Newly launched MOPS puts Guardsman in the cleaning business
Technicians from Masters Of Property Sanitation (MOPS), Ijahneil Wilkins (left) and Raheem Williamson (right) demonstrate cleaning of a restaurant item, sanitizing and removing stains with MOPS’ High Pressurized Steam Cleaning Unit.
Guardsman Group of Companies will now offer sanitation services to a range of sectors locally through the recently launched Masters of Property Sanitation (MOPS).
Operating under the Guardsman Services division, MOPS will use a pressurised steam-cleaning facility to offer hygiene services to several entities including hospitals, offices, schools and restaurants.
Speaking at MOPS' lanch on Thursday at the Hope Zoo, Industry Minister Audley Shaw congratulated the Guardsman Group on identifying a niche in the market and providing the critical services of a sanitation company that could cater to the needs of several industries.
In highlighting the need for Jamaica to comply with global standards Shaw said, “The importance of sanitation practices cannot be overstated especially with the thrust of standards and quality protocols that Jamaica has over the years come to embrace.”
With the use of cutting-edge technology, MOPS will "make cleaning exciting", according to the company’s Managing Director Sadiq Miller.
"We will use cutting-edge technology for our clients to enjoy a complete deep cleaning experience. Our steam cleaning system - which removes grease from kitchens, drains and equipment, for example – is fast and environmentally safe,” Miller said.
“This will kill 99.9 per cent of germs through an ultra-low volume dispenser, using dry compressed hydrogen peroxide. It’s safe and it works well for hospital rooms, clinics, schools and busy office spaces such as BPOs,” Miller explained.
MOPS’ technical teams have received extensive training, including local public health food handlers’ certification and externally accredited training from Safe Food 360 in HACCP, Cleaning and Disinfection and the Bureau of Standards of Jamaica courses, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Sanitation and Pest Control.
MOPS will customise its cleaning service to cater to each client and utilize a whole room disinfection service, developed by UK-based firm IC Services.
“It could be a specific room, a piece of equipment, or an entire office. There is no ‘one size fits all’ – we will cater to our clients’ particular needs,” Miller said.
Pointing to MOPS’ comprehensive approach, he noted, “We will offer free, thorough inspections and customized proposals and action plans. We can also provide in-house training for your own sanitation team and cleaning staff and will assist you in preparing your food safety audit.”
Executive Chairman of the Guardsman Group Kenneth Benjamin expressed his delight at this new addition to the company’s suite of services.
“We are an industry leader in a range of sectors across the region, including landscaping, pest control and communications, as well as our guard services,” he said.
“Now we are moving into a new and very important field with MOPS. We recognise that hygiene plays a critical role in our vibrant service industries, where public health and safety are so important. We are offering a fantastic solution to suit the industries’ needs.”
In addition to the Guardsman Services, the group operates two attractions the Puerto Seco Beach and Konoko Falls in St Ann and the Hope Zoo St Andrew, under the Guardsman Hospitality arm.
Guardsman is also widely known for its security services, which includes alarm systems, armoured courier service and guards.