About

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Then and Now...

Managing Director George Gittins acquired Jet in 1997. A small carpet and upholstery cleaning business, which was originally established as a Limited company in 1978 as Jet Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

Jet’s early work was predominantly focussed on the domestic market throughout the Home Counties and West London. Over the past 20 years the business emphasis has shifted markedly to the commercial sector where we now have dedicated teams operating nationally. We now provide a much broader range of cleaning services from carpet and soft furnishings, office cleaning to ceiling and shop front coatings.

In the 40 years that Jet has been in operation we have developed a prestigious client base that we are very proud of, some of whom have been using Jet for many years. We feel this is a reassuring feature for any potential customer that the quality of our service really does matter and that long-term relationships are the cornerstone of our business.

Without the support of our most valuable asset – our staff – we would not be where we are today. Many of our key operatives have been part of the Jet team for many years which in itself is a huge accolade as staff turnover in the cleaning industry is notoriously high. Our Operations Director Frank Foulger joined 19 years ago as a cleaning supervisor and now oversees the day to day running of the business, a testament to his operational and business talents. Our Senior Supervisors Kevin, Trevor and Mimi have been with the company 20, 13 and 12 years respectively and oversee in excess of 45 field staff at any one time. Our newest recruit, Supervisor Codrut, has been with the business for 4 years.

New staff are selected carefully and where necessary will be CRB cleared for work in sensitive areas such as Government buildings, Royal Household properties and airside at UK airports.

The company is Eurosafe approved and carry Employers and Public Liability insurance of £10m.

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Health and Safety

Our health and safety policy is second to none. We utilise an independent health and safety service to keep us up to date with legislation and hold several accreditations.

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Jet are members of the National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) who promote a single authoritative voice for the shopfitting and interior contracting industry, protecting the interests of and promoting dialogue between members and major stakeholders. They promote at all times the highest levels of quality and professionalism within the industry and deliver practical advice, the pursuit of knowledge and encourage the exchange of best practice examples between members. They lead by example, regulating and maintaining fair trade and competition throughout the industry.

We also are members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) which is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry. Their mission is to ‘raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education and accredited training.'

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We hold membership for the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA) who are the only nationally recognised trade association dedicated to the cleaning of carpets, hard flooring and soft furnishings. The NCCA membership comprises fully insured companies and professionally trained technicians that follow a Code of Practice and are recommended for a full range of services related to the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry.

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We remain health and safety vigilant and hold Eurosafe UK CDM Competent Scheme certification, which is a health and safety assessment exercise based on the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2007 and other workplace related legislation.

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Operatives hold International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) for static boom, mobile vertical and mobile boom. IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment, through providing technical advice and information, through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, through its safety initiatives and training programmes.

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Operatives also have Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) certification for low level and tower user. PASMA provides and governs the industry standard training scheme for mobile access towers, delivers proficiency and competence as required by the Work at Height Regulations.

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Every Operative holds a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card which is a scheme for industry that confirms individuals working in the built environment have the necessary training and qualifications.

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They also hold UKATA asbestos awareness - UKATA sets standards in asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards.

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Jet’s sister company Ceiling Bright is the authorised UK distributor for ProCoat - the World’s leading manufacturer and developer of ceiling restoration and cleaning processes. We all spend most of our lives under ceilings. Ceilings trap dirt, smoke, grease, dust, odours and other pollutants. Not only do they look bad, but also they can quickly become a sanitary problem, and they are depressing to work under. Your ceilings can look new again without being painted or replaced. We have eco-friendly products and knowledge and skills to solve this problem. Restoring your ceilings brightens your facilities, extends the lifetime of your ceiling system, while at the same time disinfecting and deodorising your ceiling. This is the sort of investment that reflects strongly on the business and how your customers perceive you. Many surfaces can be coated with a simple 4 step process at a time that doesn’t disrupt you. Many clients have and continue to benefit from this, click here for more information.

Environmental Policy

At the heart of Jet is an underlying ethos that has a continuous focus on operating in a responsibly sustainable way towards the planet, our customers and our staff. We are very much aware that there is a whole outside of our activities and it is our responsibility to look after it. Below is a statement that brings together the different aspects of our environmental policy:

Recycle: We endeavour to reduce the amount of waste we produce and where possible any equipment is re-used or recycled.

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Sustainable products: By only using suppliers that share the same sort of ethos as us we avoid using any materials that are especially harmful to the environment and that haven’t been sustainably sourced.

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Emissions: It is very important for us to cut done on vehicle emissions wherever possible. We avoid any unnecessary journeys and plans are underway to replace all vehicles in our fleet with newer hybrid vans with far better fuel economy.

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Not wasting energy: Our offices are all equipped to save as much energy as possible- from energy saving light bulbs to up to date insulation in the walls.

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