Edit: supported and will order soon! Thanks for the support everyone
Jasmine Streatfield - The Board
I’d like to buy some new cleaning supplies to rebuild/set up v.2 of the cleaning station(s).
Long term, this purchase proposal will eliminate the need to buy pre-made cleaning products from bookers, Costco etc. which are quite costly in comparison to concentrate, and we go through them very quickly. Having reusable cloths and bottles will also eliminate the extra waste created from the pre-mixed solutions and blue roll that gets used for cleaning. A 750ml trigger bottle takes 30ml of cleaner, so each 5L bottle should provide us with 166 full spray bottles! Very cost-efficient and space-efficient! I don’t expect we’ll even get through that in a year either.
Short term, it might be a bit of a learning curve transitioning into using concentrate and a colour-coded system, but ultimately it will be more hygienic as we have both a bathroom and food preparation area so moving over to this system will help to avoid any cross-contamination! I’m hoping that creating mini cleaning stations will help keep things separate and I’ve also created some colourful checklists to go alongside these with reminders of which colour cloths to use. I’m happy to provide any extra cleaning training/information to anyone who would like it… but I can’t imagine that would be a very popular workshop
Sanitary/Washroom Cleaner – 5L
(£10.48 inc Tax - Clover Freshn’it – Toilet & Bathroom Cleaner: Clover Freshnit 5L - Toilet & Bathroom Cleaner)
Interior cleaner – 5L
(£6.85 inc tax – Clover clean’it – multi-surface cleaner: Clover Clean it - Multi-surface cleaner)
Sanitiser – 5L
(£13.08 inc tax – Clover trio 100 – surface sanitiser/cleaner Clover Trio 100 Hard Surface Sanitiser/Cleaner)
Floor cleaner – 5L
(£7.03 inc tax – Clover Floor’it – neutral Floor cleaner: Clover Floor it 5L - Neutral Floor Cleaner)
Pump dispensers – x4
(£14.35 inc tax: Pump for 5L Bottles)
Spray bottles – x5
(£12.00 inc tax: Trigger Spray Bottle 750ml)
Blue general use microfibre cloths - x10
(£9.00 inc tax: Microfibre Cloth Blue)
Pink bathroom use microfibre cloths - x10
(£9.00 inc tax: Microfibre Cloth Pink)
Green kitchen use microfibre cloths – x10
(£9.00 inc tax: Microfibre Cloth Green)
Dustpan and brushes x3
(£1.99 each inc tax: Professional Dustpan & Brush Set Soft)
I will be getting colour-coded mop heads too, but they’re already on the consumables list and therefore not included in this proposal.
All items will be stocked in the bathroom where the current cleaning station is, I plan to clearly label and set up for ease of use by all members to help with the cleaning of the space. I’d also like to set up some mini-cleaning stations in the bathroom, kitchen, and welcome area during the HTSD. These mini-cleaning stations will include colour-coded cloths, a spray bottle, and a dustpan & brush.
Any existing items in the cleaning station will stay there until finished- but when I was in yesterday everything was running low.
(I did also email The Cleaning Warehouse to see if they’d be willing to offer a discount but I won’t hold my breath )
Fully funded by Hackspace
Health & Safety
All the chemicals I’m proposing to purchase have Safety Data Sheets online which include identification, uses, details of the supplier, Hazard identification, First aid measures, Firefighting measures, Accidental release measures, Handling and storage, Exposure controls/personal protection, Physical and chemical properties, Stability and reactivity, Toxicological information, Ecological information, Disposal considerations, Regulatory information, and other relevant information.
I am happy to print these out and put them in a folder near the chemicals storage location or create a risk assessment if anyone feels this is necessary – I’m not sure if we have one in place for existing chemicals, we have in the bathroom e.g. bleach.
Small Proposal < £150 - 2 Board Members and 5 Members
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- Nathan (tall)