Moving on up with Salts Healthcare
As a 10th generation, family-run organisation, Salts Healthcare has been helping people live longer and happier lives for over three centuries. We are immensely proud to have formed a long-term relationship with Salts, providing them with Daily Cleaning Services since 2004, when we were initially awarded the contract for their Head Office at the time, on Lord Street, Birmingham.
Believed to be one of the oldest family run business in the UK, with ties running back to the 1700’s, they have grown exponentially over the past decade, mainly by being selective in the markets in which they choose to operate, and this has led them to employing over 600 staff and developing their business internationally. Salts as an organisation focuses heavily on staff training and retention, looking to internally promote staff rather than recruiting externally, where possible.
Over the past 14 years we have worked and grown with Salts providing services across their 3 separate operational premises, and are thrilled to have now been selected to work within their latest brand new, 94,500 sqft facility in Aston, a purpose-built hub which will house Salts Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Assembly operations, presenting an exciting challenge to the we clean Operatives on-site, who must adapt and ensure they meet the exact specification requirements set out by Salts on site Building & Facilities Team.
Neil Bromley, Head of Logistics, commented:
“We have been delighted with the standard of the service provided by We Clean and are pleased to have built a long standing relationship over the last 14 years.”
In order to assist with the opening of the new Facility the we clean Specialist Cleaning Team carried out an extensive Deep Clean of key areas within the building over an intensive 10-day period. High level works which included cleaning to air vents, gantries, suspended lighting and external / internal window cleaning was accessed using specific high level access equipment such as scissor lifts and cherry pickers whilst the manufacturing floor area was intensively scrubbed to remove dust and particulate matter with heavy duty ride on scrubber driers. Steve Rawlings, Director of Specialist Cleaning Operations who oversaw these works enthused about the new Salts Healthcare facility:
“It was a real pleasure to carry out these critical works and play our part in bringing to life this amazing new facility developed by Salts Healthcare in Aston and it is particularly satisfying given the long standing relationship we have had with this client over so many years!”
Once fully up and running, we clean will be working 24 hours Monday to Friday in order to meet the needs of Salts core manufacturing staff who will be working around the clock. Therefore our 3 Full Time on site operatives will provide hourly inspections, cleaning and consumable product replenishment to the factory Washrooms and Changing Room Areas, whilst the main staff canteen area will be constantly cleaned to maintain exemplary housekeeping and hygiene standards throughout the day and night. In the early evening a team of 5 part time Cleaning Operatives will clean reception areas, staff and visitor washrooms and the extensive office space and kitchenettes located on the 1st Floor.
A critical aspect of us being able to deliver an exceptional cleaning service on a consistent basis is our ability to tailor our own Internal Training schemes for Cleaning Operatives to meet the specific requirements of each contract location and this has been particularly relevant in meeting the demands of Salts Healthcare management and their aspirations for this new state of the art production and warehousing facility located alongside the A38 the main artery into our great city of Birmingham!