Irish-owned soft services organisation Momentum Support has secured a contract with Dublin Bus.

The new deal will see it provide specialised cleaning services across its premises and fleet of buses in order to ensure the safety of Dublin Bus employees and passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

As a result, the company has created over 90 full-time positions to provide essential specialised cleaning services for Dublin Bus. 

Momentum Support has implemented an enhanced cleaning regime where a team of trained operatives provides daytime sanitisation of buses at 24 bus termini locations throughout Dublin City.  

This involves the sanitisation of all frequently touched surfaces on a bus including handrails, ticket machines, card readers, seat grab rails, bell push buttons and the driver's cab area. 

Momentum Support said it has also developed new measures to ensure that all buses can be fully and properly sanitised without impacting negatively on Dublin Bus schedules or timetables. 

All the touch surfaces of every bus in the Dublin Bus fleet are also being sanitised on a nightly basis across eight different depot locations.

Ian Anderson, Group Chief Operating Officer at Momentum Support, said that professional, high quality cleaning is the new essential service.

"We will continue to operate to the highest standards possible as we support our clients during this difficult time," he added.