Providing equipment to train

SYR has helped to equip a new training centre and provided equipment to train to the centre which is unique in the West Midlands area. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust has just launched its own on-site training facility, which has achieved BICSc accreditation. It means that as...

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10 tips for cleaning equipment care

The cleaning shift is over, your floors, walls and surfaces are spotless – but there’s one more vital task before you finish. Taking proper care of your cleaning equipment will not only extend its life but ensure it is ready to go next time. Well-maintained equipment also creates a...

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Project Gambia

Two container-loads of cleaning equipment have been donated by SYR to help people in The Gambia. When SYR heard about a local school’s work in the West African country we were keen to support them. The donation included mops, mop handles, mop buckets, bowls, bins, cloths and syphon pumps....

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Helping to keep families together

SYR donated cleaning equipment to the latest Ronald McDonald House which opened just in time for Christmas. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families while their child is in hospital, to keep families together. Often the child may be at a specialist...

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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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