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The amount of energy your business uses may never have crossed your mind, but we are here to tell you that you NEED to be aware. Your energy bill is expensive, not only that but you are probably wasting energy, therefore, are contributing to the environmental changes that we are currently going through (e.g. climate change, sea levels rising, damage to the earth etc.) We are here to tell you 6 unsuspecting items in your office which are using a LOT of energy, perhaps unnecessarily.
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We all know having clean windows looks great and reflects well on your brand identity, but did you know they can also contribute to health? The health of your employees and visitors should be a top priority in your buildings’ maintenance schedule, therefore clean windows are a MUST as their abilities stem much further than a smudge-free surface. In this blog post, we discuss reasons as to why you should add window cleaning to your list of necessities.
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Security is essential for your business, a safe environment is of utmost importance and should be a priority in your business management. However, a concierge can provide security as well as many other benefits, making them the ideal security guard for your property. In this post, we discuss why your company NEEDS to have a concierge on site.
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Violence in the workplace has risen to become apart of the top 5 reasons for workplace deaths. It has become alarming that violence in the workplace is as common as it is, clearly it needs to be better controlled by employers and expressed to employees how important it is not to use or receive violence. It is required that businesses regularly conduct a hazard analysis, have security measures in place, enforce company policies and have written programs which protect employees from workplace violence. Here are our 6 top tips for controlling violence in the workplace. Review, or include, your violence prevention/harassment policies regularly (e.g. per quarter or annually). These will be apart of your general health and safety assessments. Encourage employees to report, document and investigate anything which could breach violence prevention rules. Have a workplace assessment and employee questionnaire to identify any gaps or worries which should be included in the violence prevention policy. Review your visitor access protocol as this is often what leads to violence in the workplace. Perhaps investing in a concierge security guard would be best practice for your business as they are able to combine the role of a receptionist and a security guard into one. Review previous incidents to see where the implemented policies went wrong. This could highlight gaps in the current guidelines. Make sure your new employees are fully educated on your violence prevention plan and strategy as everyone should be constantly aware of their duties to creating a safe workplace. Winns Services can provide a Concierge suited to your business and its needs, helping to prevent any unexpected damage to your workplace or employees. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations and working with clients to offer the best solution to their queries. If you have any questions regarding the security services offered at WINNS or would like a quote, don't hesitate to call us on 01702 719100 or email us at info@winnsservices.co.uk
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Did you know electrical malfunctions are one of the main causes of property fires? But, the number of fires could be decreased if the appropriate prevention methods were in place, for example looking out for faulty wiring.
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Most of us know that we should not let any water get near our electrical appliances, but do you know why? In this post, we explain why they should be carefully controlled in your cleaning schedule.
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A company will face many challenges, but your security access system should not be one of them. Because of this, you must make sure you have the correct system for you and your business’ needs. In this post, we look at three signs that say when you need to upgrade or install a better access control system.
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To get everyone in the mood for this evening’s semi-final between England and Croatia, Ryan Stillwell at WINNS devised a quiz for everyone in the office. Thankfully for some of us, it was a multiple choice quiz, especially when we were denied access to our computers and phones for those tempted to seek assistance. As sharing is caring, Ryan has posted the quiz (with answers) for others to share, but not the crate of Budweiser and chocolate prize! 
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WINNS Services started the World Cup with the customary sweepstake. After much deliberation and jostling, everyone had their teams. Sonya, from our accounts team, drew England hopefully, she will win the pot! Last night’s game between France and Belgium meant that all male employees were out of the running leaving Suzanne with Croatia, Keri with France and Sonya, hopefully, holding the winning card. Sorry, Suzanne, we’re hoping you're out of the running tonight, followed by Keri on Sunday!
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The temperature of the workplace is vital in accordance with law, responsibility and comfort. The recommended temperature of an office is around 16 C. Although Britain is not known for its scorching summers, it can get very hot in a building. Other factors other than the weather such as the number of workers, machinery and type of work will all contribute to how warm an office is. Therefore, we have written this blog to see whether an electric fan or air conditioning system is most environmentally friendly for your company.
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Facilities management can be highly varied in terms of what it can offer a business. From grounds maintenance to stewarding, from deep cleaning to office maintenance- your commercial building can truly benefit from effective facilities management. One of the best ways to ensure your property is being properly maintained is to hire one FM company which can provide most, if not all, of your maintenance needs rather than hiring multiple companies. In this blog, we outline 5 reasons to hire a singular FM company, read on to find out more!
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Pest prevention is vital for your business. Pests such as bugs or rodents have the potential to destroy your property, make it unsanitary or even unsafe. Situations such as these have the ability to cost hundreds or even thousands in repair costs, make your employees unproductive or even get your business shut down. A professional service can conduct a site survey to see if your residential home or commercial property is infected with pests or they can supply prevention methods to stop them from entering. Here are 6 reasons why you need pest control this summer!
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Your security strategy should be at the top of your business’ list of priorities. The achievement of your business objectives is important, but you will never reach these if you cannot properly protect your property and its employees. You can either have mobile patrols on foot or by vehicle, making them ideal for situations where a quick response is necessary. Because of this, we have made this blog post to educate you on the benefits of having mobile patrols and how it could prevent your property from being a target of theft, damage or injury.
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Did you know your vacuum can affect the environment? Most people don’t, hence why regulations have recently been introduced in order to tackle unnecessary energy use which has a direct impact on the environment. The regulations mean that there will be a reduction in the vacuum cleaners input power, design and testing. However, the new rules only apply to dry corded vacuum cleaners. Wet, wet & dry and battery operated vacuum cleaners are not included.
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Your office bin is constantly in use from your staff and visitors, especially in the lunchtime rush and tea breaks. Although you are encouraging employees to use them, which is great! You will need to remember to clean them to keep them safe and useful. If you rarely or even never clean them you may be going against everything you are trying to achieve with an intense cleaning schedule.
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We have previously discussed what the SIA accreditation is, and why the SIA ACS accreditation is more important than you may think. If you have not read them, check out them out by clicking the links! Now you have all the necessary information about them, we can get stuck into this blog.
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