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The Uses Of Baby Wipes and What NOT To Do

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Baby wipes are a very popular product and when used appropriately, most baby wipes are a safe and hygienic option. They come in sealed packages, are not re-usable and help in keeping your baby clean and hygienic.They are easy to carry in your diaper bag and can be used for emergency clean - ups as well. They are also frequently used in child care facilities.
The key to using baby wipes safely is knowing their uses and limitations. Baby wipes help in getting rid of harmful bacteria  BUT use them on the baby and not to sterilize your hands or the changing table.
Baby wipes are not edible. Do not allow your baby to take them away from you. Toddlers have an instinct to put things in their mouth and you DO NOT want that happening, do you?
A major No - No when using baby wipes is the method of disposal, we can't say it enough, DO NOT FLUSH THEM.
They do not decompose and cause sewage blockages if flushed. They reach creeks, rivers and oceans. Half of the worlds blockages are caused by we…
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The Benefits Of Safety Signs
Safety First Because Injuries Last!

The most common accidents, slips or floor hazards associated with offices, retail or hospitality industries are wet floor related. A wet floor could be the result of anything like a leaking tap, machine spills, breakage or scheduled cleaning. Avoiding injuries and accidents on the job is vital to workplace efficiency and more so in the professional cleaning industry. The best way to prevent falls is to alert employees and visitors. Using 'Wet Floor' or 'Cleaning In Progress' signs are important to keep floors safe. 
Marble, terrazzo tiles and other hard flooring are by nature slippery.  These types of flooring are often found in bathrooms, lobbies and other high traffic areas. It is important to note that these types of areas would therefore be more slippery and hazardous when wet. Safety signs when cleaning these areas should not only be encouraged but mandatory.
Some ground rules when using safety signs:


Order At Your Convenience

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We live in a digital world today. The ease with which we go about any of our business would have been unimaginable a decade earlier. We at Rapid Clean Newcastle endeavour to bring you the shopping experience at your fingertips. We are constantly working on our website  www.rapidcleannewcastle.com.au so that our customers have the convenience of stocking up on their supplies without leaving their desks!You can now order online at your convenience, at any time, from anywhere!Check it out now!We continue taking orders over the phone, via fax or mail. So if you are not comfortable shopping online our sales staff is more than happy to take your orders.Drop in and say hello to us! We love a friendly chat :)
4/8 Channel Road, Mayfield West 2304 is where you'll find us Mon - Fri from 8am - 5pm.

Solvents To Help You Get Rid Of Gum Stains

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Removing gum off  things is never a fun task. Getting gum off concrete or even the bottom of one's shoes is difficult enough. Try removing it off woolen rugs or carpets and you have a daunting job on hand!
Gum and carpet fibres bond well, like life-long friends ☺, that makes breaking their connection all the more challenging! While it is tempting to pull gum off immediately, refrain from doing so as it will damage delicate fibres.
Water soluble solvents are an exciting new alternative to  help you get rid of gum and gum stains without damaging any of your carpet or upholstery. After you have scraped off as much gum as you can,take a clean cloth and sponge the stain with a solvent.

1. Use NEAT.
2. Pre-test on an inconspicuous area of dry carpet before use to check for colour transfer or bleeding. Dilute the solvent with equal parts water and test again if bleeding occurs.
3. Only apply a small amount of any solvent. Apply to a clean white towel or cloth and dab stains, working from…

Financial Year End tax savings encourage investment in Mechanised Cleaning before June 30 2017.

The end of Financial Year at June 30 2017 is looming as a FINAL opportunity to buy equipment below $20000 and write it off instantly instead of depreciating it. It’s a great contribution from the government towards improving the quality of cleaning, reduce costs and improve safety by small businesses with turnover below $10m pa. After that date assets over $1000 will be depreciated over the years of their useful life.

Cleaning Managers are under relentless pressure to cut costs. The biggest cost is labor, and mechanised cleaning of floor and wall surfaces is generally faster and more effective than manual cleaning. Vacuums, Sweepers and Scrubbers replace brooms, scourers and mops doing it faster, consistently, and more thoroughly. Time saved can lead to reduced operator hours, or diverted hours to other cleaning projects that often get deferred.
Mechanised cleaning also brings controlled usage of chemicals that reduce cost, and reduced chemical flows into the environment. Vacuums with…

Unique Challenges of Aged Care Cleaning

Recent incidents in the news have prompted us to write about this topic. Being a cleaning supplies provider we get to interact with a variety of cleaners for different industries and learn the unique challenges they face. An aged care facility is not only a medical care center but also an accommodation site, a food preparation and service area. Thus maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of an aged care facility can be challenging.

Aged Care facilities are bound by high cleanliness standards. The Accreditation Standards are detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 2014. There are four Standards. Each Standard consists of a principle and a number of expected outcomes. There are 44 expected outcomes across the four Standards. Residential Aged Care homes must comply with these Standards at all times.

Infection control is a primary concern with Aged Care facilities. Specifically to prevent outbreaks of novovirus gastroentritis, MRSA and VEA, which are common in the sector.
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The Importance of Hand Hygiene

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As part of a major global effort to improve hand hygiene in health care, led by WHO to support health-care workers, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands annual global campaign was launched in 2009 and is a natural extension of the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care work.
The Campaign aims to galvanise action at the point of care to demonstrate that hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care associated infection and patient safety. It also aims to demonstrate the world's commitment to this priority area of health care.
Hand hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control more generally are key weapons in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
WHO’S 5 MAY 2017 Campaign Slogan,“Fight Antibiotic Resistance - It's In Your Hands”demonstrates the unity between AMR and infection efforts.
What is Hand Hygiene?
Effective Hand Hygiene is the single most important strategy in preventing health care associated infections.
Hand Hygiene Is a gene…