Team Stories: Lilith Slater

Today we caught up with our newest recruit, Lilith Slater, who is the Employee Support Officer at our Clean Force Preston office. Lilith spoke to us about her experience with the NDIS and her plans for her new role. Read more below.

Tell us a little bit about your background working with the NDIS.

Before my role at Clean Force, I was a Disability Support Officer/Program Facilitator with two different organisations over the past three years. During this time, I learned so much about the NDIS and Not-for-profit organisations. I have also supported family members with understanding and joining the NDIS.

What are you excited about for your new role?

In my new role as Employee Support Officer, I am looking forward to gaining a better understanding of how the NDIS works regarding supported employment and the behind-the-scenes work that is necessary to make it happen. I am also eager to highlight the importance of employment for people with disability and how it increases their quality of life, self-esteem and self-satisfaction. I have already learned so much about the employees I support, and I cannot wait to provide them with the support they need.

What kind of things will you be working on with the team?

Some of my main projects will be; bringing on new employees to join Clean Force’s already amazing ‘Supported Employee’ crew, networking further between WISE Employment, Clean Force and other service providers to provide employment for people with disability, and ensuring that our supported employees get the high-quality support that they need.

What is the best advice you’ve received?

The best advice I have received would be to take a chance. If you think you may be able to do something but you aren’t 100% sure you are capable, reach out and give it a shot. The chances are that you are your own limitation and don’t see yourself in the same brilliant way that others see you.

Lilith Slater

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Clean Force adopts fogging during COVID-19

Clean Force adopted fogging into their cleaning practices in August as an added safety measure to keep clients safe while working onsite during lockdown in Victoria. When fogging was first requested, the Clean Force team reacted quickly, training team members on the process and ensuring the chemical were both safe and effective for cleaners and clients.

Keep reading to learn about fogging and how Clean Force works with clients to keep them safe.

What is fogging?

Disinfectant fogging is a cleaning technique used to kill bacteria and sterilise surfaces. The chemical is diluted and added to the fogger. The Clean Force team use a machine similar to a mister to spray the chemical over all surfaces after the completion of the usual routine cleaning process. The mist has a fog-like look before it settles on surfaces.

Clean Force has received certification confirming our fogging chemicals are safe to use from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Clean Force team member dressed in full PPE gear fogging onsite
[Clean Force team member dressed in full PPE gear fogging onsite]

How does fogging work onsite?

When onsite, Clean Force staff disinfect all areas. This includes wiping down all surfaces in the office, with a particular focus on high touch-point areas such as sinks, desks, switches and door handles. When clients request fogging, the team will then go back through the site and fog all surfaces as a second method of disinfectant.

All staff are required to wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) when they are fogging. The gear includes protective eyeglasses, full-body suits, rubber cleaning gloves, industrial face masks and face shields.

Clean Force team member in full PPE gear fogging a table
[Clean Force team member in full PPE gear fogging a table]

Does fogging create any risks?

Although we have TGA approval for our fogging chemical, the safety of our clients and team is essential to us. Due to this, no one can re-enter the site for at least two hours after spraying to ensure it has settled.

High levels of communication between clients and Clean Force are maintained so fogging can be scheduled at times that do not interrupt the client’s workday. For example, Clean Force has clients where sites operate 24/7. At these sites, fogging is planned carefully to ensure workers will always have a safe room to enter on their break.

The Clean Force team are happy to accommodate and work around clients schedules to carry out cleaning and fogging services.

To learn more about fogging and our commercial cleaning services, get in touch with us here