You open up your childcare centre of kindergarten every day. You have cash, valuables and other sensitive materials lying around, detailing private information about all the families that use your centre. Obviously, everyone wants to know that your centre is secure.
But your families also want to make sure that the centre is clean and that their little ones will be safe from germs and harsh chemicals. So you need to make sure that you engage a cleaning company that utilises strict security protocols to protect your facility whilst also having the safest and most effective eco-friendly cleaning products — the good news is that you can have the best of both worlds.
If you want to check whether your cleaning company is up to scratch here are a number of things that you might need to consider. Find the time to ask your current cleaning company how they facilitate each of the following.
If the cleaning company that you currently use is not implementing background checks then you really want a new cleaning company. If the cleaning company you use has employees that may not pass a Background check, it’s time to get a new cleaning company. It’s not the highest paid profession, but if someone is prepared to submit to a background check, there is a greater probability that they will respect your security protocols and your property.
What training process does your current cleaning company have for on-boarding new staff? How much training do they give new staff about the security of your facility? Check how well they follow your facility guidelines.
The cleaning industry can be one where you have a high turnover of staff. For this reason it is important that your cleaning company has a protocol for managing cleaner identification — at the very least you should be introduced to cleaners or have a photo sent to you and should only work onsite when they are wearing their uniform and in possession of identification badges.
Handling of Facility Access
As mentioned above, the cleaning industry is one with high turnover. For this reason, you should have a clear understanding of how your cleaning company manages access to your premises. Are you absolutely confident that the cleaning company is ensuring all keys are returned when someone leaves? Do they let you know when a staff member leaves so you can change security passcodes if required?
After the safety of the children in your care, the safety and security of your premises is vital. Every day you have cleaning contractors entering your premises and you want to make sure that the company you contract has a proven protocol for managing the security issues identified above. If you are not confident that they do, and you would like a second opinion, please get in touch today. GT Cleaning offers commercial childcare cleaning services across Melbourne and outer suburbs.