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Post Pandemic: The changing face of facilities management

The removal of COVID-19 restrictions this summer carried with it the promise of a return to normal. No more masks, no more distancing and a return to the office to reconnect with colleagues.

For facilities managers, the work has only just begun with many playing a key role as organisations return to a semblance of pre-pandemic routine.

A recent study, by leading hygiene services provider Citron Hygiene, found that 70% of facilities managers say their role is more important than ever before as they look to keep the workforce safe in the months ahead.

Keeping healthy and well-maintained premises is a complex and ever-changing process, which requires a high degree of organisation and operational efficiency. And, of course, the larger the size and number of premises, the greater the level of management and coordination that is required.

The visibility of hygiene measures, from the front door to the washroom, have now become expected by all staff and visitors. To keep your washroom users happy, supplies need to be always stocked and well-maintained. Having robust automatised technology and products in place, including sanitising sprays and air purifiers, will result in a more efficient and effective cleaning regime, saving staff precious time in the day. This is hygiene and cleaning going hand-in-hand.

As workplaces reopen, FM costs are likely to remain high as the responsibility to maintain healthy spaces continues to remain a top priority. Having a supportive hygiene services provider can help to alleviate the pressures facilities managers currently face while improving quality through access to innovative solutions.

According to Citron’s research, more than half (53%) of facilities managers who currently work with an outsourced provider claimed they are valuable source of support, while two-fifths (40%) reported they represent good value for money.

A supportive hygiene services provider can bring peace of mind for everyone in your business – right up to board level.

At Citron Hygiene, we have more than 40 years of experience providing hygiene solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our mission is to provide clients with a safe, hygienic, and refreshing building environment for their employees and customers.

We recognise that facilities managers continue to look at areas of their business to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, without compromising on quality. With our consultative approach to hygiene, we can work with you to implement solutions that will ensure your washroom delivers efficiencies and minimises the use of scarce resources.

For example, using water intelligently can significantly reduce water usage by up to 90% and could lead to you saving a significant amount of money on your water bills. The Intelligent Water Management System from Citron Hygiene is fully programmable and uses real-time data for ultimate control over cistern fed urinals. With a programmable flush table and the ability to ‘remote flush,’ the Intelligent Water Management system represents the best solution for managing wastewater.

With our best-in-class customer service, uniquely flexible contracts and access to the most innovative products on the market, working with us to outsource your hygiene services can have a huge benefit to your business.

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