Keeping Your Store Clean and COVID-19 Free

With the outbreak of the coronavirus and the introduction of social distancing, many of our stores have taken measures to ensure our safety and prevent further spread of this awful virus. However, with social distancing measures in place, there is still the potential risk of the virus coming into your store, putting yourself, your staff and customers at risk. To …

Why Should Your Extractor Fans Be Regularly Cleaned?

Extractor fans, whether a property is domestic or commercial, everyone has one somewhere. But what do they do other than being dust collectors?  Extractor fans draw up air particles containing dust and moisture removing foul smells from a room. But when cleaning, extractor fans can be an overlooked area and after a while those drawn up particles can collect in …

7 Tips for Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company

Screening and hiring a commercial cleaning company may seem like a daunting prospect. You will want to ensure that your facility’s cleaning schedule is in capable hands. Maintaining a clean environment is key to the success of your business. So, you should treat the process like hiring a new employee. We’ve come up with 7 questions which will help you …

Signs That Your Cleaner is Doing a Good Job

We all like to come into work and be welcomed to a clean and tidy business.  Having a good cleaner who leaves your business looking sparkling clean and fresh is not only good for your employees, your customers and your own health, it can also increase workplace morale and productivity and reduce sickness absence within your employees. So, it’s important …

How Long Can Germs Live on Surfaces?

We all know what it’s like to have a nasty cold and a bedridden induced flu and with germs getting plenty of press, it’s essential to know how you can combat them in your business. While germs may be too small to be seen with the naked eye they can live on a variety of surfaces, lying in wait to …

5 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company in the Hospitality Industry

If you have a business in the hospitality industry then it’s crucial that you are hot on your cleaning. Taking on the cleaning yourself, or your employees can be a big job. Especially when your venue needs to be cleaned to a certain standard. The Food Standards Agency has regulations that businesses need to adhere to. The consequences of an …

Bridgend – Guide to protecting your business

Bridgend is a bustling town with good transport links to two of South Wales’ largest cities Cardiff and Swansea and is close to stunning scenic locations. But like many towns and cities – Bridgend is no stranger to crime. In recent months from June 2018 to June 2019, the total amount of crime reported in Bridgend has steadily fallen from …

Building Site Security A&R

Construction Site Security – A guide to securing your building site

Construction sites are prime targets for criminals and are prone to several vulnerabilities, all of which can be protected with effective security measures. One item that is always at a high risk of theft is machinery. Theft of machinery such as backhoes, generators, and excavators can be called ‘Low Risk’ by criminals for a number of reasons. Construction sites are …

Alarm systems: How to avoid false alarms

Intruder alarms are a great way of alerting that someone is trespassing on your business. However, if your business is equipped with an intruder alarm, there is a chance that you will experience a false alarm. False alarms are a lot more than just a nuisance-they can put a strain on emergency services and could potentially incur costly fees. So, …

Monmouthshire Building Society

How are A&R helping to Support Monmouthshire Building Society?

We recently caught up with Mark Howell, Facilities Manager at Monmouthshire Building Society with a head office and branches positioned across South Wales, to find out how A&R Services have helped to support Mark and the team adapt to COVID restrictions and create a safe and secure environment for customers and staff alike. Problem As for many businesses throughout the …