Jangro Launches Jangronauts Hand Washing Heroes Team

Jangro, the UK’s largest network of independent janitorial supply companies, has created its own hand washing heroes to help young children understand the importance of hygiene.

Four animated characters called the Jangronauts have been brought to life on a range of hand washing dispensers, toilet tissue dispensers and hand drying units for washrooms at schools, nurseries, restaurants and shopping centres.

Known as Jimmy, Jess, Jack and Jade, the hand washing heroes are also featured on a new website and digital animation packed with fun and educational resources to appeal to young audiences.

The website www.jangronauts.co.uk includes downloadable activities including a teachers’ Pack, colouring sheets, a story book, masks, posters and mirror stickers.

Youngsters can learn more about the Jangronaut Jimmy and his adventures in outer space, Jess in her hot air balloon, Jack riding elephants and racing leopards and, finally Jade swimming in the ocean.

The two-minute digital animation, which can be used in nurseries and classrooms, explains why children need to wash their hands and includes a step-by-step guide on the correct way to do it.


Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “We’re delighted to introduce Jimmy, Jess, Jack and Jade – the Jangronauts, our new handwashing heroes.

‘They’ve been created to help young children understand the importance of personal hygiene in a fun and educational way.

“Not only do they appear on dispensers and dryers but we’ve also created a range of supporting materials to help children really understand the importance of hygiene for their health and well being.

“The Jangronauts reflect our continuing commitment to delivering innovation in the market place, providing a wide range of value-added services to clients.”

Picture Caption: Jangro’s handwashing heroes, the Jangronauts



Jangro is the UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies. Formed in 1980, Jangro has 41 members providing products and services across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.

Jangro’s 4,000 product portfolio covers a wide variety of categories including catering, chemicals, equipment and hardware, healthcare/clinical, machines, paper, workwear/PPE.

Its products are segmented into a variety of ranges including Premium, Professional, Enviro and Contract. 

Jangro provides full technical specifications for its products alongside information provided by Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and Chemical Hazards Information & Packaging for Supply regulations (CHIP). Information is available online and also through Jangro’s award-winning mobile app which won the Innovation Award at the 2013 Cleaning Show.

The app is an easily accessible source of support material including usage guides and safety compliance to risk assessments and product information.

Jangro offers customers an integrated Learning Management Solution to help customers ensure products are used correctly and safely.

There are currently eight learning modules, available online and classroom based, which cover COSHH, Health and Safety, Colour Coding and Infection Control, Carpet Care, Kitchen Hygiene and Floor Care, Introduction to Equipment and Washrooms.  A further two new modules are currently in production which will cover Housekeeping and an Introduction to Cleaning.  Additional programmes are due to be announced later this year.

Modules come with a range of COSHH and technical data sheets, risk assessment and product usage guides, animated instructions on everyday tasks and an 'Ask the expert' interactive source of information.

Jangro’s nominated charity is Macmillan Cancer Support and the group hopes to raise £100,000 through the support of members, suppliers and customers. The charity partnership started in January 2013, and so far more than £18,000 has been raised through various activities. Donations can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/jangro

Jangro is ISO 9001 and ISO14001 accredited.

For more information contact ICG PR, 01772 679383. Julie Hackett 07973 196787. Paula Holden 07772 268378.


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