Our Impact on the Environment
We recognise that our daily operations will have an impact on the environment. As a company we are committed to minimising the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible.
One way we have achieved this is by introducing a dosing system for our cleaning chemicals. Instead of transporting large volumes of liquids around the country, we now carry concentrated chemicals to be diluted on site, with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint.
We have recently introduced trackers to all of our company vans. Trackers allow us to make maximum use of each individual’s time as well as reducing unnecessary journeys across the country. Another useful tool is its ability to alert us of any vehicle that might be speeding!
Health and Safety
Health and safety is of paramount importance. We recognise the need to not only keep up to date with current legislation but to be continually looking at ways in which we can be one step ahead.
We carry out risk assessments on all sites before commencing a cleaning contract and make sure that every cleaning operative has been fully involved in this process. Risk assessments are then carried out on an annual basis.
An area requiring close supervision is that of colour coding mops and cloths.This is a basic standard which is monitored regularly and all staff treat as a priority.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a standard requirement within the industry and we ask all cleaners to make visual checks to the appliances before using. We recently purchased our own equipment, enabling us to conduct in-house PAT tests on an annual basis. All of Contracts Managers are now fully qualified PAT testers.
Certified BICSc Training Centre
The official BICSc accreditation is the gold standard of training in the cleaning industry. Rapid has four qualified in-house BICSc assessors and our head office has been certified as a BICSc training centre which means that we can now assess and certify our own staff to BICSc standard. We have always been committed to training our staff and BICSc formulises this commitment.
Rapid was awarded ISO-9001 back in 2011. Our quality management system has been assessed and approved in accordance with ISO-9001 2008 and works very well to ensure we deliver a great service as well as continually reviewing and improving our processes and procedures.
Woodcote House School
“I would like to thank you and your team for the effort that has been made to improve the standard of cleaning at Woodcote House School. Both Merek and Elsa have made a significant difference to cleanliness of the school and are a pleasure to have on site. I have received many positive comments about the difference so it has not gone unnoticed.”
Bristol Grammar School
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“No cleaning company will get it right immediately but in Rapid we found one that is willing to persevere and try to understand how we at Bristol Grammar School work. I can now honestly say that Rapid has got it right and are providing an excellent service for us”
“From sales right through to the Area Manager, everyone I have met at Rapid practices what they preach.”
Bermuda and Marlowe Practice
“I cannot thank you and your team enough for the brilliant job that you did on Saturday. The surgery looks better than it has done in years.”
Claytons Primary School
“Thanks for all your professional help during our audit. The inspector checked all your stores for ppe/gloves and was very impressed with all your COSHH and risk assessments etc. The school was also spotless!
Please say a massive thank you to your staff.”
“We are very happy with the service provided by Rapid Clean the operatives are always friendly and diligent in their work. Using Rapid Clean gives me peace of mind because I know the general cleaning at the site is always up together and done to a high standard which is so important in a fresh food environment.”