A range of useful tips and articles from Astral Hygiene regarding all things clean and more so why not grab a cuppa, sit back and read about some of our nifty time-saving tips, we hope you enjoy! And don’t forget, please do let us know which tips and tricks you’ll be using in your business or home.
Part 5 - Environmental Health
Part 5 - Environmental Health
15th November 2019 | By Anna Armstrong
You were probably taught at an early age that first impressions were really key in terms of setting up the relationship to set you up for success. If you are laying the foundations incorrectly resulting in a tumultuous relationship with your EHO - you're starting off on the back foot. So let’s get right into it then……..
There is a place for common sense.....
Using your common sense when it comes to your EHO visit will really help to build a good relationship with your EHO. Keep walk ways clear, keep floors clean and dry, keep slip hazards non-existent, make sure your kitchen floors are free of grease and slippery substances by using a good degreasing chemical floor cleaner. Make sure that everything looks tidy, and has the appearance of clean. Make sure your raw and cooked foods are stored separately, your oven trays are not covered in a film of grease and that all pests and vermin are kept out of your premises.
Bins are really important, and waste control is critical in managing the perception with your EHO.
Your EHO will probably not change for a long time, so it is definitely worth developing a good working relationship with them and treating them with respect to ensure you are treated with respect and ultimately have a nice friendly unstressful relationship with your EHO. If you are following all of the guidelines and are using your common sense, you behave professionally and courteously there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t have a great relationship with your EHO. We have customers here at Astral who have had quite a spikey relationship with their EHO, and having had some coaching and training from our team here at Astral have ended up having a great relationship with their EHO.
Partner with a good hygiene firm!
Choose someone you trust, someone who really knows what they are talking about. That firm doesn’t necessarily need to be us, but you will get a vibe from your Account Manager about how much they actually know about hygiene regulations.
Make sure you trust them because you are actually putting the future of your business in their hands and buying the products that they recommend, based on their credibility with you. Advice and questions at Astral Hygiene are always free, and we don’t pretend to be a team of chemists, but we have been around for a long time, we are a third generation family business, so we have a wealth of knowledge and experience at our disposal.
If we don’t know the answer to your question, we will never ‘blag’ it; we will consult with our team of chemists and microbiologists who supply our chemicals to us and find out the answer for you. We have been doing this fact finding for over 25 years, which is why we are so informed, we invite every single person who works for us to speak to our chemists and microbiologists, so that every one, in every department can give you advice and guidance when they are asked.
Ask our delivery team a question, they will be able to answer it for you! If you need any advice or support, just phone us, ask to speak to myself or any member of my team. We sell nationally across the UK, and love to delight our customers, with our helpful and friendly demeanour.
Eco friendly cleaning myths debunked...... 18th July 2022 | By Anna Armstrong | Cleaning Tips , Environmental Health , Hygiene , Sustainability , Coronovirus As a company that put the environment at the heart of every thing we do, we take quality control very seriously. We sample every product, test it thoroughly, but importantly with the eco friendly range we ensure that this product has been tested by the relevant organisations to confirm the ingredients in these chemicals are not toxic. We do this by making sure that our Eco Friendly Range is approved by the EU Ecolabel Council, and this certifies that this product which carries this label has a guaranteed, independently verified low environmental impact. As a family friendly, and environmentally conscious business we choose to stock Eco Friendly Products , because they benefit both the earth and our families. What does “Eco-Friendly” Mean? This term simply describes a product that is not harmful to the environment.
Monkeypox Virus 2nd June 2022 | By Anna Armstrong | Cleaning Tips , Environmental Health , Hygiene , Sustainability , Coronovirus Transmission Transmission Spread of Monkeypox may occur when a person comes into close contact with an infected human or animal, or materials contaminated with the virus. Monkeypox has not been detected in animals in the UK. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). Person-to-person spread is uncommon, but may occur through: direct contact with Monkeypox skin lesions or scabs coughing or sneezing of an individual with a Monkeypox rash contact with clothing or linens (such as bedding or towels) used by an infected person The risk of transmission can be substantially reduced by cleaning and disinfection, or by washing clothes or domestic equipment with standard detergents and cleaning products. In the home transmission can be reduced by the person with Monkeypox performin
Lets talk dirty..... 4th July 2022 | By Anna Armstrong | Cleaning Tips , Environmental Health , Hygiene , Sustainability , Coronovirus We often forget who we clean our homes for. For me it's not for the visitors who come across my door, it is for my family; and of course for myself. I'm easily annoyed by mess, and I find it harder to have clear and ordered thoughts in a very messy environment. I find in an uncluttered environment, my thoughts flow more easily, and inspiration comes more readily than in an unordered environment. I find too much stimuli just clouds my ability to think and to compose my thoughts. So which are the most dirty areas of your home....Lets talk dirty! 1. Dirt on the top of the cupboards........ This may sound like the last place you would look... but have you had a look on the top of your cupboards? How much dust is up there, and are there any insect corpses or anything undesirable up there? If you have your windows open, you do know that