Deep Cleaning at Schools & Cost-effective Holiday Ideas

It has been that time of year again with children on school holidays and resulting in an extremely busy time for us at IMS.  We have spent most of the summer break performing deep cleans at our schools.  Without the occupancy of students for several weeks, the Summer holidays are an ideal time for focusing on the bigger tasks such as the floors, washrooms and canteen areas.

Beginning the Autumn term with a sparkling maintained school boosts a school’s appearance and it sends the right message, focusing on the academic year ahead.

If you would like to enquire about our deep cleaning service, please contact us in the office on 01344 845000.

Steering away from deep cleaning, school holidays throughout the year can also be an expensive time for parents’, and it can be a daunting task to keep children amused and entertained.

See some tips from us at IMS that won’t break the bank and help to create a fun holiday for all.

  1. Go to the park or seaside. You are never too far from the beautiful countryside, open spaces and the sea. Children love to play out-doors and fresh air doesn’t cost anything!
  2. Treasure Hunts. Creating a treasure hunt is a great way to get all the family involved, from drawing your own map, to creating clues and prizes can take up hours of endless fun!
  3. Visit Museums. Lots of museums and galleries are free, and they make great efforts to put on interesting exhibitions for children during school holidays.
  4. Movie Days. Our British weather does not guarantee sunshine every day, for those rainy days, choose a couple of favourite films, grab some popcorn and put your feet up with the kids.

 We hope you enjoyed some of our tips!

Lastly, don’t forget that during school holidays there may be lots going on in your local area.  We recommend, checking the website of your local council, tourist information centre, libraries and community centres to see what’s going on.

Employee Of The Month – July 2019

At Insite Managed Services, we are more than confident in the abilities of all our staff to put in 100%, ensuring we deliver a high-level standard of service to all our clients.  There is one member of our team that has really stood out this month, namely, IMS Cleaning Operative Graham Wilson, who has deservedly won ‘Employee of The Month for July’.

Graham has been with IMS since 2014 and has been a long-standing cleaning operative at our client BTG Pharmaceuticals in Farnham.  He has been nominated as this month’s winner by his Area Manager, Svetlana Naneva due to his outstanding work and always going over and beyond what is expected of him.

Malcolm Smith, Operations Manager at IMS states “Graham has been an excellent employee ever since he joined the company, his professionalism and commitment has not gone unnoticed.  Congratulations Graham, thank you again for your hard work and we hope that you will remain with us for many more years to come!”

An Employee of The Month certificate, along with some vouchers have been awarded to him in appreciation for his hard work at IMS.

If you would like to join our friendly cleaning operatives’ team, please contact us on 01344 845000 or email recruitment@ims.co.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Meet our new Health & Safety Coordinator

As we are whizzing through 2019, it’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of July! It has been a very exciting year for IMS, so much has happened since January and we are delighted to share our news with you.

Some changes have involved promotions of team members within the company, the most recent being Louise Carter.  Louise started as an Administrative Assistant with IMS in 2017 and through her hard work and dedication, she was promoted to HR Administrator.  In January 2019, Louise was then awarded the highly responsible role of ‘HR Training, Health & Safety Coordinator’.  Louise stated:I was delighted to be offered the role, IMS are a fantastic company to work for and I look forward to developing myself personally and growing within the company.”

At Insite Managed Services, we feel that we have a responsibility towards both the people we employ, and anyone affected by our work to protect their health and keep them safe.  Having a ‘Health & Safety Coordinator’ in place, completing inspections on site gives us and our clients peace of mind, knowing that a high level of safety measures are in place.

Neil Webb, Managing Director at IMS stated: “I am very excited about the new role, safety is paramount at our client’s sites and we want to make sure that staff feel safe.  Louise is more than suitable for the role, she is responsible, efficient, hard-working and has a sharp eye for detail! I would like to thank Louise for her hard work over the last few months, we look forward to her continued success in her new role working at IMS”

Louise has been particularly busy in her new role the last few months, she has been working closely with our Managing Director, Operations Manager and Area Managers, preparing updated audit paperwork, certificates and method statements prior to visiting our clients.  In the last few weeks, she has been visiting clients and completing audit inspections, going forwards these audits will be carried out periodically.

The inspection on site involves:

  • Checking that COSHH statements are all correct.
  • Ensuring that each site has RAMS in place and that they are in date.
  • Making sure IMS Insurance Certificates are visibly displayed.
  • Checking that all appliances are safe, and PAT tested.
  • Inspecting cleaning cupboards, ensuring that colour coding is correct, chemicals are properly labelled, and lids are tightly screwed on bottles.
  • Ensuring there are no spillages or trip hazards.
  • Making sure that Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans are in place and visibly displayed. Checking that all fire doors are free of any obstructions.

Following completion of the audits, Louise reports back to management at IMS of any findings that require immediate corrective action, once these have been actioned, an audit report is then sent to the client.

These are indeed exciting times at the company! We look forward to sharing some more positive changes which are happening at IMS over the next few months with you.