It goes without saying that the current coronavirus lockdown charts new territory for the UK. And the reaction by organisations at every level and in every sector has been similarly unprecedented in modern times. The UK government’s message has become crystal clear: ‘Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.’ But for many facilities management companies operating essential frontline services, it’s simply not possible for everyone they work with to stay at home. In this blog, we’ll look at how React Specialist Cleaning can help such companies with deep cleaning and decontamination services in these tricky times.
The facilities management sector is broad – but so is our experience
The facilities management (FM) sector has been changing over the past few years in the wake of the collapse of Carillion in early 2018. This challenged the business models of several providers, who have been undergoing transformation strategies to put themselves on a path to recovery. Now more than ever, the resilience and flexibility of FM companies is being tested.
Of course, FM companies cover properties across multiple industries. For some it’s manufacturing and industrial buildings, through to office buildings, retail centres and parks. For others, they cover sporting facilities and arenas to hospitals, hotels and beyond. Many of these facilities will currently be shut down or mothballed; the immediate concern there will be more about security and maintenance than day-to-day cleaning.
But for FM companies with premises still operating, the problems are different. For FM companies involved in food production & distribution, healthcare, transport infrastructure or government services, the focus needs to be on deep cleaning and decontamination. The good news for FM companies is that they don’t need to have all the answers in-house. Just as the business model for FM companies is about outsourcing, so they can outsource specialist cleaning to us. By harnessing the expertise we’ve built up, FM companies can address cleaning head-on.
Deep cleaning and decontamination that keeps facilities operating
If you work for a FM company, please contact us if your premises have been exposed to coronavirus (Covid-19). We can offer advice on the correct procedures to follow initially. Our team will arrive on-site following your instructions. Our operatives will always act in a manner appropriate to working in or near public locations, and with discretion and respect. They’re trained to the highest standards and are security cleared.
The team lead will check and prepare sanitising equipment following the industry standards and will display warning signs near the area to be disinfected. The team will only enter a room once equipped with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as a minimum Hazmat Cat 3 suit, A1P2 mask & 2 pairs disposable gloves. We follow rigorous health and safety guidelines for all coronavirus cleaning processes, adhering to rules around colour-coding, specialist equipment, protective clothing, use of fluids and disinfection methods.
We’ll focus on hard surfaces where the virus may linger. All objects that are visibly contaminated, for example with body fluids, and all potentially contaminated high-contact areas such as toilets, door handles, telephones will be cleaned thoroughly and then disinfected correctly following recognised safety protocols. With our cleaning services, we always go beyond the everyday. And for sure, the situation we find ourselves in certainly qualifies as far from ordinary.
Key Infection Control Cleaning features
Rapid response 24/7/365.
Secure the area, protecting staff and public.
Test for contaminants pre- and post-clean.
Deploy BS EN 1276 chemical cleaners.
Utilise superior quality PPE.
Clean and thoroughly disinfect.
Licensed to remove hazardous waste.
Experts in the specialist cleaning sector.
To find out more about our deep cleaning and decontamination services for facilities management companies, contact one of the team today.
Post by Shaun D. Doak
Shaun is the Managing Director of React Specialist Cleaning. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sector.