Employee of the Month, July 2017

Ana was born in the Philippines and has been living in Calgary now for 18 years. She enjoys learning new languages and apart from English and Filipino, she speaks Spanish and some Mandarin. Ana enjoys hockey and is an avid music fan, country in particular. Two of her favourites are Tom Jones and Bryan Adams. She is reliable, enthusiastic and a dedicated member of our team. We are pleased to announce that she is our Employee of the Month, for July 2017.


Employee of the Month, June 2017

This month we are naming Silvia Paira as our Employee of the Month. Silvia has been living in Calgary for 3 years and is fluent in both English and Portuguese. She is a film enthusiast who enjoys cooking and listening to Kizomba. Silvia’s favourite activities are soccer and swimming. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on the weekends and is always quick to offer a helping hand. She never shies away from assisting others and we are pleased to announce that Silvia is our Employee of the Month for June, 2017.

Employee of the Month, May 2017

This month we are recognizing Saul Grande as our Employee of the Month for May, 2017. Saul was born in El Salvador but is a long time resident of Calgary as he has been living here for 31 years. He enjoys swimming, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He loves music, in particular the oldies from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Saul is friendly and always quick to offer a helping hand. He has been with SBS for the past 3 years and it brings us great pleasure to announce that he is our Employee of the Month. 

Employee of the Month, April 2017

Benjamin has been living in Calgary for the past 2 years after moving here from his home country of Colombia. He has been part of our team for the last 6 months. When not at work Benjamin enjoys hiking and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays. He also enjoys listening to Latin and Electronic music. Benjamin is a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic individual which we are proud to have on our team. He is our employee of the month for April, 2017.

Employee of the Month, March 2017

Rubija Dzaferagic was born in Kljuc, Bosnia Hercegovina and has been residing in Calgary since 2009. Her favourite activities are spending time with her grandkids and baking. Her great attitude and work ethic have made her a very welcome addition to our team in 2016. We are pleased to recognize her hard work and daily efforts. Rubija is our employee of the month for March, 2017. 

Employee of the Month February, 2017

Our employee of the month for February, Jairo Rodríguez, was born in Arbelaez, Cundinamarca, Colombia. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has also studied German. He has been residing in Calgary for the past ten years and has been with our team for 6 months. Outside of work he enjoys taking walks, his pets and cheering on Spain’s Barcelona football club and the ‘Millonarios’ of Colombia. Jairo Enjoys Jazz music as well as the genre Carmina Burana. Jairo has been a great addition to our staff and we are proud to recognize him and his efforts for the month of February, 2017.

Employee of the Month, January 2017

We are happy to be recognizing Fatme Khalil as our employee of the month for January 2017. Fatme is originally from Beirut, Lebanon, and has been living here in Calgary for 26 years. She enjoys baking, cooking, and is an avid movie enthusiast. In the summer she enjoys camping and cheering on her favourite soccer teams. It is rare to see Fatme without a smile on her face. She is very warm, friendly and has been a great addition to our team. We are lucky to have her on board and that is why we she is our employee of the Month for January, 2017.

Safety Share #1 – Colour Coding

Nearly all industries benefit from implementing a colour coding system, including medical centres, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares and nursing homes.

A colour-coded cleaning program is intended to help you identify different coloured micro fibre cloths for specific tasks or areas at the facility you clean.

Within the professional cleaning industry, there are many advantages to developing and integrating colour coding into your existing program, including to:

– Control infection

– Prevent cross-contamination

– Differentiate for specific tasks or jobs

– Identify between departments

– Help bridge the language barrier

At SBS we use 4 different colour’s to identify our microfibre cloth’s.






Colour coding in the professional cleaning industry has a large emphasis on infection control and preventing cross-contamination between different departments and wiping applications.

Over the past couple years, there have experienced increased public awareness regarding serious outbreaks surrounding various strains of influenza, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella and more.

With this awareness comes the responsibility to make sure that you are not a factor contributing to the spread of infection.

By making sure you follow a colour-coded cleaning program, you and your staff will help prevent cross-contamination by using different coloured cleaning products when sanitizing a restroom than you would a common area or a food preparation station.

It is recommended, for proper infection control when cleaning specific departments, that you always begin with the cleanest areas and finish with the dirtiest.

For example, if you plan to use the same coloured cloth in the restroom, it would be strategic to start with either the sink or shower and finish with the toilet.

Employee of the Month – April, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Employee of the Month Recipient for April, 2016 is Gurpreet! Gurpreet has been with our team for the past two years and has demonstrated her commitment to her work and to our clients numerous times. She was born in India and is fluent in Hindhu, Punjabi and Urdhu. For the past 6 and a half years she has been calling Calgary home. She is an avid film enthusiast and enjoys cooking. She also loves playing volleyball. We would like to thank Gurpreet for her continued service and dedication!


SBS Around the World #3

Want to go to the movies on us? All you have to do is visit our Fb Page at www.facebook.com/sbscalgary and comment guessing in which Canadian city this photo was taken. Every person who comment’s will be entered in our draw for 2 Movie Passes! Hint: Western Canada