Tara is a workplace support service company who specialise in Building Digitalisation, Hygiene Testing & Treating. Originally established in London at the turn of the millennium we are an award winning business who are relentless in offering the most innovative, independent solutions across the island of Ireland and mainland UK.
A family business founded almost 4 decades ago now managed by the second generation we initially only specialised in all things transport related – from fleet to facilities – guided by the wealth of global knowledge of our management team which has been built up over the years and is unrivalled by any other provider.
We have now expanded to provide our specialist services to include FM, security, healthcare, offices, schools, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Why we are different
We are different because we need to be – Common approaches do not work. This includes:
We are independent – A lot of companies use particular products because of commercial relationships; we vow to never tie ourselves to using one particular product or method for our own gain but instead educate and offer the many alternative, better methods that emerge;
The approach we take – Often people don’t know if cleaning is working. We adopt an holistic method that makes sure we know what needs done and if it’s working.
Our products – We have unique knowledge of the entire range of providers to ensure we can offer constructive unbiased advise on the use of the most innovative, sustainable and effective products. This includes harmless liquids such as Hypochlorous Acid HOCL which is changing the way we clean, ozone gases and the equipment that can be used to treat surfaces.
Lack of Knowledge
Often Businesses are unaware of the new, more effective approaches to hygiene;
Commercial Short Cuts
Often small, short cuts to save money lead to the whole cleaning regime being ineffective;
Often chemicals commonly used lead to harm and reduction of immunity.
We can ensure the surfaces have been properly visibly cleaned to the level that they can be tested
We can then ensure the surfaces that appear clean have reduced biofilm loads and can resist pathogen population;
We have the ability to measure & report on the cleaning standards to ensure they are acceptable.
We make sure all who work near or clean the surfaces understand how to maintain hygiene.
What we do
The way we work is different cleaning companies as we focus on providing the confirmation on the standards being achieved. There are several reasons why we do what we do and the how revolves around the following 4 simple principles:
Hygiene testing, surface treating and support services to ensure a clean workplace; and
Information on the use of innovative liquids and gases to clean as well as a number of delivery methods more effective than traditional techniques.
Once a surface has been cleaned we recommend the use of innovative and sustainable methods to disinfect surfaces in ways that saves on downtime for your business. These methods include:
• Electrostatic Spraying;
• UVC and
• Ozone gas.
Although we promote the use of sustainable products where possible we can also recommend the use of the more traditional approach to liquid disinfectants including the Quats, Hydrogen peroxide, AO, PCO and other proven virucidal treatments.
Crucially we ensure the services and your staff’s cleaning regimes are working. This vital information informs future behaviour of staff as well as providing real peace of mind for your organisation. We will design and implement surface testing regimes with reporting procedures using a range of methods such as:
• ATP Testing – This quick and effective test allows us to determine the cleanliness of surfaces;
• Swab Testing – Taking samples from surfaces will allow laboratory based testing to identify the exact nature of what was found on the surface; and
• Visible Verification – This involves using a disclosing solution to determine if protein residue is on a surface providing a fast and effective method in changing staff behaviour.
From our 30 years experience we know how crucial staff behaviour is in ensuring ongoing hygiene. We have effective training techniques that change these behaviours to include areas such as:
• Correct Hand Washing technique using fluorescent lotions;
• Cleaning for health (Cleaning the unseen);
• Practical solutions to avoid cross contamination;
• Disinfectant spraying using client equipment;
• Disinfectant fogging using client equipment; and
• Surface test using ATP, Swaps and disclosing solution.
A vital way to change behaviour is to show people how clean surfaces are. We employ florescence sprays or UVC disclosing lamps that are randomly/discreetly applied to hard and soft surfaces which are then monitored to ensure that an effective cleaning regime is in place.
What we use and Supply
The products that we recommend make us unique – they are mainly based on Electro-Chemical Activation (ECA) technologies. We have working knowledge with a wide range of suppliers – we don’t work with suppliers unless they are:
Who we work with
With 30 years of experience in the transport industry we understand the needs of haulage companies – especially those in the food supply chain. We understand the need to:
Providing a clean, safe environment for users and employees who work within transport environments is a constant challenge. As a leading provider of innovative sustainable services we have a long & unique understanding of what it takes to support our client’s operations.
We mix our high levels of knowledge with experience to ensure bespoke solutions delivered to all national quality standards.
Warehousing & Logistics
Work with compliance standards throughout your industry to identify key areas of success;
The nature of movement of drivers and the key risks of cross contamination during movement throughout the country;
Design, implement and evaluate cleaning regimes throughout fleets to show a level of compliance and to ensure effectiveness of approach.
We partner with our clients - this means we do a lot of listening first to consider what is right for you. We consult with you to understand you and your workplaces and then build the right solution for you. This involves the following stages:
We will review where you work and how you work; to include what standards you need to work to, what happens during your working environment, how you interact with the public and what type of services you provide. We will also review where you are now in terms of your current hygiene practices and how you are performing.
We will design the right approach for you in terms of what products and methods will work in your specific situation. This will mean us providing you with proven methods that is commercially best for your hygiene;
We are able to provide the cleaning services for you. We can deliver the right staff with the right skills and equipment that are orientated towards our methods; and
Most of all; we’ll make sure this works. We will provide you with benchmarked results that proves your return on investment in terms of the safety of your staff and the safety of your customers.