Author: Alex Maveal
New Fleet Of Safety Response Vehicles Coming To The GTA
Burlington, ON – October 24, 2022 – Bunzl Safety, Canada’s most comprehensive safety product supplier, is excited to announce the expansion of its Mobile Safety service into Ontario. Starting this month, Bunzl Safety rolled out a new fleet of mobile safety vehicles in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), providing dependable, same-day delivery of safety products and supplies directly to the businesses and workers who need them most.
Over the last 30 years, Bunzl’s Mobile Safety service has delivered essential, high-quality safety supplies to construction sites, warehouses and other businesses across British Columbia’s lower mainland. With the launch of the new same-day site service in Canada’s largest market, even more hard-working Canadians will have convenient on-demand access to critical supplies including personal protective equipment (PPE), and first-aid kit replenishments.
“Bunzl Safety is committed to keeping Canadian workers safer on the job,” said Lajos Guta, Bunzl Safety’s General Manager. “Convenient access to the right gear, information on how to fit and wear it, and updates on safety regulations are key to a safe and productive job site. We’re proud to expand our mobile services to provide just-in-time safety products, service and support to many more of our customers.”
In addition to delivering hard hats, work gloves, first aid kits, defibrillators and countless other workplace safety products, Bunzl’s Mobile Safety reps are trained and equipped to inform employers and workers on the equipment best suited for specific high-risk applications and environments.
Leveraging Bunzl Safety’s strong global manufacturer relationships, the Mobile Safety service ensures safety products are readily available when and where workers need them.
“When safety is compromised, there’s no time to wait for product orders. Our mobile safety vehicles respond to requests for immediate and emergency site visits,” said Guta. “Vehicles are stocked with the most critical safety gear and products needed by labourers, mechanics, machinists and other workers.”
Employers who fail to provide appropriate safety gear put their workers at a higher risk of injury. That can lead to downtime, lost productivity and employee turnover, significantly impacting output and profitability.
“Health and safety plays an important role in our customers’ ability to attract and retain workers,” said Dave Huck, Vice President of Bunzl Safety. “We know that keeping people outfitted with the right protective gear not only improves productivity but communicates a commitment to employee health and wellness on the job.”
To increase productivity and keep workers safer on your work sites, visit https://bunzlsafety.ca/services/mobile/ to learn more about Bunzl Safety’s Mobile Service, or contact your local Bunzl Safety representative to schedule an on-site visit.
Innovative Belgian Hospital Applies Cleaning Intelligence with Bunzl’s WandaNEXT™
Burlington, ON – July 12, 2022 – Bunzl Canada (bunzlcanada.ca) today announced the launch of a pilot project designed to maximize cleaning efficiency and quality in one of Belgium’s newest and most innovative healthcare centres.
The Picardy Wallonia hospital (CHwapi) is an ambitious, innovative hospital project designed to meet current and future health challenges. Its singular mission is to serve its community by promoting “well-being and being well” in a human-focused environment. That environment is comprised of clean, bright and green spaces connected by an ultra-efficient digital architecture that includes a range of “intelligent” solutions such digitized appointment making and signage, geolocation of equipment in real time (RTLS), home automation and telemedicine, a new self-serve maternity support app and more.
“The WandaNEXT™ IoT cleaning management platform is a natural addition to our state-of-the-art facility,” said Rudy Varenne, Managing Director at Crèche Les CHwa’ptis (ACBL). “The CHwapi environment has been designed to provide a best-in-class experience for both patients and healthcare providers. This platform supports our ability to do that with better visibility and continuous improvements in quality and efficiency.”
WandaNEXT™ enables healthcare, education, assisted living and commercial facilities to track and verify cleaning activities, validate quality through regularly scheduled audits, and alert cleaning teams to service requirements (such as discharge cleaning routines). It also facilitates schedule optimization, activity management, consumption tracking, end-user feedback and administrative reporting.
Hugues Robert, Managing Director of Global Net Belgium, a Bunzl cleaning and hygiene company, comments, “We are convinced that through the use of WandaNEXT™, the Belgian short and long stay healthcare market will be able to accelerate the digitization of its cleaning and facility management process in the broadest sense, while simplifying the documentation and audit process. We are all very excited to participate in this project within CHWapi and are already very pleased to see the number of expressions of interest from other players in the healthcare market.”
The pilot implementation at CHwapi began earlier this month and will be evaluated over a six-month period. Cleaning teams use cleaning trolleys equipped with tablets that enable them to refer to specific cleaning protocols required for each room type. Dynamic task assignments are delivered in real time so that cleaning team members are aware of immediate service needs as well as scheduled daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Audit features are used to monitor quality and identify training and support requirements.
“Now more than ever, facilities in critical environments such as healthcare, education, long-term care and assisted living must verify and validate that cleaning and disinfecting is being done correctly and at the right intervals,” said Margo Hunnisett, Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Bunzl in Canada, where the WandaNEXT™ product was developed by Visionstate IoT.
Visionstate continues to work in partnership with Bunzl to develop new system features and functionality. The partners are currently completing a pilot project that includes surface diagnostics using ATP testing technology.
WandaNEXT™ has a growing installation base that includes healthcare, education, retail, commercial office, conference, airport and distribution facilities across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.
For more information on WandaNEXT™, please visit bunzlch.ca.