There are important commercial advantages to outsourcing cleaning to specialist companies, particularly if you operate within the construction industry, or you own or manage factories or complex office buildings.
A reliable way to stay H&S compliant
Bringing in a company that thoroughly trains its staff in the latest cleaning techniques and technology makes perfect sense if you face rigorous health and safety obligations.
Your in-house team may well have multiple priorities and distractions that can lead to an unwelcome health risk or a failed inspection. The biggest cause of accidents in UK workplaces is trips, slips and falls, so with an expert cleaning team supporting you, you could well cross slips off your list of potential H&S nightmares!
It can also ensure you meet COVID-19 and other infection control targets consistently while being relatively stress-free.
Your reputation could depend on flawless results
For some companies, an inadvertent oversight can result in something even worse than H&S penalties. You could find that your reputation is dented, and client trust is hard to win back.
For example, if you construct clean rooms, laboratories or food industry buildings, pristine cleaning for after builds is not just preferable, it’s crucial!
Project management within construction will feature deadlines when sites need to be tidied and cleaned. Getting an outside crew on the job can ensure everything goes to plan, plus the building commissioners can visibly appreciate your attention to detail.
Keeps your team productive
Bringing in professional clean-up teams enables your staff to do their job without being interrupted. Contractors providing occasional deep cleans or regular cleaning contracts can finish the job quickly and discreetly, leading to less downtime and distraction for your staff.
Flexible and scalable cleaning contracts
Another great reason to subcontract cleaning services is to enable you to vary the reach and extent of your task list. When you need additional help or specialist services, your cleaning contractor can easily match extra staff, equipment and the latest products to your needs. When things are quieter, you can scale down visits to manage your cleaning budget better.
More affordable cleaning services
Lastly in our list of advantages to subcontracting cleaning is the cost factor. This links with the above point too.
You may well find bringing in the experts is far less expensive than investing in in-house skills, the latest cleaning equipment and the best chemical agents to manage health and safety in workplaces.