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CIMS With Honours

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
30 August 2019
 

Calderdale & Huddersfield Solutions Ltd has recently recertified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard, earning a CIMS with Honours designation.

Calderdale & Huddersfield Solutions Ltd is a subsidiary of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), certification is valid for the next two years. The initial certification was achieved in 2017.

CIMS, developed by ISSA, the global cleaning industry association, is a comprehensive management and operations standard for cleaning organisations worldwide.

“Going again through the full CIMS certification programme conveys our continuous commitment,” said Lorina Cragg, Head of Facilities at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHS). “We have in place a platform for delivering a consistent, high-quality service for our patients. CIMS offers us a foundation which clearly stipulates what an organisation should have in place to provide a professional, successful, and customer-faced operation.”

To earn CIMS certification, the Trust underwent a comprehensive assessment by a third party CIMS accredited auditor. During the audit, CHS demonstrated its compliance with the five core principles of the standard - quality systems, service delivery, human resources, health, safety & environmental stewardship and management commitment.

“To receive a reaccreditation with Honours is a big achievement as this proves to us that what we are doing ensures we have a sustainable business model to provide long-term service to all our customers,” said Cragg.

Rosemary Chisholm, CIMS auditor, said, “The management of estates, facilities and procurement functions by the CHS is of high quality. Additionally, there are robust processes in place for personal development of staff. Following my evaluation and inspections, I am pleased to confirm that CHS have achieved CIMS certification with honours.”

 

About CIMS

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) applies to building service contractors, in-house cleaning service providers and residential service providers, addressing the issues faced by the cleaning industry. The standard touches the entire organisation. It focuses on management systems and service delivery processes. CIMS makes no product, equipment, procedure or system recommendations, as each organisation decides how to best meet the requirements.

Picture: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 30 August 2019

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