10 Checks To Consider When Choosing A Contract Cleaner For Your Education Facility
School cleaning is an ongoing task that needs constant attention so that your education facility always looks spick and span.
If you are thinking about hiring a contract cleaner for your school, here are ten points you might want to consider:
1. Make sure that all staff have completed a DBS check
A reputable contract cleaning service will always thoroughly vet all its personnel and carry out all the mandatory checks, such as the Disclosure Barring Service.
2. Safe cleaning practices
Many children are prone to asthma and a reputable cleaning company will take care to use the safest chemical cleaning materials, which are environmentally friendly and less likely to trigger any health issues.
3. Fully trained staff
Regular school and college cleaning needs dedicated cleaners that are able to get on with the job in hand without close supervision.
Look for a cleaning company that can provide cleaners at the hours you want them for minimum disruption. Noisy school cleaning. for example, is not ideal during GCSE exams! Most educational facilities need trustworthy and reliable cleaners that can clean outside school hours.
In these times of straitened budgets, cost is always going to be a key issue for those considering new school and college cleaning services. However, even if you have always used local authority cleaning provision, you may be pleasantly surprised at the highly competitive prices offered by a reputable contract cleaning service.
It's always worth checking out who cleans for educational settings in your local area. Word of mouth if a tried-and-tested way of finding out whether a cleaning company is as good as they claim to be.
7. Health and Safety
Look for a company with excellent health and safety credentials. A cleaning company which rigorously adheres to the ISSA standards, which are high but achievable, will be able to deliver the level of cleanliness you need.
8. High Quality
Commitment to consistently delivering high standards is essential for a school cleaning company. Children love to learn in a clean welcoming environment and are less likely to be absent from school because of illness.
It can be hard to gauge how motivated the staff of a contract cleaning company are likely to be. One clear indication is the length of time staff members have been employed there. Companies with a high rate of staff turnover are more likely to be unmotivated and feel little sense of loyalty to either the school or the company.
Using the service of an excellent contract cleaning company will save you valuable time. You won't need to worry about absence insurance for staff and finding emergency cover. You won't need to advertise and interview for cleaners and go through the lengthy process of checks and training. A good cleaning company will always be able to provide the best cleaners when you need them.
Choosing the right cleaning company for your educational setting is an important decision so it's worth considering all these points carefully. For more information about the best educational cleaning services in Birmingham, Coventry, Cannock, Dudley, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stourbridge, Telford, Wolverhampton or Worcester ... please contact Officlean on 01902 895533 today.