Combat pesky cobwebs and autumn leaves this season


With the evenings drawing in, now is the time to start stocking up on supplies.

Autumn is in full swing and the clocks will be going back on the 28th of October leaving us with darker mornings and evenings. Whilst we are still mourning the summer bliss, it is time to jump into action. Prepare your company’s store room with the key essentials for autumn.

Cobwebs causing chaos? Best get dusting!

Spiders have begun retreating into the warmth leaving cobwebs lurking in doorways and corners. It is never pleasant for residents and visitors to be greeted by cobwebs so don’t let standards slip. Attention to detail even in a small waiting room will set higher standards and peace of mind for your visitors.

If the old wives trick of conkers in the corners of rooms isn’t working, there are a couple of different ways to tackle cobwebs:

  • Dusters
    Dusters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small domed heads to extending handles, it can be difficult to find the best one for your task. There is a range of dusters that we offer including specific cobweb dusting tools. If you need to get into high up corners you can purchase dusters with extendable handles. Feather dusters are the classic approach, especially if you are trying to remove cobwebs from delicate blinds and lamps.


  • Vacuum cleaners
    Vacuum cleaners with long reach hoses are a good alternative to dusters as they are able to get into the corners to suck up cobwebs. You are then able to empty the bag and move onto the next task.

The slippery season is here

Leaves (however beautiful) that drop in playgrounds and car-parks can be a nuisance to schools and businesses. Stiff broom heads are good for picking up leaves and dirt with ease. Industrial brooms often come in three pieces, the head, handle and a metal stay to keep the head and handle together. They are simple to assemble and are very effective. Heavy duty broom heads are ideal for sweeping playgrounds and warehouses to avoid build up and reduce injury risk.

You will need to take precautions to ensure the safety of your pupils and staff are not compromised. Slippery floors can become an issue, and at this time of year it is always best to be prepared rather than facing legal action after someone has endured an accident.

Did you know Slips and trips comprise 35% of ‘major’ injuries in the food and drink industries (e.g. that either require professional medical attention). Slip injuries are more prevalent in the food and drink industries than in most other industries¹.


The lunchtime rush of children can often be chaotic, so the use of the right door mat is crucial to avoid slips and trips. Anti-slip mats are good to have in doorways, the rubber texture improves grip. It reduces the risk of children falling over as they are coming in with wet shoes. Dust and dirt can build up on shoes but you don’t want it being walked into carpets and collecting in entrances. Entrance mats add a nice touch to welcome areas and waiting rooms and give them a nicer feel whilst combatting dirt on shoes.

Wightman & Parrish are dedicated to finding you the best solutions for your business needs to make sure you are compliant with rules and regulations and to deliver the highest standards of products. For a free no obligatory site visit to find out how we can help you, please call 01323 445 005.