Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools™ (PCHS™) optimizes efficiency, cleanliness, ease-of-deployment, and health factors through a carefully designed and documented system tailored for K-12 school districts.
PCHS is owned by a non-profit consortium of schools dedicated to “schools helping schools.” It has been successfully implemented for a decade in more than 100 schools in the Western United States, and has recently been introduced to districts in the Midwest and Southeast United States.
PCHS raises the productivity of school custodians to a range of from 27,000 to 40,000 square feet per eight hour shift, with less exertion for workers, lower cost to the district, and healthier outcomes for students and staff. It applies Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) principles to determine, track and continue improvements, and is compatible with ISO 9001, CIMS and other quality management programs.
PCHS implementation is risk-free for public school districts and all fees are refundable (with the exception of travel expenses) if savings objectives are not met when agreed-upon steps are followed. The fee structure and refund policy is congruent with the non-profit mission of the PCHS Consortium.
PCHS uses well defined management principles and practices including task specialization, standardization, time and motion benchmarks, training, and workloading to ensure results within budget. Color-coded service maps are created for both daily and deep cleaning, and service assessment logs are used for tracking and documentation purposes. Staff is provided with on-site guidance materials such as simple wearable (“dog-tag”) schedules outlining tasks and where each worker should be during each part of the shift.
Process Cleaning is built on five equipment/technology cornerstones subject to modification based on the Consortium’s determination of current best practices:
1. Backpack Vacuums with multi-stage filtration
2. Spray-and-Vac Systems – clean bathrooms @ 1 minute per fixture
3. Microfiber - cleans glass and other surfaces better and 80 percent faster using less product
4. Chemical Reduction – through the use of microfiber, chemical dispensing systems and cleaning technology that reduces use of chemicals while meeting all federal, state and local requirements.
5. Measurement of Outcomes (ICM) using ATP and other devices to show reduction in organic soil (and microbes) and other environmental contaminants.
For more information about PCHS, contact Rex Morrison, Director, Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools Consortium, Inc:
Cell Phone - 775-530-8933
(Email) - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Web) - www.pc4hf.org