BSix Sixth Form College makes a good cleaning arrangement better - guided by i-Clean Systems and with positive contributions from the contractor
A sixth form college in London is obtaining significantly better value from its cleaning contract, whose
price remains some £100,000 annually, and is fully honouring its claim to provide 'state-of-theart'
facilities, having increased the efficiency of the work done through a review using the i-CleanTM
Cleaning Management System.
Initially the contractor - Rainham, Essex-based Ketray
Contract Cleaning - was concerned that the exercise,
involving an external consultant, may not pay enough
attention to the particular challenges of cleaning the
busy and complex BSix College campus.
"Theconsultant from i-Clean Systems approached the
contractor with tact," recalls the premises manager,
Bob Herring, who led the college's cleaning review.
"Lively exchangesled to a productive sharing of ideas
about equipment and methods as benchmarking
results - related to the objective standards published
by the British Institute of Cleaning Science - were
produced by i-Clean."
The college's principal, Ken Warman, decided that any cost savings identified in the exercise should
be re-invested in the form of improved cleaning service.
"Now, we have more cleaning done in the holiday periods, for the same money by the same
contractor, and a more efficient working during term, using better methods and equipment," Mr
Herring continues. "The service gain amounts to some 15% of the contract price: that is, £15,000
worth over a year.
"More than that, expert attention has been paid to health & safety aspects, including ensuring that
the college always has full safety data for the cleaning contract. We can demonstrate 'due diligence'
concerning the work done on the site.
"Six-weekly review meetings with the contractor are helping us to sustain best value."
BSix, a comprehensive sixth form college in Hackney, east London, is dedicated to providing the
best possible education to 16- to 18-year-olds across a broad range of academic and vocational
courses. It aims to motivate young people to stay in education after 16, helping them to nurture their
aspirations, study hard and achieve their potential.
The college boasts excellent teaching rt facilities, purpose-built in 2002 to support
academic and vocational courses, as well as the leisure and personal needs of the students.
Since its introduction by Malvern, Worcestershire-based i-Clean Systems Ltd in August 2005, the
i-CleanTM Cleaning Management System has attracted interest from a variety of public, commercial,
manufacturing and service sectors, with education and healthcare particularly well represented.
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