School Cleaning Services Hampshire and Sussex - 5 great questions to ask

How to select the right cleaning company for your school

Selecting the company for school cleaning services to undertake daily cleaning services for your school or other educational premises is essential. With high numbers of staff and pupils attending your premises on a daily basis, the provision of a clean and safe environment is essential. Learn more here about making the right choice, first time.

Schools require all staff to be highly vetted to fulfil safeguarding requirements, and 100% trustworthy. It is important when making a decision that you look at the value being offered by the company, and not just the headline price.

Time and time again we hear from schools that have engaged the services of a national cleaning company that have promised the world, but failed to deliver. A lack of local presence will often mean little or no support when you most need it.

With us providing daily cleaning services to schools and academies of all sizes throughout Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex, we have written this article to help you make a safe choice, and ensure you can focus your efforts on developing your pupils, and not worrying about the cleaning of your school!

"We are really pleased with the standard of cleaning and professional service we receive from Green Fox Cleaning. Personally it means that my workload is decreased and I have the confidence to leave that side to the site Manager knowing I don't have to worry."

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Top 5 questions to ask when selecting a company for school cleaning services

There are a number of key considerations when selecting a commercial cleaning company for your school cleaning services. Here are five key points we would recommend you ask any company when they come to quote for your school cleaning services.

1 - "Are your cleaning staff directly employed, and how are they vetted?"

Don't be afraid to ask this. Some companies use subcontractors and "self-employed" staff to avoid needing to pay pension, holiday pay etc. What this means in reality is they have little or no control over who is coming through your door each day. All Green Fox Cleaning staff are directly employed. Our vetting is high and will include background checks through various sources, enhanced DBS checks at all school sites, where the highest levels of vetting for safeguarding compliance are required. With our company Directors being former Police Officers with over 30 years service between them, you can be assured that client safeguarding is at the top of our list.

2 - How do the cleaning company train their staff?

A highly trained cleaner will take pride in their role following a proper investment in them by their employer, making them more efficient and ensure they clean to a far higher standard than an untrained cleaner. All Green Fox Cleaning employees are trained by our in-house British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) trainers.

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3 - "Can you GUARANTEE our school will be fully cleaned every day, even if any of our regular cleaners are sick at short notice?"

Turning up in the morning to find your school has not been cleaned is pretty much the worst case scenario when outsourcing your daily school cleaning services. At Green Fox Cleaning, we operate a live GPS employee attendance management system which is monitored 24/7 live-time by an on-call manager. In the event a cleaner doesn't arrive as expected, an on-call manager is alerted immediately and will investigate, and deploy one of our mobile team if required, to ensure you NEVER turn up to a dirty school!

4 - "What happens if our regular cleaners are off sick?"

Many national cleaning companies do not have access to a good local team, able to respond to unexpected sickness or other absences. We hear horror stories of site managers having to clean their school, where a national cleaning company has failed to deliver the contracted hours. With Green Fox Cleaning, our local approach with local offices and local staff means you will always have the support you need. Our friendly local management team are always on hand with our 24-hour client support line, and will be familiar faces when completing regular site visits to ensure the highest standards are being maintained.

5 - What cleaning products and machinery do the company use?

A good commercial cleaning company offering school cleaning services should offer the best equipment, to deliver the best results. This will of course come at a cost, which it is essential you consider the value being offered by any commercial cleaning company quoting for your school cleaning services, rather than simply the monthly fee. At Green Fox Cleaning, we offer the latest cleaning chemicals in dosage systems, massively reducing our plastic usage. Our investment in the latest cleaning machinery also ensures great results, day after day.

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We hope you have found this article on school cleaning services useful. Asking the right questions at the beginning of your search for a great commercial cleaning company will save you time in the long run.

With OFSTED inspections and the focus on the ability for you to be able to tackle any viral outbreaks, there really are no second chances or compromises when it comes to delivering the highest levels of cleanliness, day in, day out.

We are always assured that the processes and systematic routine that Green Fox Cleaning use when cleaning our school premises ensures a quality standard, not always easy in our location given the muddy footsteps bringing the outside in.  We feel we have an excellent communication with both Green Fox Cleaning and our dedicated cleaning team. The standard of cleaning has been especially important in the past year, and we are extremely pleased with Green Fox Cleaning .

School Business Manager, West Sussex

We hope you have found this article on school cleaning services useful. You can click here to learn more about our School Cleaning services throughout Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex.

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