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Friday’s Ask the Experts: Am I workloading properly?

August 10, 2012
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Friday’s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page:

We have a building is 25,000 square feet and to be cleaned three times per week.

My intent is to staff it with four people at a cleaning time of three hours each day.

What are your thoughts?

The answer:

Four cleaners working for three hours amounts to 12 person-hours a day.

Divide 25,000 square feet by 12 and you have a production rate of 2,083 square feet per hour.

If this is an office building with normal usage and population, the figure seems low; if it is a medical facility with sanitation demands that take time, it may be about right or even high.

You might want to find a workloading program that... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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