What certifications do cleaning companies need?

There are many different factors to consider when choosing a commercial cleaning company. One of them, undoubtedly, is if the company has certifications and accreditations that are recognised within the industry. As there are rigorous criteria in place for passing the mark on these certifications, this is a reassuring way to check if a cleaning company can safely deliver high standard results.

That’s why the next time you’re looking to hire a professional cleaning company, make sure you check if they have certifications. If you don’t know which ones to look out for, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of the most relevant ones:

Safe Contractor


This one makes the top of the list as it measures health and safety. It’s useful for both cleaning companies or if you’re hiring contractors directly. The accreditation scheme checks whether the professional meets the required standards on health and safety.

BICs


The certification from The British Institute of Cleaning Science is also one of the most relevant in the cleaning business. They’re an independent organisation and their mission is to raise the standards of the cleaning industry. So next time you’re looking for high quality, professional cleaning services make sure to look out for a certified company.

CHAS


The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme is an accreditation that assesses health and safety requirements are being met by contractors and services suppliers. It is given to a business that has proven to have excellent standards when it comes to health and safety processes.

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001


One of the most well-known certifications for organisations, ISO certifications are recognised around the globe. ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS). The first one measures the international standard for quality management – if you’re able to meet customer requirements and needs, delivering customer satisfaction. The ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management. It recognises organisations that have environmental procedures to manage their environmental impact and help them to meet regulatory requirements.

As well as these certifications and accreditations, there are other requirements that a cleaning contractor or company should meet that are not directly linked to the health and safety or the overall quality of their services.

Being fully insured is one of them, so in case of any eventualities you and your business will be covered, and you won’t have to deal with any financial loss. When it comes to data protection, for example, you should also check the business is registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant. Other factors that set companies apart from the competitors is if they have a good level of social responsibility and green policies supporting environmentally friendly operations.

Now that you’ve learnt more about certifications needed for cleaning companies, our team will be happy to assist you in case if you any questions or want to get a quote from us, just get in touch.


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