ACSS currently employ around 85 cleaning staff. Unlike some cleaning companies, we do not use roving teams of cleaners, but we prefer to employ cleaning staff who live locally to the site that they clean. In this way, each cleaner can assume responsibility for the job that they do and develop pride in a site, or area of a site, which is “theirs” ... We employ a thorough recruitment process.
Each of our cleaners is given an initial telephone interview in order to check experience, suitability of travel arrangements to site, reasons behind applying for job and any criminal convictions etc. Successful shortlisted applicants are then given an extended interview at the client’s site where they have the opportunity to see the premises that they will be cleaning, whilst also giving us the opportunity to assess their cleaning knowledge.
Following the interview we check references from previous employers before making a final decision on an appointment. Whenever there is a requirement, we arrange for a CRB check and in some instances, we have been required to have our staff checked through the customer’s own security vetting system.
ACSS aim to be a responsible and caring employer, valuing our staff, many of whom have worked for us for a number of years. We ensure that our cleaning staff have the training , materials and equipment necessary for them to achieve the best results possible and we pay hourly rates which are aimed to provide a fair incentive. (We always pay more than the minimum wage rate). A good number of our staff originally applied for roles with us, having had ACSS recommended to them by friends or family. We aim to recruit individuals who will be diligent, honest, hard working and courteous.
Below is our job description for our cleaning staff ...
Job Title: Cleaning Operatives
Purpose and Scope of Job: To achieve the highest standard of cleaning services required by the Client. Ensuring that the employees and, therefore, All-Clean itself are well regarded, and so assisting in expanding our client base.
Responsible to: Cleaning Supervisor (where applicable)
Responsible for: Achieving the cleaning specification. All stores, materials and equipment placed in his/her care.
Maintain the highest standard of cleanliness within your areas of responsibility in accordance with the Clients specifications.
These schedules are to be completed as instructed by your supervisor.
Ensure regular checks of the equipment and machines used during your hours of duty and report any defects to the Cleaning Supervisor.
Participate in the Health and Safety Policy of the company and report to the Cleaning Supervisor any hazards that you may encounter.
Ensure that you wear safe and adequate footwear and issued work wear at all times.
As and when necessary, to assist with other tasks within your capabilities in order to maintain and improve the cleaning services within the premises.
Attend training sessions that are specific to your particular job.
Represent and promote the Company whenever possible. Be polite and courteous.
Help to create a happy working environment.
Make yourself familiar with and follow all Company procedures and regulations.