Burnisher Goes On Safari
The white lions and rhinos that surround Spring Grove House, the sumptuous banqueting suite set in the grounds of West Midlands Safari Park, have been joined by a Truvox Orbis Cordless Burnisher. Having recently reopened after a £5m rebuild following a devastating fire nearly five years ago, the job of keeping a fine marble black and white chequer-board floor in its entrance hall at its best has been passed to the Orbis Cordless Burnisher.
To maintain a full high gloss on the marble floor, while carrying out maintenance during daylight hours, the management of West Midlands Safari Park purchased one of the recently introduced Truvox Orbis UHS Cordless Burnishers through Janitorial Direct in nearby Kidderminster. Janitorial Direct Managing Director Julian Gaze explained that the West Midlands Safari Park has been a regular customer for janitorial supplies for years, and contacted him when the huge task of rebuilding Spring Grove House, which, among other roles, is the head office of the company running the safari park, was almost complete.
The company’s essential requirement was for a reliable high-speed rotary burnisher capable of maintaining a high gloss on the marble reception floor area, without posing health and safety risks to staff or visitors, who were present while polishing was being carried out. Recognising this description as that of the Truvox Orbis Cordless Burnisher, Julian quickly organised a demonstration.
The model was eventually bought for the task at Spring Grove House. Equipped with two 12 V rechargeable batteries, and with a built-in charger and charging lead, the machine is powered by a 480 Watt motor that routinely propels the 43 cm diameter head at 1500 rpm while maintaining a pad pressure of 3 gm/cm², ideal for polishing marble, for 2 hours on one single charge. With sound emission of only 56.6 dB(A), the Orbis UHS can be used while people are working or visiting without problems – and, should somebody rush by while the machine is working, there is no risk that they will trip over a power lead, because there isn’t one.
As well as being the headquarters of the business that runs the West Midlands Safari Park, Spring Grove House is a fully equipped conference centre and wedding venue, with a first-class restaurant, an excellent chef and catering staff and even a bridal suite. The presence of a great variety of African wildlife just outside offers major potential for pleasure to delegates at conferences during lunch breaks and non-business hours.
The Safari Park provides opportunities for families to see rhinos, rare white lions and white tigers, timber wolves, cheetahs, giraffes, meerkats, African wild dogs and creepy crawlies galore. There is an African village, with free-range Somali sheep and pygmy goats.