Cleankill staff celebrate top marks in assessments

Surrey-based Cleankill Environmental Services is celebrating after becoming one of the first pest control companies in the UK to be awarded the Investors in People Bronze standard.
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Heathfield - East Sussex - England

Dec. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- The news came after an Investors in People assessor visited the company’s South Croydon headquarters and interviewed a number of staff about issues like training, work-life balance and communication. Cleankill met the 26 evidence criteria from the Investors in People’s
wider framework required for the bronze award.

Cleankill Managing Director Paul Bates said: “The assessment shows that our team is one of the most experienced and best trained in the country. Around a quarter of the UK workforce are employed by organisations that are accredited to Investors in People - or working towards the standard. But only six per cent of organisations that are Investors in People are accredited beyond the normal standard and only around four per cent of these achieve Bronze*. This means Cleankill belongs to a very select group.”

Investors in People Assessor Anne Hyde added: “I found that there is a real openness across Cleankill, and that people have high levels of autonomy in respect of the way in which they carry-out their work. There is a strong emphasis on the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience and this will often see the directors working alongside a member of staff, in order that knowledge can be shared.”

Cleankill also scored highly for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) work which has included: sponsoring the summer fair at a local school; a director being a Cub Scout leader and another being a football coach; funding coaching for junior members at a local tennis club; sponsoring a local youth football team and giving talks and taking ‘pests’ into local primary schools as part of the National Curriculum mini-beasts project.

The Investors in People news follows hard on the heels of other excellent assessment scores. Cleankill has proved the quality of its COSHH assessments by passing recent ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Achilles assessments with flying colours.

Cleankill is a specialist provider of pest control services to retail, commercial and industrial properties throughout the UK.  The company deals with ‘distress’ pests such as wasps and fleas, as well as offering preventative maintenance against public health pests such as mice and rats. Cleankill can also clear and proof buildings against pest birds.

Cleankill has been solving pest problems for commercial and domestic customers for more than 15 years. Using the most up-to-date pest-control techniques and technology, the company keeps its customers pest free and makes sure it is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to the use of pesticides and non-toxic pest control methodology.

As an Investor in People, all Cleankill’s staff are highly trained and offer an exceptionally fast and efficient level of service.  The company is a proud member of the British Pest Control Association, as well as being approved to ISO9001 and ISO14001. Cleankill is also fully accredited to the Safecontractor, Exor, Constructionline and Achilles Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme and aims to be recognised as a market leader for innovation and new pest control techniques. For further information go to or call 0800 056 5477. You can follow Cleankill on Twitter or Facebook


*Just 2% of businesses accredited to Investors in People achieve higher than the bronze standard.

For further information or interview requests, contact Suzi Christie at Blueberry PR on 01435 830031 or e-mail
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Tags:Paul Bates, Cleankill, Pest Control, Facilities Management, Cockroaches, Rodents, Investors In People
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