The growth of Indian cleaning industry is directly related to the growth of IT business and the resultant increase in the number of IT campuses. The fact that India has a top position in the global IT services sector, maintaining high standards of delivery is an expected norm. The IT sector believes that healthy working environment has a significant impact on business competitiveness. Clean India Journal visits the Bangalore campuses of India’s IT giants Wipro and Infosys and speaks to the facility heads to understand the systems put in place to keep the offices and premises clean. While Wipro has outsourced the maintenance to Facility Management companies – JLL, Sodexo and CBRE, Infosys prefers to get the job done with a combination of inhouse and outsourced resources.
Cleaning with sophisticated and state-of-the-art tools has replaced the traditional trademark of a cleaner crouching with a cloth mop and a broom, to a professional janitor holding a handle mop or a squeegee, carrying wipes in the pockets and dragging a trolley with chemicals and other accessories. Professional cleaning systems have necessitated the use of tools in applications where they complement mechanised cleaning. Mohana M
The priority given to maintenance at various manufacturing facilities is directly related to the incremental improvements sought in the production performance. In this context, industries enjoin a more systematic, emphatic, cost-saving and operational solution to industrial cleaning. Industrial cleaning has evolved both qualitatively through mechanised elimination of waste and quantitatively through impressive enhancements in value-addition through optimum recovery of spillage and raw materials. Cleaning in every industry has its own set of challenges. Industrial cleaning services provide customised cleaning solutions to handle all aspects of equipment as well as plant cleaning. Let us look at industrial cleaning in terms of cleaning equipment deployed to recover spillage and in terms of housekeeping in industries.
The telephonic interview with Remadevi, a housekeeper of G4S Facility Services Pvt. Ltd, stationed in Thiruvananthapuram, was fun. Her answers were translated into English for Clean India Journal by her colleague Rajlaxmi-Personal Executive (Human Resource) of G4S, and this is what Remadevi had to say.