Workloading in a facility of any size (requiring more than one or two staff) is crucial to keeping costs under control.  It is important to have each worker scheduled in such a way that they maximize each step so that they do not have to double back or repeat a task.  If the facility is not carefully workloaded, there can be areas missed while other areas are hit twice reducing productivity and profit.  The larger the account, the more important it is that each worker know what he/she is doing to the predetermined standards.  


Consider the following points on workloading:

• Has each worker been trained to perform the tasks in their area/zone?

• Is each worker equipped with the best equipment for the specific tasks they have to perform?

• Has the worker’s run been studied to determine where to start and where to stop as it relates to cleaning left to right or front to back?

• Is there a process of Quality Control built into each worker’s schedule so that they are checking off tasks as they are performed?

• Is there a Quadrant Cleaning schedule built into each run so that the expectations are fulfilled whether it applies to high dusting, edging or other irregular tasks?

If you can answer these questions satisfactorily, you can workload your account for best results.  

Your comments and questions are important. I hope to hear from you soon. Until then, keep it clean.


Mickey Crowe has been involved in the industry for over 35 years.  He is a trainer, speaker and consultant. You can reach Mickey at 678.314.2171 or