Positioned in the historic precinct of The Rocks, the Australian Heritage Hotel officially opened for business on George Street IN 1824. It also holds the longest running hotel license in Sydney. Redclean are happy that they have a longstanding relationship with the owners of this pub, W Short Hotel Group and are pleased to support their team with the cleaning of The Royal in Leichhardt, The Glenmore & now the AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE HOTEL.
We are careful to be clean. We wash our hands often. We cover our mouths when we cough. We never sit on a public toilet seat. Yet we think nothing of grabbing a telephone at the office. Telephones carry more germs and bacteria than a public toilet.
People grab telephones with anything on their hands from the sandwich they were eating to the tissue they were coughing into all morning. It is as if we think they are safe because phones are immune. They are not. You grab this germ infested device and put it right up to your face. We press the device against our ear, near our nasal passage and against our mouths and we breathe in everything that everyone who has touched it has deposited.
Even when we think to wash our hands after using the telephone, we rarely wash our face at the office. It is easy to clean a telephone. Anti-bacterial wipes are easy to store at the desk. They kill 99.9% of the germs and bacteria on the phone. If you do not have one handy, a little hand sanitizer on a tissue will do the trick.
Your computer keyboard is the next dirtiest surface you touch on a regular basis. General cleaning of a keyboard is easy.
- Disconnect the keyboard from the computer (if not an USB connect, power off first.)
- Turn the keyboard upside down and spray with compressed air inside all the air openings
- Gently shake to remove any dust you dislodged.
- Turn the keyboard back over and spray with compressed air around all the keys.
- If you need to remove the space bar and keys to wash with soapy water, use a small screw driver to gently pry them off. Dry well before reinstalling them.
- A cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol is great for cleaning around the edges of the keys.
- An anti-bacteria wipe for a general wipe down is a great finish to the process.
Cleaning your iPhone, Tablet or iPhone is something people need to be very careful with. Rubbing too hard (and pushing down too hard) can permanently damage the screen. If the smallest amount of moisture gets in the ports it could cause damage.
- Unplug and POWER OFF your device
- Using a micro-fiber cloth (one came with the device when new or you can purchase one at any department store) gently rub the screen with circular motions.
- If the screen needs to be cleaned further, put a few drops of CLEAN WATER, (not solution) on the cloth (not the screen) and squeeze out the excess. Using the damp cloth, rub again with circular motions until clean.
- Be careful not to get water into the portals
- Allow to air dry and when dry, power back on.
Keeping these basic supplies handy at your office and using them to clean your equipment daily will reduce the germs and bacteria you are exposed to and stop you from spreading the germs.
Back problems can arise from the activities done at work or at home. When going back to work after the holidays, the following tips can be followed to ensure proper back health:
- Have a good posture especially when you have to sit at a computer all day. It is important to adopt a good posture or take regular breaks from your desk so that you stretch. Since the human body has been designed to move around, a lifestyle that is sedentary leads to health problems. When sitting at a computer desk, sit with your back straight, eyes should be at the level of the screen, feet on the floor and the accessories like the keyboard, phone, and mouse should be within reach. In case of any discomfort, you can ask your manager about doing the display screen equipment self- assessment.
- A poor lifting technique can cause back pain. Lifting items correctly is possible especially if you carry out manual handling activities at work. It is important to keep the load close to your waist then get a good grip and never bend, twist or flex your back. Know your limits and do not lift items that are too heavy
- Standing for long periods of time can cause swelling of the legs, sore feet, lower back pain, general muscular fatigue and stiffness in the shoulders and neck. People like salespeople, assembly line workers, machine operators, as well as many others who do jobs that require prolonged standing can be affected. It is therefore necessary to adopt a variety of positions where you have the option to stand, sit and move around.
- A variety of habits can be adopted like reducing the time spent on walking, sitting or standing. Adjustable and suitable chairs should be used, more breaks should be taken to facilitate proper rest, the work surfaces should be designed in a way that is height-adjustable and if this is not possible a platform can be installed which can raise a shorter worker.
- A room can be used for workers to change their body positions, a foot rest or foot-rail that will enable workers to shift their weights from one leg to another and there should be a choice given to workers to work standing or sitting at will.
- There should be a provision for worker training that deals with proper work practices as well as use of rest breaks, job rotation should be done among the workers, jobs should be enlarged so that workers can be given varied tasks that will increase body motions and positions.
- The employer should provide mats for workers to stand on if the surface is hard. These mats used should have edges that are slanted and will help prevent tripping. They should cushion the feet and should therefore be dense enough but not very thick. Cushioning that is too much from thick foam-rubber mats causes fatigue and increases the hazard of tripping.
Call redclean today on 1300 29 39 49 to ensure that your workplace is clean & safe.
When it comes to running a bar, there are a wide range of food and beverage challenges. Pub managers have to face these food and beverage challenges each day, knowing that the odds of success are stacked against them. The following is a list of tips for those who wish to meet these challenges and run a successful a pub.
Selling alcohol is not a privilege, it is a responsibility. Should any harm come to a patron that could put an end to your business before it has a chance to get off the ground. Learning the local regulations and laws, while also caring for the safety of the customer is vital.
2. Well Trained Staff
Bartenders should have an encyclopedic knowledge of their craft and will help your pub stand out among the crowd. Training your bartender and staff to treat the customers in a friendly, personable manner is key.
3. Point Of Sale System
If you’re looking to run a modern establishment, you need to be equipped with an electronic point of sale system. This allows customers to use their credit cards to purchase drinks and helps the business keep track of all these transactions.
4. Develop Your Own Drink
One of the biggest food and beverage challenges is developing a signature drink. The signature drink you choose will set the tone for your pub and communicate your establishment’s personality.
5.Well Organised Back Bar
A poorly organised back bar leads to confusion among your bartenders. By setting up a back bar with well-organised drink preparation areas, you make life easier for the bartenders and allow for drink orders to be filled faster.
6. Marketing Schemes
When you are offering drink specials, coming up with ways to market them is pivotal. A drink menu that is well constructed and marketed properly can lead to great word of mouth.
While you may want your pub to give off a dive bar vibe, keeping the pub clean is crucial to your long term success. When the bathrooms are dirty and the bar top is always covered in spilled beverages, this detracts from the ambiance.
8. Monitor Pour Levels
Inconsistent pour levels lead to inventory shortages. It also causes customer distrust, as they expect to receive the same amount of alcohol, regardless of which bartender is pouring the drink.
9. Maintain Bar Equipment
Every last piece of equipment in the pub must remain in great working order at all times. From the draft system to the dishwasher to the coolers/ice machine, if one piece fails, the entire pub’s business is thrown off.
10. Change The Menu
Offering new drinks and specials from time to time will keep pub customers on their toes. Variety is very important to the success of a pub, so changing parts of the menu periodically keeps a customer interested and gives pub owners the chance to jettison drinks that are not selling.
Please contact Redclean on 1300 29 39 49 for a competitive quotes for your pub & club cleaning.