With the added complications of a pandemic it will be extremely important to continue to develop staff teams, as cleaning will play such a vital role in the safety of our working and leisure environments. We will continue to utilise e-learning software like UhUb which uses video, written materials, and quizzes for cleaning staff, to help them demonstrate competence in different cleaning aspects. It’s interactive, and the uptake from QAS staff has been significant. We will continue to create our own video content for the UhUb platform to further-tailor the resources for our teams.
IoT technology will play a part in the safe return to the workplace and improved productivity. We have recently invested in the mpro5 platform, a cloud-based contract management smart system that, among other functions, can communicate with cleaning staff as and when washrooms require cleaning. Major clients have already started utilising the new software and the system is being rolled out across our whole business.
mpro5 has the capability to link workflow with the Internet of Things (IoT), which will enable the system to take readings from strategically located sensors to unlock productivity gains and potential cost savings. IoT minimises the need for manual checks where sensors can provide constant monitoring instead enabling more cost-effective work schedules. As well as time-saving benefits, the software also reduces the usage of unnecessary cleans, which is better for the environment.