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Showing posts with label facility management. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The harmful effects of dust on the health and performance of office workers

It goes without saying that India has turned into a huge construction site. There are numerous road repairs works being carried out, construction of new underground metro, several residential and commercial projects being developed, expansion of roadways etc. The unavoidable consequence of these necessary development activities is - DUST! Unimaginable quantities of dust have been released into the air, which is settling in our homes and offices.  There are countless offices and work spaces in India that literally bath in dust causing health concerns to their employees.

Science confirms health concerns caused by dust

According to the findings of a study conducted in Oslo, Norway almost 20 years ago, it has been proved that office employees are very likely to experience symptoms directly associated with harmful dust exposure. Two groups of employees were tested, although only one was exposed to indoor polluted air. As expected, the group who worked in an office that was thoroughly cleaned and maintained didn’t experience any health issues. On the other side, the group forced to work in an office that lacked proper cleaning ended up with serious respiratory infections and health issues. The conclusion was inevitable, thorough professional office cleaning can significantly reduce the quantity of airborne dust that can harm your office employees.

The dust is harmful to both humans and machines

According to the findings of another study, the lifespan and proper functionality of computers were significantly reduced as a result of the dust exposure. The computer vents don’t have the capacity to operate if office cleaning fails to remove the dust. Before you know it, your computers, covered in dust will make you spend much more than expected and planned for in terms of constant repairs and servicing. What’s even worse, you will be forced to acquire new machines much earlier than planned. All of these problems and costs can be avoided if routine office cleaning is carried out thoroughly by professionals.

What can GroupL do for the well-being of your office workers and computers?

We have been successfully providing office cleaning and maintenance services since 1973. The best thing you can do for both your employees and machines is to absorb air borne dust on a regular basis. Outsource all of your cleaning requirements to our experienced and motivated team. This important task will be conducted by our professional cleaners as many times as required and according to your requirements and budget expectations. We will use best in class machinery and cleaning chemicals to give you a sparkling clean office. Get in touch with us in the most suitable way for you by paying us a visit to one of our branches all over India, calling us, or sending an email. Together, we will discuss the most suitable cleaning solutions for your specific business needs.

Our contact details:

Website: www.groupl.in

Contact Number: 7506644528 / 9811934471 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Group Newsletter, October 2017

Group Newsletter, October 2017

With the festive season drawing close, we would like to remind you'll of some useful safety tips to keep in mind while celebrating. Read this and more in our October newsletter.

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Monday, 20 February 2017

GroupL Services at FM Excellence Conference

Our Director, Angad Luthra was invited to speak at the FM Excellence Conference hosted by INFHRA in Mumbai on 15th February, 2017. He was part of an esteemed panel of speakers including Rajat Malhotra – Chief Operating Officer, IFM West, Jones Lang LaSalle, Dharminder Salwan – Director, Blackrock, Rajesh Munjal – Chief Operating Officer, CarzOnRent India and Shreerang Athalye – COO, Aurum Ventures.

The topic for discussion was CXO’s expectation from the FM & Admin department. Mr. Luthra also received recognition from INFHRA for GroupL Services contribution and excellence in FM sector.








Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Group Newsletter, December 2016

Group Newsletter, December 2016 covers:

- Our efforts to help our clients handle the pressures of demonetization. 
- Learn more about the second edition of GroupL Connect, a closed group facility management event held in Delhi. 
- The support and trust from our clients inspires us to constantly innovate and grow. As part of our specialized cleaning services, we are now offering wood restoration. The process for wood restoration is explained in our newsletter.

Click here to read the full newsletter. 

Happy 2017!


Wishing you and your family a fabulous 2017!

Best Wishes,

GroupL Services

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

GroupL Services at iNFHRA, New Delhi

GroupL Services participated in iNFHRA’s Workplace Strategy 2020 conference held on 22nd July, 2016 at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi. The conference was attended by professionals in the facility management and administration space in India. Our Director, Mr. Angad Luthra was invited to speak on the subject of Corporate Real Estate & Facility Heads Role in Disaster Management  and Business Continuity Planning. 




Tuesday, 12 July 2016

GroupL Services Newsletter, June 2016

In the June edition of our newsletter, do read about the success of our facility management conference, GroupL Connect. Learn more about our CSR initiatives in partnership with our esteemed Client, Mahindra Finance. Also find out how you can remove sticky build up from wood.

Click here to read the online version of our newsletter. 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Monsoon Season - Home Care Tips

After the brutal heat of the summer, the monsoon’s are a relief! While the rains bring down the mercury, one must be careful of the germs and water borne illnesses that arise from water stagnation and moisture in the air.

Mentioned below are some preventive measures you can take to make sure your house is well protected, clean, and dry during the monsoon.

Pre Monsoon Examination - Clean the pipes so there are no blockages and smooth drainage of rain water is possible. Call an expert to repair any cracks or damaged tiles to avoid seepage.

Cupboards – Wardrobes become damp in the monsoons. The air moisture can be absorbed by putting dried neem leaves, cloves, camphor, silica gel sachets, and/or commercially available moisture absorption sachets in the cupboards, drawers or wooden desks.

Ventilation – Try and get as much cross ventilation and sunlight as possible. This will help to take away some of the moisture from the air and remove the damp smell. Excessive moisture in the air can damage wall hangings, furniture and carpets. Dehumidifiers can also be used.

Home Cleaning – Regular home cleaning is a must. Use a safe floor detergent to mop the floors. A detergent with citronella would be good for the monsoons. Oil can be used to prevent wooden doors and windows from absorbing moisture and swelling up. Apply wax to the hardwood floors to protect it from excess moisture. Vacuum carpets, upholstery and curtains at least once a week. Dusting of furniture, especially wooden furniture is essential to prevent moisture build up. Get pest control done once a month in the monsoons. Light a small piece of camphor in every room and keep the doors and windows shut for 15 minutes every evening.

Garden / Plant Care – Trim hedges and tall plants / trees. The monsoons are known for gory winds, trimmed plants will create fewer chances of branches flying off. Also, when the sun shines it will allow sunlight to penetrate better. Rainfall causes easy growth of some unnecessary plants in the soil like that of weeds, which need to be pulled out frequently. These weeds can tamper with the nourishment of your useful plants. Prevent water stagnation in your garden or in the plates kept below indoor plants. These are breeding grounds for insects. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Rape cases on the rise, take action!


In this past month we have read about several shocking rape cases. Every story has invoked a sense of outrage on how the innocent of all ages are being violated. The time has come for us to stand up against such heinous crimes and be the change we want to see in our society.


One small step is to review  security measures. Irrespective of whether it is a residence, factory, bank or  an office, an educational institution or any other place you frequent  do consider  and implement a few safety tips:



·          Get all your domestic staff and workers at your office police verified. If possible even get an additional background/antecedents check conducted.



·          If you are using a security agency, ensure that the agency is licensed to operate as per the PSAR Act 2005. The Act mandates that every guard has to receive a minimum of 160 hours of training before being deployed. Further each guard has to be police verified and paid laid down wages and statutory benefits. A well trained and compensated guard is more aware of his responsibilities and less like to take actions which may cost him his job.



·          Get a security and safety audit done for your premises to evaluate threat perceptions and risk. Among other things, this can be targeted to get women safely to and from work places. It can include access to and safety at various facilities and lighting arrangements.



·          As per the results of the audit, do consider installing necessary security equipment and surveillance cameras. Ensure that you have trained personnel to monitor your security equipment.



·          And lastly encourage everyone to follow commences security measures as awareness is the biggest deterrent to perpetrators.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Green is the way Indian real estate sector is headed



Corporate India is going “green” with its new campuses and buildings across the country. And this is primarily because it wants to cut down on power and water consumption, to reduce its operational and overhead costs.


According to green building certification agency, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), out of the 25 billion sq.ft. of built up area in India green spaces have crossed the 2 billion sq.ft mark. Now the green brigade is looking to reach 10 billion sq.ft by 2022


But what makes a green building Green? “A building that strives to optimize demand for electricity, water and other natural resources (in construction, operation and demolition); generates all its electricity on site through renewable energy; caters to its water demands through sustainable processes such as rainwater harvesting; and recycles all its waste on site would qualify as a building meeting highest standards of greenness,” Priyanka Kochhar, Senior Programme Associate at The Energy Research Institute (TERI) said.

Source: The Indian Express (22nd June, 2014)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Security Headlines: Malaysian police foil terror plot in India

Click on the link below to read about the latest news in the security industry in India in June 2014.

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Malaysian police foil terror attack in India

Malaysian police have foiled a plot to attack foreign missions in two Indian cities and arrested a South Asian terror suspect, a senior security official said Thursday. The arrest comes just days after police launched an investigation into whether Al-Qaeda-linked Somali rebels were seeking to set up a base in the Southeast Asian country after a suspected insurgent was arrested. Police deputy inspector general Bakri Zinin said the South Asian man was arrested on May 14 by the anti-terrorism unit just outside the capital Kuala Lumpur. Police had kept the suspect under surveillance since December last year, he said. "It (police monitoring) revealed that the suspect was involved in a plan to attack foreign consulates in Chennai and Bangalore, India," he said. Bakri said Indian security forces were informed of the impending terror attack and they succeeded in arresting three suspects in India on April 29.
Source 15/05/14 Zee News Compiled by: www.groupl.in

 

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Friday, 13 June 2014

Welcome

GroupL is a comprehensive and multi-service facility management company. We help our clients increase profits and reduce risks by outsourcing their non – core business and focusing on their core business!

Our approach to facility management is unique. We work in partnership with our clients to understand their business needs, thereby ensuring that we deliver a flexible and diverse solution, every time.

Our flexibility allows our clients to respond to changing business conditions hence enhancing asset value and maximising returns.

One of the greatest benefits of using GroupL as your FM provider is that most soft services and a few engineering services are provided by directly employed staff. This lends us greater control and we can provide a more efficient solution translating into reduced costs and increased productivity.

While our core strength is our ability to provide end to end facility management solutions for our clients real estate, we also provide our soft services as individual service offerings. Our clients can avail of manned guarding, security training, commercial housekeeping, cleaning services and HR services as independent services.