Canary Wharf act on EHRC guidelines to benefit cleaning staff at One Canada Square
Canary Wharf has experience of setting industry standards and meeting the
demands of some of the largest global corporate tenants. To actively promote
operational innovation and continued improvement of contracted cleaning
services across the Estate, i-Clean undertake 6 monthly benchmark reviews to
evidence best practice delivery and drive continual improvements.
Following a benchmark review at One Canada Square, i-Clean highlighted recent
guidance introduced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
industry-led Taskforce. This was in response to the EHRC report 'The Invisible
Workforce' which raised concerns about employment practices in the cleaning
sector in England, Scotland and Wales.
The EHRC recommendations included the provision of appropriate welfare
facilities for cleaning operatives. Paul Burgoyne, Building Manager at One
Canada Square proactively identified an opportunity to improve existing facilities
to bring them in line with those provided to other Canary Wharf staff.
"Canary Wharf values the recommendations by i-Clean and EHRC. We wish to be
seen as taking the lead amongst other property management companies with
regards to implementation of best practice and the improvement of working
conditions for staff within the cleaning industry."
Paul Burgoyne, Building Manager, One Canada Square at Canary Wharf Group plc
A planned initial redevelopment programme was undertaken at One Canada
Square to include a refurbished restroom and fitted kitchen with modern
facilities. A second phase of development included new male and female
lockers, changing rooms and shower facilities.
Richard Poolton, Project Manager at i-Clean Systems, said: "As a member and
supporter of the EHRC Cleaning Taskforce, we're delighted to see the
recommendations embedded into best practice. We hope that many other
organisations will follow Canary Wharf's lead in improving the dignity and
respect for all cleaning staff."
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one of the greatest ever feats of
civic engineering, turning a once
derelict Docklands into 97 acres
of London's, and the world's,
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floor tower building set the
benchmark in innovative high-rise
design technology, with 32 highspeed
passenger lifts serving the
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