20 rules for safe mopping practice

Julie Brittain-Twohey who heads up our FOCUS team takes us through the safe mopping practice with these 20 top tips to help you work safely and effectively. All equipment – bucket, mop and handle – should be clean, damage free, fit for purpose and stored securely. Select equipment appropriate...

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Our Biggest Coffee Morning

SYR held its own ‘Great British Bake Off’ Coffee Morning competition to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff created some mouthwatering masterpieces which were judged by vice-chairman Vernon Holmes at our fundraising coffee morning. With donations from staff and the company raising a total of £500. If you...

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Fundraising in full swing

As a supplier to McDonald’s for 35 years, SYR has frequently supported the Ronald McDonald House Charities, donating equipment to several of the ‘homes away from home’ where families can stay while their children are in hospital. Keen golfers from SYR took part in this summer’s fundraising charity golf...

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Top chemical tips

Chemicals remain an essential part of the cleaner’s cupboard. Although advances such as microfibre can reduce their use, we are a long way from completely chemical-free cleaning. In March this year, 22 hospital cleaners in Torquay were awarded £70,000 in damages after falling ill because they were using a...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of High Level Cleaning

High level cleaning covers everything that is above shoulder height ­– so anything you have to reach up for. At SYR our solutions all involve the operative keeping both feet safely on the ground. We can provide means to clean up to 20ft (just over 6 metres). Anything above...

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Encouraging social enterprise

A new social enterprise cleaning company which employs deaf people has been helped with a donation of equipment by SYR. Deafinitely Spotless is based in Reading and provides domestic and office cleaning. It is run under the umbrella of The Total Communications Community, in partnership with The Shaw Trust...

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Why colour code?

You wouldn’t – we hope – clean your toilet and then take the same cleaning equipment and use it in your kitchen. But what if someone else had cleaned the bathroom and you didn’t know what they had used? That’s why everyone should colour code. Colour coding is essential...

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Helping a historic landmark

An ancient and beautiful historic landmark in Lancashire is looking its best thanks to a donation of cleaning equipment from SYR.  The historic landmark Rivington Church can trace its history back to 1280 while the present building mainly dates from a major rebuild in 1666.  Parishioners wanted to carry...

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Understanding Microfibre

If you’ve hailed microfibre as the answer to your cleaning prayers, you’re not alone. But this miracle ‘wonder cloth’ is also a victim of its own success, we will shed some light on understanding microfibre. So what exactly is it? Ordinary materials such as polyester are woven into fibres...

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Aiding people in crisis

As a multi-national company, SYR has connections with many parts of the world. So when Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines late in 2013, our thoughts were with the victims in crisis of the biggest storm on record to make landfall. A collection was held with the money raised...

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