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[E-Book] Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial[E-Book] Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial.
Author:Alan S. Bigger, editor-in-chief; Casey J. Wick, Custodial Task Force Chair
Price:$ 110.00 (Member Price: $ 85.00)
Date Published:02/01/2014
Cover type:E-Book
No of Pages:356

Third edition of popular APPA custodial staffing guidelines publication--now available in a mobile-friendly format.

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APPA’s popular book series, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities, is now available in an easy-to-access, easy-to-use e-book format.  The e-book can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone and requires an Internet connection.  The new “flip-file” e-books allow you to easily navigate to the chapter or section you need, and the text is completely keyword searchable. NOTE: E-books are not downloadable or printable.

Certain voluminous appendices in the Custodial book (room matrices and audit forms) are not included in the e-book, but instead are linked directly from the text to a website for easy review or printing.

Fully revised and updated.  Recalculated times for 33 standard room categories; 21 chapters; 7 appendices, including an extensive glossary and room/time matrices.  Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council - 1 point toward LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance.  

To order the hard copy version of Operational Guidelines: Custodial, go here.
Also see the APPA Custodial Guidelines/CleanOpsStaff Package, which includes a free copy of the printed publication.


  • Chapter 1: Key Elements and Principles
  • Chapter 2: Mathematics of Change
  • Chapter 3: Space Inventory
  • Chapter 4: Barton Hall: The Macro Solution
  • Chapter 5: Custodial Areas and Scheduling: The Micro Staffing Solution
  • Chapter 6: The Cost of Cleaning
  • Chapter 7: Determining APPA Levels of Cleanliness in Buildings
  • Chapter 8: Scientific Measurement of Cleaning
  • Chapter 9: Contracting Options
  • Chapter 10: Residence Halls
  • Chapter 11: Healthcare Facilities
  • Chapter 12: Public and Private K-12 Facilities
  • Chapter 13: Vocational, Trade, and Community Colleges
  • Chapter 14: Standard Operating Procedures
  • Chapter 15: General Safety Guidelines for Custodial Operations
  • Chapter 16: Hiring and Orientation
  • Chapter 17: Training the Staff
  • Chapter 18: Team Cleaning
  • Chapter 19: Sustainability
  • Chapter 20: Benchmarking
  • Chapter 21: Job Descriptions
  • Appendix A: Standard Space Descriptions
  • Appendix B: Standard Space Category Matrices
  • Appendix C: Normalized Base Times and Standard Activity List
  • Appendix D: Custodial Requirements and Unique Factors
  • Appendix E: Audit Forms and Worksheets
  • Appendix F: Professional Organizations and Associations
  • Appendix G: Bibliography and Resources

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