SEATTLE — An Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) Measuring Device (MD) training course is being offered November 24, 2009, to the supervisors and managers of the custodial services department of the University of Washington
, according to a press release
William R. Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.
, will be leading this inagural course to provide an overview of measuring devices and cleaning equipment available on the market today, their proper use, application and how to interpret and use the results to improve cleaning operations, the release stated.
Following a 30-minute presentation and class overview, the class will work hands-on with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) meters, particle counters, scales for weighing dust and soil, test papers and other measuring devices and equipment, learning the proper protocols and techniques, the release noted.
Vince Elliott, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Elliott Affiliates Ltd.
, said: "I see four fundamental metrics that need to be measured, tracked and managed: Occupant satisfaction; image or cleanliness appearance of the facility; biological contamination issues based on ATP measures; and particulate count. By drilling down into the root cause, you can actually change the way the work is done and constantly improve it. But you need the data to do that, so what we advocate is, you go after the data that will reduce the level of complaints, improve the image of the facility and create a safe environment and a healthy environment."
Plans are underway to capture the data collected from field measurements for benchmarking and process improvement and Elliott Affiliates will manage an online resource to assist facilities in collecting data and making meaningful decisions based on the information, the release added.