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Sasse Group in Red Kite win

Sasse Group has secured a three-year contract with Red Kite Community Housing to provide cleaning and support services in excess of 100 schemes throughout Buckinghamshire.

Taking award and mobilisation of the contract at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK throughout March and April was a test of the company’s resilience and ability to cope in challenging times.

Under the agreement, Sasse will provide a range of services including daily and periodic cleaning, graffiti removal, waste management and washroom hygiene services. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Sasse has taken the challenge in its stride, providing multiple disinfection cleans to vulnerable schemes every week. The additional services include electrostatic spraying, an uplift in cleaning hours offering enhanced cleaning, and the disinfection of outdoor and public spaces. Bin stores and other areas of hygiene risk have been sterilised and deep cleaned to help minimise the risk of contamination or cross infection.

Sasse has worked closely with its chemical manufacturers and partners to provide a service solution which ensures cleaning, sterilisation, disinfection and protection as part of the enhanced cleaning support. The technology offers a protective barrier to the surfaces which can provide resilience and antimicrobial protection for up to 28 days.

Other challenges include the lack of power and water facilities in many of the communal areas of work. Using innovation from Numatic to provide its battery powered technology, Sasse employs the use of its commercial battery vacuums – the NVB240s. The machines boast a one hour running time whilst providing effective suction for operator use, even on its low powered setting.

As lockdown begins to ease, Sasse will install its latest version of FacilitiyApps, a bespoke piece of software which will track time and attendance, daily task management, job tickets and auditing.

Tim Colenutt, Head of Business Development for Sasse said: “The last quarter has been an incredibly challenging time for many, both financially and mentally. I feel incredibly honoured to be part of a team who has gone above and beyond to support their customers and the public during the pandemic. The cleaning operatives for our contract at Red Kite have worked hard as a collaborative team in good spirits providing service with a smile. Cleaning as we have previously known ‘cleaning’ will no longer be good enough for many of our clients; the industry must adapt, change, and get creative with the service it provides making the most of innovation, technology, and digitalisation.”

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