When it comes to cleaning in places of education, it’s essential to get it right first time. With intense daily use and high footfall during term time, schools, colleges, and universities need a regular cleaning schedule that maintains health and hygiene. And to make sure they’re starting from a solid base, they’ll need effective periodic deep cleans too. Fidelis works with every type of academic institution to deliver contract cleaning at its best. In this blog, we’ll look at how our education sector contract cleaning services work in practice.

Education sector cleaning driven by our dedicated teams

At Fidelis, our people are our strength, and we pride ourselves on our dedicated and professional cleaning operatives. For academic institutions, we know how important safeguarding is. All our operatives hold enhanced DBS certificates. They’re always clearly identifiable whilst on site, as they wear branded uniforms and identity badges at all times. And they receive comprehensive customer care training tailored to working in an environment with children and young people.

We have years of experience cleaning in the education sector. We always deliver a specific and bespoke standard of service for each site as each school, college, or university is different. But equally, we learn from experience elsewhere, and our successful management structure gets the job done. Our team of highly trained operatives ensure that all areas of the school or college site are immaculately clean and safe for students and staff to use daily. Indoors, this incorporates daily cleaning and housekeeping of classrooms, laboratories, corridors, and communal dining areas. When it comes to washrooms, we’ll clean, sanitise and replenish consumables. For colleges and universities, we offer halls of residence cleaning. Outdoors, we provide regular window cleaning and grounds cleaning (from jet-washing tennis courts to litter picking in car parks and playgrounds).

Conforming with regulations, delivering effective cleaning

Strict health and safety training and rigorous inspections are a crucial part of our commitment to both the education institution and our team. Our expertise and specialism delivering to schools, colleges and universities has put us at the forefront of education sector cleaning. We make a difference with our unique systems and processes to deliver a service of safe conformance across the whole academic year, with additional support services out of term.

Our operatives can work alongside schools and colleges during teaching hours or after school. We can help with health and safety, Ofsted, and CQC compliance via our procedures, processes, and free customer advice founded on our years of experience. Now more than ever, it’s vital to create a welcoming, productive, and stable learning environment for students and staff alike. Whether it’s a primary or secondary school, a further education college, or a university, we’ll become part of the team.

Learning by example: our testimonials and case studies

Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve got some great case studies and testimonials from a wide array of educational establishments:

“Fidelis were awarded the cleaning contract at Holy Trinity School having demonstrated a good understanding of the challenging requirements of the site, although this did not take into account the pandemic which has since added an extra layer of need. However, the response of Fidelis and its team of staff has been extremely impressive; the cleanliness of the site is faultless and offers great reassurance at a time of concern. The individual care and attention from Fidelis has justified the leap of faith in awarding the contract with the company and as a school we feel that we are in a safe and competent pair of hands.”

Head Teacher, Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster

“We are now in the third year of our relationship with Fidelis following a tendering process involving six companies. The improvement in standards when Fidelis took over was immediate. We now find the staff are well organised, trained and supported. The equipment and materials used are of the highest standard.

We have found the management of the company to be approachable and happy to accommodate extra work to support school functions for example. I am happy to recommend Fidelis to other schools. The grounds have never looked so good!”

Executive Headteacher, Two Rivers School, Tamworth

“I would just like to pass my thanks onto the Fidelis team for doing such a brilliant job in preparation for our open evening. The school looked the best I have ever seen it.

Open Evening is a huge night for the future success of our school and the number of visitors we had at our recent event was the highest we have had to date.

We were extremely proud of how the school looked and the cleaning operative team were a huge part of this.”

School Business Manager, St Francis of Assisi Catholic College

“Fidelis have delivered everything they promised and more from day 1 through a customer focused approach. They have dealt with any reactive requests immediately, which has been a breath of fresh air. We can see a real improvement with the cleaning since Fidelis took over and they have implemented immediate positive changes in the areas of concern. Throughout the pandemic, they also couldn’t have been more flexible and helpful, putting in place structures and systems all the while managing the changes and issues that the pandemic has given us.”

Facilities Operations Manager & Assistant Director, Midlands University

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