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New contract aims to ensure clean buses for Cornish residents
Cormac Fleet & Facilities Management teams are maintaining and cleaning buses on the new Transport for Cornwall bus network, as part of a new contract.
Cornwall Council recently awarded the eight-year contract for Transport for Cornwall, to Go Cornwall Bus - a subsidiary of national company Go-Ahead - to deliver a network of Council-subsidised local bus routes which are essential to local residents. TfC delivers around half of bus services in Cornwall.
To support this new contract, Cormac Fleet & Facilities Management is opening a new modern workshop facility at Newquay Business Hub. This workshop will maintain the Go Cornwall Bus fleet as well as a range of other vehicles, all under one roof, for existing and new customers.
The safety of passengers travelling by bus is of the utmost importance - particularly so, during the current Coronavirus crisis, and the team plays a vital role in making sure key workers and the residents of Cornwall can safely travel to and from their places of work.
Cormac uses an eco-friendly, chemical-free and safe cleaning system at the new workshop facility, as well as at several other facilities. Proven to kill 99.9% of all known germs and bugs, including the Covid-19 virus, the Tersano system involves pumping water from the water main, through a unit that administers an electrical charge which turns the water into a bug-killing solution that is harmless to humans, animals and the environment.
All vehicles are cleaned regularly with Tersano and particularly those areas that are most commonly used, such as doors, seats and handles. Bus drivers and the teams at the depots are also given the cleaning solution for use when they need it to spray down their local working areas.
Cormac Fleet also keeps the buses on time by providing regular safety inspections and reactive maintenance services.
“We are proud to be one of the few companies in Cornwall to offer an extensive and fully integrated vehicle maintenance and cleaning service,” says Al Hoare central services director of parent company Corserv.
“We are working hard to keep the travelling public safe by using the Tersano cleaning system across all our vehicles and facilities.
“In addition to enhancing our cleaning regimes, we are also protecting our customers and colleagues by following the latest Government guidance, such as putting social distancing measures in place.
“We will be working closely with Go Cornwall Bus to ensure that we deliver exceptionally high standards in our service, as well as exploring any additional services for the future.”
Richard Stevens, managing director of Go Cornwall Bus says: "Go Cornwall Bus are excited to be part of this new innovative partnership in bus maintenance and cleaning. Partnership working in this way draws on each party’s strengths to enable the best outcome to be achieved.
“Passenger and staff safety is always our number one priority and in the current climate we have had to adapt to new working practices. Working with Corserv allows us to make sure all our vehicles are clean, safe and well maintained.”
Photo from left: Richard Stevens, Cath Robinson (Corserv managing director), Al Hoare, Charmion Pears (Cormac Board Member)
18th June 2020