Category: Grounds Maintenance

Grounds Maintenance

Chequers helps out with jubilee tree planting project

We are delighted that our grounds maintenance team has been able to help with the planting of a maple tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.   The tree planting initiative has been created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and invites people from across the UK to ‘Plant A Tree For The

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Grounds Maintenance

The Six Nations would not happen without green keepers

While you sit back and enjoy the final games of the Six Nations, take a minute to look at the pitch.  Do they all look the same?   Each is unique, the pitches in Murrayfield, Twickenham, Cardiff, Dublin, Paris and Rome may look similar, but the work required to create them is varied and talented

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Grounds Maintenance

Let’s celebrate the expertise in the grounds sector

This week is Grounds Week, dedicated to celebrating grounds managers, operatives and apprentices.   It is sometimes difficult to see what people in the grounds sector do, and green spaces can often be taken for granted, as if they are maintained by magic.   However, the wealth of expertise involved in creating a green space

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Grounds Maintenance

Chequers is supporting National Grounds Week

It’s National Grounds Week, which highlights the vital role grounds staff play in keeping green spaces accessible and making sport possible and Chequers is supporting the week and driving awareness of how skilled this industry is.   A lot of expertise is required to keep our green spaces clean and green and growing, and grounds

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Grounds Maintenance

Winter maintenance: Staying ahead with proactive gritting

The importance of gritting should never go under appreciated and neither should the significance of being proactive in your winter maintenance. Businesses are accountable for all injuries in the working environment and the safety of employees is paramount. Statistics from the Health & Safety Executive show slipping and tripping to be the single most common

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Grounds Maintenance

Chequers launches proactive gritting service

We are pleased to announce the launch of our comprehensive new winter maintenance service, including proactive gritting and snow clearance.   The nationwide services are automatically triggered by Met Office forecasts, which are monitored daily at the exact location of client’s sites utilising national webcam footage. The default trigger is a temperate of 0c or

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Grounds Maintenance

Chequers appoints Naomi Childe as director of grounds and landscaping

We are delighted to announce Naomi Childe as our newly appointed director of grounds and landscaping. Naomi’s key responsibilities will involve delivering safe, high quality, and on time services for customers whilst developing green spaces for our customers. This will include cyclical grounds maintenance, specialist green space designs and construction, arboriculture services (tree surveys, inspections,

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Cleaning

Hearing Resident Voices

  Good communication is an important part of providing a good service.   If we know and understand our clients then we know how to make sure they’re happy and improve.   Some of our Contract Managers got a bit of face-to-face feedback from residents at CCHA’s (Croydon Churches Housing Association) Action Day this month.

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Environmental

CarbonClean Gives Our Engines A Boost

Whether it be all the vehicles in our fleet, or the machinery used by our Grounds Maintenance Department, it’s clear we have a lot of engines at Chequers.   We’ve recently been looking at how we can use these engines more efficiently, and in a more eco-friendly way.   As part of our commitment to

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Cleaning

Employees of the Month

  January saw two of our members of team Chequers awarded the Employee of the Month title after going the extra mile.   Mandy Toddington and Nathan Drew have both exceeded expectations and taken onboard an ethos of continuous improvement in their respective roles.   Mandy is part of our cleaning team in our commercial

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