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[Digital Format] Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial[Digital Format] 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 available in digital book format. The “flip-file” digital books allow you to easily navigate to the chapter or section you need, and the text is completely keyword searchable. The books can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, and require an Internet connection.  Note: They 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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