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Health & Safety - Commercial Premises 

Maid of London recognises Health and Safety as an integral part of the cleaning industry. We comply under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 taking specific measures that are reasonably practicable, to ensure the wellness and health of our staff, colleagues and customers.  All our staff members are trained to assess the Health and Safety implications of every task they perform. We provide continual training, monitoring and feedback to ensure that all cleaning services are performed with utmost safety.

 


Our health and safety policy is operated and reviewed periodically with updates that reflect any changes in the nature and size of the business. At Maid of London, we aim to:

»  Provide a safe and healthy place to work
»  Employ safe methods and systems of work
»  Provide risk assessment for all of our commercial cleaning activities
»  Consult with our workers on matters affecting their health and safety
»  Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment usage and PPE

 



COSHH Policy
We conform to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Policy and require that all cleaning materials used must be of an approved range and that suppliers must provide full safety data sheets for each item.  Material handling and storage will comply with any special manufacturer's instructions in addition to those supplied with the relevant COSHH data sheet. 

Our supervisors ensure that each cleaner is aware of the COSHH regulations for materials hazardous to health and ensures that all cleaning staff adheres to these regulations at all times. We also ensure that the new or updated COSHH data information is made available to all employees in accordance with our continuous training policy.  


 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
All our cleaners will be in company uniform whilst at work. Furthermore, the appropriate personal protective equipment will be issued to employees relevant to their for work or site activities.  Training will be provided for employees on the safe use, storage and maintenance of the relevant equipment before use. 



First Aid & Accident Reporting
First aid provision and prior training will be made available to each of our cleaners. All accidents will be reported in the accident book in accordance with RIDDOR procedures (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995). 



Fire Safety
All employees have a duty to conduct their operations in such a way as to minimize the risk of fire.  The site supervisors are responsible for keeping their operating areas safe from fire, ensuring that the cleaners’ are trained in fire prevention practices and emergency procedures. Cleaners will also be trained and made familiar with the location of fire extinguishers and fire exits at their allocated premise of work. 


PAT
Portable appliance testing - all electrical equipments used by our staff are tested and maintained on a regular basis. 

 


For more information on our Health & Safety Policy, or if you wish to get a free quotation please contact us or call us at 020 3538 6996.