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ICAN/ATEX: How can I set up cleaning procedures?

June 26, 2013

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Wednesday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

What is the proper cleaning procedure for an elementary classroom?

I need to know where to start, exactly what needs to be done?

I also need to start a basic training program for new hires.

We clean green.

Wednesday’s Answer:

May I suggest that you have a daily cleaning task list, and then perhaps a once a week (such as Wednesday) "detail" or "project" list for heavier more detail cleaning.

On the daily cleaning task, the custodian should empty the trashcans and replace liners (if soiled), empty pencil sharpener, pick up litter around furniture and desks, and service the white board/trays.

On a second pass through each room, the individual should vacuum/dust mop and remove any visible spots or soil.

On the final pass, the custodian should disinfect the sinks/counters, desktops, door handle, and telephone, and then secure (light off, heat down, windows and doors locked) the room after inspecting the area.

With proper training and equipment this … - ICAN representative

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