Kentklean have been corporate members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science since 1996. The institute is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry. Founded in 1961, its mission is “the raising of status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education.
The Institute’s Awarding Body, Education, Strategy and Finance Committee sets the standards and develops the skills programmes necessary for the Institute’s range of cleaning qualifications. It is an Awarding Body for NVQ Levels 1 and 2 in Cleaning and Support Services and Level 2 Carpets, Food Premises, Windows, Public Transport Vehicles, Caretaking and Highways and Land (which encompasses street cleaning as well as graffiti removal). In all these activities, it has City & Guilds of London Institute as a partner Awarding Body. To become a member, only long established reputable companies are considered. In addition, a cleaning qualification such as the Foundation Certificate, COPC, FPCC, N/SVQ, City & Guilds 764 or other suitable recognised qualification or experience in the cleaning or allied industry is necessary.
British Institute of Cleaning Science – Code Of Practice
A Member shall not use the status invested in him/her as a member of the Institute for direct personal gain and shall seek always to enhance the professional image of the Institute by:
- Maintaining a high standard of integrity in all his working relationships whether inside or outside the organisation in which he or she is employed.
- Fostering the highest possible competence and expertise among those for whom he or she may be responsible.
- Seeking to take a positive role in Institute National and Branch affairs, by attending meetings and assisting in appropriate ways at Branch and National events.
- As a Corporate member, by supporting such events and encouraging staff to participate in them.
- Complying with both the letter and spirit of the appropriate legislation of the country in which he or she works.
- Discharging any obligations into which he or she may have entered in the course of their employment or matters of business.
- Rejecting working practices which might reasonably be deemed improper.
- Ensuring the availability of appropriate training for any staff under his or her control and encouraging staff to take part in such training.
- Raising his or her own standards of professional competence by taking advantage of any training that may be made available.
- Declaring any personal interest that may conflict or might be deemed by others to conflict with his or her impartiality in commercial employment or contractual matters or in Institute affairs.
- Not divulging any confidential information which may be received in the course of employment or Institute affairs and not seeking to use such information to his or her personal advantage.