Experts in bespoke industrial cleaning projects

Industrial Cleaning Contractors Limited

Originally formed as the “Specialist Task” division of a general cleaning company, bringing together a small core of personnel having particular skills that met the demands of “one off” and emergency projects beyond the scope of most general or industrial cleaning companies. The division gained a deserved reputation for the ability to successfully undertake a diverse range of niche cleaning and surface preparation tasks. We, unlike most companies, do not undertake the more routine cleaning tasks such as regular office cleaning, window cleaning, and carpets etc.

Reorganisation in May 1987 saw ICC establish its own identity and true independence, rapidly developing a wide base of customers each with needs beyond the scope of traditional cleaning companies.

Our people and our commitment

The continued success of ICC can be attributed to the staff’s ability and commitment in resolving our clients cleaning problems in an effective, efficient and professional manner. We provide innovative managed solutions (see example below) to cleaning problems, this coupled with competent cleaning operatives and good site supervision produce the desired results on time, within budgets and as specified.

Innovative solutions

Examples of innovative solutions include the successful Grit Blast Cleaning of over 8,000 square metres of painted ceilings in the new Lloyds Bank HQ in Bristol without the creation of dust and whilst the secondary installation of equipment including computers was carried out. All within a 7-week deadline from concept to completion. Almost 2,500 cfm of compressed air was continuously used in what is still the largest single Vacuum Blast project completed in the UK.

At Newhaven docks a novel emergency involved the cleaning of over 9,000 pairs of assorted footwear! Their container and all outer packaging were found to be contaminated with a highly toxic concentrate used in the manufacture of weed killer, banned in Europe but still used in the Third World. The container had been opened for inspection by Customs officials, further contaminating the customs hall and bringing the entire docks to a complete standstill.

ICC were on site within hours, having established full details of toxicology, protection and disposal, including the drafting of a full working specification and method statement. After the satisfactory completion of independent swab testing the docks were reopened within 36 hours.

Within the Portsmouth Dock Yard Industrial Cleaning Contractors Limited have been responsible for the specialist task of Tank Cleaning to gas-free standards, using intrinsically safe Zone 1 & 2 equipment, enabling hot work to be carried out to both submarines, various war ships and Ancillary craft.

Gas-free cleaning also being a requirement within the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment after steam coil failure within 50,000 gallon heavy oil storage containers, all such works must be considered as hazardous, with strict compliance of safety procedures and methods being of paramount importance.