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You are looking for new employees? into consideration so as not to be exposed to subsequent litigation. Such compensation claims primarily deal with damages caused In the printed issue of by cleaning treatments and may put the expert facility cleaner in the hot seat – and at odds with his insurer, too – when the explanation is wanting. In these cases, the facility cleaner often bears the cost of the repairs. That is why the contractor is well- advised to liaise with the manufacturers of the chemicals and equipment he or she uses before taking up the job (even better: before tendering) so as not to be faced with unpleasant and costly surprises later on. and at www.rationell-reinigen.de you can General experience indicates that the costs of materials (use of publish a classified advertisement to search chemicals and machines) are at least three to five times higher for water parks and pool areas than for conventional maintenance qualified professionals in Germany, Austria cleaning in other facilities. The stress on machines in particular and Switzerland for your company. in these areas, due to high humidity and heavy wear and tear on brushes, pads, squeegees and wheels are disproportionately higher than with normal hard floor covering. A package deal from the machine manufacturer, which includes maintenance and/or wear and tear in a monthly fee, is often the wiser business choice, If you are interested, please contact if only because it provides the contractor with planning security. It is also true that, very often, chemicals turn out not to be compa- elvira.boeck@holzmann-medien.de tible with the machines used. Let your equipment supplier know which chemicals you intend to use. This may prevent disagreeable discussions down the road. Where hiring personnel is a simple and straightforward process for the usual facility cleaning contracts, finding qualified people THE BATTERY SPECIALISTS to handle water parks or spas can turn into a veritable odyssey. Just take the business hours: These facilities rarely close before ALL BATTERIES, CHARGERS & ACCESSORIES Please ask for our free midnight and usually open at 7:30 or even earlier in the morning catalogue! for school sports. That doesn’t leave much time for actual cleaning ALLE BATTERIJEN, LADERS EN ACCESSOIRESand not everybody likes those hours. Accepting a contract thus has its logistical challenges, too. The atmospheric environment alone makes it very difficult to sustain the kind of extended work performance that can be expected in other areas. When this is not 13-0413 - www.mink.be taken into consideration, high levels of downtime due to sickness are often and regrettably the norm. There is also the fact that cer- tain groups of people can’t work effectively under some conditions. BATTERY SUPPLIES NV/SA | Nijverheidslaan +50/56 | B-8540 Deerlijk | Belgium | Tel +32 (0)56 617 977 Take sauna areas, for instance. The best approach is to address Fax +32 (0)56 617 955 | info@batterysupplies.be | www.batterysupplies.be these and other issues with the client – as well as your staff – well in advance of getting started on the contract. Also bear in mind whether public transport is available during the cleaning schedule. If not, your cleaning crew will have to organize their own transportation, which could imply additional costs for your business. If it’s the company policy to shuttle the crew to and from the cleaning site, have these costs been factored into the contract value? ALL TECHNOLOGIES 6-8-12V All Crown, AGM, GEL, Li-Ion batteries Quality for different type of cleaning devices When it comes to quality there is often a gap between desire and reality. More and more water park operators are adopting daily BATTERY SUPPLIES NV | Nijverheidslaan +50/56 | B-8540 Deerlijk | BELGIUM Tel +32 (0)56 617 977 | Fax +32 (0)56 617 955 inspections, and having external service providers carry out quali- info@batterysupplies.be | www.batterysupplies.be ty control as well. From the point of view of some cleaning service GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016 47 Global_Cleaning_interclean.indd 1 31/03/2016 11:52:35


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