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Behind the Scenes of Clean: celebrating the hygiene heroes who make our world a cleaner place

Published 30th October, 2023 by Jack Homewood

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Behind the Scenes of Clean: celebrating the hygiene heroes who make our world a cleaner place

As part of their global Behind the Scenes of Clean initiative, Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) have held a series of UK-based engagement events, meeting with teams from Edgware Community Hospital, Kanso Facility Management and Sanctuary Supported Living to celebrate the valuable contributions their hard-working cleaning and hygiene teams make to ensure their facilities and venues run smoothly and safely.

With cleaning and maintenance professionals known for quietly going about their business day and night, these celebratory events, held in five countries across the world, have given cleaning heroes the chance to take time out from their busy schedules and have some fun together, as RCP’s Business Development Manager Ben Clibbery explains:

“As experts in the cleaning and hygiene field, we recognise the importance of appreciating the tireless and challenging work cleaning and maintenance professionals undertake every day to keep their visitors safe and comfortable.

“The Behind the Scenes of Clean events were a fantastic opportunity to show our genuine appreciation for hard work that often goes unnoticed, and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to chat to the teams and thank them with some goody bags, a raffle and, of course, some lunch!”

George Medina, Soft FM Manager from Edgware Community Hospital, believes the opportunity to feel valued and appreciated was important:

“It’s been wonderful to get together with the RCP team for this event - it’s not often that our cleaning teams get to take some time away from their roles to spend time together and reflect on the important contribution they make to keeping people safe while they’re here.”

“The team here put so much into their roles and care passionately about the wellbeing of everyone who comes to the hospital.”

RCP also went Behind the Scenes of Clean with Kanso Facility Management, visiting teams based at the Dorsett Hotel, Double Tree Kensington, Heeton Kensington and Luma Hammersmith to thank the housekeeping teams for their diligent work in providing a five-star level of cleanliness at the hotels.

Norma Bresciani, Executive Director at Kanso Facility Management said of the day:

“Our housekeeping teams work incredibly hard every day to ensure hotel guests are given the best possible experience and can enjoy a clean and healthy environment during their stay. They never ask to be thanked for their hard work, but I know they appreciated their moment in the spotlight, so it was lovely to see them being treated and celebrating together as a team.”

The final stop was at care organisation Sanctuary Supported Living, where the passionate cleaning team are dedicated to supporting some of society’s most vulnerable people, providing them with clean and heathy independent living spaces.

The event was welcomed by Housing Team Leader, Dawn Moreton:

“It is rare to receive such recognition for a job well done so our team were absolutely delighted to be invited to take part in the Behind the Scenes of Clean celebrations.

“The event was another fantastic moment in our partnership with RCP, which has already benefited the cleaning teams by providing them with upgraded equipment which has allowed us to make significant efficiency gains as well as sustainability improvements, something that is incredibly important to us all here.”

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