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We’re Hiring!

We currently have two positions available at Boab Services for enthusiastic and energetic individuals.

General Handy Person/ Labourer

We are seeking a General Handy Person/ Labourer to join our team to undertake work within various contracts in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven area. The role would suit any skilled handy person who is experienced in a variety of odd jobs and who is also happy to assist with general labouring and cleaning jobs.

The position is mostly Monday to Friday, but some weekend work is required.

You must be reliable, honest, hardworking and can work as part of a team as well as unsupervised.

View the full job description and apply here.

HVAC and Air Conditioning Technician, Electricians and 3rd,4th Year Apprentices

A unique opportunity exists to become part of a family orientated business for an air conditioning/HVAC technician along with 3rd, 4th year apprentices. The role is full-time but flexible, working in a great team environment.

Servicing mostly commercial clients (with some domestic) the work would involve working as part of team and carrying out some installation/project works as well as maintenance and service work. Some of our clients include schools, clubs, real estates, and various CBD buildings to name but a few.

We care about our people and are committed to helping our staff achieve their goals and we want our staff to make a difference.

View the full job description and apply here.

air purifier that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria

Aura Smart Air Purifier now available from Boab Services

  • Disinfect and purify the air to decrease bacteria, mould, and viruses
  • UVC led technology and Hepa filtration to filter 99.9% of viruses
  • Dashboard management tool to monitor and report on indoor air quality

Boab Services are proud to announce we are an authorised distributor of Aura Air, the professional air purifier that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.

Described as the World’s Smartest Air Management Platform the all-in-one indoor air purification and quality intelligence system, Aura filters and disinfects indoor air through a unique 4 stage purification process while vigilantly monitoring its quality in real-time.

When hazards are detected, Aura alerts you immediately, providing crucial intelligence on:

  • the origin of the problem;
  • how to rectify it; and
  • alarms if immediate action or evacuation is required.

Aura Air is the first, all in one, Air Filtration, Disinfection and Monitoring product that has successfully completed clinical trials specifically related to its effectiveness against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Dashboard for Businesses provides a full audit trail of critical air quality issues over a 12-month monitoring period. You can monitor multiple Aura Air Filter systems over one site or multiple sites.

The optional, customisable “Dashboard” allows the results of every sensor reading from each Aura Air unit, to be displayed on a PC or a large screen monitor – for instance in a Waiting Room, Office, Restaurant or Control Centre – wherever an instant overview is required for critical conditions, or for re-enforcing staff or clients’ peace of mind.

​Who is it for?

  • Public transit operators – Passengers can check and monitor in real-time air quality inside a us on mobile devices or TV screens
  • Schools – Parents can check and monitor in real-time the air quality of their children’s classrooms and school buses using mobile devices or TV screens.
  • Office buildings – Employees can check and monitor in real-time the air quality at the concierge desk, hallways, elevators waiting zone, amenities and more on mobile devices or TV screens.
  • Apartments – Residents and visitors can check and monitor in real-time the air quality at the concierge desk, hallways, elevators waiting zone, amenities and more on mobile devices or TV screens.
  • Aged care homes – Seniors and their relatives can check and monitor in real-time the air quality at the concierge desk, hallways, elevators waiting zone, amenities and more on mobile devices or TV screens.

How does it work?

  • Aura detects indoor and outdoor air quality based on real-time monitoring through an array of smart sensors.
  • A unique air quality assistant that personalises the Aura device precisely to the end-user needs and health necessities.
  • Anyone can check the air quality using QR codes from any location
  • Effective in neutralising bacteria, viruses, and parasites by destroying the proteins on the cell membrane

Scientifically Proven

In August 2019, Aura Air conducted an experiment at the general and oncological surgery department of the Chaim Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel. The purpose of the study was to rate Aura Air’s abilities to clean and purify the air from various pollutants and bacteria.

The initial results were ground-breaking: 99.9% of the bacteria were targeted and purified. With the outbreak of Coronavirus, the study’s focus shifted toward the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. Aura Air successfully managed to filter and purify the SARS-CoV-2.

Need more information?

Contact us for more information on the air purifier that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria including pricing, brochures and scientific results.

Deep cleaning

Top tips for keeping your environment safe for staff and customers

With the pandemic ongoing across the country, businesses, schools, and other non-essential buildings are cautiously opening back up in areas where restrictions allow it. One of the priorities for premises managers, business owners and others is to ensure that the built environment people are returning to is as safe as possible. Whilst you can’t eliminate the risk of infection entirely, you can take several steps to reduce its likelihood. Here we look at how deep cleaning, regular cleaning, and a range of other measures can help make your workplace, school, or other premises as safe as possible.

Two-stage cleaning process

As far as scientists know, Covid-19 can be passed via air-borne droplets, aerosol transmission or through indirect contact (such as through transfer on a surface). The most effective type of cleaning to prevent surface transmission involves a two-stage process – in the first instance, surfaces are thoroughly cleaned to remove as much organic (including viral) waste as possible. Stage two of the cleaning process involves the application of a suitable disinfectant to kill any remaining contaminants. If you’re looking to achieve deep cleaning, both parts of the process need to be carried out.

Frequent cleaning

The more frequently a surface is cleaned, the less time there is for biological contaminants to build up. We recommend regularly cleaning door handles, light switches, tap handles and surfaces. For optimal results, use the two-step (mechanical cleaning followed by disinfection) process.

Frequent handwashing

Everyone in the interior environment should be encouraged to practice good infection control practices. Regular handwashing with soap and water (or alcohol wipes/ hand sanitiser if hand washing facilities aren’t readily available or practical) is one of the most helpful ways to reduce the level of surface contaminants.

Use an appropriate disinfectant

We recommend using an antiviral disinfectant. Manufacturers will state on their products whether their disinfectant is antiviral. If in doubt, use chlorine bleach. It’s a well-known, easily accessed antiviral that will kill Covid-19 particles.

Thorough cleaning is essential

To keep the build-up of viral matter as low as possible, it’s vital to deep clean the interior space. This involves using a two-stage cleaning process on every part of a room periodically. In a clinical setting, this may be when a patient is moved or discharged. In an industrial or retail location, this may be when the premises are closed to the public or shut down for standard cleaning.

Deep cleaning involves cleaning every centimetre of the interior, including blinds, furniture, fittings, skirting boards, floors, surfaces, doors and anything else in the room that could be contaminated. By cleaning more thoroughly than usual, it’s possible to ensure that contaminant levels come nowhere near those needed to infect someone successfully.

Need our help?

If you’re concerned about hygiene on your premises and could use some expert outside assistance, the team at Boab Services are here to help. With more than twenty years of experience in cleaning properties across NSW, we’re proud to help our clients through this challenging time with high-grade cleaning that helps keep workplaces, schools, clinics and more as clean and infection-free as possible.

Contact us today to find out more.

4 reasons to hire a Facilities Management company

When you work at a busy site like a school or office building, taking care of the premises can feel like a lot of extra work. There’s so much to think about, from security to waste management. If you find that managing issues like maintenance and cleaning is too much of a hassle, a Facilities Management company might be the way forward. This article looks at four reasons why you should use a Facilities Management company.

Experts in their field

It’s understandable that you might not be an expert in Facilities Management and Building Maintenance. This could mean you miss things that need attention. When you use a Facilities Management company you are working with building experts who are adept at finding solutions.

Focus on your core business

Because Facilities Management can take up a lot of time, it can sometimes be a distraction from your core business. There’s no doubt that this can have negative consequences. By outsourcing to a Facilities Management company, you and your team can concentrate on your business, whilst having the confidence that your site is being properly looked after.

Be confident about health and safety

At any site, it’s essential to be conscious of health and safety and to make sure your building is up to standard at all times. When you use a Facilities Management company, you’ll have dedicated professionals on hand to make sure health and safety standards are met, and to promptly deal with any problems that arise. Additionally, Boab Services provides commercial cleaning services, helping you to keep your premises clean, hygienic, and healthy.

Your assets last longer

Any building will deteriorate over time if it’s not taken care of properly. This could lead to increased costs for repairs or could represent a safety hazard. Working with a specialist Facilities Management company means that your entire site is being well maintained so it’ll stay in better condition for longer.

Boab are professional experts in Facilities Management and provide full-service Facilities Management solutions to a variety of sites. Our Facilities Managers are on call 24/7 to deal with all aspects of your Facilities Management, including emergency call-outs.

Contact us today for a free on-site appraisal.

The benefits of using a commercial cleaning service

Keeping your premises clean and hygienic is more important than ever these days. Enlisting the skills of a commercial cleaning service may seem like an extra expense, but the benefits of doing so make it a worthwhile investment. In this article, we look at a few reasons why you should use a commercial cleaning service.

Expertise and professionalism

Of course, if you use a commercial cleaning service it means that your premises will be cleaned by a trained professional. Professional cleaners have specialist knowledge and skills, meaning they can achieve better results, and more quickly, than an untrained person. In turn, this will make a great impression on staff and visitors at your site. Because first impressions matter, Boab Services also carry out window and façade cleaning work.

Take away the stress

Whether the site you’re running is an office building, a school, or a pub, you already have enough to think about. Keeping on top of cleaning can be a time-consuming hassle if you’re dealing with it alone. Bringing in professional commercial cleaners gives you one less thing to worry about so you can concentrate on other priorities.

A safer, healthier environment

Today, we’re all very conscious of the spread of disease. Having your site regularly cleaned by commercial cleaners helps to rapidly kill off bacteria, germs, and mould that can ultimately contribute to poor health. In addition, Boab Services offer a variety of commercial building maintenance services, which also help to keep your facilities safe.

Long-term savings

Whilst hiring a commercial cleaning service is an investment, it might mean that you save money in the long run. Furniture and carpets that are not cleaned will eventually build up so much dirt or contamination that they become highly expensive to either clean or replace. Using commercial cleaners gives you the peace of mind that your furniture and fittings are being kept in great condition.

Boab Services provides commercial cleaning services to a variety of premises including offices, educational sites and student accommodation, and pubs, clubs, and hotels. Every site is different, so we offer tailored cleaning solutions to exactly meet the needs of each client.

Contact us for a free on-site appraisal today.

Supporting our community

We love helping our customers manage and protect their assets through our leading facilities management and commercial cleaning solutions.

As a passionate team ourselves, we also like giving back to the communities in which we live and work in. We are proud to partner with organisations which align with our values. We support a number of sporting organisations and charities, hoping to play our small part in making a difference in these communities, including:

Illawarra Rugby League (Steelers)

Corrimal Cougars RLFC

Shellharbour Stingrays RLFC

Corrimal Surf Life Saving Club

South Coast Taipans

Cancer Carers Illawarra

Proudly supporting local and focus on grassroots community, not–for-profit and charitable organisations.