24 Jun Does your school cleaner pass the test?
We understand that schools are one of the toughest environments to clean on a daily basis. The results you see have an impact on the professionalism and impression of your school.
Also, the cleanliness of your school can also have a direct effect on the health and learning outcomes of your students. That is why we have created a quick 7 step check list to ensure that your school cleaner passes the test.
Here are 7 simple steps you can take today to dramatically improve your cleaning service.
Are Your Cleaners Being Paid What They Are Entitled To?
There is an increasing tendency for cleaning companies to subcontract their work. Your keys may be given to a group of sub-sub-contracted cleaners who share a car and work through the night. Avoid this at all costs. Your cleaners must be paid at least the award wage and their working conditions must be in keeping with government laws.
Clear Cleaning Specifications
You must ask your cleaning contractor for a clear list of what they will do and when they will do it.
Know How Often A Task Will Be Performed
Avoid terms like “Weekly” and “As required”. These are too vague. Tasks should be done on a specific day of the week, fortnight or month.
Detailed Check Sheets
Once you have agreed on the specifications with your contractor, the company should provide a detailed check sheet for the cleaner to complete each service. Regularly check that what is being ticked off is completed to your satisfaction.
A good cleaning company will provide you with a CSM (Client Services Manager) who will be responsible for liaising with you and conducting regular audits of your school with the check sheets mentioned above.
Get To Know Your Cleaner
Meet the cleaner(s) who will be cleaning your school and make sure the same person will be there each service. This ensures that your cleaner will take ownership of your school.
How Many Hours Is Your Cleaner Spending At Your School?
Before you start a cleaning contractor, ask how long the cleaner will be on site each week. At the end of the week ask the cleaning company for a report for the total hours spent on your site. A professional company will have no problem with this request.
If you would like to talk about how to improve the effectiveness of your cleaning service call iClean on 1300 763 356.