Our society’s love affair with cleaning based primarily on “surface” or “superficial” aspects might lead to short-term, unhappy and even “cheap” relationships between cleaners and customers.
There is a shift taking place in the industry; increasingly, building operators see clean facilities as an investment that both attracts and protects occupants and customers.
The truly successful business model is one which views sustainability as the bridge to profit, functioning to safeguard people and the planet in order to maximize earnings.
Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.
Things are changing when it comes to chemicals, equipment and procedures and the facilitation of education surrounding these changes has become a mission of Staples Advantage, part of the business to business arm of Staples Inc.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) Founder Rex Morrison has presented the PC4HS 2013 Special Achievement Award for training excellence to Tom Pagh, facilities operations manager with Portland Public Schools (PPS).
Because of the program’s adaptability, we always find a way to train trainers and leave schools much cleaner and healthier than they were before we came.
Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.
CMMS applications for netbooks, tablets and smartphones are increasingly essential for maintenance management professionals, allowing users to monitor equipment status, as well as file and update work orders, wherever and whenever.