Calderdale & Huddersfield Solutions Ltd (CHS), part of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, has recently recertified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) with honours designation. The recertification is valid for the next two years. The initial certification was achieved in 2017.
CIMS, developed by ISSA, is a comprehensive management and operations standard for cleaning organisations worldwide. As part of the process, CHS leadership tapped the skills of CIMS ISSA Certification Expert (ICE) Lynn Webster of Lynn Webster Consultants for training and consulting services to measure improvements and ensure compliance prior to the certification audit.
"As the ICE consultant for CHS I am delighted to see they have achieved their reaccreditation, and again with honours," said Lynn Webster. "This is recognition to the team [that has] faced a number of challenges in recent times. The benefits provided through the CIMS platform have allowed for a smooth integration of changes in the cleaning operation with another successful outcome."
Lorina Cragg, head of facilities at CHS, said: "Going again through the full CIMS certification programme conveys our continuous commitment to excellence. We are proud to have in place a platform for delivering a consistent, high-quality service for our patients. CIMS offers us a foundation which clearly stipulates what an organisation should have in place to provide a professional, successful, and customer-faced operation."
Rosemary Chisholm, CIMS auditor, said,: "The management of estates, facilities and procurement functions by CHS is of high quality. Additionally, there are robust processes in place for personal development of staff. Following my evaluation and inspections, I am pleased to confirm that CHS has achieved CIMS certification with honours."