Training to Cure Sleep Disorders
Custodians need to stay awake during training. How do you keep them conscious? In two words: Involve Them.
Involve Them - Through Giveaways
We give away at least two cleaning tools to each attendee at an event often including a litmus or pH test kit, a microfiber or Kaivac Smart-Towel, and/or a UV inspection light.
Involve Them - Ask Questions
Asking good questions stimulates thought and discussion:
Q: 'Are you aware there are at least eight safe methods to disinfect surfaces (i.e., eradicate bacteria) without using traditional chemical disinfectants?' The answer paves the way for explaining greener, healthier methods.
Q: 'Why do we clean?' Identifying the 'why' of cleaning in group interaction helps eliminate processes and products that do not meet criteria, saving time and money, while protecting health.
Q: 'How would you determine the pH of a product?' The answer has workers demonstrating steps to ensure a product is safe for people and surfaces by reading the SDS and using a litmus test kit.
Q: 'What should always be the last step in the cleaning process?' This helps custodians understand when the job is 'done'—and why.
Involve Them - As Customers
We emphasize the first five letters of 'custodian' and 'customer' are the same. By treating workers as our customers, they come away becoming—and importantly, feeling like—true professionals.
For on the job self-guided training, Check out Kaivac's award-winning KaiTutor™.
Get detailed information about how Kaivac helps you clean better and faster:
Perry Shimanoff, principal of MC2―Management And Communication Consultants−with offices in San Carlos, CA and Oklahoma City, OK―has almost four decades of experience teaching the best methods of cleaning smarter not harder. He has taught nearly 20,000 custodians nationally, at more than 800 school districts, written 70-100 articles requested by journals, and as part of his commitment to make the complicated simple, his company offers comprehensive performance audits and proven software―SPMMS, SuperACE, and FaST―with a huge installed base and successful track record.
SPMMS offers a complete facilities, grounds, equipment and vehicle maintenance management and job control system designed especially for school and college use. SuperACE provides a complete custodial management and job control system. FaST delivers a complete facility scheduling system to optimize resources while encouraging sound fundamental management techniques, including documentation, planning, scheduling, communication, follow-up, and analysis.
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