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Changing cleaning contractor – What is TUPE?

TUPE – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations’ is a legal framework, within UK law, which is designed to protect the rights of workers when their employment is transferred to another contractor.

Within the cleaning industry, transferring staff under TUPE occurs commonly when a cleaning contract is outsourced or transferred to a new contractor. If an employee’s job is transferred under the TUPE regulations to another employer, that employee has the legal right to transfer to the new employer whilst keeping the same terms and conditions of their original contract of employment. Continue reading

5 ways to save electricity at work

Where we get our energy from and how it is being used is becoming an ever more important topic, both on an organisational level with the introduction of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) last year and internationally – take the political storm surrounding the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

The Carbon Trust calculate that an eco-conscious office could potentially lower their energy bills by up to 65%. Whilst it is fair to say that many of the biggest energy saving techniques can be very expensive, there are still simple, cost-effective steps that can be taken to reduce the energy usage in your office. Continue reading

How often should I get my office carpets cleaned?

Knowing when the carpets in your office need cleaning can vary depending on the traffic that they face, as well as the material that they are made from, but your cleaning contractor should have that under control. If you are concerned that your office carpets are being neglected, here is a guide to how often and what method should be used.

Everybody knows the importance of vacuum cleaning carpets regularly to remove dirt and dust, but there is a lot more to carpet care than just vacuuming, especially in areas of high footfall. Poorly maintained carpets will have a significantly reduce their lifespan. Continue reading