Wray Bros vow to Beat the Cheats with the CHSA

Wray Bros believe in quality and simplicity; in the cleaning supplies that we sell, to the customer service we hold dear. Every aspect of our business is built on honesty and a commitment to quality and that is why we are proud of our membership to the CHSA (Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association).

For peace-of-mind look for the CHSA logo on mop heads, refuse sacks and your paper suppliesThe CHSA has ideals that are in line with our own and their ‘Beat the Cheats’ campaign is something that we are passionate about. Representing over 200 manufacturers and distributors of cleaning supplies across the UK the CHSA offers all of us the chance to abide by their Association’s Code of Practice. In essence, this means that should you purchase wholesale janitorial supplies from us you will know there are products that have the seal of approval from a national body and you can trust in the quality immediately.

Beat the Cheats is aimed at an area of the industry that has grown in recent years, the companies and individuals who sell cleaning supplies with misleading information or downright sub-standard supplies. In particular the CHSA is keen for buyers to understand the considerations when purchasing such cleaning supplies as refuse sacks, mops and soft tissue supplies such as toilet tissue and centrefeed rolls.

For these three supplies in particular the following should be noted:

–          Wholesale Refuse Sacks:  Confusion over which type is right for you as they come in many different shapes and sizes. CHSA accredited sacks are always clearly labelled.

–          Wholesale Mop Heads: The ‘yarn weight’ of a mop will tell you how durable it is, the heavier the better, some rogue traders have been known to sell underweight mops – so stay aware.

–          Wholesale Paper Tissue: In recent years there have been more cases of toilet tissue being sold without any labelling or with inaccurate descriptions – short changing customers.

Especially in the current economic climate customers are rightly shopping around and they want to know that they are getting value for money with whatever they are purchasing. The CHSA logo adorns our Jangro cleaning supplies, an instant nod to quality and honesty. You’ll receive goods that match your expectancy and will complete the tasks at hand to exacting standards.

Working with ethical business partners always puts the mind at ease and just as we wish to work with businesses and individuals who share our morals we are sure that our customers and partners feel the same way. The CHSA accreditation is a badge we wear with honour.

Keep an eye out for a series of blogs on specific things to look out for when it comes to substandard cleaning supplies and how you know you’re buying the best quality product.

In order to help make you look good and get best value Wray Bros backs the bid to Beat the Cheats!

Suggested Washroom Cleaning Schedule and Cleaning Supplies

The importance of robust structures and guidelines is particularly crucial for any well-run business and the premises hygiene is no different.  Communication and organisation ensures a worker knows from day one to what is required, the deadlines and standards to be met. Plus, sound structures foster teamwork, where everyone involved in the cleaning task works toward a common goal.

The article below covers a suggested schedule for daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks as well as recommended cleaning supplies ideal for washroom and toilet cleaning that are suitable for the task.

Possible schedule of cleaning tasks and cleaning supplies for a hygienic washroom

Possible schedule of cleaning tasks and cleaning supplies for a hygienic washroom

Suggested Cleaning Schedule: Toilet, Washroom and Washroom Fittings Suggested Toilet Cleaning supplies
Daily cleaning tasks

  • Empty waste bins and remove refuse
  • Wash and disinfect urinals, toilet bowls, toilet seats and covers
  • Disinfect cisterns, flushes and door handles
  • Clean wash basins, wipe and polish taps and counter surfaces
  • Clean and polish mirrors
  • Spot clean doors and partitions
  • Check and replenish toilet paper, paper towels, soap
  • Sweep and mop hard floor surfaces

Weekly cleaning tasks

  • Dust to hand height including pipework and tops of partitions and doors
  • Damp dust and polish dispensers
  • Damp wipe radiators and pipework

Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Scrub floor edges to partition feet/base of toilet bowls
  • Damp wipe tiled wall surfaces, doors and partitions to hand height in toilet areas
Jangro Toilet Cleaning chemicals:

Quick Guide to using Jangro Toilet Cleaning chemicals:

  • Flush toilet. Apply to bowl & under rim
  • Leave for a few minutes. Agitate with toilet brush
  • Re-flush toilet & rinse out brush

For descaling toilets use Jangro Toilet Descaler or Jangro Acidic Toilet Cleaner & Limescale Remover

Suggested Washroom Cleaning products

Quick Guide to using Basins, Baths, Showers and Tile Cleaning products

  • Spray sparingly onto surface
  • Wipe with damp cloth
  • For small areas spray onto cloth & wipe surface
  • If desired polish to pleasing sheen

For consideration: 

  • Always read and follow the label instructions.
  • Wear suitable and recommended ppe and use the correct colour coded cleaning equipment.
  • Routinely check stock levels of your washroom cleaning supplies and washroom paper.

Managing ongoing hygiene standards

There are additional cleaning tasks that should be undertaken on a quarterly and/or six monthly basis, e.g. cleaning and disinfection of waste bins.  The customer and cleaning services company should agree upon how the standards of hygiene should be measured and reported against.  Furthermore, a schedule of planned cleaning inspections should be agreed between both parties.

Look out for further articles that look at cleaning schedule and cleaning chemical supplies for general work office space and catering departments. Contact Wray Bros for further help and information on how to get the best from your wholesale janitorial supplies or for information on our hygiene audit.

Watch an explanation to the pH Scale and Washroom Cleaning Products

Infection Control: janitorial supplies & cleaning methods to help tackle a school outbreak. Part 1

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis which each year affects more than 600,000 people in the UK.  Norovirus, also called ‘winter vomiting disease’ can cause disruption especially within schools with scores of children and staff suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea when usually a ‘precautionary deep clean’ is carried out.

Many schools and nurseries understand the issue and promote the simplest and most important infection control measure, that being hand washing.  It is widely understood that infections are spread through hands touching children, staff and surfaces such as toilet seats, taps and table tops.

But what actions should be taken within the school premises when an outbreak occurs?  The aim of this blog is to look at the cleaning regimes required during and following a viral outbreak. This guide covers the suggested cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals to be used, the cleaning, removal and disposal of body fluids, plus the approach to cleaning during and following the outbreak.

Disposable PPE for school outbreaks of Norovirus including disposable gloves, aprons and overshoes

PPE, janitorial and cleaning supplies used to tackle an outbreak

Suitable Janitorial Supplies: Spray Bottle, Colour-coded Bucket,  Warning Signs,  Carpet Extraction Carpet Cleaner, if applicable,  Wiping Cloths,  Colour-coded Mop,  Bio Hazard kit,  Clinical Waste Bags,  Long-Arm Grippers, if required

Suitable Disposable PPE: Disposable Overall, Disposable Gloves, Protective Shoes (if identified on risk assessment)

Suitable Jangro Cleaning Chemicals: Cleaner Disinfectant, Foaming Bactericidal Cleaner, Medical Sanitiser, Sanitaire, Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Odour Neutraliser, Perfumed Toilet Cleaner, Bleach

10 Step Guide to cleaning, removal and disposal of body fluids

Spillages of diarrhoea and vomit should always be attended to as quickly as possible. The premises should have a spillage kit available for use in clearing spills on hard surfaces and floors. Staff should be aware of the contents of the kit and trained in its use and in the proper management of biohazard and body fluid spillages.

Step 1: Always assess the risk of carrying out the required task before you begin.

Step 2: Isolate the affected area, display warning signs.

Step 3: Make sure that all the protective clothing and equipment you require is available (see equipment checklist for details).

Step 4: Sanitise hands and put on the protective clothing before commencing.

Step 5: If applicable, ensure any sharps and other hazardous waste is removed safely.

Step 6: Safely remove body fluid spills with absorbent granules, such as Sanitiaire and a disposable scoop. The area should be cleaned thoroughly, spray all surfaces and equipment with Jangro Cleaner Disinfectant or Jangro Medical Sanitiser.

Step 7: Wipe thoroughly with a disposable wipe or cleaning cloth. Replace cloth with new as soon as contaminated with soiling.  Place all waste including any used cloths and disposable PPE in a clinical waste bag for appropriate disposal.

Step 8: All re-usable items must be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and dried before being returned to the correct storage area.

Step 9: Thoroughly wash and sanitise your hands on removal of gloves.

Step 10: Remove warning signs when the area is dry.

Note: Report any shortfalls in the bio hazard kit, protective clothing or equipment used for dealing with body fluids to the person responsible for maintaining stock levels.

If the spillage has taken place on a carpet, thoroughly clean the affected area using either Jangro Odour Neutraliser or Micro Clean. If possible use a steam cleaner if appropriate, or a carpet extraction machine. Laundering and steam cleaning at a temperature of 70°C is recommended.

See the next article regarding Infection Control: janitorial supplies & cleaning methods to help tackle a school outbreak. Part 2. This covers the process for cleaning communal areas and washrooms during an outbreak, concluding with a suggested environmental cleaning process to be taken once the outbreak is over.

Need help further help?

Other articles relating to infection control that maybe of interest to you:

Colour coded cleaning supplies to help minimise cross-contamination

Insights and tips to developing an effective hygiene plan

For cleaning supplies to manage outbreaks or just to maintain high standards of hygiene we can offer help and advice on the products to use and how to get the best results from your purchases.


We want to make you look good

We have an aim and that is to make you look good.

It is that ethos that is behind the blog, to share thoughts, opinions and to provide really useful information on all your wholesale janitorial supplies and ppe industrial supplies.  If making a lasting impression is important to you, whether it is the quality of workwear clothing for your staff’s appearance or the standard of hygiene within your business premises we believe we can help to make you look good in front of staff and customer’s alike.

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