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1) Switch off power.

2) Drain fat and wipe off any heavy grease with a disposable paper towel.

3) Add Lift Degreaser to cold water, in the fryer, at a dilution rate of 400ml per 10 litres.

4) Submerge the baskets and utensils in the solution and replace the cover.

5) Leave for up to 2 hours until the soil is emulsified.

6) Drain off solution.

7) Make up another solution by adding Lift to a sink or bucket full of warm water at a dilution rate of 100mls per 5 litres.

8) Using solutions, wipe internal and external surfaces with a disposable cloth.

9) Rinse with clean water and allow to air dry.

Health and Safety Information

Please refer to the relevant COSHH safety data sheets.

Warning
Wear suitable PPE as per your COSHH assessments.

 

1) Drain the machine.

2) Switch off the dosing unit.

3) Remove loose lime scale with spatula and rinse the inside of the machine with clean fresh water.

4) Fill the machine with clean water.

5) Pour undiluted Catering Descaler into machine at a ratio of 2 litres per 40 litre capacity and leave for 2/3 minutes.

6) Run a rinse cycle of between 5 to 10 minutes.

7) Inspect the machine. Consider the points below:
If all the scale has been removed drain solution and proceed to step 8
If machine still contains scale, empty machine and repeat process from step 4

8) Refill with clean water and operate the cycle three times to rinse the machine

 Health and Safety Information

Please refer to the relevant COSHH safety data sheets.

Warning
Wear suitable PPE as per your COSHH assessments.

Well, I don’t know about you but I feel that May came and went with the blink of an eye!  With two bank holidays and a three day business trip to Amsterdam, there never seemed to be enough hours in a day!

Keeping You In The Know

In my opinion, there has never been a more exciting time to be a member of the professional cleaning industry.  Tim Chadwick our General Manager and I visited the ISSA Interclean Exhibition in Amsterdam from 11th to 13th May.  We walked an average of 12 miles each day, covering the 11 halls (50,000sqm) and chatted to many of the 800+ world leading exhibitor’s from over 130 countries showcasing their latest innovations. 

We particularly enjoyed listening to cutting edge and inspiring talks in the Innovation Hub, about the future of the industry alongside watching robots clean floors!

Many new innovations, sourced from the show will be hitting our portfolio over the coming weeks and we can’t wait to get your feedback on these products.  Watch this space!

Compliance – A Cavalier Attitude to Safety?

The month of May saw a run on sales of allergy safety labels.  This seemed to follow the very sad news of the death of Paul Wilson, 38, who died after a North Yorkshire restaurant owner cut corners by using cheaper ingredients containing peanuts without changing the food allergen advice. As we know, food allergen labelling is crucial to people with food allergies that have to be extremely careful about what they eat. 

Food Safety labelling laws changed in Dec 2014 and although at times legislation may seem like a pounding headache difficult to get rid of, if the law had been followed, the above death could have been prevented. Find out more about food labelling here.

Our Community

The Spectrum team enjoyed watching two great events in Scarborough this month.  Firstly, the finale of the Tour De Yorkshire, with many of us on the finishing line cheering on the winners. Secondly, the Grand Prix of the Seas which provided a weekend of mighty, rolling waves that made surfers smile and powerboat and Jet Ski racers frown. Unfortunately, Saturday’s race programme was almost entirely abandoned due to the dangerous sea conditions, however the wild North Sea calmed a little for Sunday and we watched the ten race boats and twenty Jet Ski riders battle it out to find a winner!

 We Don’t Want to Miss Out, Do You?

This year, we would like to work with more private schools, nursing homes and hotels and would love some introductions to some of your contacts. It would be great to hear from you about your 2016 plans too, we may be able to provide you with contacts that would be useful. We are always interested to know what you are doing and to see where we can help.

We continue to feed into Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, seeing them as a great platform to quickly supply specialist knowledge. We have loved sharing experiences and information with both our customers and expert industry leaders and we want to share these hints and tips with as many of our customer as possible, so if you don’t already, please follow us on:

Twitter: Follow us here.

Facebook: Like us here.

LinkedIn. Connect with me here.

Look forward to connecting with you and hearing all about your latest news!

Best Wishes

Jo

Hi there,

I hope that you are well and have had a good April – it seems unbelievable that May is already upon us!

Here at Spectrum, we’ve had a great April, with lots of exciting innovations on the horizon.  Kelsey Moss also joined us as our new Business Support Administrator.  Check her out here, we are loving working with her.

In other news, this month seems to have been all about:-

How Compliant Are You?

It seems that April’s been all about compliance! As we know, cleaning is a crucial investment in human health and the environment. Although at times legislation may seem like a pounding headache difficult to get rid of, it does work in creating safe and welcoming settings that essentially add greater value for your stakeholders. Failing to comply can lead to an array of issues, from legal complications to poor brand image. Only this month KFC’s reputation has been called into question when faeces bacteria were found on ice from a drink machine. Kellogg’s, another global company, has also been placed in the firing line after it was discovered cereals had been contaminated with urine. These are perhaps extreme examples, however they do foreground how even the ‘big boys’ can get it wrong, and that we all need support in this often complicated domain. Which leads me nicely to…

Keeping You In The Know

A recent survey found that the majority of small businesses in the UK were not aware of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009. This got me thinking about how many of our customers were perhaps not aware of this, and were therefore not complying with waste management legislation. After blogging about it and posting on Twitter and Facebook, I thought it was worth mentioning here too in case you missed it. Click here to view our blog for all you need to know.

Our Community

We’ve been enjoying some great local events recently that have really given us the chance to enjoy our community and all that it has to offer. The BBC Good Food Show cooked up some delights in Harrogate, with its culinary treats bringing hordes of people to the area. Books by The Beach equally brought a great crowd to Scarborough, with the temperamental weather certainly not dampening the brilliant minds that visited the coastline. Such weather will hopefully stave off this coming Bank Holiday when the fantastic Tour de Yorkshire will once again return to the region. We can’t wait to show our support!

And Finally -:

 Don’t Miss Out!

After an inspiring training session with social media guru Helen Reynolds, we have gone crazy for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn! Seeing them as great platforms to quickly supply specialist knowledge, we have loved sharing experiences and information with both our customers and expert industry leaders. We want to share these hints and tips with as many of our customer as possible, so if you don’t already, please follow us on:

Twitter: Follow us here.

Facebook: Like us here.

LinkedIn. Connect with me here.

Look forward to connecting with you and hearing all about your latest news!

Kind Regards,

Jo Thompson

Managing Director

A recent survey by the waste management industry discovered that the majority of small businesses within the UK were not aware of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, meaning that they often were not compliant. Upon hearing this, we wanted to act in order to better educate our customers, suppliers and others in the industry to ensure safe and compliant environments.

So what do you need to know? Firstly, it’s worth being aware that hazardous waste includes more items than you are probably thinking of. We tend to associate it with industrial effluents when really, a lot of it is actually generated within the workplace. Offices, car garages, schools, dental and medical surgeries plus a whole other array of organisations are all guilty of dumping in the bin materials that have a need to be separated for safe recycling and disposal. These items are things such as batteries, paints and out-of-date electrical items that the law stipulates must be treated with care, mainly due to the risks posed to the environment and human health.

Encouraging staff to become more aware of their waste disposal habits is certainly something worth investing time into. Aggregating simple, yet clear, information such as posters and stickers can work well (images are preferable so as not to disadvantage those whose first language isn’t English.)

We now face the obvious question: what is hazardous waste?

  • Bulbs and UV lamps
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Adhesives (e.g. superglue)
  • Aerosols
  • Waste electrical and electronic items (WEEE) e.g. printed circuit boards, kettles, toasters, old mobile phones
  • Full or part-full paint tins
  • Mineral oil (packaged)
  • Rags/granules contaminated with oil or solvent
  • Oil filters
  • Empty containers contaminated with oil.

Essentially, we can see just how closely linked the cleaning and waste industries are, converging ever closer in a society that places increasing importance on legislation and customer expectation. We hope that this blog has shed some light on the situation, and if there is anything further we can help with, please get in touch:

Tweet us at: https://twitter.com/SpectrumScarb

Facebook message us at: https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumCleaningSolutions/

Phone us on: 01723 373509

Link to the Hazardous Waste Amendment Regulations 2009: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/218704/haz-waste-regs-guide.pdf