News from 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Learn more about CHAS here: CHAS website
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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