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Don’t take your cleaners for granted

Posted Date: 2015-03-03

If a commercial cleaning business is taking care of your office cleaning, industrial cleaning, medical centre cleaning or body corporate cleaning it can be easy to take the cleaning staff for granted. However, there are some basic questions you may wish to consider that may influence your decision of choosing a cleaning service provider:

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What should you expect from a commercial cleaning service provider?

Posted Date: 2015-02-24

When you entrust your office cleaning, industrial cleaning, medical cleaning or body corporate cleaning to an external business you expect good results at a fair price. Some of the questions you may wish to consider before selection could include the following:

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Duties of a Cleaning Supervisor

Posted Date: 2015-01-27

Many commercial cleaning contractors claim that they use cleaning supervisors in the field. However, many of them are actually doing the cleaning and spend little, if any, time supervising. A good commercial cleaning contractor will utilise a supervisor for many things, such as

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Benefits of Hiring a Commercial cleaning contractor

Posted Date: 2015-01-20

Employees have an expectation that their employer provides them with a workplace that is safe. Employers have an expectation that their employees keep the workplace clean and tidy, within reason. For employees to spend a lot of time doing this may be viewed as non-productive and, thus, levels of cleanliness can deteriorate.

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Quality Management System for a Small Business

Posted Date: 2015-01-13

If you are seeking a commercial cleaning contractor for your office cleaning, medical cleaning or body corporate cleaning your choice may be influenced by the consideration of whether the contractor has a quality management system (QMS) in place.

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Establishing cleaning frequencies

Posted Date: 2015-01-06

The cleaning frequency of any aspect of your business is influenced by many things, such as: traffic (pedestrian & vehicle); OH&S requirements; your location; your type of business; etc.

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Benefits of clean windows

Posted Date: 2014-12-30

If you are engaging a commercial cleaning contractor for your office cleaning, medical cleaning, commercial cleaning or body corporate cleaning, it’s important not to overlook the cleaning of windows.

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Environmental matters for Commercial cleaning contractors

Posted Date: 2014-12-23

When you are engaging a commercial cleaning contractor for your office cleaning, medical cleaning or body corporate cleaning you should have an expectation that the service will have as little negative environmental impact as possible. If not, any environmental issues that may arise are likely to reflect on you, as well as the cleaning contractor.

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Importance of a clean floor

Posted Date: 2014-12-16

Floors are often taken for granted but when you think about it they are quite an investment, whether they are carpeted, vinyl, tiled, or polished wood. Each type of flooring requires a different treatment so when engaging a commercial cleaning contractor make sure that they can clean your own mix of flooring.

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Importance of equipment test and tagging

Posted Date: 2014-12-09

If you are an employer, according to the law, you have a duty of care to ensure that your workplace is safe. Therefore you must manage safety risks associated with electrical hazards.

The most common way of complying with the legal requirements is to use a test & tag service. This means that your electrical leads and equipment are checked regularly. It is important that they are checked by somebody certified to UEENEEP008B, Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment, or the equivalent.

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Microfibre cleaning materials

Posted Date: 2014-12-02

The use of microfibre cleaning materials has certainly increased over the past few years and there are good reasons for this.

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Cleaning waterless urinals

Posted Date: 2014-11-27

In these days of increasing environmental responsibility and of reducing water consumption, more and more businesses are introducing waterless urinals.These can save thousands of litres of water per year. Due to their design they require specific cleaning and maintenance procedures and, occasionally, specific products in their use.

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Complaint handling in a commercial cleaning business.

Posted Date: 2014-11-19

If you have engaged a business to provide your office cleaning, commercial cleaning, strata cleaning or medical cleaning, it’s refreshing to know that any feedback you provide will be taken seriously by all of the management team.

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Recycling system in your commercial workplace

Posted Date: 2014-09-23

Most businesses these days utilise some sort of recycling in their workplace. It is often driven by the staff and, in some cases, it can be cost-effective. Do you need some assistance in setting up recycling facilities in your workplace? If so, Blue Sky can help. Even though we are well known as a service provider in the commercial cleaning, office cleaning, medical cleaning and strata cleaning sectors, we are also able to offer bins that will facilitate your onsite recycling....

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Staff retention in your cleaning service provider business is important

Posted Date: 2014-09-16

If your office cleaning, commercial cleaning or medical cleaning is being provided by a commercial cleaning business, have you ever asked about their staff retention? At Blue Sky we are proud to announce that most of our staff have been with us for many years and our retention rates are very high.

This has not happened by accident. We have invested heavily in our ongoing induction program and in our standardised processes and procedures, all aimed at providing the best value cleaning services for our clients...

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Public area cleaning in a commercial building

Posted Date: 2014-09-10

The appearance of your premises is important to you and to your visitors. The level of cleanliness will contribute to the overall impression of your business. Therefore, for all of your commercial cleaning needs it is strongly recommended that you speak to a reputable cleaning service provider that has a proven track record in this area.

Blue Sky is one such company. We can discuss with you your specific requirements for the commercial cleaning of the parts of your premises that have public access. Based on our experience we are able to suggest what needs to be cleaned and how often. Nothing is excluded: doors, windows, floors, furniture, lifts, kitchens, bathrooms and more....

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Colour coding systems in commercial cleaning

Posted Date: 2014-08-26

Commercial cleaning is a service that many take for granted. In fact, many commercial cleaning businesses take it for granted too! Not at Blue Sky! We know and understand that there are differing requirements within the scope of commercial cleaning. For example, washrooms have different requirements than desks and you need to be confident that there are no hazards created by commercial cleaners who do not differentiate between them. At Blue Sky we have well developed cleaning protocols that eliminate the risks posed by cross contamination...

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Will day cleaning make a difference in your facility?

Posted Date: 2014-08-19

The appearance of your business premises is an important factor in how others form opinions about you. However, if your facility experiences heavy foot traffic throughout the day it is likely that you will detect a gradual degradation in its appearance. The degradation can also become a safety risk during wet weather if your floors become slippery...

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The importance of an Office cleaning communication book

Posted Date: 2014-08-12

At Blue Sky we take care of the details and that is one of the things that set us apart from other cleaning businesses. For example, during their induction all of our offices cleaning staff are trained to use a communication book.

Using the communication book in commercial cleaning is a standardised practice that enhances communication between client and cleaner and. We understand the importance of clear communication and feel that the use of such a tool helps prevent little things becoming major issues...

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We can do more than clean your apartment building?

Posted Date: 2014-07-29

Blue Sky has a proud track record in many aspects of cleaning and when it comes to strata cleaning we believe that adopting a holistic approach provides additional benefits for the client. We take the view that providing a range of strata cleaning and caretaking services allows the client to deal with a single entity that is responsible for the upkeep of the building. The range of strata cleaning and caretaking services we offer includes...

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Why are we specialized in Medical Cleaning?

Posted Date: 2014-07-22

Cleanliness in any medical facility is of the utmost importance and it is not a service that could be provided by simply any business in the cleaning sector. Medical cleaning requires an approach that is specific and takes into account the particular requirements of the client. Blue Sky has been tailoring medical cleaning solutions to suit its valued clients for many years.

What makes Blue Sky different from the others is the following...

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Does your office cleaning company conduct regular Office cleaning inspections?

Posted Date: 2014-07-15

Does your office cleaning company provide you with regular reports on the level of service provided? Blue Sky has been conducting regular onsite paper based inspections for many years and the process has evolved to a stage now where the reports can be generated electronically and sent immediately by the use of customized software developed for a smart phone/ iPad. This is a customized software purposely built for Blue sky and is called Blue Sky QA. The inspection scoring system is based on yourcommercial cleaning specifications....

 

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Strip and resealing floors is a technique we have mastered

Posted Date: 2014-07-08

Does your vinyl floor look tired? Is dirt and grim building at the edges making it look like it is 100 years old? Do your floors have visible scuff marks all over them?

Our Promise

We can change the appearance of your vinyl floors, making them shiny and looking like a million dollars.

We can work after hours or weekends to suit your business needs...

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Why color coding is vital in medical cleaning

Posted Date: 2014-07-01

In any area of medical cleaning the risk of cross-contamination is of paramount consideration. For example, you don't want the materials used to clean your low-risk areas subsequently used in areas that demand more stringent cleaning. Blue Sky utilises a colour coding system for its cleaning materials in the medical cleaning sector. This is not an optional extra with us; it is our standard practice.

We understand the risks associated with cross-contamination and we have developed our colour coding system over time to ensure that we can consistently deliver the highest level of service demanded by the medical cleaning sector....

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Periodical Cleaning in aged care facilities is important

Posted Date: 2014-06-24

Blue Sky recognizes and understands the special cleaning needs of Aged Care facilities and we apply the same standards as we adopt in hospital cleaning.  We know that patients in Aged Care facilities have an increased risk of infection when compared to the population in general, so by utilizing our strict hospital cleaning protocols we feel confident that Blue Sky is positively contributing to infection control.....

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Are you getting the full range of services from your strata cleaning and Maintenance Company?

Posted Date: 2014-06-17

Are you looking for a company to provide an integrated approach to your strata cleaning and maintenance needs? If so, then Blue Sky is one company you should talk to. We are specialised in high rise building cleaning and caretaking services. We can provide you with strata cleaning and caretaking services from 3 to 7 days per week. All strata cleaning programs are scheduled to suit your needs.

We can provide all body corporate cleaning services, such as...

 

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OH&S requirements of Commercial Cleaning

Posted Date: 2014-06-10

If you are seeking a reputable company to provide your commercial cleaning needs then Blue Sky is one business you should talk to. There will be other cleaning companies in the market who will say that they can also provide commercial cleaning services but we take our responsibilities seriously, particularly OH&S. We are here for the long haul and our duty of care for our employees is very important to us. Others will claim the same but Blue Sky Services makes the following commitment...

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Customer service is important in a commercial cleaning business

Posted Date: 2014-05-27

Whatever your commercial cleaning demands are, you can be sure that Blue Sky can deliver. Commercial cleaning is one of our key strategic platforms and is a sector where we feel we offer exceptional value for our clients. We know that there are many commercial cleaning businesses in the market but what sets Blue Sky apart is our focus on customer service and our drive to continuously improve our performance. We recognize that our business success depends on our ability to provide exceptional customer service....

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Medical Cleaning Melbourne

Posted Date: 2014-05-20

In any medical or hospital environment, cleanliness is a vital matter. Blue Sky understands that and we provide proven medical cleaning services for all types of medical and hospital facilities throughout Melbourne.

Our track record for medical cleaning in Melbourne is demonstrated by our long term relationship with Melbourne IVF facilities and East Melbourne day hospital.

Additionally, we provide medical cleaning to other hospitals, oncology centres and laboratories.

Our management is trained and accredited to undertake external audits for the Department of Health to assess the quality of medical cleaning....

 

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The Importance of a Clean Office Environment.

Posted Date: 2014-05-13

Do you want clients (and potential clients) to get a positive impression when they visit your office? Do you want your office employees working in a place where they feel proud?

Do you want to provide a safe and healthy workplace for your office employees?

If you have answered, "Yes" to any of the above, then you probably need a professional office cleaning service...

 

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Can anyone clean an office?

Posted Date: 2014-05-06

The short answer is, "Yes. "

However, not anyone can clean an office effectively and efficiently. When you consider that office cleaning can typically consist of the following: collecting the rubbish; spot cleaning glasses; dusting and wiping down surfaces; cleaning the lunch room and cleaning the toilets; vacuuming the floors and finally; mopping the floors, it becomes apparent that a systematic way of office cleaning provides benefits...

 

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Why do cleaners need to be trained and inducted?

Posted Date: 2014-04-29

At Blue Sky we continually endeavour to satisfy the office cleaning needs of our clients. Therefore at Blue Sky we have adopted an induction and training program for all staff that are employed.

When you entrust your office cleaning, medical cleaning or other commercial cleaning services to Blue Sky you want to be assured that the service we provide is of the highest quality. We understand this and we are confident that our cleaning staff are properly prepared to carry out the necessary tasks.

 

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Benefits to your business of engaging a quality certified cleaning business

Posted Date: 2014-04-22

When Blue Sky decided to embark on the process to seek certification to ISO 9001:2008 we did so because we could see the obvious benefits for our clients. So, whether you are seeking Commercial cleaning, Medical cleaning, Office cleaning, Strata cleaning or Caretaking we know that our ways of operating will result in great customer service.

Some of the benefits our clients realise are as follows...

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How To Strip and polish a vinyl Floor

Posted Date: 2014-04-15

Restoration of vinyl floors requires specific skills and processing.

CAN CLEAN is able to strip and reseal your vinyl floor and restore it back to its original condition. The technique we use involves quality equipment and quality chemicals that remove all dirt, grime and scuff marks from the floor. There are several different floor pads used to strip vinyl floors and we use a brand new pad on each job to make sure that we strip the floors as effectively as we can...

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Requirements of a great office cleaning company

Posted Date: 2014-04-08

CAN CLEAN firmly believe it stands out from the competition in the Office cleaning sector.   We provide services to more than 120 office and commercial premises in Melbourne on a daily basis covering tens of thousands of square meters of floor areas.

The quality of our work is non-negotiable as far as we are concerned so you can be confident that when we consider the office to be clean, it is clean. We take pride in the training of our office cleaners and how they present themselves. We feel that our cleaners are proud to wear our uniform.

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Why Businesses Should Hire an office Cleaning Company

Posted Date: 2014-04-01

Every business premises needs to be cleaned on regular basis in order to maintain the outlook and the appearance. The cleanliness of your business is treasured by clients, staff and all other stake holders who visit your business on a regular basis. It also enlightens how you operate as a business and boost the confidence of your clients and staff...

 

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Another successful audit of Blue Sky Service’s Quality Management System

Posted Date: 2014-03-25

Whether we are providing Office cleaning, Medical cleaning, Strata cleaning or, in fact, any Commercial cleaning you can be confident that our processes will deliver results. Regular external auditing of our processes is carried out by an accredited third party against the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008. The most recent audit was in December 2013 and, once again, we received no non-conformances. This is something we are very proud of because these audits validate the processes we use to run our business, with the ultimate goal of client satisfaction...

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Importance of periodical deep cleaning of commercial Vinyl and Carpeted Floors

Posted Date: 2014-03-18

Vinyl Floors:

Vinyl floors require more than a simple clean. Regular maintenance of your vinyl floors can result in a positive impression of your facilities.

Vinyl floor restoration is a technical process with which we have extensive experience. It primarily consists of stripping and removing any dirt grime and scuff marks off the floor and cleaning the floors to a level that we can easily apply polish in a systematically way which enhances the shine of the floor. Usually we apply 3 to 4 coats of floor in order to boost the shine. When done well it will enhance the appearance of your commercial premises. A regular buffing program certainly keeps the floor scuff free and in a shiny manner.

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We are more than a commercial cleaning company

Posted Date: 2014-03-11

Whether you are seeking office cleaning, medical cleaning, strata cleaning or commercial cleaning we can provide the service. However, we are not just a cleaning company who cleans your premises, we are a one stop shop taking total care of all your cleaning needs

 

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12 Things the best Commercial Cleaning Companies Have in Common

Posted Date: 2014-02-24

Here are some common things to look for when selecting the cleaning company that's right for your business.

A commercial cleaner with an independently certified quality system

Commercial cleaning staff who are well trained and inducted

Current work cover insurance and public liability insurance documents

Flexible and comprehensive office cleaning solutions, including carpets, vinyl floors, windows and supply of the consumables...

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