Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Al Shirawi Facilities Management, UAE’s leading single-source provider of Integrated Facilities Management for commercial, residential, hospitality, industrial, retail projects and schools, has announced its certification as a British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Accredited Training Organization (ATO).
The British Institute of Cleaning Science is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry. Four employees of Al Shirawi FM, including supervisors and operations executives, were selected to undergo an intensive five-day training course conducted by a certified trainer from BICSc UK in the company’s own training center. Al Shirawi FM’s ILMA Training Center has been designed for diverse practical training and will be used to impart BICSc standard cleaning methods to others.
Participants were trained and assessed in basic and advanced cleaning skills and a variety of cleaning methods. The international accreditation is an assessment of the technical competency of Al Shirawi FM’s housekeeping staff and ensures that their services meet the highest international standards.
Al Shirawi FM is committed to the sustainable development of Dubai and has the in-house ability to integrate data from BIM into the existing facilities management process. Al Shirawi FM’s diverse portfolio of projects in the UAE features Tecom mixed-use developments, luxury residential towers such as Le Reve and Al Seef, retail portfolios such as Al Tayer and Bloomingdales, schools such as the American School of Dubai, commercial developments such as Department of Economic Development Business Village and the landmark Dubai Chamber of Commerce, RTA tunnels, Nakheel residential and infrastructure developments.
CEO Navin Valrani commented, “The BICSc recognition reaffirms Al Shirawi FM’s position as a facilities management service provider with the highest international standards. We are the only FM company in the UAE to successfully incorporate smart technologies for large-scale projects. Our green approach to facilities management and technologically-advanced methods are now bolstered by well-equipped staff trained to an international accredited standard. The added value will benefit our diverse clientele.”
Al Shirawi Facilities Management’s other certifications include ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The integrated facilities management services combined with the expertise provided by the Al Shirawi Group of Companies in areas such as MEP construction, high-profile interior design and fit-out works, HVAC systems as well as duct and coil design and fabrication, ensures that Al Shirawi FM can handle the facilities management needs of large-scale and sustainable projects.
About Al Shirawi FM:
Al Shirawi FM, part of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies, is an Integrated Facilities Management Service Provider in the UAE, with over 285 contracts and a workforce of over 1500 people. The company provides a variety of hard FM services such as electrical and plumbing maintenance, building fabric maintenance, energy management as well as soft FM services such as façade cleaning, landscaping, waste management and more. The company boasts an impressive IT infrastructure, 24/7 Call Centre, in-house security and cleaning (general and specialized) services and is also a one-stop shop for energy and asset tagging solutions.
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