Farnek continues cleaning accreditation with BICSc
The professional cleaning accreditation supports staff retention and improvement programmes, Farnek's CEO said
UAE-based Farnek has continued its accreditation programme with the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).
BICSc is an independent professional and educational body in the cleaning industry.
Remarking on the accreditation, Farnek CEO, Markus Oberlin, said: "We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with BICSc since we embarked on the first accreditation process in 2012 and we are delighted this will continue.
"Our customers benefit from our accreditation with BICSc, secure in the knowledge that we are delivering safe and sustainable cleaning services, to the highest standards, that will protect our clients’ assets," he added.
The overall objective of BICSc accredited training and education is to promote best practice in the cleaning industry; to protect the operative; to provide a safe and clean environment; and to promote sustainability and preserve assets.
BICSc is also instrumental in promoting staff retention.
"Training and education provided to employees, especially where knowledge and skills are certified, as BICSc leads to a more confident and appreciative workforce, which in turn promotes staff retention," Oberlin said.
Farnek became a member of BICSc in 2012 and was approved as an accredited training organisation the same year.
A cohort of Farnek managers were selected to train for assessor status and since then, the company has more than doubled the number of employees that have received intense training to qualify as assessors in compliance with BICSs standards.
In addition, Farnek has established its own dedicated training facility in Dubai, to train employees to clean different areas and surfaces effectively, efficiently and safely.
For Farnek to retain its accreditation, BICSc conducts an annual audit to ensure compliance with BICSc training and assessment guidelines and minimum standards for facilities, and evidence of the correct paperwork.