Communication – One Key to Safety

Effective communication is a vital part of maintaining a safe work environment.  It doesn’t matter whether you typically work alone or in groups on a daily basis, there will always be a time that communication is required with others.  Making that exchange as effective and complete as possible builds teamwork and improves safety.

Communication of Actions

Communicating actions and intentions helps keep everyone on the same page so they can work safely together.  Laying out a plan of action at the start allows each person to work effectively from the outset.  In the same way, communicating changes or issues everyone should be aware of keeps each person engaged and moving in the same direction.

Communication of Hazards

By communicating potential hazards to supervisors or the proper person, you allow a possible problem to be addressed and fixed before it causes an injury to you, a co-worker, or a customer.  When communicating about hazards, it’s important to be clear on what the possible danger is.  Follow up if needed to be sure that a solution is reached.

Never keep quite when it comes to safety.  Communicating potential hazards and important details to the right people keeps you and everyone else safe!

Be proactive – it’s better to talk about an issue before it becomes a safety hazard rather than after.

Mark Jones on My Conversation

Janitorial services are a large industry in the Central Valley and we are happy to be a part of it.  We are humbled by the opportunity to serve local businesses from Fresno, south to Visalia, and all the areas between.  With our main office centrally located in Kingsburg we feel primed to serve all of the surrounding areas with dedicated, specialized attention.

Not so long ago, Mark was given the opportunity to do a TV interview on myConVersation with our local Channel 53.  This gave Mark the opportunity to talk about our company and the janitorial industry in our area. If you’d like to watch this brief interview, please follow this link to our YouTube page:  https://youtu.be/lRdq25XumHU

 

Attitude of Safety in the Workplace

Safety is always the most important thing we do at Tri-County Janitorial. Here is a wonderful article I wrote in the spring of last year. Safety is the best way to enjoy the good life.

Attitude of Safety in the Workplace

Published on March 25, 2016
Mark L. Jones
OWNER, TRI-COUNTY JANITORIAL

Satisfying our customers with the best cleaning that can be done in the janitorial industry is the main goal of Tri-County Janitorial.

That can only be achieved by making safety the most important thing that we do. One misstep, one lapse in concentration, can have serious repercussions for everyone involved. That is why we make safety our top priority.

Our fundamental philosophy for doing this is complete awareness of ones surroundings and oneself at all times while on the job.

Janitors and cleaning staff have one of the highest risks for repetitive motion injuries. Repetitive motion injuries or injuries that happen from exacerbating an off the job injury occur mainly when there is a break down in awareness or a complete denial of the importance of any pain or discomfort. We train our janitors and cleaning staff to avoid these types of injuries by being aware of everything that they do. An awareness of and reaction to every feeling, by example if you feel thirsty drinking water, is of paramount importance. Any lapse in this can be met with severe consequences.

Company wide safety is achieved by significant discussion of this in an applicant’s pre-employment interview, observation of an employee’s actions during the training period, and frequent interaction with the employee about safety and awareness through their entire time of employment.

Our safety program includes safety articles tailored to our business environment which go out to employees twice a month, deliberate discussions of safety in almost every interaction with individual employees or groups, safety checks of our operations in each facility on a regular basis, and several safety meetings a year across cultures of the company – gathering managers, foremen, and janitors together to learn from each other and discuss safe practices.

Everything starts with the employee’s initial orientation when they make a commitment to be safe and act safe with specific focus on personal responsibilities and what it means in specific aspects of the job.

The attitude of safety which we require from every janitor, foreman, and manager in our company extends well beyond the individual. The personal foundation of safety is strengthened by interactions with other safety minded co-workers and supervisors. This foundation of safety allows us to then create a safe work environment for not only our own employees, but for our customers as well. The attitude of awareness towards safety emphasizes awareness of self, surroundings, and others; then, removing or communicating the existence of potential hazards to others.

It is the safe way in which our janitor’s work which allows us to clean our customer’s offices and buildings consistently, thoroughly, and effectively; while giving our customers peace of mind.

 

Fresno’s Janitorial Cleaning Service

Tri-County Janitorial has enjoyed serving the niche of routine janitorial services nightly for offices and organizations of all types in the Fresno, Visalia, Hanford, and Reedley areas since 2005.

We currently clean a broad range of facilities including heavy industrial, pristine office, religious institutions, medical offices, and educational facilities. We would enjoy the opportunity to clean for any type of business or professional service which requires regular cleaning services in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Fowler, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

Our team is committed to the ideals of personal integrity, mutual respect, honesty, devotion to duty, excellence in service, promptness and dependability.

Serving our customers in Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare Counties gives us a sense of pride in our community. Neighboring lots to our accounts in downtown Fresno are showing signs of new construction. Commercial building activity seems to be happening in pockets around Fresno and Clovis. Economic recovery is on the move in the San Joaquin Valley.

We offer the following services:
• Day cleaning services
• Day porter services
• Nighttime cleaning services
• Carpet cleaning
• Window cleaning
• Floor Care
• Additional Services

Each client is offered a custom cleaning that is tailored to your needs.
Please call us to set up a free quote! (559) 977-8611

The Impact of a Small Business

I want to thank Mark Jones for inviting me to be a part of the Tri-County Janitorial team. At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but since I have had the privilege to experience Mark’s heart and passion for both his employees and his clients, I have come to understand, admire and have great respect for the unique mission and vision of Tri-County Janitorial.

Since Mark understands what his clients expect and value, he is very intentional and selective about the people he hires to serve them. Therefore, my first responsibility was to review a host of resumes and set up interviews for Mark. I found it quite illuminating and educational as I watched Mark “mine” through each applicant’s information and develop a great question that would provide him with valuable insight.

After meeting several of Mark’s employees, I heard the respect they had for him and the appreciation for their work. One person said, “This is the first company I have ever worked for that actually gave me a raise that I didn’t even ask for!” I heard a new employee say, “I appreciate the fact that Mark trusts me and has confidence in me to do my job. It makes me feel valued.”

Although Tri-County Janitorial is not the largest janitorial service in the valley, the influence it is having on its employees, their families and the clients it serves is something to be admired. How many companies do you know of, where authentic mutual respect exists and where employees genuinely appreciate what they do?

For me, working at Tri-County Janitorial is literally life-changing. Easy? Not always, but worth every minute of my time!

Greg Munoz

Celebrating 10 Years

Recently Tri-County Janitorial was privileged to celebrate 10 years in business. It has been and continues to be an honor to serve the cleaning and janitorial needs of businesses throughout the central San Joaquin Valley.

Reaching the 10 year milestone has encouraged us to reflect on the wonderful customers and staff who have been a part of Tri-County Janitorial’s journey thus far. We are thrilled that we have been able to provide quality cleaning services to customers consistently for the last 10 years as Tri-County Janitorial. Our longstanding customers as well as our newer customers have helped us to develop and grow into the company we are today.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of the companies who have allowed us to serve their cleaning and janitorial needs over the last 10 years. We are grateful for each and every customer and look forward to the opportunity to continue providing quality professional cleaning services to them and many others in the future.

The Key to Successful Janitorial Services

Two things most important to janitorial cleaning are clear, concise communication and keeping it simple. After all, how many times do you want to talk to your janitorial company in a month?

Things that help facilitate this are:

1. A simple but clear and complete agreement

2. A janitorial staff that cares and listens

3. The people that serve you with leadership from the top need to be less concerned with selling you something and more concerned with serving you.

Tri-County Janitorial believes that training is essential in providing the best cleaning services that you can get. Our management and entire staff is dedicated to making each business we serve our top priority. Our janitors are trained to listen to each customer and provide the individualized cleaning service that each business requires.

We look forward to the opportunity to provide this specialized service for your business.