ISS along with partner British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) are to launch the new Cleaning Managers Development Workshop. The programme will support new and existing cleaning and facilities managers with the tools, knowledge and information on how to improve the cleaning strategy and productivity on their site.
The new technical training package is specifically aimed at cleaning managers and those facilities managers who offer a cleaning service as part of an integrated contract. This programme was developed in partnership with BICSc, the largest professional body within the cleaning industry.
The programme has been tailored by the ISS UK Cleaning Excellence team to provide the skills managers require. The content of the programme was determined as a result of comprehensive training needs analysis conducted by the ISS implementation team, led by Dawid Rokita, head of implementation, and Andrew Ingham, implementation manager.
Topics covered include calculating space and productivity, building specification, sourcing the optimal equipment for a contract, as well as driving a continuous improvement approach through applying marginal gains. This wealth of experience in learning and development and implementation and cumulative diligence has culminated in the workshop being awarded BICSc endorsed status. As part of the process, the programme went through comprehensive evaluation to ensure its quality to carry the BICSc brand.
Dawid Rokita, head of implementation - Cleaning Excellence ISS UK, said: “We’re keen to get this programme into the UK business and beyond as it will benefit both our clients and our people. Our clients can be assured of managers with best-in-class expertise, whilst our managers will enhance their professional development and skills now and for the future. We also had a lot of interest from the global ISS community. In our recent launch event, over 140 leaders registered from 15 countries, and in a poll taken at the end, every country indicated that they want to implement the training in their businesses.”
Stan Atkins, group CEO, BICSc, said: “BICSc endorsed product training gives candidates reassurance that the training they receive meets the industry recognised standards. We are delighted to be working in partnership with ISS on this new initiative.”