The customer, a large university, was looking to modernise the way they cleaned. They wanted to identify ways they could be more efficient and also identify cleaning equipment and practices that would be kinder to the environment. The cleaning team provided cleaning services to all areas within the university, employing over 100 staff.
Our first task was to understand the environment, identify the current range of equipment and observe how it was being used. By experiencing the working practices first-hand and completing detailed assessments across every area we were able to identify both equipment and cleaning practices that could be improved.
With our customers’ agreement, we identified 6 key areas that we would address; 1. Simplification of cleaning methods. 2. Standardised equipment and chemicals across all sites. 3. Implementation of colour coding across all sites. 4. Improved cleaning standards. 5. Reduced waste. 6. Cost reductions.
New equipment was identified, that would both simplify and improve cleaning standards across the sites, whilst also providing colour coding and a green approach to cleaning. Trials were initially set up on two very different sites to ensure that our customers were happy that their original brief was being met.
Bespoke training videos and literature were produced to enable an easy and simple transition and equipment was then rolled out to all sites over a three month period, with group training throughout this time. This ensured all cleaning operatives were fully aware of how to operate the new equipment and comfortable with the newly installed cleaning techniques. Certification was provided to all employees that completed our training sessions.