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Monday's Ask the Experts: Employee productivity

November 30, 2009
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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?
The answer:
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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