CICS Silo Clean – Specialists in Industrial Cleaning. Back (from left): Stephen Lewis, store supervisor; Rafl Klimczak, supervisor; Milo Kearns, contracts manager; Jacqui Lewis, supervisor, Office Division; front, Ruth King, CICS administration director; Stan Ubanski, contracts director and Ron Tidy, Managing Director.

Cleaning company has sparkling reputation

Cavan Industrial Cleaning Services have joined an elite group of companies in Ireland who have won world class NSAI certification.

Oficially known as CICS Silo Clean, the team recently received their certification in Environmental Management, Quality Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management.

"We are the largest company in Ireland doing this type of specialised cleaning," said Ron Tidy, MD of the CICS Silo Clean at their Garrymore premises near Ballinagh where they employ 20 full-time and 25 part-time staff.

The quality of their work has not only yielded the NSAI certification, but won the company a loyal customer base. CICS Silo Clean has over 118 returning industrial cleaning clients.

"We have been working with some of our clients for nearly 40 years," enthused Ron.

The client list includes 21 of the largest dairy manufacturers in the country, 32 companies in the food and beverage industry and 31 businesses operating in the milling animal feed industries.

Office Division

CICS Silo Clean has two divisions: industrial cleaning and office cleaning.

“The office division has an impressive list of over 30 clients, including the county council who we have proudly served for nearly 40 years,” detailed Ruth King, a director with responsibility for administration.

“Our office division operatives complete over 10 courses in areas of health and safety before induction training begins.

“Our industrial operatives complete 18 different courses including Industrial Rope Access and Confined Space access.

"We have a very hard working and dedicated team working for us and they are very interested in what they do," said Ruth.

Stan Urbanski, contract director, is highly involved in the industrial division, visiting all the plants and imparting advice on the specialist cleaning methods best suited to each industry.

Sanitised equipment

All their equipment is sanitised and cleaned in a specialist 'clean room' before the team call to high care clients, such as those making baby powder and flour. The equipment is transported to the site in a bio-secure vehicle, and they source their chemicals locally from Cavan Hygiene and Lir Analytical, which manufactures technical bio-security solutions.

Rope Access Technicians

Their Industrial Rope Access Technicians specialise in high access cleaning including window cleaning, pressure washing, and industrial painting. Industrial Rope Access is used as a safe alternative to hoist or scaffold. All their operatives are fully trained and certified in all disciplines of work at height and confined space.