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Training & Education


Clean up your act


We speak to Stan Atkins, CEO of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, to find out why it is so important for your cleaning operatives to be fully trained in order to provide a safe and effective service.


Making sure your cleaning operatives are fully trained should be of vital importance to any business for a number of reasons, one of which is the health and safety of the occupants of the building. There are two main areas of concern here; slips, trips and falls and infection control. Providing a regular and quality cleaning service will help prevent accidents and outbreaks of infection.


You also need your cleaning operatives to provide and maintain an environment within your building that is both clean and welcoming for employees and visitors to your premises.


These are all relevant reasons for which it is of the utmost importance to ensure your cleaning team are fully trained and professional. The question is; how do you measure the effectiveness of your cleaning operatives?


The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) sets industry standards and benchmarks for all those providing training in the cleaning industry. Their mission is to raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry through education. Stan Atkins, CEO of BICSc, works closely with training providers to make sure cleaning operatives understand how vital it is to provide a quality cleaning service. “Training is a vital element of any contract. Training in the cleaning industry will give operatives a sense of pride in their work and will encourage them to maintain high levels of standards. The knowledge and skills that they gain through training will enable them to keep premises both clean and hygienic.”


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