Having a plan and following that plan can simply have great impact in keeping a school
clean and healthy. Gator Cleaning Solutions uses the ISSA Standard for measuring the effectiveness of cleaning in K-12 Schools. These guidelines are an effective way to standardize the cleaning process and empowers facility and maintenance teams to monitor, measure and maintain a clean environment for better learning. This approach uses objective measures along with traditional means in creating a tool that standardizes the cleaning process.
Specifically it addresses:
- Desired cleanliness
- Recommendations on monitoring and inspecting cleanliness
- How to measure success and what to do with results data
- Recommendations for increasing scores to desired level
- Support material for educating staff and students on general hygiene
With super bugs and resistant influenza pandemics reaching headlines weekly it is critical that we take a serious approach to the cleanliness of our schools and the indoor air quality. Research supports a proactive approach with improved hygiene in schools resulting in reduced illnesses and absenteeism, improved learning and overall improved productivity. It is no surprise that when children and teachers are feeling healthy they tend to learn and teach at a higher level.
Gator Cleaning Solutions uses tools such as, “Facility Cleaning and Disinfectant Checklists” and “Classroom Cleaning Area Guide” as tools to help partner with schools and their custodial staff in keeping the facilities clean. We typically supplement the daytime staff with disinfection and pm cleaning. We also work with teacher/student breaks to take advantage of deep cleaning and floor care while the facilities are unoccupied. We feel an all hands on deck-working together approach has great results in keeping a healthy, clean school!