Farnek now has eight BICSc-certified assessors

90% of Farnek's cleaning services now comply with BICSc standards

A scene from Farnek's BICSc training centre.
A scene from Farnek's BICSc training centre.

Farnek has doubled the number of BICSc-certified assessors on its team from four to eight.

The additional training now enables the UAE-based company to comply with more of the 90 cleaning standards that the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) trains and assesses.

BICSc is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry with over 5,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and internationally.

As a scientific and educational institution, it is recognised for providing one of the most advanced, comprehensive and stringent set of standards within the cleaning industry.

“Previously we had complied with all of the basic requirements under the BICSc programme,” said Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek. “With this upgrade we will now cover up to 90% of all duties carried out by our cleaning division.”

“Building owners and managers are also becoming more aware of international best practice and conscious of the standards of cleanliness, hygiene and indeed sustainability demanded by their own stakeholders,” he added. “The upgraded BICSc accreditation underscores our quality promise.”

The additional certification also confirms that Farnek’s management systems and service procedures are constantly updated, ensuring any market proposition meets with the highest quality of cleanliness according to the latest international standards.

Farnek has its own dedicated training facility located in its 2,500m2 office building in the Al Quoz area of Dubai. The training centre is purpose-built to train employees to clean different areas and surfaces effectively and efficiently.

“Our training academy allows us to conduct practical sessions in one location and we can address specifics that they may encounter during their day-to-day routine,” Oberlin said. “Of course, the clients benefit as well, [as] BICSc trained cleaners are both competent and confident [and] able to solve operational challenges on site directly, with minimum supervision.”

Commenting on Farnek’s training centre, Colin Hanks, general manager, BICSc International, added: “The development work that Farnek has undertaken in the designing and building of a purpose built cleaning training centre is absolutely excellent and has been done to the highest standard. This has resulted in one of the best centres in the UAE and will better support site operations and customer expectations.”


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