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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Zone cleaning

October 26, 2011

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I want the zones for health and safety cleaning, their colors, and examples for each. Also, can I get pictures of zone cleaning?

The answer:

Zone cleaning is the term applied to the system of area coverage that assigns one person to do all the tasks needed in that area within a set time. In other words, one cleaner would do the dusting, detail cleaning, and trash and recyclables removal, then the rest room cleaning and restocking, next the hard floor dustless sweeping, and, finally, the carpet vacuuming, in somewhat that order. This is in contrast to team cleaning which uses a group of specialists to cover these basic needs, while working in close accord with one another. In this approach, one person leads with the trash pickup and detail work, followed closely by ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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