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ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to go about changing hours of operation?

September 30, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Monday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

I currently have a Floor Team. I am considering changing their hours of operations from 4:00am - 12:30pm to 9:30pm - 6:00am.

What elements would you suggest I need in my proposal to make a convincing argument? For instance, production will increase, because non-interruptions, etc.

Monday’s Answer:

Your best arguments for making an adjustment will come from the response of your people to the proposal and the advantages you gain in the time change.

Any move from business hours to time when the floors are vacant will prove advantageous.

Doing floor work during normal business hours leads to interruptions, difficulties shutting down various areas, and often people walking over newly finished floors.

Even having floors wet from mopping during traffic periods exposes the crew to being responsible for slip and fall incidents.

While people seldom favor  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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