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The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.

If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Rob Bailey.




BC0103 - Cleaning Products – 270315

A member authority is reviewing its cleaning product usage

Please could you give details of the cleaning products / suppliers you utilise across your Authority

For example:
·         Multi-Purpose Cleaner
·         Disinfectant
·         Toilet Cleaner/Descaler
·         Floor Maintainer



BC0100 / CAT0153 - Safety shoes - 161214

We are seeking local authority catering and cleaning policy on the use of safety shoes
Please confirm what you do in relation to the following:
•        Health and safety assessment
•        Providing guidance for staff on appropriate shoes

Do you: 
•        Expect staff to provide their own shoes
•        Provide part payment for those wishing to buy their own shoes
•        Issue shoes to all that request them
•        Make provided shoes mandatory

BC0090 - A shared janitorial service – 060514

This local authority would like to know if any other APSE members in Scotland have introduced a shared janitor service?

C0089 - Window Cleaning services – 020514

This local authority would like to hear from APSE members with regards to window cleaning services, in particular:-

·        Does your local authority have in-house window cleaning?

·        If so, do they have a Job Description that can be shared?

Does the Job Description incorporate the following?

·        Internal and external window cleaning
·        Commercial Cleans
·        Car Valeting
·        Cleaning of Bus Shelters
·        What pay grade (band) does the Window Cleaner fall under?

C0088 - Building Cleaning Frequencies - listed buildings

A member authority is seeking to review the cleaning arrangements for its main municipal buildings - It is especially interested in the listed buildings within their estate, several of which are Grade 1 listed.

Please can you supply detail of frequency and specification for your older/listed buildings.

Charges for Supply Caretakers - BC0087/240214
A member authority is reviewing the charges made to schools for peripatetic caretakers.

You may also know them as supply or pool caretakers - those who cover leave and sickness absences.

Please can you supply the following:

  • Hourly charge-out rate
  • Do you offer an SLA for a permanent caretaker? - If so at what charge per annum?
  • Do you offer an SLA for sickness cover only - If so at what charge and terms?

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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