Facilities management

Tennier Sanitation tips on workplace health and safety

Workplace safety: 6 steps to a smarter program

    Safety guidelines are important for all kinds of workspaces Many of us think of ‘workplace safety’ as the kind of thing that really only matters for industrial or manufacturing workplaces: It’s easy to understand why safety would be important in facilities with big equipment, or hazardous chemicals, or huge warehouses that require motorized […]

How to effect cleaning change management

Great facilities cleaning is made, not born. It’s surprising how often our clients express the same frustration to us: “We’ve improved our cleaning products and dispenser systems. We’ve transformed our inventory management and ordering processes, so we’ve always got the right products on hand. We did a half-day cleaning workshop for all our employees, and […]

Tips for property management on cleaning

5 things property managers should know about cleaning

Cleaning smarter means better tenants and lower costs We get it: When it comes to managing multi-family residential properties, ‘cleaning’ isn’t the first thing that comes to mind – and definitely isn’t the sexiest. But the truth is that when you approach cleaning more strategically, the results are almost inevitable: The property attracts more stable […]

how better cleaning in facilities management means better bottom line

Better facilities cleaning means significant cost savings

Facilities management: The cost of poor cleaning can be greater than you realize. It’s always been true that cleaner commercial facilities, like retail operations, lobbies and office buildings, tend to outperform poorly-cleaned or slightly-neglected facilities. But after a year of the pandemic, with the average person so much more aware of the need for adequate […]

Why household cleaners aren't enough at the office

The right cleaning product: Why household cleaners aren’t enough at work

Workplaces need what industrial cleaning products deliver. In the past year, most of us have learned more about cleaning and disinfecting than we ever thought we’d have to: The difference between ‘cleaning’, ‘sanitizing’ and ‘disinfecting’; the importance of using products that are Health Canada certified effective against coronavirus; and even what concentration of alcohol is […]

challenges of supply chain management in COVID

Your janitorial supplies: Do you know how they got to you?

  In uncertain times, it’s crucial to know your supplier Almost from the beginning of the pandemic in Canada, we began to see challenges in the supply chain: As more communities went into lockdown, there were long lineups at grocery stores, empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle, and disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer were […]

Tennier Sanitation on facilities cleaning training

Facilities cleaning training: 5 ways to do it better

Better training can help deliver a better cleaning ROI Whether your facility has full-time cleaning staff, uses an outsourced cleaning company, or some combination of the two, there’s one inescapable truth: The people responsible for doing the cleaning are going to need some training, because great cleaning is made, not born. The challenge for facilities […]