, building confidence and co-operation, original thoughts and a thirst for knowledge.

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It is a colour that really does link to clean thoughts, clear images and a thought process that wants to be creative and think of something brand new.

When linked to the colour coding of our products and equipment, the freshness of yellow corresponds nicely with the fact we use yellow colour coded products to clean clinical areas, such as Jangro Medical Sanitiser to help prevent infection. Yellow sits nicely within the thought of a sparkling, sanitised clean surface.

Stay Safe and Look out for a Colour

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers 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 clinical areas.

A Selection of Yellow Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

Yellow colour coded mop heads and handles: Exel Revolution Mop head, Exel PY Mop head and Exel Big White Mop heads and Exel Mop Handles. The full range also includes Kentucky mops.
Yellow colour coded mop buckets & Pails: The range includes Duo Hygiene Mop Bucket, Maxi Combo Mopping Bucket, King Speedy Bucket & Wringer and more small and large mop buckets
Yellow Colour Coded Wipes: Three of the best-selling disposable wipes including Jangro Biowipe Plus, Jangro All Purpose Cloth and Jangro Lightweight Wipes.
Yellow hygiene Colour Coded Brushes including hand scrubbing brushes, sweeping brooms and colour coded handles to suit.
Wray Bros also supplies disposable yellow rubber household gloves, colour coded dish cloths as well as a handy colour coded wallchart and an infection control wallchart.

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.

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

Further Reading

The Confident Colour of Blue & Colour Coded Cleaning Equipment

The Calming Colour of Green & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

The Emotive Colour of Red & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

Killing Bacteria by the Numbers with Jangro Sanitisers & Disinfectants

You know when you see an advert for a disinfectant and it says ‘Our product kills 99.9% of bacteria leaving your kitchen sparkling’, or something along those lines? Well, how effective is 99.9% in reality and when we say that our products kill 99.999% of bacteria is that just a childish way to get above the competitors or an accurate assessment that makes a huge difference?

Breaking Down the Numbers – and the Bacteria

Without knowing the inside info there’s no reason why you wouldn’t think that a 99.9% effectiveness wasn’t great. I mean, it’s not awful but there is a huge difference when compared with our own products being 99.999% effective, and here’s why.

Digital illustration of bacteria withfour proven and tested Jangro products that tackle robust cleaning jobs and offer heavy-duty germ killing properties and widely used in schools, hospitals, leisure centres, surgeries and nursing homes.

Here’s four proven and tested Jangro products that tackle robust cleaning jobs, offer heavy-duty germ killing properties and widely used in schools, hospitals, leisure centres, surgeries and nursing homes.

Bacteria will always multiply, there’s no argument there. So if a product is being used on an area with 1,000,000 bacteria as an example how much would 99.9% leave behind?

It would leave behind 1000 bacteria on the recently disinfected area. This doesn’t sound so bad really, but when you consider that bacteria multiplies, at different rates dependent on the conditions, you could be left with 256,000 bacteria just 2 hours after disinfecting the area.

Now, what would happen in the same circumstances but using the 99.999% effective disinfectant?

Only 100 bacteria would be left behind out of the 1,000,000 we began with. That’s a pretty impressive drop in numbers we’re sure you’d agree. Even better, with the same multiplying factors after 2 hours there would only be 256 bacteria present. You’re already seeing huge gains.

What’s the Big Deal? 99.9% Is Still Pretty Amazing?!

Bacteria being present on a surface will not automatically lead to infection for anyone who comes into contact with it. But, a person who is more vulnerable to infection can get ill from as little as 100 bacteria cells. When you put that together with the information above about the difference in effectiveness of 99.9% and 99.999% and you’ll start to see why products should have the higher rating.

The European Standard Test Methods specify that in order for a disinfectant to pass its test there must be a 99.999% effectiveness for killing bacteria, so why aren’t we swamped with this number on television advertising instead of the standard 99.9% we’re so used to hearing about?

Take a look at some the Jangro commercial cleaning chemicals and check the credentials of these sample products by asking for a copy of the microbiological lab reports, with tests against bacteria such as Salmonella, MRSA and E-coli for diseases such food poisoning, dysentry to determine just how good and effective these products are, including:

Realistically you’re never going to have a fully 100% effective disinfectant that kills all bacteria in its wake. Instead you should focus your efforts on purchasing products that come as close to that as you can. Next time you see a sign promising 99.9% of all bacteria killed by the product in front of you, remember that there are cleaner disinfectant products out there with more effective numbers and Wray Bros can help you.

Further Reading

The Confident Colour of Blue & Colour Coded Cleaning Equipment

Every colour we see instantly triggers an emotion or a memory, even a taste or a smell from our past experiences. They can be extremely important to our sense and perception of a situation.

When cleaning a any general, low risk area, turn to the colour you can trust: Blue. The colour blue is one of trust and honesty which is key to colour coding

When cleaning a general, low risk area, turn to the colour you can trust: Blue. The colour blue is one of trust and honesty which is key attribute to colour coding

The Trusting & Responsible Quality of the Colour Blue

The colour blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. The colour blue is linked to people who have confidence in their abilities and are likely to complete a task without making a fuss about it. It is also a colour that offers you a wide open range of possibilities, as we think of the colour blue when we look at the vastness of the sky or the open seas.

In relation to our own colour coding on cleaning products and equipment, the trusting and responsible meaning behind blue corresponds nicely. When cleaning a any general, low risk area, turn to the colour you can trust – the colour blue.

Stay Safe and Look out for a Colour Coded Cleaning Products

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers 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.

  • BLUEBlue 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 Blue Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies from Wray Bros

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. 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

Hand Hygiene Tips for All (Even Teenage boys with hands down their trousers)

Not the snappiest headline, but one we though had to be said. We’ve all seen teenage boys with their hands down their pants. Some see it as a sign of good luck; others just find their hands sitting there naturally, without a care in the world. It’s really a harmless act isn’t it? Two hands up if you agree?

But it does make you wonder about hand hygiene for everyone, not just the teenagers. We’re all aware of the hazards of germs and the places we shouldn’t really be placing our hands, such as the public toilet seat, but there are other hazards around on a daily basis. Things we take for granted that are clean, possibly might not be and good hand hygiene can stop the spread of infection should you come face to face with these hazards.

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When it comes to germs and hand hygiene it doesn’t just start and end with public toilet seats and teenage boys!

The Cash in Your Hand

There is currently a debate as to whether banknotes in the UK should be plastic, to prevent them from becoming as filthy as the public perception is of current banknotes and coins, especially ones that have been in circulation for a while.

Cash Machine Paranoia

Much like the buttons of a lift are used and used without much cleaning, bacteria can quickly and easily form on the buttons of a cash machine. You can contact the specific provider of an ATM should you be worried about its cleanliness. It is down to them to clean it.

The Keys to Germ-Ridden Fingertips

The modern office keyboard is potentially filled with harmful bacteria. With people being moved around offices there are sometimes many hands using one single keyboard over time. Sometimes, without proper cleaning, the cracks can become extremely dirty.

Touching the Screen of Your Phone Might not be That Smart

Tablets and smartphones are designed to work with a swipe across the screen, or a quick touch of the fingertips. With many of us using our devices not just at home but on the move, and in-between snacking and using the toilet during the day – the hazards are piling up on the screen.

Be Careful How You Shop with a Trolley

The abandoned shopping trolley isn’t the only one you have to worry about being full of germs. In a recent test, 72% of shopping trolleys were found to have faecal bacteria, with 50% showing traces of E. coli. Shopping trolleys are hardly cleaned, so ensure your hands are.

Is the Sink & Sponge a Good Place to Clean?

You might think that when you clean your dishes at the end of a hard day, that you’re doing a good job. But studies have revealed that up to 80% of food derived illnesses are contracted at home. As people do not regularly clean their kitchen sink correctly, or change their sponge often enough.

Shake Hands with Infection on a Daily Basis

Door handles, petrol pumps, mailboxes, supportive poles on public transport. We touch these things everyday without a care in the world. Over time we have become used to automatic doors, taps and flushes in public places. But they are still not compulsory and we should be more wary of the dangers around us.

Hand washing tips

There are a few steadfast rules when it comes to hand hygiene that we could all do with following:

  • Always wash your hands after using the toilet
  • Always wash your hands before eating
  • Always wash your hands after working with animals
  • Always wash your hands after handling raw meat
  • Always wash your hands after handling rubbish
  • Always wash your hands after contact with someone who is ill
  • Always dry your hands thoroughly

Now you know the dangers of hand hygiene that lurk all around you, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. We would never suggest you lock yourself away at home and never resurface. There’s a much easier way than that. Hand hygiene is recognised as the safest and easiest way to prevent the spread of illness. It is a great habit to get into.

Wray Bros provides commercial soap supplies, which includes bulk soap, foaming soap. The skin care soap range caters for all industries, with hotel soap and industrial soap for manufacturing businesses, hand sanitisers for the care sector and sanitising wipes that are a great fit for those worried about their hand hygiene. All-in-all the Wray Bros skin care range can help keep the germs at bay, especially if you ever have to shake hands with a teenage boy.  Contact Wray Bros if we can help with your hygiene challenges.

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

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.