With Coronavirus detectable for up to 2 to 3 days on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel, according to a study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine and summarised in this article by Science Daily, cleaning - and cleaning operatives - are critical to slow the spread of the virus and keep us safe. But when restrictions are lifted and organisations begin to return to business as normal, how can you reassure your workforce and customers, and protect against future outbreaks?
Download the latest expert opinion article from OCS to learn about what changes are expected in the cleaning industry as a result of the pandemic, and the steps that can be taken to provide the expected reassurance your employees and customers will need when the world starts to get back to normal.
Keeping the UK clean and green
We provide office and premises cleaning, window cleaning and specialist cleaning across a wide range of sectors, looking after everything from hospitals to entertainment venues.
We are committed to providing sustainable cleaning solutions that reduce water and chemical use - and have a low carbon footprint. We use microbial and bio (green) products as much as possible and never phosphates or aerosols.
Find out more about us below and click on the links for more information about specific cleaning services.
Your expert service provider
We're always looking to provide our customers with the latest, most efficient cleaning technology. For example, we use footfall monitors to ensure our washrooms are maintained to the highest standards and our hands-free robotic cleaning perform scrubbing, vacuuming and sweeping in a number of sectors.
We developed CleanSmart™ to provide our customers with the most efficient cleaning system. Based on lean engineering principles, CleanSmart™ is used in 50 million square feet of buildings around the world.
We're members of the Cleaning and Support Services Association, the British Institute of Cleaning Science, the Federation for Window Cleaners, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association and the Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management. We also hold Safe Contractor Accreditation.
OCS understands the importance of training our teams to ensure they deliver exceptional service. This is done through our IWFM award winning training programme, IMPACT, which includes a dedicated infection control module. This is based on infection prevention guidelines from Public Health England and is complimented by our bio-hazard training programme on the OCS learning academy.
We offer and IMPACT training programme for Cleaning, Security and Catering. These programmes are mandatory for all our OCS operational teams and our Operations Directors are responsible and accountable for ensuring the training is completed. Find out more about our award-winning IMPACT training programme.