Category Archives: Facilities Services

How to Develop a Facility Maintenance Program

A facility maintenance plan establishes the routine maintenance procedures for your facility.

As a facility manager, you can determine your preventative maintenance list and task schedule by outlining current processes and which staff members handle each task.

Determine the benefits of outsourcing your maintenance staff by comparing costs for in-house maintenance with a full service managed program.

A preventive maintenance plan includes:

  • the purpose of the maintenance policy,
  • general methods for developing a maintenance schedule,
  • inventory list,
  • who is responsible for ensuring inventory,
  • maintenance tasks that are regularly performed,
  • who is responsible for the general oversight of maintenance.

Develop a recordkeeping system including work orders, equipment procurement and staff training. You can hire a contractual maintenance professional to assist in the development of a recordkeeping procedure. A standard operating procedure (SOP) can define task items as routine, emergency, or preventive maintenance. Staff training on all preventive maintenance plans will prevent safety issues and saves costs as employees preform task more efficiently.

 

CSG’s Fall Protection Regulations

CSG Safety Services Group published Fall Protection Regulations article to promote the prevention of common fall hazards.

CSG promotes OSHA fall protection regulations to help construction management, architects, building owners and facility managers prevent accidents and avoid costly and reputation damaging Cal-OSHA citations.

Both Federal and Cal-OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) found high proportion of fatalities caused by falls occurred because of a lack of fall protection.

Visit CSG Safety Services Group – CSG Safety Services Group, LLC designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG provides inspections, testing and certifications for all window cleaning equipment. CSG provides consulting up to full design/build services. The CSG Safety Services Group promotes window washing system solutions with safety, usability, and cost effectiveness in mind. www.windowwashingsystems.com.

Day Cleaning for Cost Sustainability?

Day cleaning improves occupant health and satisfaction as well as increases financial sustainability. Light cleaning like area cleaning and restroom cleaning can be done during the day shift with deep cleaning being scheduled around occupants for convenience and safety. A CIMS-certified cleaning service provider has the management experience to provide efficient day cleaning programs.

Facilities Specialist, Steve Spencer, speaks about how day time cleaning saves State Farm up to $50,000 in cleaning costs and as much as $400,000 in energy savings. Watch Video – http://www.issa.com/?m=video&id=493#videoid=492

Improve Occupant Health

The increase in touch-point cleaning during day cleaning helps reduce cross-contamination. Studies show that reducing cross-contamination can reduce absenteeism of staff.

Elevated Cleaning Satisfaction

With Day Cleaning Services, the improved communication in area cleaning during the day promptly addresses multiple cleaning issues. Cleanliness is a significant factor in resident satisfaction.

Save up to 10% energy savings

Energy savings by using daylighting can reduce gross yearly use of budgets for electricity cost. Want to calculate how much energy you can save with daytime cleaning? Try Calculator at: http://www.cleanforhealth.com/daycleaning.htm

About CSG Day Cleaning Services:

CSG Day Porter Cleaning Services provide custom programs for all impact areas with continuous services, on-boarding and safety training as well as compliance with all labor laws. CSG programs are excellent for multi-tenant properties with at least 150,000 square feet of cleanable lease space.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.:

Contract Services Group, Inc. is an industry leading facilities services contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning and temporary labor services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG is committed to safety excellence, high-performing building outcomes and redefining quality partnerships. http://csgcares.com

CSG’s Facility Maintenance Technicians

Manage costs & stay productive with Facility Maintenance Technicians.

Facility Maintenance Technicians can help your facility avoid overlooking serious maintenance problems during peak periods when everyone is focused on guest services. A managed facility maintenance strategy prevents repairs with proactive maintenance and maintains equipment coatings and fresh surfaces.

Facility Maintenance programs maximize building performance and minimize disruption to your customers. Maintaining key staff like Facility Maintenance Technicians helps ensure continuous service for maintenance programs.

Hire either long term technicians or supplemental temporary staff during peak periods to complete routine maintenance checklists and track any issues that need immediate attention. Managed Housekeeping Staffing can help you form a facility maintenance strategy to manage your seasonal needs whether as-needed, routine maintenance or painting services.

About CSG Housekeeping Staffing Services:
CSG Managed Housekeeping Staffing solves seasonal hiring by providing continuous services with recruiting services, on-boarding and safety training as well as compliance with all labor laws. Our managers visit each site to develop a site specific plan and monitor the performance quality.

CSG Housekeeping Staffing can minimize your employment risks. 100% of all CSG employees meet the CSG Verification Policy compared to 40% industry average with other providers. CSG verification policy includes background checks, Safety Excellence! training, drug testing and e-Verify with W-2’s.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.:
CSG is an industry leading facilities services contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning and housekeeping staffing services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG also designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. http://www.csgcares.com

Your Company Reputation & Window Cleaning Services?

Hire a professional window cleaning service to protect your company resources and your reputation. Routine exterior cleaning maintains the look of your building but not all facility maintenance teams are alike. Unlicensed companies are in the news multiple times a month with near death safety violations. These very public rescues can cost lives, reputation and fines.

New Federal OSHA documents require building owners to provide safe walkway measures to rooftop workers. These regulation updates are prompting renewed focus on building inspections. Professional facility maintenance providers should have the experience and industry knowledge to maintain annual inspection processes, injury and illness prevention plans and safety training for window cleaners.

Ask about proof of insurance and company safety programs and know your industry customary costs when hiring a professional Window Cleaning Services provider.

Check on Insurance

Ask to see a copy of their proof of insurance and check the date of the policy and make sure confirm the provider carries at least $1,000,000 of coverage.

Safety

Cleaning windows involves working at heights on multi-story buildings and requires specific safety regulations compliance for maintaining worker safety. Commercial window cleaning companies must have specific equipment and relevant safety training to ensure safety of the window cleaners. Be sure your provider has Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and documents safety policies and procedures.

Don’t go cheap

Know the typical cost of window cleaning services in your area. Any company that offers a too-good-to-be-true price might be operating with illegal processes and not providing safe conditions to workers. This is a red flag sign that could cost lives. Protect your reputation and avoid fines by working with a professional team that operates in compliance with the law.

About CSG Window Cleaning Services:

CSG has created a Window Cleaning Services Decision Matrix to help companies evaluate different window cleaning contractors. The Matrix is formatted so you can use weighted values to determine the most qualified organization to service your facility.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.:

Services Group, Inc. is an industry leading facilities services contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning and temporary labor services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG is committed to safety excellence, high-performing building outcomes and redefining quality partnerships. http://csgcares.com