Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the standard square-foot-per-hour production rate for cleaning per employee?
In health care, as elsewhere, the answer to that will depend on what is being cleaned and how it is being done.
I have seen cleaning times from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet per hour for an entire medical campus.
Occupancy level and emergency room (ER) admissions affect production rates.
ER and intensive-care units (ICU) may clean about three times slower than administration, and corridors will clean three times faster than patient rooms.
So, the mix of room categories ... — Gary Clipperton, National Pro Clean Corporation
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