Retendering the cleaning contracts for all ACT Public Schools was a daunting task. But Bridget and the Fresh Green Clean team provided the expertise and direction we needed to develop a solution that is flexible while providing the highest levels of integrity and protection for vulnerable workers.
There is a growing awareness about the impact that chemical toxicity, poor indoor air quality and unclean surfaces can have on people’s health and wellbeing. From headaches, loss of focus to absenteeism, unhealthy buildings can have a significant impact on productivity.
With increasing concerns about climate change, rising utility costs, plus the uptake of building rating systems Green Star–Performance, NABERS and WELL, organisations are demanding greater efficiencies in energy, water and waste from their service providers.
The Fair Work Ombudsman continues to focus on the cleaning industry’s FWA compliance, with any negative media reflecting badly on the corporate reputation of the building’s occupants.
More than ever, building and cleaning managers need evidence that risks to safety, sustainability, cross-infection and reputation have been identified and mitigated by their cleaning services.
Yet meeting such objectives can be extremely confusing and challenging to implement, measure and prove, leaving many organisations open to multiple risks and frustrations.