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We have front line housekeepers who answer to front line supervisors. All vertical and horizontal surfaces have obvious dust, dirt, marks, smudges, and fingerprints.

Complete details of the APPA standards are below. Light fixtures are dirty. Light fixtures are dirty with dust balls and flies. If we stop training, even in the basics of housekeeping, the custodial staff starts to invent things on their own. One of the things I hold the supervisors accountable for is the front line housekeepers. Base board molding is dirty, stained, and streaked.

Waste containers have old trash. Gum, stains, dirt, dust balls, and waste are broadcast. What kind of training does your custodial staff need and how often? There are streaks or splashes on base board molding. The cleaning levels are as follows: With 25 years of experience, more than four of those at UCF, he has plenty of insight to share. We even evaluate our supervisors on providing continuous staff training. My boss reports to the director of Physical Plant, Richard Paradise.


Lack of attention is obvious. I agree to this sites Privacy Policy. We clean it; they repair it.

APPA Cleaning Standards | University of Lethbridge

Depending on the type and size of the building, you determine how many people are required to clean saffing. Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but upon close observation there can be stains. We have the police come in once or twice a year and talk about campus safety and security. We train on such issues as blood borne pathogens and safe lifting procedures.

The standards are graded by a sliding scale from Level 1 to 5 where Level 1 is the highest standards of cleaning service and Level 5 is the lowest. Senior supervisors manage front line supervisors. How do you determine how many custodial employees are needed? The chain of command is critical to the process in order to allow problems to be solved at lowest possible level.

The state of Florida has guidelines that are based on square footage. Then we keep trying to come back up to a level two again. We try to maintain a cleaning level three. Sometimes employees bring in personal baggage that gets in way of work. We have housekeepers. They work hard and are dedicated. Waste containers only hold daily waste, are clean and odor free.

Waste containers hold only daily waste, are clean and ordor-free. Which best describes your current job function?

We start to figure out what we need and build it in. Level 3 Casual Inattention Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but upon close observation there can be stains. All vertical and horizontal surfaces are clean, but marks, dust, smudges, and fingerprints are noticeable upon close observation.


Language is another training issue. These additional requests can be made through the Facilities Service Desk.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have conspicuous dust, dirt, smudges, fingerprints, and marks. He investigates the situation and sends a recommendation to Human Resources. What is your reporting structure?

I focus on managing my staff and helping them manage their staff. If they think their problems ghidelines be solved by their supervisors, I ask them to do that. We try to keep conflict resolution at the lowest possible level. Also, equipment changes through the years, and how to use it custorial. APPA has done us all a great favor by writing that book, plus they have one for grounds and one for maintenance.

APPA Cleaning Standards

Waste containers smell sour. Level 4 Moderate Dinginess Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but are dull, dingy, and stained. One example is how staff must be careful when leaving work at 2: Cleaning requests over and above the standard provided or at greater frequency can be arranged and are at the cost of the requesting department.

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