The contract will see Monthind deliver specialist cleaning services at firing ranges across the region. Local teams from Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire will visit sites with specialist equipment to deep-clean kitchens and remove contaminates bi-annually from 40 RFCA sites.
“It’s another example of how unusual our work can be,” says Ceri Clark, Contract Support Manager at Monthind Clean. “We’ve had to buy in specialist explosion proof vacuum cleaners, and our teams go in dressed in full personal protective equipment. Our job is to seal individual areas and stage clean to remove firing contaminants from the ceilings to the floors and everything in between.
“When you tell people you work in the cleaning industry, they imagine it’s all about mops and buckets. As a specialist cleaning company, we are able to plan and deliver some really fascinating and unusual contracts, and the RFCA is a great example of the diversity of the work we do.”
The East Anglia RFCA is responsible for maintaining safe and compliant buildings for the Reserves Forces and Cadet Forces. This includes the upkeep and day-to-day running of two hundred sites across the region.
Nationally, RFCAs are responsible for the upkeep and development of some 350 Army Reserve Forces sites and 2,300 cadet sites on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. Of primary importance is ensuring every site meets the required legal standard, then working hard to keep the sites in good condition, fit for purpose and secure.
Kevin Humphrey, Estates Facilities Manager for the East Anglia RFCA said: “It’s essential that we work with a company we can trust to remove all the lead contaminates and dust from our firing ranges.”
He added: “The safety of the Reservists and Cadets who use them is paramount, and it relies on an outstanding level of cleanliness that few can deliver.”