Grounds Maintenance

  • Location
    Hounslow, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 8 - £ 10 / Hour
  • Category
    Public Sector - Utilities (gas, water, electricity)
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Remove litter from grounds, forecourts, paved areas, yards, steps, playgrounds, grassed areas, flower beds and shrubberies as far as accessible (including the removal of weeds from hard services as necessary).
* Clean glass in communal doors and windows.
* Spot clean walls and skirting boards in communal areas as appropriate.
* Arrange for the removal of bulk refuse and fly tips by contacting the appropriate person/contractor.
* To ensure and be responsible for clearing spillages in areas accessible to tenants, staff and members of the public.
* To keep passages and staircases properly illuminated and free from obstruction, replacing light bulbs, cleaning lamps and covers and immediately reporting failures.
* Ensure all bins are pulled for the purposes of refuse collection where necessary.
* Carry out regular inspections of play areas for health and safety issues and report any necessary repairs and maintain log of items reported.
* To remove all excreta from within buildings as identified, in a safe and appropriate manner.
* To remove excreta from external areas that could otherwise be brought into the building or prevent grass cutting being carried out.
* To carry regular inspections of all communal areas to ensure that access ways, garages areas, intake rooms, pram sheds, drying areas, entry phones, where provided, entrance ways, landings and stairs are free of hazards and report any such defects such as repairs, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and pests to the Senior Caretaker / Team Manager.
* To keep refuse chutes and hoppers clear of obstruction interchange refuses bins and containers as may be necessary or replace plastic sacks in holders where appropriate. Deal with any spillages in the bin and sack rooms and bagging up excess refuse. Cleanse and disinfect all hoppers and refuse chambers as required by the schedule of work or as directed by the Senior Caretaker / Team Manager.
* To carry out tasks to make safe and minimise danger, e.g. remove broken glass from window or doorframes.
* To respond appropriately to requests from residents, Senior Caretakers, or Team Managers both within the normal working day and outside normal working hours in case of emergency. To deal as appropriate with any emergency and when necessary, telephone the emergency services and duty officer.
* To take reasonable action to discourage the parking of vehicles in access roads or approaches to buildings or in any position likely to cause obstruction - e.g. placing traffic cones in an area to enable refuse vehicles access to the bin areas.
* To remove graffiti that can easily be removed in the course of carrying out normal cleaning duties and to report all other graffiti to the Senior Caretaker / Team Manager.
* To keep a look out for all signs of anti social behaviour and report to the Senior Caretaker/ Team Manager. To act as the council's witness of anti social behaviour as required.
* Where lifts are installed, staff are required to carry out the cleaning tasks required, inspect the compartments and lift rooms daily and to familiarise themselves through training and guidelines with safely precautions to be taken, should any emergencies arise in accordance with health and safely safe working practices. Any defects to be reported immediately.

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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham