Good hygiene is essential for every gym and fitness centre. With increased competition across the industry, the reputation of your brand is at risk if your gym isn’t up to standard in terms of appearance, equipment and cleanliness. Discover how you can improve gym cleanliness and hygiene with this handy best practice guide.
When you’re cleaning, the last thing you think about cleaning up is your cleaning equipment itself. Maintaining your scrubber, as with all cleaning equipment, can be a time-consuming process, but like any equipment, proper care and maintenance will extend the life of your products by a sizable amount and save you plenty of money in the long run.
As an employer in Australia, you should know that you have a legal obligation, under the current Workplace Health and Safety Act, to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your staff, your customers and even visitors.
It is well known how crucial it is in Aged Care Facilities to maintain the highest standard of cleaning to safeguard residents against any outbreak of Gastroenteritis or disease.
According to Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Australia has one of the highest rates of allergies in the developed world. Charity Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia estimated that more than 650,000 Australians have a diagnosed allergy with about 30,000 new cases every year.
There are many cleaning supplies for cleaning commercial property or facilities claiming that they: “kills all germs” “disinfects”, “sanitizes”, “kills all bacteria on all surfaces”. But what does this terminology mean?
A gym is an abnormally damp environment where sweat creates moist conditions ideal for germs, bacteria, mould, mildew and viruses.
And while you can’t stop the sweating (which after all is the reason for a gym), you can make sure your premises are spotlessly clean at all times so that bugs and nasties don’t get the upper hand.
If you’re looking to give carpets a good deep clean, then something well worth considering is a relatively new technology; encapsulation or encap as it’s often referred to.
You may well have never heard of this before. Encapsulation, as a cleaning method, was really only “discovered” in the 1990s, and though it has grown in popularity since, it’s still something that a lot of people are not aware of.
2017 saw further increase of bedbug reports worldwide, including Australia. They are not only spreading faster but also developing immunity against insecticides.
New research from the University of Sydney suggests that bed bugs have developed a thicker cuticle that’s enabling them to survive extremely high doses of common insecticides. Today, approximately 90% of bed bugs own a genetic mutation which makes them resilient to chemicals.
Cleanliness and hygiene in food production is a high stakes consideration. It’s not just about business risk, there are also legal obligations and the very real possibility of harming people through your actions, that’s why it’s important to never leave anything to chance in your food production area.