Why it Pays to Use Procare

Last month, an Eastbourne cleaning company made the headlines for all the wrong reasons.  In December, the BBC reported how staff working for Express Construction Cleaning had claimed that they were owed £30,000 in unpaid wages.

It is understood that around 30 people had approached the Citizens Advice Bureau with complaints relating to non payment.  Twelve complaints escalated to employment tribunals which had ordered the cleaning company to compensate its staff.  The employment tribunals also made rulings against the company for wrongful dismissal.

One member of staff commented on how the firm’s actions had ‘ruined his life’:  “The constant bouncing of cheques and the no response at all – it plays on your mind night and day.”

Despite the claims, Express Construction Cleaning’s company director, Alfred Marku, believes that his company has done nothing wrong.  He said: “The only time we would deduct pay from a cleaner is if the work is up to a very unacceptable standard.  There is absolutely no way that Express Construction Cleaning would ever exploit cleaners or use them in any way to benefit ourselves.”

Procare Cleaning Management takes a different approach to its financial obligations.  Our team of dedicated and skilled cleaning contractors are asked to deposit a financial bond for every contract that’s awarded to them.

Procare’s unique Performance Bond scheme delivers results for both the customer and the contractor.  This financial commitment ensures that a high quality , reliable service is delivered because in return the cleaning contractor is not only paid on time, but they also receives a higher than average payment for their work.  (They receive around 80% of the money paid by the customer).

This tried and tested method has resulted in Procare becoming one of UK’s leading and long established cleaning firms with contractors who have remained with us for many years.

Healthcare Industry Calls for Professionals to Clean Up Hygiene Standards

Results of a recent poll concluded that the training of office cleaning staff is of paramount importance when it comes to standards of hygiene in healthcare institutions.

The survey, conducted by cleaning products and machinery distributor, Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, shows that over half of industry workers interviewed, believe that highly trained cleaning staff will assist in improving levels of sanitisation.

Additionally, in November last year, 1000 NHS nurses and healthcare assistants were surveyed on cleaning in the workplace.  It was discovered that many had cleaned toilets and mopped floors within the last 12 months despite having no formal training or guidance on the use of products and tools.

Andrew Jones, President of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals, believes that every team should include a dedicated cleaner,  who can be made responsible for ensuring that best practice is always followed and that standards of quality and hygiene are always met and maintained.

Procare Cleaning Management has a long and successful history of providing highly trained and specialist cleaners to the healthcare industry.

All Procare cleaners work to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) national specification for cleanliness standards and will work closely with surgery staff to ensure cleaning routines are followed and assist with the implementation of a suitable cleaning plan.  Procare also provides a full range of washroom and sanitary services that meet UK requirements.

Our operatives are dedicated team players who are carefully interviewed and selected for their skills and expertise before being accepted.

Prior to any contract commencing, cleaners are asked to deposit a ‘performance bond’, (a financial commitment)  which is their guarantee that they will provide a professional, reliable and dedicated service to their customers, because in the unlikely event of poor practice, this bond could be forfeit.

ProCare Cleaning Management Ltd Announce Acquisition Of Omega Cleaning Contracts.

ProCare Cleaning Management Ltdare very excited to announce the  recent acquisition of Omega Cleaning Contracts.

Over the last few years ProCare has been working closely with  Omega, sharing information, contacts, and suppliers and the natural  progression was seen to be the amalgamation of Omega into the Procare family. As  such effective from January 2013 Omega commenced trading under the ProCare  banner.

ProCare  and Omega management felt that this would offer their clients, cleaning operatives and suppliers  a wider sphere of influence and has the potential to provide them with a much more stable framework with  which to approach 2013 and also the  coming years. During times of uncertainty, such as those currently being  witnessed, a wider customer base sees a much more stable company that has  the potential to offer more employment to their areas and allows the company to grow at a rate that would  not otherwise have been possible or that would have taken a considerably longer amount of time to otherwise  achieve.

It is  felt that this is a very positive step and Alex Heighington (MD for  Omega) states that this …”will provide more stability and opportunities for both my operatives and  clients”.

Not only will it provide more stability to  former Omega clients and cleaning  operatives, but it has also allowed ProCare to expand into  areas where previously they had little or no  presence.

Alan Hart (MD for ProCare South East) says: “In today’s  world efficiency and cost management are crucial to business success, this  amalgamation has delivered on both fronts and has made ProCare  stronger as a result. Cooperation and respect has made this possible and we  plan to use this to move forward and become even more successful and offer an  ever improving service to both existing clients and future prospective  clients.”