Cleaning Equipment Information & Advice
Help with buying, hiring & servicing cleaning equipment
B & G Cleaning Systems Ltd offer more than just a range of standard cleaning equipment. As experts in the cleaning industry, we offer a range of support services including training for cleaning equipment operators, risk assessment and health & safety.
Training and Health & Safety
Health and Safety Training For Pressure Cleaner & Wash Down Systems
B&G Cleaning Systems recognise the importance of training, That is why we offer customers full health and safety training for their staff. Whether at your premises or at our purpose built training suite at our Atherstone head office, the training is full and comprehensive including all aspects of operator safety and use of equipment. All staff who attend the course are given a certificate stating that they are competent to use the equipment.
Training in the use of cleaning equipment
It is essential that operators using any type of work related equipment are trained to operate it safely and to maximise the ability of the equipment and if you purchase any cleaning equipment or systems from B & G Cleaning Systems Ltd we will ensure that it is delivered with an appropriate operation manual and that instruction is given to assigned operators. It is important where possible to limit the number of operators to those trained in the use of the equipment and also to assign routine maintenance to one individual who then becomes responsible for its up-keep and condition.
Certificated health & safety training
Whether at your premises or at our purpose built training suite at our Atherstone head office, we offer is full and comprehensive training in all aspects of operator safety and use of equipment. All staff who attend the course are given a certificate stating that they are competent to use the equipment. We also offer training and help in carrying out isk assessments. We can offer training for operators in the safe and efficient use of cleaning equipment even if we didn’t supply it. Tell us what equipment you are using and we’ll let you know what training we can provide.
Pressure Washer Safety: FAQ
A Guide to Risk Assessment for your Company’s Pressure Washers
Can B & G assist me in writing a risk assessment of my company’s pressure washers and other cleaning equipment?
We can help but we cannot write it for you.
There is a B&G-Example-Health-and-Safety-Risk-Assessment here, which will give you an indication of the types of hazard and the types of controls to put in place.
Also see the following HSE guidance notes: General Risk Assessment Leaflet “Using Work Equipment Safely” Guidance for users of Steam / Water pressure cleaners
Is it a legal requirement that I must have my equipment Portable Appliance Tested (PAT)?
If you have mobile equipment that is plugged into an electrical socket it is a legal requirement to have it tested for Earth continuity. The test also includes visual checks and other checks such as current draw and conductivity. This should be recorded to prove it has been done and the machine should have a sticker showing the last date tested.
Do I have a legal obligation to have my equipment regularly serviced?
Generally if you employ people to operate equipment you have a legal obligation under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
For more information, see www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg291.pdf & Electrical-Safety-And-You
Are there any certified training courses available to send operators so that we can have proof of the training under our risk assessment?
There are no courses run by HSE or any government official department specifically for pressure washing equipment, but B & G offers courses either at our Atherstone head office or on your site which results in a certificate being issued as proof of the training being done. This certificate would be proof of your due diligence in providing formal training for operators of the equipment. The training course covers useful hints and simple checks on the equipment which can also save money by reducing breakdowns.
See a B&G-Example-Health-and-Safety-Risk-Assessment