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Caretaking Support Service

“Very useful service for headteachers and governors. They create excellent reports/action plans for site managers.”

Headteacher
 
Man doing minor repairs

Our advisory service gives practical support, advice and help to schools on the efficient organisation of site management, caretaking and cleaning.

  • Service features

    • Full support of a named officer for individual and site-specific advice on all the services available.

    • Programmed visits and other visits as required for a specific issue or purpose.

    • Evaluation of the site management, caretaking and cleaning roles, including responsibilities for health and safety, site security and cleaning standards.

    • Online caretaker manual which incorporates cleaning tasks, best practice and health and safety guidance.

    • Database to provide accurate information on the size, use and nature of any buildings on your site, including a site plan.

    • Full support in the appointment process for site managers/caretakers.

    • An extensive and increasing range of training courses.

    • Advice on the organisation of caretaking and cleaning, including staffing levels, assessment of workload and shift patterns.

    • Full support in the tendering process for contract cleaning, including preparation of site specific plans and specifications, pre-tender site visits and evaluation of bids.

    • Advice on the selection and purchase of equipment and environmentally friendly products.

    • Assistance in emergency situations, such as minor floods and fire.

  • Benefits to schools

    • Direct access to a dedicated support officer.

    • Cost and time savings through avoidance of use of external consultants/advisers.

    • Confidence of delivery through trained and experienced officers.

    • Many free and low-cost training courses.

    • Not-for-profit organisation driven to provide best value outcomes for the public sector.

    • Competitive fee rates with private sector organisations.

    • In-depth knowledge of the education sector.

    • Support in employment of caretaking staff from selection to retirement.

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