Healthy Facilities™

PC4HS Q&A - Labor Reduction Based on Projected Productivity

By PC4HS Staff

Q: Can you provide a ballpark number for labor reduction based on PC4HS’s projected productivity, before my meeting with our CFO? We do not have plans to reduce staff due to savings. All staff savings will be moved to floater positions making up for shortfalls related to turnover, sickness absenteeism, vacations, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), other.
 
We have the following in place:

  • Spray and vac machines
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths and double bucket systems with microfiber wet mops
  • Microfiber cleaning systems for tabletops
  • Burnishers, autoscrubbers, carpet spotters, other
  • Backpack vacuums to clean classroom spaces; removing uprights and dust mops from classrooms. Secondary buildings will transition in Fall 2014.

 

We have the following issues:

  • We have 35 buildings being cleaned 35 different ways
  • Not everyone uses microfiber correctly
  • Spray and vac machines are not being used 100% of the time, nor correctly
  • Staff is concentrating on shiny floors rather than cleaning for health
  • Area supervisors need proper field training on backpack vacuums.

 

A: Thank you for your question. Based on a “paper” or remote assessment of two of your schools:

 

We believe you are overstaffed and can gain a 15%-20% reduction in labor, district-wide, through adopting and training to a standardized process.

 

Savings in overall staffing and deep-forging a “Clean for Health” mindset are best gained via a PC4HS two-day field assessment and onsite support.