2012-13 Basic FSP Handbook

2012-13 Basic FSP Handbook
Basic Facilities
Servicepersons
Leadership Skills
Handbook
Facilities Servicepersons Guidelines & Procedures Handbook
The School Board of Broward County, Florida
Table of Contents
Facilities Serviceperson Basics Program Objectives ...............................................4
Facilities Serviceperson Job Description .................................................................5
Introduction ..............................................................................................................9
Safety / Sanitation ..................................................................................................11
First Aid Policy ..........................................................................................12
General Safety Guidelines .........................................................................13
Asbestos .....................................................................................................14
Mold / Mildew Reporting Procedures........................................................15
Indoor Air Quality......................................................................................16
Lockout / Tagout ........................................................................................17
Electrical Safety Guidelines .......................................................................18
Safety in Cleaning ......................................................................................19
Lifting Safely .............................................................................................20
Lifting Technique.......................................................................................21
Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls ................................................................22
Ladder and Scaffold Safety........................................................................23
Universal Precautions ............................................................................................25
Emergency Clean-up Kit Instructions ........................................................26
Equipment Guidelines ............................................................................................28
Pressure Cleaning Safety Tips ...................................................................31
Chemicals ...............................................................................................................32
Chemical Disposal Guidelines ...................................................................34
Top Down Cleaning Guidelines / Procedures ........................................................35
Daily Responsibilities ................................................................................38
Weekly Responsibilities.............................................................................40
Monthly & Semi-Annual Responsibilities .................................................41
Annual Responsibilities .............................................................................42
Cleaning Checklist .....................................................................................43
Classroom/Corridor/Office/Auditorium/Stage Cleaning Guidelines .....................44
Daily Tasks ................................................................................................45
Weekly Tasks .............................................................................................46
Monthly Tasks ...........................................................................................47
Restroom/Locker-Shower Room/Clinic Cleaning Guidelines...............................48
Daily Sanitation Procedure for Restroom/Locker-Shower/Clinic .............50
Weekly Sanitation Procedure for Restroom/Locker-Shower/Clinic..........51
Restroom Do’s and Don’ts.........................................................................53
Cafeteria/Dining/Somat/Compactor Room Cleaning Guidelines ..........................54
Cafeteria / Dining Room Equipment & Supplies ......................................55
Cafeteria Table Folding Instructions .........................................................56
Somat/Compactor Room............................................................................57
Floors ....................................................................................................................58
Scrubber Procedures ..................................................................................60
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Floor Mopping ...........................................................................................61
Floor Stripping ...........................................................................................61
Floor Refinishing .......................................................................................63
The Do’s of Floor Finishing ......................................................................65
The Don’ts of Floor Finishing ...................................................................66
Buffing – High Speed Burnishing..............................................................67
Carpet Cleaning .........................................................................................68
Bonnet Method...........................................................................................68
Extraction Method .....................................................................................69
Rotary Method ...........................................................................................71
Carpet Stain Removal ................................................................................72
Building Exteriors ..................................................................................................73
Exterior Care ..............................................................................................74
Dumpsters ..................................................................................................75
Windows ................................................................................................................76
Exterior Window Cleaning ........................................................................77
Interior Window Cleaning .........................................................................78
Pest Control Management ......................................................................................79
Pest Management Guidelines .....................................................................80
Pest Control Report Form ..........................................................................81
Lawn Care ..............................................................................................................82
Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts ......................................................................83
Policing Walk.........................................................................................................84
Important Phone Numbers .....................................................................................85
Appendix ................................................................................................................86
Facilities Serviceperson Classroom Checklist ...........................................87
Facilities Serviceperson Maintenance Work Request................................88
Operational Building Checklist..................................................................89
Operational Building Guidelines ...............................................................91
Building Equipment Details .......................................................................94
Glossary ................................................................................................................98
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1. ATTENDANCE: Participants will not be allowed to miss any days of any FSP Program. All
participants are expected to arrive to class on time and remain for the entire class.
2. PRE-REQUISITES: Pre-requisites for all FSP Programs are the Asbestos Awareness
Training and Lockout / Tagout Training. Participants who cannot demonstrate evidence of
having taken these courses prior to registering for the FSP Programs (Basic, Professional &
Master) will not be allowed to attend any Program. Those individuals who have registered for a
program, but have not met the pre-requisites will be withdrawn by Talent Development.
3. COURSE SEQUENCE: The programs mentioned below must be taken in sequential order.
The order in which the programs need to be taken are:
1. Basic FSP Program
2. Professional FSP Program
3. Master FSP Program
If you register for the any of the programs above and have not completely finished the preceding
program, you will be withdrawn from the program by Talent Development.
4. TAKING THE EXAM: Cheating will not be allowed or tolerated! If you are caught
cheating during any exam (initial or retake), you will be asked to turn in your exam and
suspended from any FSP Program for 6 months. Additionally, this information will be shared
with your Principal / Supervisor.
Prior to taking the exam, all materials must be taken from pockets (notes, etc…) and left in your
book or car. Examples of cheating are:
 Attempting to use notes, cell phones or dictionaries while taking exam;
 Talking to another individual during the exam or looking at other’s exam
 Leaving the exam room, without permission from the trainer;
5. CONTACT DATE: Participants should contact Talent Development for their final exam
results one (1) week after they have taken the exam. This is the minimum time needed to receive
the materials, grade the exams and input into database. YOU MUST CONTACT TALENT
DEVELOPMENT TO RECEIVE YOUR FINAL EXAM GRADE…FAILURE TO DO SO WILL
RESULT IN YOUR HAVING TO TAKE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM AGAIN IF YOU DID NOT
MEET THE 80% MASTERY REQUIREMENT!
6. RETAKE EXAM: Participants, who did not achieve the mastery score of 80% or higher on
their final exam, will be given one (1) opportunity to retake the exam within 30 days after their
initial exam. Failure to contact and arrange to take the retake exam within the contact date and
retake exam date will result in the participant having to redo the entire Program. If you are
scheduled to show for a retake exam and are absent without pre-approval from Talent
Development, you will have to redo the entire Program. All arrangements to take a retake exam
must be made through Talent Development, which will provide the date(s) and time(s) for
individuals to attend.
7. APPRAISALS: Participants are responsible for completing their appraisal in ESS to receive
in-service credit for the Program. Talent Development will no longer be responsible for
registering participants or completing their appraisals. If you do not complete the appraisal
within 25 days, the program / class will not show on your in-service report for the District.
Failure to complete an appraisal for a class or program within the given timeframe will result in
the participant having to redo the entire program / class, not receiving in-service credit or
receiving program supplement. Any program or class taken is not complete until you have
completed an appraisal for it!
Please see your Inservice Facilitator (schools) or Course Organizer (departments) or
ESS Residence Expert if you have any questions pertaining to ESS.
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Guidelines for Professional Development
Contributors-Professional Development Participants
Title: Expectations of a Professional Development Participant
Definition: A participant attends all scheduled sessions of a course and completes all course
requirements before the end date of the course, including the course appraisal via ESS.
Responsibilities:
1. Determine the need for professional development based on student and individual
needs, using the SIP, PGP and other professional growth tools.
2. Search the course catalog for appropriate courses to meet those needs.
3. Register to attend the course or if necessary, cancel registration via ESS.
4. Monitor your email account for messages regarding courses. Verify the email
provided is current
5. Verify Inservice Record after completed courses are closed, and at least annually.
6. Stay current with SBBC professional development policies and procedures via HRD
website (http://www.browardschools.com/hrd) and BCPS Professional Development
Wiki (http://www.pds-hrd.wikispaces.net).
Planning
Determine professional growth needs.
Verify a valid email is listed in your ESS account in order to receive email notifications.
Register for courses in ESS via the BRITE Portal (internal and external participants).
o If you are an external participant, please note you may be charged fees for
attending a course.
o If using credit to renew certification, verify the course start and end date falls
within the appropriate time period.
Read any “Notification of Your Training Provider” emails such as registration
confirmation, cancellations, course closing, etc.
o Retain a copy of all confirmations of booking notification and be prepared to
submit at the first session upon trainer request, to verify registration.
If you are unable to attend a course for any reason, cancel yourself out of the course, at
least three business days prior to the start date of the course.
o If you need to cancel your registration on the day of the event, you must contact
the Training Provider listed in the “Notification of Your Training Provider”
email.
o The name and number of this contact person is available in ESS and on the
course registration notification.
o If you are cancelled out of a course, or if a course is changed or cancelled,
you will automatically be notified via email. You are responsible for
providing a current email account and for checking your inbox for
professional development messages.
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Guidelines for Professional Development
Contributors-Professional Development Participants
Learning
Attend all scheduled sessions
o Arrive on time
o Sign in at the beginning of each session (a.m. and p.m.) on the signature line of
the District-approved sing in sheet
o Be prepared to show proof of identification and verification of registration upon
request of the trainer.
Adhere to the norms in the course
Actively participate in all course activities
Participants may be denied admission if:
o Their name is not printed on the District-approved sign-in sheet and they do not
have a “Notification of Your Training Provider” confirmation of booking with
them.
o They arrive more than 15 minutes after start time and / or return from lunch /
dinner break
o The course capacity has been reached and a notification of being on the waitlist
was received via email.
o They have not met course prerequisites.
Implementing
Work with the trainer, a peer, and / or a coach, as needed, to ensure full implementation
of learning
Attend all sessions as evidenced by your signature on the sign-in sheet(s).
Demonstrate 80% mastery of specific objectives.
Successfully complete implementation activities and submit evidence of such to the
trainer by the due date established by the trainer.
Evaluating
Collect data to determine the effectiveness of the implementation on students or job
performance
o Use this data to complete the Course Appraisal in ESS prior to the end date listed
in the course schedule and on the registration notification.
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Facilities Serviceperson Basic Program
Program Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Articulate the vision and mission of the school/department and the district
Implement safety procedures in school/district operations
Implement appropriate sanitation and school housekeeping procedures
including floor and carpet care into the daily work routine
Operate, maintain, and perform minor repairs of machinery related to the
responsibilities of the position
Utilize minor and preventative maintenance procedures including climate
adjustments and energy conservation
Maintain grounds at the facility
Demonstrate proper use of chemicals
Communicate and interact effectively with students, teachers, administrators,
parents, and other stakeholders
Perform the duties and responsibilities described in the job description
(Facilities Serviceperson)
Demonstrate the correct usage of fire extinguishers
Recognize the value Facilities Servicepersons provide to the District
Articulate the value of working as a team
Discuss career opportunities
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Job Description
POSITION TITLE:
Facilities Serviceperson
CONTRACT YEAR:
Twelve months
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education – Standard high school diploma or
satisfactory completion of any General Educational
Development (GED) Testing Program.
Experience – None.
Special Qualifications – Able to perform custodial
work. Ability to operate labor-saving devices such
as shampoo and scrubbing machines, wet and dry
vacuums, plus other heavy labor saving devices in
the schools.
Ability to do heavy lifting, climb
ladders to replace light bulbs and filters from air
conditioning equipment. Must be able to follow
written and oral instructions on cleaning and
equipment operation. Able to work well with
others. Bilingual skills preferred.
Must complete the Basic Facilities Service jobrelated training program, conducted by Human
Resource Development and receive a Basic
Facilities Certification with two (2) years of
appointment to the job assignment.
OR
Education – Receipt of Special Diploma or
satisfactory completion of an approved General
Educational Development (GED) Testing Program.
Experience – Two (2) years of successful work
experience with the Broward County School in the
position of Facilities Aide. Must have completed
the Basic Facilities Service job-related training
program, conducted by Human Resource
Development and have received a Basic Facilities
Service certification
Special Qualifications – Able to perform custodial
work. Ability to operate labor-saving devices such
as shampoo and scrubbing machines, wet and dry
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vacuums, plus other heavy labor-saving devices in
the schools. Ability to do heavy lifting, climb
ladders to replace light bulbs and filters from air
conditioning equipment. Must be able to follow
written and oral instructions on cleaning equipment
and operation. Able to work well with others.
Bilingual skills preferred.
DIRECT
ACCOUNTABILITY:
Principal/Administrator or designee
SUPERVISION:
No supervisory responsibility
GOAL:
To perform semi-skilled work in heavy cleaning
such as mopping, scrubbing, stripping, refinishing
and other assigned duties; to maintain the
cleanliness, orderliness, appearance and safe
condition of schools and buildings in a responsible
and accurate manner.
ACCOUNTABILITY
PROCEDURES:
PERFORMANCE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The principal/administrator or designee will assess
the effectiveness of the Facilities Serviceperson
annually with respect to the performance of special
responsibilities.
The Facilities Serviceperson shall
Clean all areas assigned such as cafeteria, restrooms, offices, gymnasium,
halls, outside areas, and others as scheduled and according to custodial
standards.
Empty containers of trash and debris form offices, classrooms, hallways,
repair shops, etc; carry garbage cans and compactor bags to dumpster and
dispose of properly.
Sweep, mop, brush, vacuum, strip and wax and otherwise clean floors, walls,
walkways and other building surfaces.
Perform heavy lifting such as removing garbage cans or compactor bags to the
dumpster.
Wash and sanitize sinks, toilets, showers, plumbing fixtures and other
restroom/shower room facilities and replenish supplies of soap, towels, etc.
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Climb step and fixed ladders to replace florescent lights and clean fixtures;
remove and clean filters.
Dust, wipe, wash and wax furniture such as desks, chairs, tables, filing
cabinets, chalkboards and trays, etc. and perform minor repair work.
Operate heavy equipment in stripping and sealing floors in the gymnasium
and on the stage; heavy duty was and dry vacuums will be used to prepare
floors throughout the school/center.
Replace light bulbs, florescent lamps, fuses, soap and towel receptacles and
other worn or depleted items.
Move or transport school furniture, such as chairs, file cabinets, desks,
television monitors, etc.
Change air conditioning filters routinely and clean vents as necessary.
Maintain equipment in a satisfactory condition by lubricating parts properly,
replacing rotary brushes, clean, as necessary, and storing them safely and
securely.
Receive and assist with unloading supplies, furniture, etc. and deliver to
storage or proper destinations.
Inform supervisor of needed supplies. Recognize building equipment,
mechanical equipment and structural problems, which require servicing or
maintenance. Inform immediate supervisor of needs or call in maintenance
work orders as directed by facility administrator.
Practice safety continuously and ensure that safe working area exists.
Participate, successfully, in the training programs offered to increase the
individual’s skill and proficiency relate to the assignment.
Complete all projects in a competent manner and ensure proper recording of
time and materials.
Perform all duties which require extensive physical effort such as climbing,
lifting, pulling, etc.
Review current developments, literature and technical sources of information
related to job responsibility.
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Ensure adherence to good safety procedures.
Perform other duties required by the principal/administrator or designee.
Follow federal and state laws, as well as School Board policies.
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Introduction
“We, The School Board of Broward County, Florida, are committed to ensure
that all students receive a quality education, within a safe and secure learning
environment.”
The role of the Facilities Serviceperson is directly related to the District’s mission
statement of providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students.
Facilities Servicepersons play a vital role in the efficient operation of our school
facilities. Modern buildings require modern equipment, chemicals and cleaning
techniques performed by a well-trained individual to keep the school sanitary and
in safe operating condition.
The work of a Facilities Serviceperson is complex because of the variety of duties
and responsibilities they face in today’s educational environment. The Facilities
Serviceperson must be technically proficient, be able to work well within a
diverse workforce and meet the demands of an ever-changing educational
environment. Schools have gone from the “little red school house” to complex
educational facilities, serving the adult population as well as the children of the
community. Some schools house complete Health Clinics and many facilities
serve the community well into the evening.
The guidelines and procedures in this manual were established to assist the
Facilities Serviceperson in providing services at a level that will allow students
and staff to learn and work in an environment that will enhance the school’s
instructional program.
The Facilities Serviceperson will:
Provide a safe and sanitary environment
Provide for the protection of facilities and equipment to ensure
the maximum utilization of resources
Provide for the efficient and economical operation of facilities
Work to produce an appearance which will promote community pride and
foster good public relations
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Since the job of a Facilities Serviceperson is affected by many factors, they must
be well organized in their approach to their work. Time and materials are often
wasted when there is a lack of organization. This implies that a Facilities
Serviceperson should work from a schedule, which is written out in detail.
The schedule should reflect an orderly-working structure with flexibility to meet
special situations that cannot be anticipated. Using a schedule has a number of
advantages. A schedule allows the Facilities Serviceperson to work in an orderly
and efficient manner. It can be used as an inspection checklist. A schedule can
be used as an instruction sheet for substitute Facilities Servicepersons and help in
the orientation of new personnel.
A collaborative schedule preparation effort between the supervisor and the
Facility Serviceperson will go a long way toward producing desired results. A
constant review of the schedule will lead to improved methods, techniques and a
better use of equipment.
The role of the Facilities Serviceperson in today’s schools has changed from a
janitorial position to a more professional role. The Facilities Serviceperson is
charged with the responsibility of providing a sanitary and safe environment for
children to learn, while the administrator and staff are responsible for providing the
assistance and direction for children to learn. This partnership between Facilities
Servicepersons and the administration is a vital component in today’s schools, and
reflects the changing image and role of the Facilities Serviceperson.
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Safety / Sanitation
Safety Committee
Policy Statement
The management of the School Board of Broward County, Florida is
committed to providing employees with a safe and healthy workplace.
Organizational policy requires employees to report unsafe conditions
and refrain from performing work tasks if the work is considered unsafe.
Employees must report all accidents, injuries and unsafe conditions to
their supervisor without fear of retaliation by a supervisor, penalty or
other disciplinary action.
Employee requests to improve safety shall be given the highest priority
by The District Safety Committee. The District Safety Committee will
advise the administration of any reasonable request for safety
improvements. In addition, disciplinary procedures will be followed for
willful or repeated violation of workplace safety rules.
These
procedures may include verbal or written reprimands. Violations
involving damage, injury, or death may result in disciplinary action,
which ultimately could result in termination of employment.
For additional information, please call
the Safety Department
at 754-321-4200
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First Aid Policy
Reference School Board Policy 5303
FIRST AID FACILITIES/MINOR INJURIES
There should be at least one first aid kit located in the clinic area. All other first aid kits
are to be located in appropriate areas. Other first aid treatment will be administered at the
local medical facility or as directed by the principal.
If an injury is sustained or a condition develops that requires first aid treatment, the
following action must be taken:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The supervisor will be informed of the incident.
First aid treatment will be obtained for minor injuries, as directed by the supervisor.
If a first aid kit is used, the usage shall be indicated on the accident investigation report.
Access to a first aid kit is not intended to be a substitute for medical attention.
The supervisor will be assisted by the injured party in filling out the Accident
Investigation Report.
PROCEDURES IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
All school personnel should know how to access 911. Most emergencies happening at
school are not life threatening. However, the possibility that one might occur requires that
everyone working in a school know which categories or emergencies require immediate
treatment. Refer to the Health Services manual, Section 4 and Sections 5-1 to 10-4.
Everyone in a school should know the following procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Call 911 depending on the phone system.
Begin CPR/AED or administer First Aid
Call the parent/guardian or the designee on the student’s emergency card.
Call the principal and the Area Superintendent.
Call Risk Management (754-321-3200).
FAX an accident form to the Risk Management, Safety and Benefits Department (754321-3290)
7. In the event that the parent of a seriously ill or injured student cannot be located within a
reasonable amount of time, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will determine if
transporting to a local hospital is necessary.
8. The school representative should bring to the hospital the student’s Emergency
Information card and all available information regarding the nature and extent of the
injury or illness.
9. If the parent of a student who has suffered a minor accident or illness cannot be located,
and the persons listed on the student’s emergency card cannot be located, then the student
should remain in school until their regular dismissal.
10. A death on the school premises must be reported immediately to the Superintendent, the
District’s Special Investigative Unit and the proper law enforcement agency.
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General Safety Guidelines
1. Avoid ragged or loose-fitting garments, open toed shoes or turned-up cuffs on
overalls.
2. Remove all finger rings before starting to work.
3. Use caution when using stairs.
4. Remove or hammer down protruding nails.
5. Place materials only in designated places and in such a manner that they will not slide
or fall and injure anyone. (Minimum clearance of 24 inches from the ceiling)
6. Do not use unsafe equipment or expose oneself or the public to hazardous conditions.
Report any hazardous conditions to the principal or COMPASS.
7. Work according to instructions. Avoid experiments or "short cuts” that might cause
injury. Caution is the best safeguard against accidents.
8. When handling furniture, keep hands away from edges.
9. Store flammable materials in approved containers and rooms.
10. If asbestos is suspected, DO NOT HANDLE, and notify the Environmental Section
at Facilities. All Facilities Servicepersons are required to attend the Asbestos
Awareness Training and Lockout / Tagout course within 60 days of their initial
employment.
11. Do not purchase any equipment or supplies not authorized by the School Board.
12. Equipment is to be stored safely in storage closets when not in use. Do not use
electrical and mechanical rooms for storage.
13. Check all gas lines weekly. If you smell gas, notify the principal and call COMPASS
immediately. Follow the “gas leak” procedures in the Emergency Preparedness
Manual.
14. Note that the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) custodial product book is available
in the library at the school site.
15. Keep the Facilities Servicepersons Guidelines and Procedures Handbook accessible
at all times.
16. Always be aware of the safety of others when operating equipment.
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Asbestos
The School Board of Broward County in compliance with the Asbestos Hazard
Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires that all new Facilities Servicepersons
and District Maintenance personnel complete a general awareness course on the
perils of working with asbestos containing materials. This course must be taken
within the first 60 days of employment.
Suspect Asbestos-Containing Materials
Cement pipes
Cement wallboard
Asphalt floor tile
Vinyl floor tile
Vinyl sheet flooring
Acoustical plaster
Decorative plaster
Flooring backing
Textured paints/coatings
Ceiling tiles and lay-in tiles
Spray-applied insulation
Blown-in insulation
Fireproofing materials
Taping compounds (thermal)
Packing materials (for wall/floor )
High temperature gaskets
Laboratory hoods/tabletops
Laboratory gloves
Fire blankets
Fire curtains
Elevator equipment panels
Elevator brake shoes
HVAC duct insulation
Boiler insulation
Breeching insulation
Ductwork flexible fabric
connections
Cooling towers
Electrical panel partitions
Electrical cloth
Pipe insulation (corrugated aircell, block, etc.)
Electrical wiring insulation
Chalkboards
Roofing shingles
Roofing felts
Base flashing
Thermal paper products
Fire doors
Caulking/putties
Adhesives
Wallboard
Joint compounds
Vinyl wall coverings
Spackling compounds
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Mold/Mildew Reporting Procedures
If you observe mold/mildew at your school/site, the following procedures should
be followed:
1.
Notify the Principal immediately.
2.
The Principal will notify the Risk Management and Safety Department by
telephone and/or memo.
3.
The Risk Management & Safety Department will schedule a preliminary
on-site investigation of all affected areas.
4.
District staff will advise the Head Facilities Serviceperson of the interim
recommendations as necessary for situation.
5.
District staff will investigate the on-site situations, make
recommendations, and issue work orders if necessary.
5.
A follow-up investigation may be necessary by a consultant hired by the
District who will issue a report with observations and recommendations.
The Risk Management & Safety Department will then issue the
appropriate work orders.
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School Based Items to Reduce
Indoor Air Quality Problems
The following items and tasks can be done at the school to prevent indoor air quality
problems:
1. Open all closed outside air intake dampers.
2. Ensure that air handler filters are the correct size and are sealed together inside
the air handler.
3. Check/replace air filters in accordance with District policy.
4. As soon as observed, remove mold from surfaces.
5. Keep chilled water temperature of the coils at approximately 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Incoming water temperature should be approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not
attempt to make any repairs or adjust chiller equipment.
6. Replace broken thermometers on chilled water lines for air handlers.
7. After long holidays (3 days or more), restart air handler units at least one hour
earlier than normal to flush building.
8. Do not put deodorizers or bleach inside air handler units.
9. For rooms with excessive temperature fluctuations, call in a work order to check
thermostat location and calibrations.
10. Do not store used mops, cleaning equipment, or chemicals in the air handler rooms.
11. Keep air handler rooms clean. These rooms are part of the air conditioning
system.
12. Promptly report indoor air quality concerns.
13. Promptly call in a work order for cleaning the inside of dirty air handlers. Molds
grow on coils, condensation pans, fan blades, and insulation.
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Lockout / Tagout
The School Board’s primary tool for providing protection under the Occupational Safety
& Health Administration (OSHA) Standards is the energy-isolating device, which is the
mechanism that prevents the transmission or release of energy and to which all locks or
tags are attached. The School Board of Broward County and Human Resource
Development (HRD), in compliance with OSHA, requires that all new Facilities
Servicepersons and District Maintenance personnel complete a general awareness course
on the perils of unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the
release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.
This course must be taken within the first 60 days of employment.
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Electrical Safety Guidelines
Unless authorized, never tamper with, or attempt to fix electrical
equipment or fixtures.
Be careful when removing or replacing light ballasts or power fuses.
Handle fluorescent tubes carefully. Avoid inhaling the dust from broken
tubes.
Examine the insulation and plugs on extension cords and equipment.
Report defects to the Supervisor immediately. If damaged, discontinue
use immediately and place out of service tag on equipment.
Use three conductors and grounded extension cords with proper rating for
the tool you are connecting.
When using an extension cord:
*never plug more than the specified number of amperes into the cord
*do not run the cords through doorways, windows, holes in the ceiling,
wall or floors
*never remove, bend or modify any metal prongs or pins
*do not use cords when you or the cords are wet
*do not plug one extension cord into another
*never drag or place objects over cords or walk on them
*always unplug them when not in use
*never use as a permanent power source
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Safety in Cleaning
1. Do not put your bare hands into wastebaskets. Empty wastebaskets by turning
them upside down or changing the liner.
2. Use a brush and dustpan to clean up any broken glass.
3. Use doorknobs when closing or opening doors.
4. Keep the vacuum hose and extension cord of the vacuum cleaner or scrubbing
machines as near the wall as possible. Always keep extension cords out of
water. In wet areas, cords should be plugged into GFCI protected electrical
outlets where available.
5. If you have any questions about the operation of power equipment, see your
Head Facilities Serviceperson.
6. Always wear appropriate non-skid footwear.
7. Never run on slippery floors.
8. Clean up any slippery spot on the floor or sidewalk as soon as possible.
9. Avoid leaving equipment, mops, brushes, or pails in hallways, doorways, or
stairs.
10. Don't try to wring mops with your hands, use the wringer that is provided.
11. When washing floors, use the wet floor sign barriers or cones with plastic chains.
12. Cleaning chemical containers are to be labeled properly at all times.
13. Wear rubber gloves and goggles when handling chemicals or other substances
harmful to the skin.
14. When handling human waste, use emergency clean-up kits.
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Lifting Safely
1. Size up the load. If there is any doubt in your mind as to your ability to lift it,
get help. The use of a dolly or cart is recommended for long distance moves
of heavy objects.
2. Ask for help when it is necessary to lift any object which, because of its
weight, size or shape is difficult to handle or is likely to cause injury.
3. Use proper lifting techniques. (see page 21)
4. Make sure your footing is secure.
5. Place your feet close to the base of the object to be lifted.
6. Get a firm grip and position your feet 6 to 12 inches apart.
7. Bend at the knees, not at the back.
8. Keep your back straight.
9. Lift slowly and evenly with your leg muscles and not with your back muscles.
10. Keep the object as close to your body as possible.
11. Set objects down in the same manner as you picked them up, but in reverse.
12. Avoid twisting your back when lifting. If you must change direction while
lifting, pivot with your feet and turn your entire body to change direction.
13. Perform movement smoothly and gradually.
14. When lifting, your hands should be dry and free of grease.
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Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls
1. Water, oil and other liquids should be immediately cleaned up from the floor
using a mop, bucket, oil dry materials, sand, paper towels or cloth materials.
Use caution signs and/or cones to warn of slippery areas.
Caution: Schools should not permit students to use mops for clean-up purposes.
2. Lights should be turned on before entering a dark room.
3. To prevent slipping, pick up all foreign objects from all walking surfaces.
4. Be sure that mats on carpets and tile lie flat on the floor.
5. Take short steps. Walk slowly and use handrails when you have to walk on
slippery surfaces or in congested areas.
6. Keep drawers and doors closed.
7. Wear closed-toe, non-slip-soled shoes.
8. When using stairs or steps, take one step at a time and use handrails.
9. Do not block your view by carrying or pushing objects so large that you
cannot see where you are going.
10. Do not jump from truck beds, platforms, scaffolds or other elevated places.
11. Do not tilt chairs back on two legs.
12. Avoid wet, slick or oily areas by walking around them.
13. Do not extend electrical or other cords across doorways, aisles, landings or
pathways.
14. Clean up or report all spills.
15. Keep your hands at your sides, not in your pocket.
16. As you walk, check your path for anything sticking out at floor level (tools,
pipes, drawers, etc…)
17. Watch out for uneven floor surface and problem areas such as drains or
manholes
18. WALK – DON’T RUN!! WALK – DON’T RUN!! WALK – DON’T RUN!!
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Ladder and Scaffold Safety
1. Select the right ladder for the job. Check for weight limits or duty rating.
Read and follow meeting instruction and safety guidelines.
2. Do not use wood ladders.
3. Do not use desks or chairs in place of ladders.
4. Inspect ladders to be sure the rungs are solid, tight, clean, and that the rails are
not cracked.
5. Avoid using any ladder with weak or damaged rails, steps, rungs or braces.
6. Before using any ladder, know how it operates and its design purpose.
7. Open step ladders fully and lock the spreaders. Ensure the ladder extends
above roof at least one body length.
8. Place safety cones with chains or yellow caution tape around the climbing
area.
9. Never allow more than one person on a ladder.
10. Ensure firm footing for the ladder.
11. Use the 4 to 1 rule in setting up extension ladders. It is easy to figure since
the rungs on most ladders are one foot apart. Count the rungs up to where the
ladder rests on the wall. If it is 16 feet, set the ladder base 4 feet from the
wall.
12. Never use a metal ladder when working around electricity.
13. Face the ladder while climbing up and down. Hold on with both hands. Do
not place your hands on the rung to climb. Place your hands on the side rails.
Carry tools or supplies in your pockets or haul them up with a line.
14. Move the ladder frequently instead of reaching over too far. Follow the rule
of keeping your belt buckle between the side rails.
15. Carry the ladder with the front end high enough to clear anyone ahead of you.
16. Never stand on the top of a stepladder it is dangerous, get a longer ladder or
platform when necessary.
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17. When working on a ladder in a doorway, ensure that the door is secured in
position, either locked or blocked open. Ensure work area is protected by
caution tape.
18. Never rest a ladder against window glass or sash.
19. When carrying a ladder, get someone to go ahead of you and open doors, and
to help you maneuver around corners. Keep clear of lighting fixtures.
20. Before leaving or moving a ladder, make sure to remove all tools and
materials from it.
21. Unless the need is urgent, avoid using a ladder in strong winds.
22. When using scaffolding inspect the scaffold before mounting it. It should be
sturdy, free of knotty or defective planks, level and solidly positioned.
23. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when assembling.
24. Keep the scaffold free of scraps, loose tools or tangled lines.
25. Lock and block the wheels before climbing. Never ride a rolling scaffold.
26. Level the scaffold after each move, but don’t extend the adjusting leg screws
more than 12 inches.
27. Lash fixed scaffolds at intervals of 30 feet of length and 25 feet of height.
Ensure that the safety locks are in proper working condition.
28. Check all pulleys, blocks, hooks, fittings and ropes on swinging scaffolds.
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Universal Precautions
CFR 1910, 1030
The Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) requires that all employees
working in public buildings be aware of proper clean up techniques for
biological and hazardous materials.
Universal Precautions is an approach to infection control. According to
the concept of Universal Precautions, all human blood and certain human
body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and
other blood borne pathogens.
Work Practice Controls means controls that reduce the likelihood of
exposure by altering the manner in which a task is performed (e.g.
prohibiting recapping of needles by a two-handed technique).
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Emergency Clean-Up Kit Instructions
KIT CONTENTS:
1 – Emergency Clean-up Powder (ECP) 1.5 oz. Packet
1 – pair heavy gauge seamless vinyl gloves with rolled cuffs
2 – water-resistant spatulas with formed handles
2 – large disposal bags with twist ties
2 – ECP registered germicidal cloth
1 – antiseptic hand towelette for personal hygiene
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
1.
Put on the protective gloves.
2.
Open the ECP packet. Sprinkle the entire pouch of ECP evenly over the
spill. Start from the outer edges and work towards the center.
3.
Wait for the spill to gel, approximately one to two minutes.
4.
Take out the plastic disposal bags and open them up.
5.
Roll down the tops of the bags until a cuff is formed which will hold the
bags open.
Using the spatulas, scoop up the gel and place it in the first disposal bag.
Discard the spatulas in the disposal bag.
Close the first bag with the twist tie. Place the first sealed bag into the
second bag.
Open the germicidal cloth and wipe off any residue. Discard it in the
second disposal bag.
Open the second germicidal cloth and thoroughly wipe down the
contaminated surface area. NOTE: Surface will be left moist with visible
droplets of germicide.
Allow surface to air-dry (approximately 10 minutes).
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Remove the gloves and place them in the second disposal bag.
Close the second disposal bag with the twist tie.
Wipe your hands with the antiseptic towelette.
Discard the disposal bag according to local regulations.
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Equipment Guidelines
Below are some recommendations for using equipment normally found in
schools. The list is not comprehensive, but should help you become aware of the
uses and concerns in using the equipment.
Low Speed Electric Scrubber/Polisher
make sure the cord is not wrapped around your feet
make sure that the handle is adjusted to the proper height
make sure the plug end has the grounding prong
size and color pad
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Electric Burnisher
make sure you don’t apply too much pressure and burn the floor
make sure you are using the correct pad
remember the burnisher is not a stripper
size and color pad
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Carpet Extractor
make sure the brushes are working
make certain you use the correct shampoo and defoamer
make sure the jets are not clogged
ensure the plug end has a grounding prong
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Wet-n-dry Vac
make sure that you are using the correct wand
make sure that you clean it after each use
make sure that you use the correct filter for the wet/dry system
ensure the plug end has a grounding plug
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Pressure Cleaner
make sure that you check for gas and oil
check that the switch is in the “on” position and that you pull the choke
out when the engine is cold
make sure that the water is turned “on” before starting the engine
make certain to wear goggles or a face shield.
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Somat/Compactor
make sure that the switch is in the “off” position
make certain that the blades are sharpened regularly
check that glass products, aluminum cans, etc., are not in the machine
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Lawn Equipment
check gas and oil, spark plug, and that blades are sharpened
make certain you wear boots, safety goggles and gloves.
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Washer/Dryers
make certain that on gas models, the pilot light is lit
make certain that the breakers are on
make certain that the filter is cleaned before and after each use
make certain the hose connections are tight
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Vacuums
make certain that the bag is emptied when half full
make certain that the cord is not frayed or coiled
make certain that you use the proper belt and that it is properly attached
ensure that the beater brush turns freely
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Propane Stripper
Make sure you turn on and off propane properly
Never store propane inside building! Always keep it inside proper
flammable cage!
Make sure you turn key on and off when starting and finishing (not doing
so could lead to dead battery)
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Propane Buffer
make sure you don’t apply too much pressure and burn the floor
make sure you are using the correct pad
remember….the burnisher is not a stripper
Make sure you turn key on and off when starting and finishing (not doing
so could lead to dead battery)
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Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber & Riders
make sure you are using the correct pad
Make sure you turn key on and off when starting and finishing (not doing
so could lead to dead battery)
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Pressure Cleaning Safety Tips
Fluids under high pressure can penetrate the skin and cause serious injury.
If any fluid appears to have penetrated the skin, get emergency medical care at once! Do
not treat it as a simple cut. Tell the attending physician exactly what fluid was injected.
Have your physician contact the National Poison Control Network; (412) 681-6669
ALWAYS…
wear goggles or a face shield to protect your eyes.
shut off the unit and open the trigger-gun, to release the pressure before removing the
spray tip or before servicing the unit.
make sure that the water is running before starting the machine.
NEVER…
point the spray gun at anyone or at any part of the human body.
put your hand or fingers over the spray tip.
try to stop or deflect water leaks from the machine with your hands or body.
exceed the pressure rating of any component in the system. Always use accessory
items and system components that will withstand the pressure developed.
alter or modify this equipment. Your personal safety, plus the proper functioning of
the equipment, is at risk.
attempt to operate the system without water or with an inadequate water supply.
attempt to operate the water heater, if so equipped, without the water running to the
unit.
allow children or untrained adults to operate the machine. Keep children and all
nonessential personnel at a safe distance when using the machine.
leave a pressurized unit unattended. Always shut off the unit and relieve the pressure
before leaving the machine
clean the machine using its own spray. Damage may occur to components from high
pressure spray and increase the potential for electric shock.
spray flammable liquids. Do not operate the unit where combustible fume or dust
may be present.
spray toxic chemicals such as insecticides or weed killer. Do not use chemicals,
which are not compatible with the machine.
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Chemicals Used In Broward County Schools
Disinfectant Detergent
Description: a strong chemical cleaning product, which kills germs
Used for: cleaning bathrooms, sinks, water fountains, clinics, bodily fluids, blood borne
pathogens, locker rooms, etc.
Neutral Floor Cleaner
Description: a non-acidic, non-alkaline floor cleaner
Used for: only for cleaning vinyl tile.
All Purpose Cleaner
Description: a chemical for general cleaning use
Used for: cleaning tabletops, counters and furniture
Gloss Restorer
Description: a liquid compound, which fills tiny cracks and scratches in waxed floors
Used for: high speed burnishing (It is used between stripping operations to prolong the
wax floor life).
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Description: a non-acidic liquid cleaning compound
Used for: cleaning stains from inside toilet bowls- Do not use toilet bowl cleaner for daily
cleaning/sanitizing. Use disinfectant detergent for this purpose.
Window Glass Cleaner
Description: a mild liquid cleaning agent
Used for: cleaning any glass, Plexiglas or mirrored surface
Tile and Grout Cleaner
Description: a corrosive cleaning compound for ceramic tile and grout
Used for: cleaning dirty grout and stains trapped in the grout and tile
Degreaser
Description: a heavy-duty all-purpose cleaner
Used for: removing finger and handprints, crayon and heavy traffic build-up
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Chemicals Used In Broward County Schools
Wax Stripper
Description: an emulsifying agent
Used for: removing floor wax
Wax
Description: a sealing agent for vinyl tile, and terrazzo flooring
Used for: protection of vinyl tile flooring and providing a shiny appearance
Graffiti Remover
Description: an acetone-based chemical, which emulsifies ink-based products
Used for: removing graffiti
Chewing Gum and Adhesive Remover
Description: a toluene-based chemical, which breaks down gum and adhesives
Used for: removing gum from carpeting, floors, etc.
Rust Remover
Description: an acid-based compound
Used for: removing rust stains
Dumpster Odor Eliminator
Description: an enzyme, which eats odor
Used for: eliminating odors
Carpet Extraction Shampoo
Description: a concentrated liquid
Used for: extraction soil from carpet
Defoamer
Description: a silicone-based product
Used for: to break down foam
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Chemical Disposal Guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency has established a manifest system, which
requires the waste generator to keep detailed records and to report to the agency.
Under these guidelines, a chemical and all the wastes generated from it are the
responsibility of the purchaser from the cradle to the grave. Even if a disposal
company is hired, the ultimate responsibility for the chemical is still the
purchaser’s.
The following guidelines are to be followed when disposing of chemicals:
Diluted water solutions of most chemicals may be poured down the sanitary
drain.
Place excess solid chemicals in a designated container for future disposal.
Outdated diethyl ether should not be handled. If you have a container of
outdated ether, have your administrator call the Chemical Manager in the Risk
Management and Safety Department to arrange for removal.
Dispose of flammable liquids in a separate container.
All unlabeled, outdated, prohibited, hazardous chemicals must be tagged with
red tape for disposal. These tagged chemicals are to be left on the shelf and
not transferred to another area.
The Chemical Disposal Form must be completed and sent to the Chemical
Manager in Risk Management and Safety before a removal date will be
scheduled.
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TOP DOWN CLEANING PROCEDURE
BATHROOMS
1. WASH ALL A/C VENTS/RETURNS AND ALL SURROUNDING CEILING
TILES AND GRIDS
2. HI AND LOW DUST FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ALL CORNERS
3. WASH LIGHT DEFUSERS COVERS INSIDE AND OUT & REPLACE
BURNED OUT BULBS AND WIPE OUT ALL COBWEBS
4. WASH AND SANITIZE WALLS/RECEPTACLES COVERS
5. SANITIZE URNIALS/TOILETS/TOILETS SEATS
6. CLEAN/POLISH MIRRORS/BRIGHT WORK
7. WASH DOOR/DOORFRAMES & POLISH KICK PLATE
8. EMPTY TRASH CANS AND WASH WITH DISINFECT & WATER
9. USE DOODLE BUG ON ALL EDGES/CORNERS AND AT THE BASE OF
ALL TOILETS AND URINALS
10. SCRAPE UP ANYTHING STUCK TO FLOOR/GUM ETC.
11. SWEEP FLOOR/PICK UP TRASH
12. USE SCRUBBER ON FLOOR AND MOP UP EXCESS WATER AND
CHEMICALS
CLASSROOMS
1. WASH AND SCRAPE GUM/GLUE/ETC ON ALL STUDENT DESKS AND
STACK IN HALL
2. WASH ALL STUDENT CHAIRS AND STACK IN HALL
3. WASH AND SCRAPE GUM/GLUE/ETC ON ALL TABLE AND STACK IN
HALL
4. WIPE &CLEAN ALL COMPUTER AND COMPUTER TABLES & PLACE IN
HALL
5. WIPE &CLEAN TEACHERS DESK/CHAIR & PLACE IN HALL
6. WASH ALL MOVABLE CABINETS/BOOKS SHELVES & PLACE IN HALL
7. WASH ALL A/C & RETURN VENTS/SURROUNDING TILE AND GRIDS
8. REPLACE A/C FILTERS AS NEEDED
9. WASH LIGHT DEFUSERS COVERS INSIDE AND OUT & REPLACE ALL
BURNED OUT BULBS AND WIPE OUT ALL COBWEBS
10. HI AND LOW DUST FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ALL CORNERS
11. REPLACE ALL STAINED /BROKEN CEILING TILES
12. WIPE &CLEAN ALL MAPS
13. WIPE &CLEAN ALL WHITE BOARDS
14. WASH ALL WINDOWS/WINDOW SCREENS & WINDOW SILLS
15. WASH ALL DOORS/ WINDOWS/DOORFRAMES AND POLISH KICK
PLATES
16. WIPE &CLEAN FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
17. WASH ALL WALLS & RECEPTACLES COVERS
18. EMPTY PENCIL SHARPENERS
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19. WASH SOAP DISPENSERS/PAPER TOWER HOLDER & WALL ABOVE
COUNTER
20. WASH ALL COUNTER TOPS & SINKS
21. WASH ALL CABINETS INSIDE & OUT INCLUDING DOORS
22. WASH ALL BASEBOARDS
23. EMPTY ALL TRASH CANS AND WASH WITH DISINFECT
24. SCRAPE UP ANYTHINGS STUCK TO FLOOR/GUM ECT.
25. SWEEP ALL FLOORS AND PICKUP ALL TRASH
26. REMOVE ALL TRASH TO DUMPSTER
27. STRIP AND WAX ALL FLOORS
28. SHAMPOO ALL CARPETS AND MATS
29. RETURN FURNITURE TO ROOM AND SET UP
CORRIDORS
30. WASH ALL A/C & RETURN VENTS/SURROUNDING TILE AND GRIDS
31. WASH ALL LIGHT DEFUSERS COVERS INSIDE AND OUT & WIPE OUT
ALL COBWEBS/REPLACE ALL BURNED OUT BULBS
32. REPLACE ALL STAINED /BROKEN CEILING TILES
33. HI AND LOW DUST FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ALL CORNERS
34. WIPE &CLEAN ALL BULLETIN BOARDS
35. WASH ALL WINDOWS/WINDOW SILLS
36. WASH ALL DOORS/DOOR WINDOWS/DOORFRAMES AND POLISH
KICK PLATE
37. WIPE &CLEAN FIRE EXTINGUISHERS & CABINETS
38. WASH ALL WALLS & RECEPTACLES COVERS
39. WASH ALL BASEBOARDS
40. SCRAPE UP ANYTHINGS STUCK TO FLOOR/GUM ECT.
41. SWEEP ALL FLOORS AND PICKUP ALL TRASH & REMOVE ALL TRASH
TO DUMPSTER
42. MAKE SURE TO DAMN ALL DOORS BEFORE STRIPPING AND WAX
ALL FLOORS
43. SHAMPOO ALL CARPET MATS
STAIRWELLS
1. WASH ALL A/C & RETURN VENTS/SURROUNDING TILE AND GRIDS
2. WASH ALL LIGHT DEFUSERS COVERS INSIDE AND OUT& WIPE OUT
ALL COBWEBS
3. HI AND LOW DUST FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ALL CORNERS
4. WASH ALL WINDOWS/ WINDOW SILLS
5. WASH ALL DOORS/DOOR WINDOWS AND POLISH KICK PLATE
6. WASH ALL WALLS & RECEPTACLES COVERS AND WIPE AND
SANITIZE ALL HANDRAILS
7. WASH ALL BASEBOARDS
8. SCRAPE UP ANYTHINGS STUCK TO FLOOR/GUM ECT.
9. SWEEP FLOOR AND PICKUP TRASH
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10. REMOVE ALL TRASH TO DUMPSTER
11. STRIP AND WAX FLOOR
12. SHAMPOO ALL MATS
ELEVATORS
13. WASH AND SANITIZE ELEVATOR WALLS /DOORS POLISH ALL
STAINLESS STEEL
14. SCRAPE UP ANYTHING STUCK TO FLOOR/GUM ETC.
15. STRIP AND WAX FLOOR
CAFETERIA/KITCHEN
16. WASH ALL A/C & RETURN VENTS/SURROUNDING TILE AND GRIDS
17. WASH ALL LIGHT DEFUSERS COVERS INSIDE AND OUT& WIPE OUT
ALL COBWEBS
18. HI AND LOW DUST FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ALL CORNERS
19. WASH ALL WINDOWS/WINDOW SCREENS, WINDOW SILLS
20. WASH ALL DOORS/DOOR WINDOWS/FIRE EXTINGUISHERS/POLISH
KICK PLATES
21. WASH ALL WALLS & RECEPTACLES AND COVERS
22. WASH ALL BASEBOARDS
23. SCRAPE UP ANYTHING STUCK TO FLOOR/GUM ETC.
24. CLEAN EXPANSION JOINTS IN FLOORS
25. SWEEP ALL FLOORS/BEHIND FIRE DOORS & PICKUP ALL TRASH
26. TAKE ALL TRASH TO DUMPER
27. STRIP AND WAX ALL FLOORS
28. SANITIZE AND SCRUB KITCHEN FLOOR
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Daily Responsibilities:
General Building
1. Base molding is cleaned every time the hard surface floor is mopped.
2. Chalkboards are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer recommendations;
chalk rails are cleaned daily.
3. Walls, doors and frames are spot cleaned as needed. Thresholds are cleaned
daily.
4. Elevator floors are cleaned daily. Stainless steel elevator doors and walls are
spot cleaned and polished as needed.
5. Obscenities and graffiti are removed as quickly as possible, preferably before
students arrive.
6. Vinyl, ceramic, terrazzo and quarry tile are wet mopped daily and are
refinished at least annually.
7. Carpets are vacuumed daily.
Carpets are maintained in a manner, which will provide for continuing compliance
with applicable flammability standards (SREF 5.5 (I) J (5)).
8. All gym floors will be dust mopped daily.
9. Interior waste containers (wastebaskets, garbage cans, etc.) are emptied daily
and cleaned when needed. Liners are replaced daily.
10. Slop sinks are cleaned daily and maintained in good operating condition at all
times.
11. Outside corridors are cleaned daily. This includes picking up of all debris and
sweeping or blowing off the area.
12. Outside entrances are cleaned and picked up daily. Entrance mats are swept or
vacuumed and entrance glass is cleaned on both sides daily. Recessed mats
are removed and the recessed area cleaned weekly or more often as necessary.
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13. Door hardware is checked daily. Panic hardware is to be kept in working
order at all times. If it is not in working order, notify your supervisor to make
the repairs.
14. Shop areas are dusted and swept daily. The floors are kept free of waste,
grease and obstructions.
15. Stairways are cleaned daily.
16. Windows are inspected for broken glass daily.
17. Water fountains, sinks and surrounding counter tops are sanitized daily.
18. Perform daily sanitation procedure on all restrooms!
19. Empty pencil sharpeners daily as needed.
20. Replace all burned out bulbs in assigned area. In the event that the fixture still
doesn’t operate after replacing new bulbs, insert a post-it notes on the inside
of the fixture cover and inform your supervisor immediately.
21. Restock and fill soap, paper towel, and toilet tissue dispensers daily. Inform
your supervisor of any broken or missing dispensers in your assigned area
immediately.
22. Inform your supervisor of any needed repairs or work orders in your assigned
area.
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Weekly Responsibilities:
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1. Auditorium and stage areas are cleaned at least weekly.
2. Cobwebs and mud dauber nests are removed from hallways, and classroom
ceilings are cleaned of cobwebs.
Door hinges, door closer, locksets, and holdback devices
are checked weekly for loose or missing screws and adjusted
and lubricated as needed. Major repairs are reported
to the appropriate department. (SREF. 5.5 (8C)).
3. “Low dust” with a disinfectant detergent dampened cloth. Begin to the right
of the entrance door and work in a counter-clockwise direction around the
room dusting all of the flat dust-collecting surfaces. A left-handed person
would reverse this direction.
4. Close and lock windows before dusting the window ledges. Make a note of
any broken glass that needs repair. Reporting damage and building security
are part of your responsibilities.
5. Walls, doors and frames are to be cleaned at least weekly.
6. A/C vents, Returns and Wall Unit Grill Covers are recommended to be
serviced weekly or at the first signs of dust build up.
7. Ceiling tiles around A/C vents are to be dusted / wiped down. All light
fixtures around A/C vents are recommended to be serviced weekly or at the
first signs of dust build up.
8. VCT flooring in hallways are to be high speed burnished at least once a week.
9. Perform weekly sanitation procedure in all restrooms.
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Monthly Responsibilities:
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1. Change A/C filters in assigned area. (See page 89-90 for proper procedures)
2. Wash all countertops and cabinets in assigned area.
3. Shampoo spots and high traffic lanes in carpeting.
4. Clean, organize and restock Facilities Serviceperson storage rooms and
Facilities Serviceperson service areas.
Semi-Annual Responsibilities:
General Building
The interiors of windows are washed at least semi-annually.
(SREF 5.5 18 (A))
1. Window interiors and exteriors are cleaned at least every 6 months.
2. Window operators are checked semi-annually and minor adjustments
(including lubrication) are performed to keep equipment in operation.
3. Window screens are removed and cleaned at least semi-annually. They are
also kept in good repair.
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Annual Responsibilities:
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1. Blinds and other window coverings are cleaned at least annually.
2. Cleaning of desks and furniture is required on a periodic basis. However,
annually, the desks and chairs must be cleaned inside, outside and underneath
to remove dust, dirt, gum. This also applies to cafeteria tables. All loose
screws and fastenings are tightened; worn or missing glides are replaced as
they occur.
3. Ceilings are cleaned annually.
4. All furniture is cleaned at least annually. All loose screws and fastenings are
tightened. Worn or missing glides are replaced.
5. Wood gym/dance floors will be refinished annually.
6. Light fixture bulbs or tubes are cleaned at least annually and changed as
needed.
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Cleaning Checklist
General Building
Auditorium/Stage
Base Molding
Blinds
Cafeteria/Dining Area
Ceilings
Chalkboard/Rails
Clinics
Doors, Frames, Thresholds
Duct Systems (registers)
Elevators
Exterior, Interior Walls
Floor Coverings:
Cement, Terrazzo, Quarry
VCT and Carpet
Furniture
Gym Floors (wood)
Interior Waste Containers
Light Fixtures
Bulbs or Tubes
Mop Sinks
Outside Corridors
Outside Entrances and Mats
Screening
Shops (wood, automotive)
Stairways
Tackboard
Walkways, Roof Overhang
Windows
Window Operators
Special Areas
Daily
Ceramic Tile
Counters
Door/Hardware
Drains and Flush Traps
Drinking Fountains
Fixtures
Laboratories
Showers
Soap/Paper Dispensers
Toilet Rooms
Trash and Waste Removal
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X
X
X
Weekly
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Monthly
6 Months
Annual
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X
X
X
X
X
X
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Daily
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Weekly
Monthly
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6 Months
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Classroom/Corridor/Office/Auditorium/Stage
Cleaning Guidelines
Equipment and Supplies
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Dust mop
Lobby broom and dust pan
Wet mop
Small pail
Rubber gloves and goggles
Putty knife
Trash can liners
Disinfectant cleaner
Gum remover
Hand soap
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Vacuum cleaner
Dusting tool
Bucket with wringer
Scrub sponge
Cleaning wipes
Wet floor sign
Paper towels
Neutral floor cleaner
Carpet spotter
Toilet paper
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Daily Tasks
Daily Tasks
1. Empty pencil sharpener(s).
2. Empty trash and change liners in all of section.
3. Vacuum/sweep floors/stair treads, landings. Spot clean walls, doors, windows
and door frames.
4. Spot mop all tile floors as needed.
5. Sweep/mop/spot wash walls/doors/windows in cafeteria daily.
6. Sweep/mop assigned hallways daily.
7. Perform daily restroom sanitation procedure.
8. Sanitize water fountains and surrounding walls and floor areas.
9. Stock paper products and hand soaps in restroom and sink area in rooms.
10. Pick up debris and empty trash cans outside in assigned areas.
11. Replace all burned out bulbs in assigned areas.
12. Report all needs for work orders to shift supervisor and perform all special
assigned tasks as directed
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Weekly Tasks
Weekly Tasks
1. Mop all hard flooring surfaces. (Monday / Tuesday)
2. Buff hallways. (Monday)
3. Clean windowsills and blinds/chalkboards/rails. (Tuesday)
4. Complete cleaning of walls, doors/windows and door frames/stairwells and
railings. (Wednesday)
5. Dust entire section & Hi and low dust including A/C vents and returns and
surrounding ceiling tiles and grids and wipe all horizontal surfaces.
(Thursday)
6. Perform weekly sanitation procedure in all restrooms. (Friday)
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Monthly Tasks
Monthly Tasks
1. Change all A/C filters in assigned areas. (First Week)
2. Wash all countertops and cabinets in assigned area. (Second Week)
3. Shampoo spots and traffic lanes in carpeting. (Third Week)
4. Clean and organize facilities serviceperson storage rooms. (Fourth Week)
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Restroom/Locker-Shower Room/Clinic
Cleaning Guidelines
Restrooms are critical areas in any facility, both in terms of sanitation and public
relations. The condition of the restroom is naturally of great concern for the students,
teachers, staff and visitors who use them. Their experiences with the cleanliness and
sanitation of the room usually develop a lasting impression about the entire facility.
A restroom is a virtual breeding place for bacteria and disease-causing germs of all
types. Where public health and welfare are concerned, there can be no short cuts
taken, no corners cut, no putting off until tomorrow. And more than any other area in
the facility, the restroom reflects the effectiveness of the Facilities Serviceperson.
Equipment and Supplies
 Rubber Gloves
 Mop bucket and wringer
 Pressure sprayer
 Broom
 Push broom
 Wet floor signs
 Hand towels
 San-I-Bag envelopes
 All purpose cleaner
 Toilet bowl cleaner
 Neutral floor cleaner
 Dust pan
 Goggles
 Mop
 Putty knife
 Toilet bowl brush
 All purpose spray bottles
 Cleaning cloths or wipes
 Sanitary napkins
 Disposal unit liners
 Disinfectant cleaner
 Hand soap
 Squeegee
 Graffiti remover
Always wear protective gloves and goggles when working in these areas.
Shower and locker room fixtures, benches, walls and floors are cleaned a minimum of
once each day, when in use, with an effective germicidal or bacteriostatic cleaner. Floors
are maintained in a non-slip condition. Shower heads and student-operated controls are
sanitized daily. (SREF 5.5 (15B-7)).
All clinic rooms are cleaned and sanitized at least daily, using a germicidal or
bacteriostatic cleaner and maintained in clean and sanitary condition at all times (SREF
5.5 (I) J (5)).
All water closets, urinals, lavatories, faucets, flush valves, dispensers, mirrors, shelves
waste receptacles, partitions, lower walls and floors are cleaned a minimum of once a day with an
effective germicidal or bacteriostatic cleaner. (SREF 5.5 (15 B-2)).
Fixtures are cleaned a minimum of once a day with an effective germicidal or
bacteriostatic cleaner and maintained in a clean, sanitary condition at all times. Ensure
that toilet seat fasteners are secure at all times (SREF 5.5 15B -2A).
Soap, towel and toilet paper dispensers are in place and contain an adequate supply at all
times. Hot air dryers may be substituted for paper towels and dispensers. (SREF 5.5 (15B
- 2D)).
Flush traps, floor drains and urinal traps are water flushed and sanitized daily
(SREF 5.5 (5C))
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Restroom/Locker-Shower Room/Clinic
Sanitation Procedure: Daily
Daily
Gather tools and supplies necessary. (3 gallon pump sprayer filled with
appropriate dilution of Wexcide, toilet brush, sponge, clean mop, drying
wipes, lobby pan, dusting wand and broom, clean mop bucket, filled with
appropriate dilution of Wexcide, and wringer.)
Begin by dusting vents and grills in restroom and knocking down all debris
from walls and ceilings
Remove all debris with lobby pan and broom. Remove all Graffiti Daily!
Beginning with sink and countertop area, fully saturate (flood coat) 3 gallon
pump sprayer filled with appropriate dilution of Wexcide, entire sink, faucets,
hand soap dispensers, counter, mirrors, and surrounding wall space areas. Do
not worry about excess runoff of germicidal solution, it will be absorbed when
mopping. (Be sure to saturate the drainpipes beneath the sink, a common
space for odors.)
Continue this flood coat process moving towards the next station of fixtures
and entire wall space, partitions, fixtures and flush valves (be sure to saturate
the entire fixture). (Top, sides, inside, under seats and beneath toilet or
hanging urinals, a common space for odors) Continue moving through out
restroom with this flood coat process until all fixtures, partitions and
surrounding wall space in restroom has been saturated with germicidal
solution. Do not worry about the excess germicidal solution, it will be
absorbed when mopping. (Note: When flood coating urinals and toilets, be
sure to saturate all surrounding wall space and partitions to ensure complete
disinfection.)
Return to sink and countertop area with a sponge and thoroughly agitate this
entire area vigorously, be sure to scrub all faucets, dispensers, wall space,
drainpipes, mirrors and countertop area. (Do not use toilet or urinal brushes
or sponges on these areas!)
Continue to next station of fixtures an agitate this entire area vigorously with
sponge or brush, being sure to scrub flush valves, top, sides, behind and
underneath unit, surrounding wall space, partitions, and dispensers. Until all
fixtures, flush valves, drainpipes, dispensers, partitions and wall space has
been thoroughly agitated throughout restroom.
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Return to sink and countertop area (3 gallon pump sprayer filled with
appropriate dilution of Wexcide and thoroughly flood coat entire area again to
rinse completely.
Repeat this rinsing process for all fixtures throughout entire restroom ensuring
complete saturation of top, bottom, and sides, behind and beneath units,
surrounding wall space, partitions, dispensers and flush valves throughout
restroom.
Use a sponge to knock down excess germicidal solution from all horizontal
surfaces, such as countertops. Use drying wipes to thoroughly dry all chrome,
stainless steel, flush valves, faucets, drainpipes, dispensers, mirrors, and bright
work to prevent discoloration. (Dry seat if restroom is to be reopened
immediately) Replace any damaged dispensers immediately and report any
needed repairs to your supervisor. Refill dispensers as necessary.
Damp mop entire floor space beginning at further most wall working towards
center and doorway with Wexcide and flush floor drain with remaining
germicidal solution. Wipe entrance door wells and doors with Wexcide
solution until free of handprints and dirt. (Note: Germicidal solution in mop
bucket is only usable for an individual gang restroom. It is necessary to refill
bucket with fresh Germicidal solution to continue next restroom also. Do not
use mop for the restrooms on hallway or classroom floors to avoid cross
contamination. Utilize a labeled and separate mop for these purposes!)
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Restroom/Locker-Shower Room/Clinic
Sanitation Procedure: Weekly
Weekly
Gather tools and supplies necessary. (3 gallon pump sprayer filled with
appropriate dilution of Wexcide, toilet brush, sponge, clean mop, drying
wipes, lobby pan, dusting wand and broom, low speed scrubbing machine,
doodle bug and/or base board scrubber, clean mop bucket, filled with
appropriate dilution of germicidal solution, and wringer.) Our current
germicidal solution is diluted 1 ounce per 1 gallon of water. (SREF 5.5 (1) J
(5)).
Begin by dusting vents and grills in restroom and knocking down all debris
from walls and ceilings
Remove all debris with lobby pan and broom. Remove all Graffiti Daily!
Beginning first inside wall of restroom, Beginning with sink and countertop
area, fully saturate (flood coat) 3 gallon pump sprayer filled with appropriate
dilution of germicidal solution, entire wall space from floor to ceiling and
continue to saturate towards sink, faucets, hand soap dispensers, counter and
mirrors. Do not worry about excess runoff of germicidal solution, we will
return to this later. Be sure to saturate the drainpipes beneath the sink, a
common space for odors.
Continue this flood coat process moving towards the next station of fixtures
and saturate entire wall space, partitions, fixtures and flush valves (be sure to
saturate the entire fixture), including top, sides, inside, under seats and
beneath toilet or hanging urinals, a common space for odors. (SREF 5.5 15B
– 2A) Continue moving throughout restroom with this flood coat process
until all wall space, fixtures, partitions in restroom have been saturated with
germicidal solution. Do not worry about the excess germicidal solution, we
will return to this later. (SREF 5.5 (15B - 2A)) Note: When flood coating
urinals and toilets, be sure to saturate all entire wall space and partitions from
ceiling to floor to ensure disinfection. (SREF 5.5 )15B – 7))
Return to the first saturated wall and agitate this entire area vigorously with
doodlebug paying special attention to corners and edges. Continue towards
sink and countertop area and continue scrubbing with a sponge and
thoroughly agitate this entire area vigorously, be sure to scrub all faucets,
dispensers, wall space, drainpipes, mirrors and countertop areas. (Do not use
toilet or urinal brushes on sinks or counter tops! Do not use sponges on
these urinals or toilets!)
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Continue to next station of fixtures an agitate this entire area vigorously with
sponge or brush, being sure to scrub flush valves, top, sides, behind and
underneath unit, entire wall space, partitions, and dispensers, until all fixtures,
dispensers, partitions and wall space has been thoroughly agitated.
Return to first saturated wall and re-saturate thoroughly from ceiling to floor,
moving towards sink and countertop area. Then use 3 gallon pump sprayer
filled with appropriate dilution of germicidal solution and thoroughly flood
coat entire area again to rinse completely.
Repeat this rinsing process throughout entire restroom ensuring complete
saturation of top, bottom, sides, behind and beneath units, wall space,
partitions, dispensers, flush valves, etc….
Use a sponge to knock down standing germicidal solution from all horizontal
surfaces, such as countertops. Use drying wipes to thoroughly dry all chrome,
stainless steel, flush valves, faucets, drainpipes, dispensers, mirrors, and bright
work to prevent discoloration. When necessary, use a stainless steel polish to
restore restroom bright work. Clean light diffuser covers when necessary.
Replace any damaged dispensers immediately and report any needed repairs
to your supervisor.
Refill all soap, paper towel and toilet paper roll dispensers as necessary.
(SREF 5.5 (15B – 2D))
Saturate entire floor space with appropriate dilution of germicidal solution and
scrub all areas accessible with slow speed scrubbing machine and nylon-grit
brush. Using a doodlebug or base board scrubbing machine to vigorously
scrub remaining areas such as edges, inside stalls, and tight spaces
surrounding toilets and urinals. In some cases, it may be necessary to utilize a
grout cleaning chemical to restore discolored grout. Repeat this entire process
until restroom is odorless and free of discoloration and stains. Flush floor
drain with remaining germicidal solution. (SREF 5.5 (5c)). Use wet/dry
vacuum to remove solution from heavily soiled floors, otherwise use damp
mop to remove excess solution from floor.
Wipe entrance door wells and doors with appropriate dilution of germicidal
solution until free of handprints and dirt. (Note: Germicidal solution in mop
bucket is only usable for an individual gang restroom. It is necessary to refill
bucket with fresh germicidal solution to continue to next restroom. Do not
use mop for the restrooms on hallway or classroom floors to avoid cross
contamination. Utilize a labeled and separate mop for these purposes!)
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RESTROOMS CLEANING
DO’S & DON’TS
DO
Sanitize all areas with which people or waste comes in contact.
Wipe dry all chrome to prevent corrosion.
Measure cleaning chemicals exactly.
Sanitize floor drain and flush daily. (SREF 5.5(5C))
Scrub floor with machine periodically.
Keep all dispensers serviced.
DO NOT
Use bowl cleaner for any cleaning other than toilet bowls.
Take a mixed solution from one restroom to another.
Make solution stronger than directed. Cleaning chemicals are safe when used
as directed.
Use abrasive cleansers (Ajax, Comet, etc.)
Mix chemicals together in same solution. This can result in personal injury
and/or reduced cleaning efficiency.
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Cafeteria/Dining/Somat/Compactor Room
Cleaning Guidelines
Keeping food consumption areas clean and free of bacterial growth is a constant
challenge for the Facilities Serviceperson. It is essential to follow the
recommended sanitation procedures and to use proper cleaners and sanitizers
when cleaning food preparation and disposal areas.
The cafeteria/dining area is an ideal environment for bacterial growth. Direct
human contact with food can create a bacterial explosion if proper cleaning
procedures are not followed. Therefore, the areas of responsibility for cleaning
the Cafeteria/Dining/Somat/Compactor Rooms are:
Food Service Staff – cleans all food preparation equipment from
the storage areas to the somat/compactors inside the kitchen,
including the floor and walls to a reasonable height. In the dining
area, the food service staff cleans the tables, chairs and/or benches.
Facilities Servicepersons - clean all other surfaces in the dining
area. The floors and filters are part of a periodic or summer
schedule with filters being checked, changed or cleaned on a
regular schedule. All other surfaces in the cafeteria/dining area
should be checked monthly and cleaned as needed. In the
cafeteria/dining area, it is important that the correct mixture
of disinfectant detergent is used to sanitize the floors or that
you have the correct solution to spot or clean the carpet.
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Cafeteria/Dining Room
Equipment and Supplies
 (2) 20 gallon garbage cans
 Vacuum
 Putty knife
 Dust pan
 Trash can liners
 Push brooms
 Chewing gum remover
 Spray bottles
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Mops
Wringers
Lobby broom
Disposable wipes
Wet floor signs
Disinfectant detergent
Mop bucket
1. Put the chairs upside down on the tables or on their sides. Lock two chairs
together. Chair legs and glides carry germs from the floor; chairs should
never be placed upright on the tables. Folding cafeteria tables should be
folded to the up-right position and rolled to the side of the cafeteria. They
should then be unrolled and placed in their proper position when the floor
where they were has been cleaned. Refer to safety techniques.
2. Sweep the cafeteria floor with the push broom to remove debris.
3. Clean the walls around the Somat chute and other areas as needed.
4. Mop the cafeteria floor with the pre-mixed disinfectant detergent. Move the
tables enough to mop under the legs each day.
5. If the cafeteria has the folding tables, follow the directions on (pg. 56) for
folding the tables.
6. If the floor is carpeted, police the area to pick up all foreign items and then
vacuum the complete area. Spot clean the carpet where needed.
7. After the floor has dried, or the vacuuming is complete, put the chairs back
on the floor, spacing them properly.
8. Clean entrance glass on both sides.
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Somat/Compactor Room
Equipment and Supplies
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Rubber pressurized hose
Goggles
Pressure sprayer
 Degreaser
 Deck brush
 Disinfectant detergent
1. Fill the pump sprayer with disinfectant detergent.
2. Spray the complete inside of the Somat/compactor room walls with
germicidal solution.
3. Allow the solution to stand for 2–3 minutes.
4. Brush, rinse and flush.
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Floors
The condition of the floors in a building is one of the most visible signs of proper
cleaning and maintenance procedures. Floors are the largest surface area that Facilities
Servicepersons clean and they directly impact the health and safety of students and staff.
The floor is a vital part of the overall impression the building creates.
To a large extent, the condition of a floor reflects the efficiency of the Facilities
Serviceperson’s operation throughout the entire building. Therefore, proper floor
maintenance is an important function of all Facilities Servicepersons. This section will
provide guidelines and procedures for proper floor care.
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Scrubber Procedures
Pre-Operation:
Pre-dust or pre-sweep area prior to operating scrubber
Pick up any large debris, cans, paper or food on cafeteria floors, etc…
Check battery level on machine and water level in batteries. It should just
be covering the inside plates. Use distilled water only
Check condition of pads on machine. Red pads are recommended for
daily scrubbing
Operation:
Fill tank with water no more that the max line indicates on sight tube
Chemicals- mix appropriate ration of chemicals with water into the
solution tank
Lower the scrub deck and squeegee…Note: make sure to set pad pressure
to a level that will not damage the floor or machine
Always begin scrubbing from right to left, overlapping your path by two
inches to ensure complete coverage
When you have completed your cleaning, always raise the scrub deck and
run the squeegee the length of the machine to pick up remaining water.
Then raise the squeegee and return to your station
Post-Operation:
Empty recovery tank and then clean water tank. Rinse machine and let
water run through the machine with the hoses open to flush out any dirty
water
Rinse the filter in the recovery tank or the filter above the vacuum
motor…also remove and rinse the solution flow filter
Wipe the machine down and leave the machine and all ports open to
ensure the tanks air dry
Charge the machine if needed, leaving the machine open to ventilate
batteries while charging
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Floor Mopping
Equipment and Supplies
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Dust mop
Putty knife
Wet floor signs
Dust pan
 Bucket with wringer
 Broom
 Pre-mixed cleaning solution
(Neutral Clean Only)
PROCESS
1. Remove furniture from area to be mopped.
2. Display “Wet Floor” signs appropriately.
3. Dust-mop the floor and remove any foreign items stuck to floor with putty
knife.
4. Pick up dirt in dustpan.
5. Prepare mop mixture according to manufacturer’s directions.
6. Saturate the wet mop in the mixture and squeeze most of the excess water out.
7. Draw mop parallel to the wall to avoid splashing the baseboard.
8. Using side-to-side strokes, mop an area approximately 9’ X 9', turning the
mop over after 4 or 5 strokes to prevent the dirt from being spread back over
the floor.
9. Rinse the mop often so that the dirt is not redistributed over the floor. Change
the mop water as needed.
When automatic floor scrubbing machines are available, follow the steps below:
Make sure that the machine is properly charged.
Fill with Neutral floor cleaner.
Put on the proper brush or pad.
Proceed to clean the floor.
Tip:
A tennis ball attached to a broom handle can be used to remove black
streaks from floors.
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Floor Stripping
VINYL TILE / TERRAZZO
Equipment and Supplies
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(2) 20 gallon garbage cans – preferably metal
(2) Garbage can dollies
 Wringers
Can liners
 Wet mops
Putty knife
 Wet floor signs
Broom
 Wet/dry vacuum
Pre-mixed stripping solution
 Doodle bug
Gum remover
 Abrasive (powder or liquid)
Dustpan
 Scraper
Dust mop
 Protective foot wear
Floor machine (appropriate pads/brushes)  Gloves and goggles
Squeegee
 Wipes
1. Sweep the floor with the broom to remove as much dirt and litter as possible.
Use a putty knife or scrapper to remove gum or tape.
2. Dispense the stripping solution from the Automatic Dispensing Machine into
one of the 20-gallon cans, or mix Stripping Solution per manufacturer
directions on the box.
3. Apply the stripping solution to a small area of the floor at a time,
approximately 12 ft. by 12 ft. Let it stand on the floor as specified in the
manufacturer’s specifications. Avoid excessive flooding.
4. Machine scrub the floor with the appropriate brush (nylo-grit) or abrasive pad
(black color), scrubbing only the wet area. Move slowly but continuously.
Use an overlapping pattern (see illustration). “Carry” solution on the floor
with the machine.
5. “Heel” the machine only if needed for hard to remove spots.
6. If available, apply a small amount of abrasive powder for spots that persist.
7. Put the powder or liquid abrasive on the spot only. Keep the powder abrasive
dispenser close to the floor to prevent the powder from flying about the room.
8. Make a second pattern, at a right angle from the first one, so as to ensure
complete coverage.
9. Scrub along the baseboards and corners. Use a doodle bug and putty knife to
clean these areas as you approach them. Avoid splattering.
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10. If splattering occurs, wipe the baseboards, walls and stationary equipment
immediately. Do not let it dry.
11. Important! Pick up dirty stripping solution using the wet/dry vacuum. Be
sure that the floor machine operator does not get too far ahead of you. Ask
the operator to stop or slow down if this occurs. The operator can always wet
the area again.
12. Important! Rinse the stripped area thoroughly using first and second rinse
water. Leave the floor as dry as possible.
13. Important! Continue the entire routine until the total area has been finished.
Change the rinse water often.
14. Check the floor for residue by wiping your hand across the floor. A clean
floor will feel smooth. Dirty floors will feel rough and have a chalky residue.
15. Damp wipe the machine and polish it dry.
16. Clean and dry the other equipment, then return the equipment to storage.
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Floor Refinishing
HARD FLOORS
Equipment and Supplies
 Applicator pan and block
 Bucket with wringer
 Wet floor signs
 Wet mops
 Floor finish
IMPORTANT POINTS
Wash all new mop heads and let them dry overnight before using.
An applicator with pad may be substituted for a mop with equally satisfactory
results.
Refinishing is done following a thorough and careful stripping of the floor to
remove all of the old finish.
Dust mop and dry mop the floor.
Apply the finish in smooth, even coats using either a mop or an applicator.
Apply either the first or last coat from wall to wall, thereafter moving in from
the wall so as to prevent accumulation on the edges.
Only fill the bucket with about 2.5 gallons of wax. The process of waxing
will often pick up items from the floor and contaminate the wax in the bucket.
It is better to refill the wax bucket more often, than to throw out gallons of
contaminated wax.
Apply the number of coats of floor finish per manufacturer direction.
Applying the Finish
1. Submerge the mop into the finish then carefully place the dripping mop into
the wringer, slowly closing the press one-third to halfway. When bringing the
mop out of the press, it should be neither wrung out too dry nor so saturated as
to be dripping.
2. Apply the floor finish along the edges of the area and around any unmoved
furniture or equipment. This will form a border the width of the mop, up to,
but not touching the baseboard.
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3. Don’t lift the mop off of the floor while laying floor finish until you are ready
to return it to the bucket to get more solution. Lifting a wet mop full of finish
will cause the finish to drip and may result in bubbles on the floor.
4. The center of the floor can now be waxed by applying the finish in a side-toside, overlapping pattern.
5. Immerse the mop and wring it out as often as necessary to maintain an even
appearance. This is usually determined by noting the amount of wetness and
“feel” on the mop handle caused by the amount of mop drag.
6. Be sure to mop up any drips as you go along. Don’t track back over the new
wax.
7. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly.
8. Apply a second coat to the floor. The second application should be kept
approximately six (6) inches away from the walls and/or any permanent
furniture in the room.
9. After the second coat has dried completely, buff the area. This will give the
floor the effect of a sealer.
10. Apply additional coats in the same manner as the first two coats. However,
the next application should be kept approximately one foot (12 inches) away
from the walls or permanent furniture. This is to prevent a build-up or
accumulation along the edge of the baseboards and around the furniture.
11. For best appearance, the final coat of finish should always be high speed
burnished the next day.
12. Replace the furniture the next day, when the floor is completely dry. Be
careful not to damage the furniture or walls and make certain that everything
is returned to its proper place.
13. Clean and dry all equipment and return to storage.
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The Do’s of Floor Finishing
1. Keep your equipment clean and in good working condition (buckets with
good casters, laundered mops, wringers with good springs, etc.).
2. Rinse the bucket, wringer and mop handle to remove any wax.
3. Always use clean, laundered dust mops.
4. Read and follow all manufacturers’ directions.
5. Organization is a key factor. Allow enough time to complete the job. Keep
the area, which you are to refinish clean and uncluttered.
6. Use walk-off mats whenever possible in order to keep from tracking up other
areas.
7. Wear appropriate clothing, gloves, shoes and goggles.
8. Use a “WET FLOOR,” sign every time you strip and refinish floors to avoid
any type of injury or lawsuit.
9. Let the stripper work on the old finish. Follow the manufacturer’s directions
for wait time. Use applicable personal protective equipment.
10. Put a thin coat of floor finish down. Thin coats will dry much faster than
heavy coats.
11. Wait until the floor is dry before applying additional coats of finish.
12. Use at least two heavy rinses after stripping the floor to insure that the floor is
free of stripper and old finish. Wet-Vac usage is recommended at all times.
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The Don’ts of Floor Finishing
1. Don’t try to strip more than you can handle at one time. Always keep the floor
wet while in the process of stripping the old finish off of the floor.
2. Don’t ever mix chemicals to make the stripper more powerful. It could be
harmful to your health.
3. Don’t start the stripping procedure until the stripper you have laid on the floor
has had a chance to emulsify the old finish. Stripper will become very slippery
under your feet when the old finish has been loosened.
4. Don’t forget to use non-slip footwear.
5. Don’t ever use a “treated” dust mop on a stripped floor before laying the new
finish. If you have used a treated dust mop, an oil film will be left on the floor
and the new finish will not be able to adhere to the oily surface. Anything on the
floor between the new finish and the floor will prevent it from bonding to the
floor.
6. Don’t return unused floor finish to the bottle or the drum. It could spoil the
whole drum.
7. Don’t lay too thick a coat of floor finish at one time. Thick coats have a
tendency not to dry and become sticky and tacky. When this type of application
is walked on, the finish “moves” under foot and the appearance is ruined.
8. Don’t try to lay a second or third coat of finish too soon because this will cause
the finish to streak and ruin the appearance of the floor.
9. Don’t try to pick up stripping solution with a mop after the floor has been
scrubbed with a rotary machine. Always us a Wet-Vac to pick up the old
solution.
10. Don’t mix water and wax to damp mop your floors. This gives it a good
appearance only for a very short period of time. If this process is repeated too
may times the floors will become very dingy and dirty looking and require
stripping more often.
11. Don’t put finish on baseboards. Nobody walks on them.
12. Don’t put a flammable substance on your floor to remove the finish. A spark
from your rotary machine could cause a flash fire.
13. Don’t use a fan while laying floor finish. This will tend to cause the finish to
ridge or streak. Use the fan only when the coat is completely down.
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Buffing – High Speed Burnishing
Equipment and Supplies
 Floor machine 1000-2000 RPM
 High speed pad
 Wet mop
 Gloss restorer
 Push broom
 Drive block
 Mop bucket and wringer
 Dust mop
 Dustpan
1. Clear the area to be burnished.
2. Dust mop the floor to remove any loose dirt.
3. Damp mop the floor if it is heavily soiled or lightly scrub the floor if
needed.
4. Follow the label directions on the gloss restorer when dispensing it from
the Automatic Dispensing Machine, or from other containers.
5. Use a clean mop to apply a thin coat of the restorer on the floor.
6. When the restorer solution has dried, burnish with a high-speed floor
machine and applicable pad.
7. After the entire floor has been burnished, dust mop the floor with a
pre-treated mop.
8. Replace any furniture that was moved.
9. Clean and dry all equipment and return them to storage.
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Carpet Cleaning
BONNET METHOD - (periodically)
Equipment and Supplies
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Rotary floor machine
Rotary carpet shampoo
Gum remover & putty knife
Lobby broom
Drive block
Bucket/w wringer
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Dust pan
Vacuum
Hand brush
Carpet spotter
Bonnets (2 or more)
Pressure sprayer 2–3 gallon
Preparing the floor
1. Vacuum the carpet.
2. Use chewing gum remover and putty knife to remove any chewing gum found on the
carpet.
3. Pre-spot all stains using the mixture according to manufacturer’s directions.
Using the machine
1. Install the drive block.
2. Fill the bucket with solution of carpet shampoo.
3. Fill the pump up sprayer 1/2 full using a solution of rotary carpet shampoo.
4. Check the cord and plug end for grounding prong before inserting it into the outlet.
5. Using the pump up sprayer, mist spray a 15 ft. x 15 ft. area.
6. Soak the bonnet in the bucket and ring it out thoroughly.
7. Install the bonnet on the drive block.
8. Start working away from the receptacle to scrub the floor.
9. Continue to mist spray and scrub the carpet until the area is complete.
10. Watch for soiling of the bonnet. Dirty bonnets only redistribute the dirt over the
carpet. If one side of at the bonnet gets dirty, it may be turned over once to use the
clean side prior to laundering.
11. Normally, carpet may be vacuumed and used almost immediately.
12. Clean and dry all equipment and return them to storage.
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Carpet Cleaning
EXTRACTION METHOD - (semi-annually)
Equipment and Supplies
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Carpet extractor
Extractor shampoo
Gum remover & putty knife
Lobby broom
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Dustpan
Vacuum
Hand brush
Carpet spotter
Preparing the floor
1. Vacuum the carpet.
2. Use chewing gum remover and putty knife to remove any chewing gum found
on the carpet.
3. Pre-spot all stains using the mixture according to manufacturer’s directions.
Using the machine
1. Dispense the appropriate amount of shampoo from the Automatic Dispensing
Machine, or properly mixed chemical into the solution tank.
2. Add recommended amount of defoamer to the recovery tank.
3. Check the cord and plug end to ensure it has a grounding prong before
inserting it into the outlet.
4. Make sure that the selector is set to carpet.
5. Be sure that all switches are on.
6. Start in the far corner of the area to be cleaned.
7. Be sure that the front of the machine rests on the carpet. Slowly, pull the
machine toward you while pressing the carpet spray switch. Release the
carpet spray switch 6" before ending the stroke.
8. Roll the machine forward to start the next stroke. Be sure to overlap areas so
that you will prevent streaking.
9. If foam appears in the view window, turn off all switches and add more
defoamer to tank.
10.
To speed up the drying time, you can go back over the carpet using only the
vacuum, (extractor).
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11. When the carpet is dry, re-vacuum to insure the complete removal of any
solution residue.
12. Place paper or cardboard under the metal legs of chairs and tables while the
carpet is still wet.
13. Clean the equipment, wipe it dry and place in the storage area.
Note: If the machine abruptly turns off, turn the switch off and wait a
few minutes. Check the overload switch.
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Carpet Cleaning
ROTARY METHOD - (annually)
Equipment and Supplies
 Rotary floor machine
 Rotary carpet shampoo
 Gum remover & putty knife
 Shampoo brush
 Vacuum
 Carpet spotter
Preparing the floor
1. Vacuum the carpet.
2. Use chewing gum remover and a putty knife to remove any chewing gum
found on the carpet.
3. Pre-spot all stains using the mixture according to manufacturer’s directions.
Using the machine
1. Fill the rotary floor machine tank from the Automatic Dispenser, or properly
mixed chemical to determine the recommended amount of cleaning solution in
the tank.
2. Divide the floor area into 6 ft. x 6 ft. sections.
3. Check the cord and plug end before inserting it into the outlet.
4. Start in the far right corner of the area to be cleaned.
5. Apply the solution while moving from right to left.
6. Move the machine 1/2 of its diameter toward you and move from left to right.
7. Make sure the carpet is dry before you re-vacuum it to ensure the complete
removal of any solution residue.
8. Clean, wipe dry and return all of the equipment to storage.
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Carpet Stain Removal
Stain removal is usually not difficult if you follow these helpful hints!
First, act fast. Don’t let a stain set.
Second, start from the outside and work toward the center of the stain.
Third, always use a blotting action. Rubbing can cause pile distortion.
Fourth, never excessively wet a carpet. This can cause staining from the jute
on the back of some carpets.
Process for Removing Stains from Carpet
1. Remove all excess material.
2. Apply spot remover.
3. Blot the stained area with tissues or a clean dry cloth.
4. Apply all removers as recommended by the manufacturer.
5. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each spot.
6. Use a fan to dry the carpet and brush the carpet to restore its pile.
7. If the stain remains, repeat the entire process.
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Building Exteriors
The exterior of each building on a school campus is another important area that comes
under the responsibility of all Facilities Servicepersons. The exterior of the building is
one of the first things students, teachers, and visitors see when they come to your school.
It is their first impression of the school and usually becomes a lasting impression.
A well maintained exterior shell is not only important from the standpoint of a first
impression but it is also crucial in reducing problems with insects and rodents. The
exterior is also the first line of defense in reducing pest and vermin infestation. This
section will cover important topics related to maintaining the appearance of the outside of
buildings.
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Exterior Care
At the beginning of the day shift the exterior of the facility should be checked for:
1. Graffiti/Obscenities -If any are found they should be removed.
2. Broken windows
3. Vandalism
4. Damaged, unsecured fences
5. Cracks in walls
6. Holes in walls
7. Garbage or trash in the area
NOTE: If you cannot complete the proper repairs, refer the item to your
supervisor so that they can call COMPASS for a work order.
In
addition, repairs needed as a result of vandalism will also require a
police report.
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Dumpsters
Dumpster and pad areas are covered by Broward County Code 14-66.
The regulations are:
1.
All dumpsters shall be cleaned, sanitized and flushed with water
after each emptying of garbage or refuse. All water used shall be
drained into a sewer or sanitary disposal system.
2.
All garbage placed in a dumpster shall be enclosed in waterproof
(plastic) bags, which are safely and securely tied. All boxes should
be broken down before going into the dumpster. Cardboard and
clean papers should be placed in the Recycle Dumpster.
3.
Dumpsters shall be covered (lid closed) at all times, except when it
is necessary to lift the cover to deposit or empty garbage or refuse,
or for cleaning.
4.
A dumpster shall be considered in good condition when it:
a.
has a good fitting lid designed to protect the
contents from easy access by flies, insects, rats or
other animals
b.
is free of jagged or sharp edges that could prevent
the free discharge of contents
c.
has drains with securely fitted caps, which can be
removed to clean the receptacle
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Windows
Windows are the primary source of bringing natural light into buildings.
Clean windows that operate properly affect the safety, economy and
aesthetics of the building. Clean windows can improve the learning
environment for students and lift the morale of staff members.
The frequency of window cleaning is determined by the location and
building standards applied. In some areas, daily cleaning or spot cleaning
of glass is required. Entry windows, office windows and partition glass
are generally cleaned daily. Exterior glass is usually cleaned on a periodic
basis. This section will help you determine a cleaning schedule of all your
window cleaning needs.
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Exterior Window Cleaning
Equipment and Supplies
 26 qt. bucket w/wheels
 Garden hose/w nozzle
 Window cleaner solution
 Window brush
 Wipes
 Window squeegee
1. Only clean and rinse a small section at a time to avoid surface drying.
2. All tape and any debris should be removed.
3. Hose surfaces to be cleaned.
4. Mix window-cleaning solution in water according to manufacturer’s
directions.
5. Brush the solution onto the surfaces using a side-to-side stroke and up and
down stroke.
6. Thoroughly rinse with the hose and squeegee dry.
7. Use re-useable wipes to remove remaining spots.
8. Clean and put away all equipment used.
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Interior Window Cleaning
Equipment and Supplies
 Plastic spray bottle
 Wipes
 Window cleaner
1. Fill the spray bottle with a solution of window cleaner from the Automatic
Dispenser Machine, or properly mixed chemical from other sources.
2. Brush or wipe the surface to remove any loose dirt.
3. Spray a small area at a time and use a circular motion to dry the area with the
wipes.
4. Re-wipe with a dry wipe to remove any residue.
5. Clean and put away all equipment used.
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Pest Control Management
The foundation of an effective pest control system is good sanitation, sound structural
maintenance and a qualified pest control specialist. Facilities Servicepersons are
encouraged to find the food sources attracting pests and eliminate them. Finding where
the pests are hiding, and eliminating their nests is the most important step to resolve pest
and rodent problems. As a last resort, insecticides may have to be applied to the area
infected. However, discretion should always be used when deciding whether or not to
use insecticides.
The pest control specialist contracted by the Maintenance Department can be of great
assistance to you in identifying problem areas and making recommendation on how to
eliminate or prevent pest problems from re-occurring. These specialists visit each school
twice a month to inspect and place monitors throughout the food areas such as the
kitchen, cafeteria, lounge and home economic labs. Get to know these specialists and
talk to them about problem areas in the school.
Pest Citing Logs are located in the kitchen of each school. Record all pest sightings in
these logs. This is an excellent way for you to keep track of pest problems that have
occurred between regular service dates.
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Pest Management Guidelines
The following things can be done at the school level to prevent pest problems:
1. Clean up spills immediately.
2. Store all food items in tightly sealed containers.
3. Wrap or bag food waste before disposal.
4. Do not store food products in non-food areas.
5. Ensure all exterior doors seal properly. Replace damaged doors
6. Screens and windows should be in good working order.
7. Prevent excessive debris in closets and storage areas.
8. Fix or report leaking water fixtures.
9. Seal cracks and crevices around walls, pipes and windows with caulking.
10. Report observed pest problems on Pest Sighting Log.
11. Treat wasp nests with wasp freeze smaller than a quarter. Report larger nests.
12. Look for pest entry points and have them sealed.
13. Look for conditions attracting pests, such as food, debris and garbage.
14. Do not spray any pesticides in schools that have not been approved by our
safety department.
15. Never use insecticides during school hours or in rooms occupied by people.
If a pest problem is deemed an emergency fill out the Pest Control Request
Form and fax/send it to the District Maintenance Certified Pest Control
Operator.
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Pest Control Request Form
To report a problem at your facility, fax this form to:
William Swartz, Certified Pest Control Operator (754-321-4349)
School / Department Name: _________________________________________
Circle Pest Type: Rats
___________________
Mice
Roaches
Ants
Other:
To facilitate service please identify the room numbers in the appropriate
areas:
Office
__
Windows
__
Serving line
__
Dry goods
__
Doors
__
Lounge
__
Sink
__
Dining room
__
Classroom
__
Cooking area
__
Walls
__
Portable
__
Refrigerator
__
Somat room
__
Equipment
__
Café tables
__
Prep table
__
Exterior
__
Other areas:_______________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Fax sent by:_______________________
Title:_____________________
School / Department Phone :_________
Fax:______________________
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Lawn Care
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Weeds compete constantly with grass for space, water nutrients, and light. These
unwanted plants increase maintenance costs, and may act as alternate hosts for insects
and diseases. Weeds are often the source of allergy-causing pollens, skin irritants and
toxic substances. They also cause the appearance of sharp pines and burs. The most
obvious impact of weeds in turf grass is the effect on the lawn’s appearance.
Weeds usually invade turf areas when the grass is thin. Improper watering, fertilization,
mowing and excessive traffic are typical causes of thin, unhealthy grass. Inadequate
control of insects, nematodes and diseases can also quickly reduce the stand or density of
grass. Turf grass may not be well suited to a particular area because of unfavorable soil
or climatic conditions. Any of these factors can lead to unhealthy grass and result in the
invasion of weeds. Although herbicides are available as a supplemental tool, they are not
a substitute for good operational practices in turf grass production. A dense, vigorously
growing lawn is the most effective approach to weed control.
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Following are a few simple DOS’ and DON’TS that can help you keep your
schools’ grounds looking professionally maintained.
Do……
Use care with the weed eater around the trees and shrubs.
Mow often enough, so as not too remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at
one time. Generally, once a week in summer and twice a month in winter will
be enough.
Water only when 1/3 of the lawn shows signs of drought.
Properly fertilize lawns, plants and trees a minimum of twice per year.
Monitor suspicious areas (dead or dying) and call for help.
Don’t…..
Mow too short. Keep lawns mowed to 3 inches and above. Your turf grass
cannot survive and weeds will result if it is too short.
Skip mowing. It stresses the grass when scalped.
Over or underwater. Be aware of excessive rain and drought conditions and
monitor your sprinkler system.
Forget to feed your plants, trees and grass. They get very hungry and need
food to grow properly
Overlook dead or dying areas in the lawn. Don’t forget your plants and trees
either. Get help when you are not sure.
Always call for help if you have a problem and need assistance.
William Swartz, Certified Pest Control Operator @ 754-321-4342
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Policing Walk
To help us better understand the vital role that observation and awareness play in our
jobs, we are going to take a walk. You will take a 15-30 minute walk around the facility.
During this walk you are to observe the exterior condition of the building and grounds.
Please take notes… these notes will be shared with your classmates upon returning to
class.
ITEM
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Important Phone Numbers To Have
Phone Number
911
754-321-0911
Person/Department
Name
Police/Fire Department
Special Investigative Unit /Hot
line
Principal
Assistant Principal
Head Facilities Serviceperson
Food Service Manager
District Maintenance
Certified Pest Control Operator
Office Manager
Please find out the number of the person or department listed on the right and post it in
the left column. Add additional names and numbers that are important to you while at
work.
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APPENDIX
This section of the handbook contains information which may be useful in your
daily operation.
Mold/Mildew Reporting Procedures
Indoor Air Quality
Facilities Serviceperson Classroom Checklist
Facilities Serviceperson Maintenance Work Request
Operational Building Checklist
Operational Building Guidelines
Building Equipment Details
Glossary
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SCHOOL NAME: Facilities Service Staff Schedule & Evaluation Form
+
= Excels
***SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES***

= Satisfactory
THIS SAMPLE SCHEDULE REFLECTS A FULLY ALLOCATED FACILITIES
STAFF AND WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL EVENTS ASSIGNED FOR THE
EVENING
SAMPLE: FACILITES SERVICEPERSON SCHEDULE
HRS:
= Needs Improvement
-
= Unsatisfactory
NA
= Not Applicable
BREAK___________LUNCH__________BREAK__________
 ALL FACILITIES MUST HAVE (2) TWO MOPS LABLED; ONE FOR RESTROOMS AND
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ONE FOR CLASSROOMS AND HALLWAYS
ALL CUSTODIAL ROOMS MUST BE KEPT NEAT AND ORGANIZED
ALL CHEMICALS INCLUDING SPRAY BOTTLES AND SPRAY PUMPS MUST BE LABELED
Daily Tasks
Empty trash and change liners as needed
 Vacuum/sweep floors. Spot clean walls, doors, windows and empty pencil sharpener(s) and spot mop
all tile floors as needed.
Sweep/ use walk-behind in all assigned hallways nightly (if in you section)
Vacuum or sweep entrance mats nightly
Remove all graffiti daily
Sweep/mop/sanitize all hand rails in all assigned stairwells nightly (if in your section)
Sweep/use walk-behind scrubber/spot wash walls/doors/window in cafeteria daily with Head’s help
Perform Daily rest room sanitation procedure. (See attachment)
Sanitize water fountains
Stock paper products and hand soaps in rest room and sink area in rooms and replace all burned
out bulbs in assigned areas.
 Replace all burned out bulbs in assigned areas.
Pick-up all debris on all outside walkway in your section
Conduct checklist of (2) rooms per facilities serviceperson and give feed back to them so they
may go back and finish assignments
 Perform all special assigned tasks as directed by Supervisor and Administration
Lock all assigned doors and gates
Weekly Tasks
 Mop all hard flooring in classrooms and offices (Monday)
Burnish all hallways floors on (Tuesday)
Clean chalkboard/rails. (Wednesday)
 Dust entire section & Hi & low dust including AC vents and returns and surrounding ceiling tiles and
grids and wipe all horizontal surfaces (Thursday)
Perform weekly sanitation procedure in all Rest rooms (See Attachment). (Friday)
Monthly Tasks
 Wash all countertops and cabinets in assigned area. (First/Second week)
Clean windowsills and blinds (Third/Fourth week)
Review work schedule to ensure compliance; Clean and Put away supplies, turn
off lights & lock all assigned doors and gates!
***SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES***
PERIODIC TASKS
PRESSURE CLEAN ALL WALKWAYS AND BUILDINGS
SHAMPOO ALL CARPETS
STRIP & WAX ALL TILE FLOORS AND WIPE AND CLEAN ALL BASEBOARDS
SCRUB KITCHEN FLOOR
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Facilities Serviceperson
Maintenance Work Request
Person making the request: _____________________________________
Priority (check one):
_____________
I. Urgent (Safety/Health Hazard)
_____________
II. As Soon As Possible
_____________
III. Can Wait
Work Requested (specify what and where):___________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
To be completed by the Facilities Serviceperson
Priority Assigned: ________________________
Date Completed:
________________________
Work Order # Assigned: ____________________
Date Called In: ___________________________
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Operational Building Checklist
Item
Daily
I. Air Conditioning
A. Air Cooled Chiller
B. Air to Air (Fan Room)
1. Condensate drain
2. Change filters
C. Compressed Air
1. Oil level
2. Belts
3. Drain
D. Pumps
E. Towers
F. Boilers
1. Fuel
2. Heaters
3. Leaks
4. Operations
II. General Building
A. Drainage
B. Electrical
1. Circuit
2. Emergency generator
a. Fuel
b. Lubrication
c. Operation
3. Emergency lights
a. corrosion
b. test
4. Exterior lights
C. Fans
1. Exhaust
2. Ventilating
D. Fences
E. Fertilization
Weekly
Monthly
X
X
X
Semi-Annually
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Operational Building Checklist (Cont’d.)
Item
Daily
F. Fire
1. Automatic system
2. Fire doors
3. Extinguishers
4. Kitchen hood
5. Standpipe hose
G. Building
1. Controls/Safety devices
2. Faucets/valves
3. Partitions/movable
4. Security
5. Storage
a. Custodial
b. Flammable
6. All lockers
7. Exterior vents
H. Grounds
1. Bleachers
2. Edging
3. Equipment
4. Flag pole
5. Plants, trees
6. Irrigation
7. Landscaping
8. Mowing
9. Playgrounds
10. Policing
I. Roofs
1. General condition
2. Gutters/downspouts
3. Roof mounted equipment
4. Structure
Weekly
Monthly
Semi-Annually
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Operational Building Guidelines
I.
II.
Air Conditioning
A.
Air cooled chillers are checked daily while in operation as to: temperature,
pressures, abnormal sounds, or vibrations. Any improper operations are
reported to COMPASS. Shut down daily.
B.
Air to Air (fan rooms) are checked weekly for condition of: fan belts,
condensate drains, cleanliness, and condition of filters. Filters are
changed at least once a month and a record kept available (SREF 5.5
(5E)). Shut down daily.
C.
Air Compressors are checked daily for oil level. The belts are checked
weekly along with the draining of water from the system.
D.
Pumps are checked weekly. Leaks and/or excessive noise are reported to
COMPASS. Shut down daily.
E.
Towers are checked weekly. Where there is evidence of loose drive belts,
low oil level, damage to fans, or vibration, call COMPASS.
F.
Boilers are checked daily. COMPASS should be called if there is a fuel
leak, improper burner operation, or damage to the unit. Air intake or stack
should be noted.
General Building
A.
Drainage catch basins are cleaned and cleared of all debris at least twice a
year, more often if needed to keep the system operating properly.
B.
Electrical
i. Unauthorized extension cords, or other connections that would
contribute to the overloading of a circuit are reported to the proper
authority. (SREF 5.5 (16 F 1 -E)).
ii. Emergency generators are checked weekly for adequate fuel and
lubrication. The engine is operated weekly to test the system and
charge the battery.
iii. Emergency lighting systems are checked weekly for corrosion
around the battery. Emergency lighting systems are tested monthly
and all burned-out bulbs or tubes are removed immediately and
replaced. Malfunctions are reported immediately for repair. SREF
5.5 (16C)).
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iv. Exterior lighting is checked daily for operation of bulbs. All minor
maintenance is performed “as needed” or reported to COMPASS.
C.
Fans, both exhaust and ventilating, are checked weekly for operation, belt
tightness, and louver operation. When repair is needed, call COMPASS.
D.
Fences are part of campus security and are maintained free of high grass,
weeds, and debris. Any needed repairs are called into COMPASS
E.
Fertilization of plants should be done at least semi-annually.
F.
Fire extinguishers systems including sprinkler systems, extinguishers,
kitchen hood, and standpipe/hose are checked visually monthly. Fire/smoke
doors and hardware are checked monthly. All unsafe conditions are
reported to COMPASS immediately. (SREF 5.5 (11A 8 and 10)).
G.
All controls or safety devices (relief valves) are operated at least semiannually. Repairs are done through COMPASS.
1. All faucets and valves are checked weekly and are repaired
through COMPASS.
2. All movable partitions are surveyed daily for safety of
operation. Report any damage to COMPASS.
3. Security systems are activated by the last person to leave
the building and will be deactivated by the first person to
arrive in the morning.
4. Custodial storage areas are kept clean at all times.
Flammable materials are not kept in these areas at anytime.
(SREF 5.5 (13) (AA) (3).
5. The flammable storage area is to be kept clean at all times.
All spills of flammable materials are to be cleaned
immediately. (SREF 5.5 (13) (AA) (2).
6. Lockers are inspected daily for vandalism or damage.
Repairs are reported to COMPASS.
7. All exterior vents are inspected weekly and repairs are
reported to COMPASS.
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H.
Additional Areas:
1. Stadium and bleacher seating is inspected and cleaned-up
after each use. Any deficient condition is repaired or
reported immediately. (SREF 5.5 (4C and 5D)).
2. Landscaping is to be kept neat and free of weeds and
debris.
3. The facility staff does preventive maintenance on grounds
equipment. For any repairs call COMPASS.
4. The flag pole ropes, pulleys and hardware are to be
operational all times.
5. Any hazardous or poisonous plants found growing on the
site are removed or reported to appropriate department.
(SREF 5.5 (2) (A)).
6. Irrigation schedules are established that will maintain the
grass and plants in a healthy and attractive condition.
7. Landscaped areas are maintained in an attractive condition.
Plant beds are kept free of weeds. Plants and shrubs are
trimmed to prevent damage to buildings and/or fences.
8. For those areas assigned to the facility for mowing,
schedules should be used that will maintain the campus in
an attractive and safe condition.
9. All playground, physical education, and athletic equipment
are inspected weekly. Items needing repair are repaired or
reported to appropriate department. (SREF 5.5 (2) (1))
10. The policing of grounds is done daily, when physical plant
is in use.
I.
The general condition of roofs including, debris, gutters, vegetation,
downspouts, roof mounted, equipment and structure is to be checked
weekly.
J.
All floor drains and sink drains need to be checked for water daily.
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Building Equipment Details
A.
Air Conditioning Equipment
a. Air conditioning compressor oil level should be up to the mark in the
“sight” glass; if not, call COMPASS and area maintenance.
b. Oil temperature should be at least 100 . Do not start the unit if the
temperature is not at least 100 . Call COMPASS and area maintenance.
c. If abnormal water leakage from a pump, do not try to stop leak. Call
COMPASS and area maintenance.
d. Nothing should be stored in air handler rooms per 6A-2 Educational
Facilities Handbook.
e. All A/C filters are to be changed once a month and a record kept. Certain
filters may need to be changed more often.
f. Become familiar with the sound of A/C equipment when operating
correctly, so that when there is a problem you will know it.
g. Drain air compressors at least once a week.
B.
Electrical
1.
Fluorescent tubes should be changed when they start to flicker or the ends
get dark. First change all tubes in a fixture then change the ballast. Bulbs
should be stored in the horizontal position.
2.
To test dry battery emergency lights, push the test button. If it is a wet
battery, check water level first, then test. This should be done once a
month.
3.
Fluorescent security lights are checked by turning off the appropriate
breaker in the electrical vault.
4.
Exit lights must be on at all times and checked daily.
5.
Check all outside security lights daily. Report any burned-out bulbs to
COMPASS.
6.
Check the operation of all exhaust fans. If they are not working, call
COMPASS.
7.
Replace all defective switch and receptacle covers as needed.
8.
Using your sense of smell and touch is very important to determine
overheating in switches, receptacles, and panels.
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C.
Plumbing
1.
Check the operation of the flushometer on urinals and water closets.
2.
Check the general condition of urinals and water closets and if broken, or
leaking call COMPASS.
3.
Check showers for proper operation and to detect leaks. If repair is
needed, call COMPASS.
4.
Water flow should be checked on all drinking fountains. Water should be
high enough to clear the guard but not so high as to spill on the floor. Also
make sure that the drains are clear.
5.
Make sure that all faucets and drains are working and in good repair. If
repair is needed, call COMPASS.
6.
The best time to check for water leaks is when the building is first opened
in the morning or after all equipment is shut down at end of the day.
7.
Make sure that the water is turned on for 15 minutes a day, first thing in
the morning, at the furthest point from the water meter.
D.
Carpentry/Hardware
1.
All panic hardware should be checked daily and kept in good working
condition. Under no circumstance will panic hardware be chained.
2.
Door locks and doors should be checked early in the day. If they are
broken, repair or call COMPASS.
3.
Be sure to keep all hinge screws tight to prevent door problems.
4.
Be sure window operators are in good working condition. If they are
broken or need repair, call COMPASS.
5.
Report any door repairs and locker repairs to COMPASS.
6.
All wood floors in classrooms and stages should be given the same care as
gym floors.
E.
Generators
1.
Maintain proper water levels in the radiator.
2.
Check the oil level before starting and change the oil once a year.
3.
Test run the generator at least once a week.
3.
Maintain proper water level in the battery or batteries. Also be sure to
keep posts clean.
4.
Since some generators operate on bottled gas, use your nose.
DO NOT START IF YOU SMELL GAS!!!!
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F.
Boilers
1.
Make sure that there is no asbestos. Check boilers, hot water heaters,
pumps, and piping for evidence of leaks.
2.
If you have fuel oil, keep the tank full in hot weather and keep a check on
the oil level in the heating season. Do not run out of fuel oil.
G.
Sprinkler Systems
1.
Know the operation of your sprinkler pump. Excessive leakage, no matter
how small, can ruin the pump.
2.
Check the entire system for operation of: zone valves, water leaks, and
missing heads.
H.
Fire Alarms (Most of these items require a COMPASS work order)
1.
The fire alarm system must be in operation at all times.
2.
Check for missing and discharged extinguishers.
3.
Check kitchen hood extinguishers for pressure.
4.
Fire hoses should be replaced every ten (10) years. The expiration date is
stamped on the hose.
5.
Be sure fire blankets are in place, as installed.
I.
Grounds
1.
The fence is part of your security. Keep it in good repair or call
COMPASS.
2.
Report all broken or malfunctioning gates to COMPASS.
3.
Inspect your playground equipment. If broken or in need of repair, call
COMPASS.
4.
Keep you bleachers in good repair. Do not let them become a safety
hazard.
5.
Inspect sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots for glass or hazardous
conditions.
6.
Inspect playground areas for holes, weeds, rodents, stones or any other
hazardous condition. Remember, playground equipment must be in good
condition and free of all safety hazards.
7.
Cut and edge the grass. Maintain plants, trees, and shrubs.
J.
Roofs
1.
Keep roofs clear of all loose material so that it does not blow off and
injure someone or other property.
2.
It is very important that roof drains be kept clear so water may drain off.
3.
Report any bubbles or possible leaks to COMPASS.
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K.
Miscellaneous
1.
When you repair baseboards, you can get material through area
maintenance.
2.
When you replace ceiling tile, you can get material through area
maintenance.
3.
Report needed floor repairs to COMPASS.
4.
Graffiti should be removed when it happens. Even a small amount invites
more.
5.
The following is a recommended list of minimum materials to be available
at all schools:
2-Full sheets of plywood - 2" x 4" x 8'
1-lb. 8-penny nails
1-lb. 16-penny nails
1-lb. concrete nails
2-rolls tie wire
6.
The following is a recommended list of tools to be available at all schools:
1-claw hammer
1-Phillips screwdriver
1-regular screwdriver
1-set Allen wrenches
1-adjustable crescent wrench
1-hand saw
1-saber saw with blades
1-circular saw with blades
1-3/8 electric drill w/bits
1-basin wrench
1-adjustable pliers
1-needle nose pliers
2-pipe wrenches
1-wrecking bar
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Glossary
ABRASIVE - a substance that wears away or scratches another material.
ABSORB - to soak up, such as a sponge absorbs water.
ACIDITY- a measure of the acid strength of a chemical, which has a pH of less
than 7.
ADHESIVE - a substance that causes materials to stick together, such as glue.
ALGAE - are very small plants that cause green or brown "scum" on water or
damp surfaces.
ALGAECIDE - any substance that will kill algae.
ANTISEPTIC - a substance that destroys germs. An antiseptic is used to kill
germs in a wound.
ALKALINITY - a measure of the caustic or basic strength of a chemical, which
has a pH of more than 7.
BACTERIA – tiny, living organisms that can only be seen under a microscope.
Bacteria often cause disease. They live and multiply in stale water, filth, dirt, and
rotting materials.
BACTERICIDE - any substance that will kill bacteria.
BACTERIOSTAT - any substance that will prevent the further growth of
bacteria but not kill them.
BIODEGRADABLE - the nature of a product that is easily broken down into a
harmless product.
BLACK MARKING - marks on a floor surface, usually caused by the impact of
the soles and heels of shoes.
BLEACH - a chemical which gives off an active form of oxygen that will unite
with a dye to form a colorless compound. Never use chlorine bleach on wool or
natural fiber carpets.
BLEEDING, COLOR - the transfer of fiber dyes by water or solvent.
BROWNING, CARPET - the change of color caused by over wetting during
cleaning, or flooding, followed by a slow dry.
BUFFABLE - the ability of improvement in gloss or general appearance or both,
of a polish film by a mechanical action.
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BUFFING-TYPE OF FLOOR FINISH - a floor coating that requires buffing to
maintain or enhance appearance or both.
CELLULOSE - the substance that is the main ingredient in most plant fibers. It
is made into such things as paper and sponges.
CLEANING - the removal of marks, dust, and other unwanted materials from the
surface.
CONCENTRATE - an undiluted substance.
CORROSION - the eating or wearing away, slowly, by chemical action; for
example, rusting.
DEFOAMER - a chemical that prevents foam from forming.
DETERGENT - a cleaning agent that aids wetting, soil loosening, and
suspending of soils.
DETERGENT RESISTANCE - the degree to which a polish film exhibits no
apparent deterioration when spotted or cleaned with a solution of a non-abrasive,
non-ammonia detergent.
DILUTE - to make thin or more liquid by adding something, usually water. It is
done to reduce the strength of a concentrate.
DISINFECTANT – any substance that kills bacteria. Usually the word
"disinfectant" means the same thing as "germicide" or "bactericide".
DISPERSION - the breaking up of dirt into very small particles and spreading
them around.
DISTINCTNESS OF IMAGE - the clarity with which a surface forms mirror
images of objects by reflection.
DRAG - the physical resistance to spreading of a polish.
EASE OF USE - the amount of time required to achieve the desired finish.
EMULSION - tiny drops of grease, fat, or oil, evenly mixed and suspended in
water.
EXTRACTION - the act of removing a substance, such as water from a carpet.
FIBER - a slender thread-like object.
FINISH BUILD-UP - the condition resulting from the improper removal of
previous finishes.
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FLOOR FINISH - a temporary coating that enhances the appearance and may
protect the surface to which it is applied.
FUNGI - plant-like organisms such as mushrooms that are not green. They
generally grow on moist surfaces.
FUNGICIDE - a substance for killing mold, athlete's foot, mildew, and
toadstools.
GERM - a tiny, living organism that can cause disease. Some types of germs are
bacteria, molds, fungi, and viruses.
GERMICIDE - any substance that will kill germs.
GLOSS RETENTION - the ability of applied polish to retain a gloss under
normal wear conditions excluding exposure to water.
GRAIN - the pattern or direction of fibers in material, such as wood or carpet.
HAZE - unclear or foggy images reflected by a film.
HEELING - the tilting of a floor machine and applying pressure to a given area.
HUMIDITY - moisture contained in the air.
INERT INGREDIENTS - those ingredients in a product, which do not play an
active part in the product's main job. They are either a "carrier" for the active
ingredients or are added for bulk.
IMPERVIOUS - a substance that does not allow anything to enter or pass
through.
MICROBE AND MICROORGANISM - small, living organisms that can only
be seen under a microscope. Bacteria are microbes.
MILDEW AND MOLD - types of fungi that grow on wet surfaces. They are
unsightly and can cause odor.
pH - a number describing the acidity or alkalinity of water. The scale ranges from
1 to 14, with 7 as the neutral point. pH 1 to 4 is strongly acidic, pH 4 to 6 is
weakly acidic, pH 6 to 8 is almost neutral, pH 8 to 10 is weakly alkaline, and pH
11 to 14 is highly alkaline.
POWDERING - partial or total disintegration of the polish film resulting in a
fine, light-colored material.
RECOATABILITY - application characteristic of a finish and the appearance of
the film after successive coatings to a surface.
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SCRATCH - the damage resulting from the movement of a hard pointed object.
SCUFF - the disfigurement of polish film resulting from the abrading or scraping
action. It is repairable without recoating the surface.
SERVICE LIFE - period of time required under normal conditions to change the
appearance of a surface treated with a floor finish before requiring retreatment.
SLIP RESISTANCE - frictional force opposing movement of an object across a
surface, usually with reference to the sole or heel of a shoe on a floor.
SOAP - a cleaning substance made from animal or vegetable fats or oils, and an
alkali, such as lye. It can be liquid, solid, powder, jelly, granule, or flake in form.
SOIL - any solid, foreign matter embedded in or adhered to the surface.
SOIL RETENTION - the property of holding foreign matter in or on the surface
after a cleaning process.
SOLUBLE - the ability to be dissolved. Salt is soluble in water.
SOLVENTS - strong chemicals that clean by dissolving action. They are good
for some uses. However, they require expert handling and are often a fire and
health hazard. Even small amounts will completely destroy painted walls, floor
tile, and many plastics.
SPREADING - the action of leveling out over a surface during application.
STAIN - the discoloration caused by foreign matter.
STREAKING - dulling of appearance in various areas.
STERILIZE - a process that kills bacteria and germs. Complete sterilization is
very difficult to achieve.
SUSPENSION - the holding of dirt particles up in a cleaning solution and not
allowing them to settle back in.
SYNTHETIC DETERGENTS - chemicals derived from petroleum products and
man-created materials. Synthetic detergents are replacing many of the soaps for
cleaning jobs.
TRAFFIC MARKING - the marring or discoloration, or both, of a floor surface
caused by traffic.
WEAR - the dulling of the floor finish film resulting from normal use.
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WATER BEADING - the surface property that causes the formation of discrete
water droplets on a finished surface.
WATER SPOTTING - changes in the appearance of the surface of a material,
resulting from improper spill removal.
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The School Board of Broward County, Florida
Laurie Rich Levinson, Chair
Patricia Good, Vice Chair
Robin Bartleman
Abby M. Freedman
Donna P. Korn
Katherine M. Leach
Ann Murray
Dr. Rosalind Osgood
Nora Rupert
Robert W. Runcie
Superintendent of Schools
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in
discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or
sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the
Director of Equal Educational Opportunities at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY 754-321-2158.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) may call the Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine
TTY 754-321-2158.
www.browardschools.com
Date printed: 12/12/2012
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