Sodexo Cleaning System
The Sodexo Cleaning System was first introduced to Drake University in July of 2003. The system consists of 4 different trained specialists; Utility Specialist, Light Duty Specialist, Vacuum Specialist and Restroom Specialist. Each specialist is trained on a specific task using specific equipment through a 20 hour training course that covers every detail and gets the employee ready to clean for health first and then appearance.
There have been several positive results due to this system.
- Cleaner buildings
- Better quality of work
- Backpack vacuums have increased the longevity of the filters in the HVAC system and limited the amount of dust normally found on horizontal surfaces from using an upright vacuum with a beater bar.
- Happier staff
- Management team more motivated; willing to take ownership of the program
- Accreditation: the first Sodexo award given to Housekeeping Managers
- Safety is a huge benefit with less injuries and incidents in the Custodial Department.