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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Fire Safety in Public Places


Last month's terrible fire that ripped through two upscale restaurants in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills has come as a shocking wake up call. Fourteen people lost their lives. Most were young people in their twenties and thirties whose bodies were found piled up in the toilet, where they retreated hoping to escape the fire. This could have been any of us, who visit restaurants, bars, clubs to enjoy a night out!!

To prevent such incidents repeating themselves, we have compiled a few useful fire safety tips to keep in mind when enjoying yourselves at a public place.

  • Know your exits. Wherever you are, you must take a moment to mentally note where the different exits are. These signs are usually lit up and easy to find. Most of the people who died in the Kamala Mills fire tragedy had trapped themselves in an un-ventilated bathroom with no escape and they suffocation to death.
  • Be aware of location of fire extinguisher and / or water hose. Observe as if your life depends on it. It does.
  • Our fire safety norms are followed rarely in public places. Therefore, avoid shows where the performers use fire as a prop.
  • Heat and therefore smoke rises, staying low, as low as you can get, helps. If there is smoke in the room it is advisable to crawl on your belly. Almost all deaths from fire arise from suffocation caused by smoke and not from the actual fire.
  • If you are trapped in a room with no exit the best thing you can do is stay low to the ground, breathe through a cloth or clothing over your mouth and nose, and make some kind of a signal to the outside (example hanging any garment, even a tablecloth out of a window). If windows are locked, break them and try to signal for help. 

We urge you to take a few minutes to be aware of your surroundings and stay safe!

At GroupL Services, we provide fire safety training at our clients’ sites. Please email us on first-impressions@groupl.in to schedule a fire safety training.



Thursday, 14 December 2017

Air pollution has spiked, how can GroupL Services help you


Air pollution has spiked, how can GroupL Services help you

In India, human health and safety problems caused by air pollution are becoming increasingly serious.

According to ICMR and PHFI study, air pollution led to over 2,750 cases of deaths or severe illnesses per lakh people in 2016. Leading causes of illness were non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections.

Over the past month, North India has been covered by thick smog. There are several factors that contribute to the spike in outdoor air pollution at this time of the year.
                                                                                                                                                    
The severely high level of outdoor air pollution combines with indoor air pollution creating a modern work hazard that deserves attention. Employees spend an average of 8 hours a day at work. Poor quality of air affects workers, causing various symptoms including allergic reactions, physical and mental fatigue, headaches, eye and throat irritation. This in turn reduces productivity and increases absenteeism at work. A recent Lancet study has said that indoor air pollution caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015.  

Indoor air pollution is generated by poor ventilation. The use of office equipment and machines which emit pollutants like carbon monoxide that are harmful. Cleaning products using pesticides and harmful chemicals. Dust from construction. Mould and bacteria in office furnishings like blinds and carpets, ceiling panels etc.

By using a professional, well trained housekeeping and building management service provider such as GroupL Services you can combat the effects of air pollution on your employees. We can check your HVAC's and ensure they are running optimally and there is proper air circulation. Your office will be cleaned daily to remove dust, dirt, grime and prevent build up of mould and bacteria. Our team is trained to use environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals in the most efficient quantities. We use vacuums with HEPA type/media filters, which can filter the air more effectively. 

Call GroupL Services today to discuss what best we can do to reduce air pollution at your office. You can reach us on 7506644528 or visit our website - www.groupl.in.  


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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Thursday, 31 August 2017

What do office goers have to do with dust?



Dust is an unwanted guest. Your office isn’t an exception. You have to keep it clean and sparkling all the time. Here are some of the most important reasons that will convince you this isn’t an exaggeration:

Reason #1 – A clean office enhances your positive corporate image.
Just like your visitors judge you by your home and how clean it is, the same applies to your office. Your business partners and customers first impression about your professionalism is based on the cleanliness of the office. That’s why you can’t allow yourself a luxury of presenting your business in a bad way with an office that’s not totally clean to impress.
Rest assured that no one will say it at loud, but your customers will ask themselves a simple question. If you can’t take care of your own office, then how will you provide them with top quality business services?

Reason #2 – A clean office is closely tied to your employees’ health.
We all know that the dust is closely associated with all kinds of bacteria and allergens. Why would you risk the well-being of your employees by postponing a simple obligation to keep your office clean all the time? An unclean office can have a huge financial impact on your business. Just take into consideration all the sick leave you have to pay for. Also, you won’t be able to work at full capacity if some of your employees are always unwell.

Reason #3 – Employees are happier and more productive in a clean working environment.
It is in our nature to feel comfortable in clean and properly maintained spaces. Your employees similarly will be happier and more motivated if they work in pleasant and tidy surroundings. To keep your office clean is undoubtedly one of the most efficient ways to increase your business productivity.

What can Group L do for my office and business?

We have been successfully providing office cleaning and maintenance services since 1973. The best thing you can do to make sure your office is clean at any given time is to let professionals take care of it. You can outsource all cleaning to our experienced and well trained team. This important assignment will be carried out by our professional cleaners on time and within budget.

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, sending an email, or by visiting our website and social media pages.

info@groupl.in / first-impressions@groupl.in
9820834377 / 7506644528

Friday, 30 June 2017

Fire Safety and Evacuation Training

At GroupL we are proud to provide our clients a better quality of service, better because our staff are trained to fulfill their responsibilities. We have recently completed fire safety and evacuation training for all our guards deputed at our client, Tata Motors Finance’s branches, which we manage in East India. It is a one day training programme, which takes place every six months. Training was also provided to our client’s employees at the same branches. The topics covered include – fire -fighting, emergency evacuation and assembly points. 




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, 12 October 2016

How to treat minor firecracker related burns?

“The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of about 2,000 F, this is hot enough to cause melting of gold and third-degree burns.”

Following the safety tips we mentioned in our previous post will help you take precaution while bursting fire crackers; however accidents can occur despite all your care. Here are some things you can do if you get a minor burn from fire cracker:
-          Immediately run the burn under cold water for atleast 10 minutes. You can also place a cloth dipped in chilled water. Do not put ice or butter on the affected area as it will cause more pain, than provide relief.
-          While doing so remove any jewellery or clothing from the affected area.
-          Once cooled, cover the burnt area with a clean cloth of sterile gauge.
-          Aloe vera can be used later after the initial treatment. Aloe vera has soothing properties which reduces the chance of forming blisters.
-          If you don’t have aloe vera, you can also use raw potato or coconut oil to soothe the burn. 

Safety Tips for Diwali

A little precaution could add more sparkle to your Diwali this year. We at GroupL have compiled a list of simple do’s and don’ts which will help you celebrate a safe Diwali!

Clothing
-          Wear thick, cotton clothes while bursting fire crackers. Avoid synthetic material and loose clothes as they can catch fire more easily. Be mindful of long, dangly duptta’s. When bursting fire crackers, wear closed footwear.

Candles / Diya’s
-          Keep candles / diya’s out of reach of children and pets.
-          Keep candles / diya’s out of draughts and away from curtains, other fabrics or furniture, which could catch fire.
-          Place your candles / diya’s strategically on heat resistance surfaces and blow them out before you sleep at night.

Fire – Crackers
-          Only buy fire crackers from licensed shops.
-          Store fire crackers out of reach of toddlers and away from any source of fire or ignition.
-          Burst fire crackers in open space, not in your house.
-          Keep sand, bucket of water and blankets handy incase a fire breaks out.
-          While lighting fire – crackers, keep arm’s length distance. Hold sparklers away from body. Do not bend over fire – cracker when lighting.  
-          Discard used fire – works in a bucket of water.
-          Children must always be supervised when bursting fire crackers.
-          Do not burst fire – crackers while holding the cracker in your hand.
-          Do not keep fire – works in your pocket. 

Open House for all Employees at Vesuvius

On 24th August, 2016 we organized an open house at our client, Vesuvius’s factory in Kolkata. The objective of this event was to ensure all staff have a thorough understanding of Provident Fund, ESIC and HR policies. They had the opportunity to clarify any doubts and we ensured that all documentation was collected and updated relating to staff legal compliance.

The event was attended and appreciated by our client Mr. Anirban Roy and Mr. Nasim Ali. 



Corporate Social Responsibility

 As part of our CSR activity for the previous quarter, we had our facilities team provide cleaning service to the Ballugunge Municipality School, Kolkata on 27th August, 2016. A team of 10 boys swept the school clean!


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Client Appreciation

Through our group company, GI Security, we provide manned guarding services to Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System. Attached is a note from our client, appreciating the quality of march past on 15th August, 2016. At GroupL, we work hard to provide our clients with good quality manpower who are well trained as per their role requirements.






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. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

India's private security industry to double by 2020

Country's private security industry valued at Rs 40,000 crore in 2014 is likely to double by 2020 on the back of increasing concerns regarding security, says a FICCI - Grant Thornton report. 

The report estimates the private security industry in India provides employment to more than 70 lakh people and is expected to further generate 50 lakh jobs by 2020. 

Click here to read full article.