6.0 Involving Others

6.1 Types of Involvement

6 1 overview easy cleanersOne way to see this is through Internal and External involvement.

External involvement is when you instruct an outside company of cleaners to carry out a service for you, the principle being that they are being remunerated for carrying out a specific service that they are responsible for.

Internal involvement is more within connected people and links, for example your immediate family or co-workers getting stuck into cleaning as well as or instead of yourself. Also, with larger organizations like charities and volunteering groups you can tend to have a lot of people getting involved with the cleaning.

6.2 Selection Criteria

6 2 selection easy cleanersWhether an internal or external cleaner, simply make sure they can do the task. It sounds simple, and in actual fact it is, as any cleaning service will only be as good as the individual cleaner doing the task at hand.

So have a small trial, establish clear goals and expectations, monitor and train carefully, and check that the way it is completed is acceptable just as much as the actual task at hand.

6.3 Cleaner Charges

6 3 charges easy cleanersHow cleaning companies charge is typically on an hourly basis, often between £10 and £13 per hour, and reflecting the work involved. You therefore need to ensure all the work is reflected in this, including any additional aspects like taking any refuse away, and even travel time involved.

Check also what the cleaner can use themselves or needs to be provided by you, and whether they need to reflect purchase of special substances or equipment in their rate. Even though cleaners are mobile, you need to be clear what equipment and substances they can use and are responsible for.

Alternative methods of charging include a one-off charge for a certain task, or involvement of multiple people and helpers.

6.4 Family & Friends

6 4 family friends easy cleanersInvolving others can have many benefits to lots of people, although often an ideal that people struggle to see in reality. As well as obvious benefits like reduced costs and hassle from involving external cleaners, it can help develop good relationships and a sense of personal responsibility and fulfillment in their home or business.

We have blogged before about involving kids in particular, but this can include extended family and friends as well to make fun and enjoyable.

6.5 Volunteers

6 5 volunteers easy cleanersOur involvement with charities has enabled us to see direct benefits from other volunteers mucking in with cleaning, whether that’s a direct volunteer within the charity or community group, or even working with the JobCentre Plus scheme to involve those looking for work.

Just like with family and friends, there can be so many other benefits in addition to just cost savings and time by this, once a suitable basis and rating system is set up.

Here is a blog post with four ‘I’s of getting volunteers involved with cleaning.

Why Easy Cleaners?

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Easy Cleaning Guide

1.0 Introduction to the Easy Cleaning Guide

1.1 The Guide’s Purpose

1.2 Why Do We Need Cleaning?

1.3 The Basic Process

1.4 When Not To Clean

1.5 Schedules & Checklists

2.0 Types of Cleaning

2.1 An Overview

2.2 Domestic Clean

2.3 Commercial Clean

2.4 General Clean

2.5 Mini Clean

2.6 Spring & Deep Clean

2.7 Builders Clean

2.8 Décor Clean

2.9 End of Tenancy Clean

2.10 Event & Party Clean

2.11 Kitchen Clean

2.12 Bathroom Clean

2.13 Floor & Carpet Clean

2.14 Window Cleaning

2.15 Dry & Upholstery Clean

2.16 De-cluttering & Storage

2.17 Medical Clean

2.18 Cars & Vehicles

3.0 Separate Cleaning Tasks

3.1 What This Includes

3.2 Shower Descale

3.3 Washroom Services

3.4 Pest Control

3.5 Glassware

3.6 Chimney Cleaning

3.7 Ironing

3.8 Housekeeping

3.9 Oven Cleaning

3.10 Stain Removal

4.0 Outside Areas

4.1 Definition

4.2 Roof and Gutters

4.3 Yards and Paths

4.4 Sheds & Garages

4.5 BBQs

4.6 Grass & Planted Areas

5.0 Rubbish

5.1 The Issues

5.2 Recycle Waste

5.3 Additional Waste

5.4 General Waste

5.5 Communal Areas

5.6 Compliance

6.0 Involving Others

6.1 Types of Involvement

6.2 Selection Criteria

6.3 Cleaner Charges

6.4 Family & Friends

6.5 Volunteers

7.0 Compliance

7.1 The Basics

7.2 COSHH Policy

7.3 RIDDOR Procedure

7.4 Risk Assessments

7.5 Data Sheets

7.6 Notices & Signs

7.7 Instructions and Guides

7.8 Summaries

7.9 Training

7.10 Buildings & Fire

7.11 Lone Worker

7.12 Insurance

7.13 Health & Safety Policy

7.14 Security & Access

7.15 Food Hygiene

8.0 Products & Supplies

8.1 The Basics

8.2 Storage

8.3 Where to Purchase

8.4 Non-Animal Tested

8.5 The Best Ones

8.6 Mixing Products

8.7 Chemical Inclusion

8.8 Pets

8.9 Bleach

8.10 How to Use

9.0 Equipment

9.1 What to Look For

9.2 Flip Signs

9.3 Cloths & Dusters

9.4 Sprays

9.5 Robots

9.6 Buckets & Carry Trays

9.7 Mops

9.8 Brushes

9.9 Vacuum Cleaners

10.0 PPE

10.1 The Basics

10.2 Aprons

10.3 Gloves

10.4 Hair Ties

10.5 Glasses

10.6 Shoe Covers

10.7 Going Green

11.0 Summary