CK Group, which won the builders cleaning contract for the Bart’s Hospital refurbishment programme on behalf of Skanska, is on course to complete the project this autumn as expected. The programme is currently in the second stage of three, while the first phase was completed by CK Group in 2009.
After Builders Clean
The full builders clean will be carried out until September 2014. This includes maintenance and clinical cleaning of all areas, internal and external glazing. The total area covered by the cleaning contract is approximately 35,000 sq.ft.
In such environments, health and safety is always top priority. CK Group currently have 15 members of staff on site who have all been through a thorough 2 hour induction, passed a health and safety assessment and hold valid CSCS cards.
Health & Safety
To ensure ongoing site safety, monthly returns on various topics are sent to Skanska including toolbox talks, number of hours worked, accident reports, near misses, PAT testing of machinery and weekly checks carried out by the supervisor. On top of this, CK Group’s contract manager John Lawford attends regular meetings with Bill James, the project manager from Skanska.
One of the biggest challenges the team have faced so far has been the internal window cleaning. The internal atrium glazing required the use of a spider lift to reach the highest points. The expertise of the cleaning team, led by their supervisor Alan Rojas, was instrumental in the success of this operation. This team is now working on the external glazing for the trust using boom and cradle.
The after builders clean is drawing closer to completion and CK Group has worked alongside Skanska to ensure all deadlines have been achieved on time. The CK Group staff have been working unsociable hours and weekends on Skanska’s instruction to help achieve all goals.