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Retail

SafeGroup has significant experience supporting retailers in carrying out specialist cleaning or urgent waste collection tasks. Services valued by retailers included freezer breakdown food waste collections and out-of-hours floor deep cleaning.

Retailers need to know that, when they call for urgent assistance, it will arrive quickly. Also, that there is a high level of certainty that cleaning and waste problems will be dealt with as a first time fix.

SafeGroup is perfectly placed to meet and exceed these expectations, as we demonstrate time and again with the retail industry’s best response times to specialist cleaning and waste emergencies.

SafeGroup services – the benefits

  • National service
  • Rapid emergency response
  • Integrated service delivery
  • Cost control
  • Can-do problem solving
  • Out-of-hours 24/7 delivery
  • High compliance and resilience
  • Real time service data
  • Latest technologies & solutions
  • Sustainable performance

Talk to us about the SafeGroup advantage: 0800 668 1268

Rapid response

When the unexpected happens in terms of hygiene control and waste management, retailers need a fast solution. Unsightly spillages on shop floors or waste piling up where it can be seen by customers or disrupts operations cannot be tolerated.

SafeGroup has built its reputation upon its ability to mobilise trained and committed operatives to deal quickly and decisively with these retail-related cleaning and waste collection emergencies. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

An excellent example is our flood and fire clean-up service. We guarantee industry-leading response times to floods, caused for example by burst water pipes or wastewater spills, minimising the time shop floors are disrupted by such emergencies.

Because we operate smaller waste collection vehicles, we can access hard-to-reach locations that are out of bounds to conventional waste carriers, in city centres or along narrow roads.

Freezer and chiller breakdowns

SafeGroup is also experienced at responding to retail freezer and chiller breakdowns anywhere in the UK. All food waste we collect is guaranteed to be diverted from landfill. Instead, we send food waste for anaerobic digestion to generate green energy.

SafeGroup will also carry out condemned food recalls, acting quickly and decisively at multiple sites anywhere in the UK to challenging timescales.

Multi-skilled operatives

In many instances, our retail customers require both emergency cleaning and waste services to be delivered together. An example can be the need to remove fly-tip waste and to then clean and disinfect the affected area.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has extended to also delivering viral and bacterial decontamination services, through electrostatic spraying, so spaces are safe for staff and customers to move back into.

SafeGroup can carry out all these tasks, often with just one visit. Our teams are trained to carry out specialist cleaning plus COVID-19 decontamination, and to safely remove waste.

We have invested in hybrid service vehicles which combine a rigid 14yd3 tipping container for waste collection and disposal with two separate storage pods for cleaning and decontamination equipment and materials.

Our operatives can seamlessly deliver cleaning, decontamination and waste collection services in one visit, greatly improving productivity and the first time fix of cleaning and waste issues.

This delivers key benefits for retail clients:

  • Increased percentage of first-time fixes
  • Less hassle and effort for staff
  • Reduced disruption for customers
  • Better quality outcomes
  • Simplified supply chain
  • Reduced vehicle emissions
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Lower costs for multiple tasks
  • Faster resolution of complex problems
  • Same day resolution of unforeseen problems

Planned and periodic services

SafeGroup also provides planned and periodic services for retailers and shopping centres. These include floor deep cleaning and the application of anti-slip floor coatings to minimise the risk of customers slipping over in shops.

We carry out planned cleaning or high level walls, canopies and signage, both internally and externally, to ensure both retail stores and shopping centres always look their best.

Our wait and load waste collection service is ideal for retailers who are refitting shop space and need old shelves and display racks to be collected from town centre areas that do not allow, or have space for, placement of skips.

SafeGroup operatives also carry out planned deep cleaning of warehouse area and food preparation areas in retail stores, including bread ovens, spit roast equipment and roasting ovens.

Compliance and competence

Retailers can be confident SafeGroup teams will act professionally and responsibility while working on their premises. Our services are self-delivered. We have in-house teams trained and well-motivated to deliver safe and productive services.

Standards are set and monitored by in-house safety, quality and environment professionals who are driving a process of continuously improving the policies and procedures that guide our working practices.

Data driven quality

SafeGroup uses a digital work management system that allows us to provide retail customers with excellent, real time data about the services we deliver. Every job is fully recorded, with images showing its progress every step of the way.

Toughest challenges overcome

What our retail and shopping centre clients appreciate about SafeGroup service is our determination to complete cleaning, decontamination and waste collection tasks in the most challenging of circumstances. Where other suppliers may falter, we will deliver.

Find out more about how SafeGroup can support your retail operation. Call 0800 668 1268.

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