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CleanSafe acquires floor treatment application business

MEDIA RELEASE:03 | 05 | 2018

Images attached - Steve Broughton, MD CleanSafe Services Ltd, Steven Phillips, MD Bonasystems, generic image of slip warning sign.

Acquisition triggers campaign to highlight slip and trip business hazards

A major campaign is planned to remind facilities managers across a range of sectors - including wet leisure, hotels, retail, public transport, and healthcare - of the safety, financial, and reputational benefits of applying anti-slip coatings to floors.

It follows the acquisition by extreme cleaning specialist CleanSafe Services (UK) Ltd of the floor treatment arm of Bonasystems Europe, the UK's leading manufacturer and provider of floor care chemical products.

The deal gives CleanSafe Services exclusive rights in mainland UK to apply Bonasystems Grip, the market-leading anti-slip treatment for tiles, stone, and other cementitious surfaces.

Bonasystems Grip reduces the risk of slips and trips in a variety of high-risk environments, including swimming pools and spas, transport hubs, shopping centres, schools, and care homes. Customers include Network Rail, Mitchells and Butlers, Sainsbury's, and Hilton Worldwide.
CleanSafe Services Managing Director Steve Broughton said the company had already earmarked £250,000 over the next two years to develop and promote its Bonasystems Grip application service.
He said: "Bonasystems Grip is the go-to product for supporting workforce and customer safety, demonstrating due diligence, and reducing the risk of incurring potentially huge management and legal costs associated with slip and trip incidents.
"New sentencing guidelines, introduced in 2016, have greatly increased potential fines for slip and trip incidents. This makes it more vital than ever before that businesses take action to reduce these risks."

CleanSafe Services, which specialises in emergency and specialist cleaning, will also provide a contract service for Bonasystems' other industry-leading surface treatment products for cleaning, maintaining, and sealing floors.

Bonasystems Managing Director Steven Phillips said the deal is a perfect fit for both businesses, and for customers, and is a key element of their business growth strategy.

He added: "We wanted to work with a national product application partner that shares our belief in expertise, professionalism, and excellent customer service.

"By having CleanSafe Services working with us as our authorised application contractor, we can focus our energies on developing our innovative products, and marketing them to our growing number of end-use clients.

"It means customers will continue to enjoy the same seamless service when they choose Bonasystems Grip to protect their workforce and customers, as well as their financial health, and brand reputation."

As one of the UK's leading emergency cleaning companies, CleanSafe Services, based in Coulsdon, South London, already sets the highest operational standards and is experienced in the application of sophisticated chemical products.

Steve Broughton said: "We see huge potential in widening the use of the product. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Bonasystems to deliver their range of highly-effective floor treatment products on behalf of customers.

"This acquisition represents a natural extension of our service offer, and will allow us to market Bonasystems products, like Bonasystems Grip, to our extensive customer base, adding significant value to their operations."



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Benefits of Bonasystems Grip

Bonasystems Grip is the UK's leading surface coating designed to prevent slips and trips, which are the most common cause of serious workplace injuries in the UK, with 35,000 incidents recorded every year.

The specialist coating greatly reduces the risk of slips and trips. In one case, Network Rail reported a 60% reduction in slip and trip accidents after using Bonasystems Grip at Euston Station in London.

Some large businesses are known to pay out £millions a year in compensation to people who suffer slips and trips. On top of this, there are hidden administrative costs that could be even higher.

About CleanSafe Services

CleanSafe Services is the UK's leading nationwide emergency cleaning service. Its specialist teams operate around the clock 365 days a year from depots in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

The company's services include: after-flood building cleaning and drying; fire cleaning and restoration; high-level and deep cleaning; biohazard cleaning; and crime scene cleaning.

Key sectors it operates in include: insurance; facilities management; food manufacturing and retail; restaurants and hospitality; prisons and criminal justice; local government; housing and care homes; construction and refurbishment.

CleanSafe Services sets the highest standards for extreme cleaning methodology, staff training, and safety. Accreditations include CHAS, Safe Contractor, Construction Line, SMAS Worksafe, Altius Assured Vendor, Environment Agency licensed Waste Carrier.

CleanSafe Services is part of a group of companies offering associated services, including emergency waste collection, pest control, and water safety management.

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