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School Cleaning Checklists

by | Feb 21, 2019 | School Cleaning Tips

Maximize your school janitorial crew’s effectiveness

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School custodians or janitors are among the under-recognized people in our children’s lives. Far from just pushing a broom or cleaning up after sick children, school cleaning staff are responsible for keeping students safe in several areas. 

  • Environmental safety
    • Enhanced indoor air quality
    • Comfortable indoor temperatures
  • Building security
    • Locking doors
    • Maintaining good lighting
  • Accident prevention
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Injuries from poorly maintained equipment
  • Environmental safety
    • Enhanced indoor air quality
    • Comfortable indoor temperatures
    • Green Cleaning Practices
  • Reducing illness
    • Preventing the spread of germs
    • Reducing indoor allergens

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “A healthy and safe physical school environment promotes learning by ensuring the health and safety of students and staff…”

The article discusses the many building systems and conditions that affect students’ health, safety and comfort.

  • ventilation
  • moisture
  • temperature
  • noise
  • natural and artificial lighting
  • security

Proper cleaning, maintenance and security protocols protect all of your school’s occupants from

  • injuries caused by crime, violence and traffic
  • allergies caused by biological and chemical agents in the air, water, soil or building  e.g., pollution, mold,
  • hazardous materials such as pesticides, and cleaning agents

School Cleaning CHECKLISTS and GUIDES

With so many conditions and systems to monitor and maintain, it’s important to ensure your custodial staff and outsourced crews use consistent, thorough processes to keep your building safe and comfortable.

We rounded up a few expert resources to help improve your school custodial team’s efficiency and effectiveness in each of the critical areas.

Check out these helpful guides and checklists from the Institute for Education Sciences: National Center for Education Statistics, the US Green Building Council, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AkitaBox (facility management software company).


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Does your janitorial staff have trouble keeping up with your evening and weekend events? Maybe it’s time to hire an experienced school cleaning company to partner with the staff.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Minnesota can help you consider all your needs and options before you make a move. Download our free guide, “8 Steps to Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company”