CUSTODIAL STAFFING. GUIDELINES. FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES second edition. Published by APPA. The Association of. Higher Education. We try to match those guidelines with the Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities, which is sold by APPA, the Association of. LOUNGES, STAFF ROOM – APPA Level 2. FREQUENCY .. The Custodial Staffing Guidelines are based upon the feedback of hundreds of individuals and .

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These additional requests can be made through the Facilities Service Desk. Then we keep trying to come back up to a level two again.

Skip to main content. So, twice a month, we do safe lifting training. If we stop training, even in the basics of housekeeping, the custodial staff starts to invent things on their own. How are personnel conflicts handled? Depending on the type and size of the building, you determine how many people are required to clean it.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have obvious dust, dirt, marks, smudges, and fingerprints. The chain of command is critical to the process in order to allow problems to be solved at lowest possible level. Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but upon close observation there can be stains. Sometimes employees bring in personal baggage that gets in way of work. They are stained and marked. I agree to this sites Privacy Policy. We train on such issues as blood borne pathogens and safe lifting procedures.


The state of Florida has guidelines that are based on square footage. Also, equipment changes through the years, and how to use it changes. The university has disciplinary standards, and we uphold those.

APPA Cleaning Standards

Light fixtures are dirty. See Staffing Resources sidebar. Each level is defined by a range of tasks and custodixl frequency. The cleaning levels are as follows: They work hard and are dedicated.

Base board molding is dirty, stained, and streaked. Staffing the custodial department is a constant challenge for higher guiddlines managers. Waste containers hold only daily waste, are clean and odor-free. We have housekeepers.

Then comes my position as assistant director. Level 4 Moderate Dinginess Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but are dull, dingy, and stained. There are a number of issues that are often faced daily, including staff shortages, training and conflict resolution.

There is no build-up in corners or along staffin.

There are streaks or splashes on base board molding. All vertical and horizontal surfaces have conspicuous dust, dirt, smudges, fingerprints, and marks. Sometimes people come straight to me with their problems.

For instance, we remind staff to test the weight of a trashcan before lifting it. We even evaluate our supervisors on providing continuous staff training. So we need to pay attention to the problem and find out why something is happening. Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but are dull, dingy, and stained. We clean it; they repair it. For instance, an engineering building is scheduled to open this month, custoidal new housing is scheduled to open this fall.


We need to hire for those buildings. Cleaning requests over and above the guidelknes provided or at greater frequency can be arranged and are at the cost of the requesting department.

Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Managers — College Planning & Management

We start to figure out what we need and build it in. We have the police come in once or twice a year and talk about campus safety and security. What kind of training does your custodial staff need and how often? All vertical and horizontal surfaces are clean, but guidelihes, dust, smudges, and fingerprints are noticeable upon close observation.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have major accumulations of dust, dirt, smudges, and fingerprints, all of which will be difficult to remove.