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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Employee requirements

March 28, 2012

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: In a 2 year old, 180,000 square foot hospital with 100 private rooms, I’m trying to determine required # of FTEs for 2 shifts 7 days a week.

The answer:

I can’t offer any more than a guide on this. How fast do your people clean a private room now? 10 minutes? Multiply by 100 and divide by 60. 16 Hrs.? Divide by the 8 hr. shift duration. 2 FTE per shift? Then, move to floors. Or, you can do the production time bit. 2300 sq. ft. per hour. 78 manhours/ 8= 9.8 FTE per shift. Better call that ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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