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Olympics clean-up is a winner for Ryans
The thrills and spills of the Olympics and the diverse events around it left a huge challenge for Ryans Cleaning which stepped up to the plate to deliver its own winning performance.
The Ryans team cleaned up more than 550 tonnes of waste left in Hyde Park and Victoria Park, where more than a million visitors passed through over the two-week spectacular. During the course of the two weeks, Ryans employed more than 3,600 staff to meet the demands of the operation, using 63,000 refuse sacks and 5,400 pairs of gloves in the process.
"The preparations for this event started back in September," reveals Pat Ryan, the company's managing director. "We had to devise a logistical plan of how to move waste in the heart of London during these high volume weeks.
"We also had to mobilise our people and make sure they had transport to arrive on site on time each day to do the job.
"The venues were open each day from 11.00 to midnight and it was our job to ensure the parks were clean and maintained during the day and when the visitors left it was down to our night cleaning team to return the venues to their tip-top condition. It was a great team effort."
The BT London Live event at Hyde Park featured giant screens, music, games and entertainment for the Olympic crowds.
During the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, 300 of the Ryans Cleaning team provided services at Battersea Park, Victoria Park and sections of Hyde Park and it is estimated that the team gathered between 70 and 90 tonnes of rubbish.
With an annual turnover of more than £4million, Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people full-time and 150 seasonal staff and is an accredited turnkey supplier of venue and event cleaning for diverse requirements of all types and size across the UK and Ireland.
This includes fixed venues such as football grounds, concerts, festivals and major outdoor events as well as commercial, office and industrial cleaning premises carried out in compliance with all relevant Health & Safety, environmental and waste management legislation. The company provides the training, controls and resources necessary to ensure that all activities are conducted to the highest standards of quality in a safe, secure manner.
16th August 2012