News from 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning the Chesapeake memorial on Southsea Seafront

Cleaning the Chesapeake memorial on Southsea Seafront

Cleaning the Chesapeake memorial 

The Cheasepeak Memorial on Southsea seafront is located between the Royal Naval Memorial and the Hovercraft Terminal - it is a corniced pedestal, consisting of a polished granite column on a square base with a foliate capital surmounted by a bronze tripod bearing the naval crown. The base of the column is decorated with bronze relief. Our team were tasked with clearing a Seagulls nest from the memorial once the seagulls had finished nesting and cleaning the excreta on the Chesapeake memorial.  

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Is your roof safe for contractors?

Is your roof safe for contractors?

Is your roof safe for contractors?

If you have a roof that needs to be accessed for cleaning and/ or maintenance you must ensure that it is compliant with current Health and Safety legislation. 

Under the Work at Height Regulations 2005, it is the legal duty and moral responsibility of those in control of rooftop work to do all that is reasonably practical to prevent anyone from falling.

This can be done in a number of ways with either collective protection or personal protection systems which, when installed must then be tested and maintained annually. At 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance, we have over 20 years experience in fitting and testing both collective and personal protection systems.

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GDPR Training

GDPR Training

1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance take data protection very seriously and with the new GDPR regulations coming into force on 25 May 2018 we would like to share our updated privacy policy with you.

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Mansafe Accredited Installer

Mansafe Accredited Installer

Paul recently attended Mansafe training at Kee Safety’s UK head office. Kee Safety is a leading global supplier of components and bespoke systems for railings, barriers, roof edge protection and fall prevention, and safe access equipment for working at height.

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First Aid Training  for high level cleaning

First Aid Training  for high level cleaning

At 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance, we take safety very seriously. The safety of our team, our clients, and the public is of paramount importance to us as we are out on our cleaning jobs. Whether we are cleaning windows, render, canopies or carparks we want to make sure everyone is safe at all times. That is why all our team members have been trained in all aspects of Health and Safety. On 6th April 2018, our team went to Meaningful Change at their Holiday Inn venue in Portsmouth to undertake First Aid training. The team all really enjoyed the training and feel confident that they could handle an emergency at work or at home. The trainer Bob was brilliant and the guys want to thank him for a great day of training! First Aid training is so important it really can make the difference between life and death and we encourage everyone to undertake first aid training when the opportunity arises.

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We are PASMA Trained

We are PASMA Trained

PASMA ApprovedAt 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance, we take safety very seriously. That is why all our team members have been trained to the highest standards in all aspects of Health and Safety.

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Top Safety Accreditation for 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance

Top Safety Accreditation for 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

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Why do we need to get our gutters cleaned?

Why do we need to get our gutters cleaned?

This is the perfect time of year to get your gutters professionally cleaned.

Guttering is often forgotten about, as it is a case of out of sight out of mind, however gutters play an important role in controlling the flow of rain water to protect your buildings, roof, walls and even foundations.

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Our CHAS Accreditation has been successfully renewed

Our CHAS Accreditation has been successfully renewed

We are delighted to have been awarded our Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) Accreditation again. CHAS is the largest and fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK. At 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance we take health and safety seriously, we ensure we comply with all safety standards and are fully insured, meaning our customers can rest assured they are in safe hands. All our staff are DBS checked as well to add to your peace of mind.

Our certificate can be viewed here

CHAS Certificate

 

Learn more about CHAS here: CHAS website

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Before and after render cleaning

Before and after render cleaning

We have just finished some work cleaning the render and the exterior of some residential properties in Gosport. The before and after photographs below show the extent of the clean up and how much smarter the building looks after the render has been cleaned.

If render cleaning is something you are considering for your building then please do give us a call on 023 9236 6377 to discuss your requirements. Our team are fully qualified and insured as well as being DBS checked.

Get a quote for your render cleaning by calling us on 023 9236 6377 or completing the contact form.

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Pigeon netting and bird netting

Pigeon netting and bird netting

Why do I need bird netting on my building?

Amongst other things Pigeons can spread disease and leave unsightly droppings on your buildings.

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What is a Man Safe or Anchor Safe system?

What is a Man Safe or Anchor Safe system?

One of our qualified inspectors tested a line safety/ Man safe system in Portsmouth on Friday. We thought we'd do a quick Q and A for anyone not sure about Man Safe or Anchor Safe Systems

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The secret to cleaner windows?

The secret to cleaner windows?

 Don’t let your windows get MAD -  The most damaging things for your windows are as follows: Moisture, Alkalinity and Dirt or MAD for short.

Now there is not much you can do about your windows getting wet, especially at this time of year, but having your windows cleaned regularly will help to protect the glass from long term damage and staining.

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Deionised water for Window Cleaning

Deionised water for Window Cleaning

Professional window cleaners recommend deionised water for window cleaning. Some window cleaners use tap water to clean your windows. However tap water contains minerals, which while ideal for drinking are not ideal for your windows. 

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Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

Our 2016 Spirit of Christmas Advent Calendar is designed to spread a little festive spirit this Christmas. We'd love you to share it with your friends and colleagues and if it brings you some festive joy then please do make a donation to The Royal Marines Charity on our virgin donation page

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NAPO films for health and Safety

NAPO films for health and Safety

 

NAPO have produced a range of films aimed at highlighting important health and safety issues for employers. In their latest film they draw attention to the fact that European workers are ageing. By 2030, workers aged over 55 are expected to make up 30% or more of the total workforce in many EU countries. This creates challenges for employees, employers and businesses. Their latest film “Napo in… back to a healthy future” looks at issues around ageing and occupational safety and health,  musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and noise.

The film can be viewed here on the NAPO website

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Cakes4Commandos

Cakes4Commandos

Thank you to everyone who bought a cake at Maritime House in Portsmouth last week in our Cakes4Commandos fundraiser in support of the Royal Marines Charity. The Royal Marines Charity supports both serving and veteran Marines and their families. Our photos didn’t come out brilliantly but we had some lovely feedback from the visitors asking if we’d be back before Christmas! Dawn did a tremendous job baking over 300 cakes and raising £161.11 for the Charity.

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Bottle Tops for Marines

Bottle Tops for Marines

1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance are raising money for the Royal Marines Charity by encouraging their customers to recycle their used milk bottle tops.

The milk bottle tops are not generally collected by local councils and therefore often end up in landfill. However these bottle tops can be recycled by specialist companies that granulate them, enabling them to be used to make items such as hard plastic garden toys for children like as slides or indeed more bottle tops. 

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Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme CHAS

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme CHAS

1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance have been awarded their certificate for Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme CHAS. With 720 buyer members and over 62,000 suppliers on its database, CHAS is not only the largest but also the fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK. At 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance we take health and safety seriously, we ensure we comply with all safety standards and are fully insured, meaning our customers can rest assured they are in safe hands. All our staff are DBS checked as well to add to your peace of mind.

Learn more about CHAS here: CHAS website

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Our 14th Year of Safecontractor Accreditation

Our 14th Year of Safecontractor Accreditation

1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance in Portsmouth has been awarded further accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

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