Scope of works
Ten Three Cleaning were tasks to carry out a high level and deep clean of one of our client’s sites. The facility in question was a large pavilion building roughly 120m (L) x 30m (W) x 15m (H) which consisted of a large concrete floor, 5 large toilets (ranging from 5 – 15 cubicles in each), 10 suites, a balcony stretching all the way around the main floor, 6 staircases and 2 foyers.
For the High Level Clean our aim was to remove all cobwebs, dust and debris from walls and horizontal surfaces (i.e. RSJ Lips, light cases, pipework etc) from 2 meters and above to the roof junction.
For the Deep Clean our aim was to implement an intensive cleaning process in all areas to significantly improve the visual effect along with using sanitation chemicals to ensure that all areas were left safe as well as clean.
Due to the nature of the clean there were a number of addition factors to consider when planning for the job. For the high level clean, there are specific qualifications required to operate the machinery required to access the areas. These qualifications are already held by members of the Ten Three Cleaning team however a quick check to ensure they were in date was done.
Secondly, the access equipment itself needed to be booked and hired. This involved ensuring that plant insurance was in effect and the delivery/ collection dates of the equipment coincided with the clean dates themselves. In addition, all health and safety equipment and precautions needed to be considered and but into effect, for example; harnesses for the boom lift, bump caps for the teams, hi-vis where necessary, SSOW’s, risk assessments and necessary insurances.
With regards the deep clean, the correct staffing and scheduling needed to be organised as we were on a very tight schedule and needed to hit daily progress goals to ensure we achieved the project on time.
The day prior to the clean, all equipment and supplies were taken to the site (including all access equipment) so we were able to hit the ground running the next day.
On day 1, our Operations Manager met the team (of 5) at the site and carried out a job and safety briefing. This ensured that all team members were fully aware of the job specs and our primary targets. Questions were asked to ensure that everyone knew exactly what they had to do and that the team were fully aware of the health and safety regulations and precautions.
Our experienced team soon set to work and began to methodically work through the specified areas as per the job specs.
Shortly after starting the project the team spoke to the site manager to ensure that he was happy with the quality of work that was being carried out. Of course, he was, but more importantly, on large scale jobs this ensures that the correct standards and expectations are being met from an early stage. This removes any issue of completing a job only to establish there are different expectations from the client, this ultimately ensures that everyone is happy with the work carried out.
As part of the deep clean, the team carried out floor scrubbing of the lower floor and the whole balcony area. This was completed using a ride-on floor scrubber operated by one of our qualified team.
In addition, all floor level ceilings were de-cobwebbed and cleaned using extendable poles and brushes along with interior glass, walls and doors.
The work was completed in a time effective, safe, and efficient manner. On inspection, the clean that was carried out was to the standard that Ten Three had initially proposed and met the required expectations from the client. When the sign off procedure was completed (a process in which our team leader walks with the client through the target areas to ensure they are satisfied with the work completed) we attained a 10/10 sign off. it.