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.…

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…

Effective pest control – Rats

Rats have been a pest problem since the dawn of civilisation due to the fact that they thrive off human activity. There are an estimated 10 million rats in Britain and they are a particularly common problem in large cities. Britain has two species of rat, although in reality, most rat infestations are likely to…