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Creating A Healthy School with Data Analytics

By TRAX Analytics
Friday, March 04, 2022

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Creating a healthy school requires a system of processes that focus on cleanliness and safety throughout facilities. While standard custodial services have always been a part of operating public and private institutions, advances in technology have made it where janitorial teams can enhance their performance by implementing data into their strategies.

Let’s explore how data collection and analysis can aid custodial staff in revolutionizing the way services are completed.

Planning with Traffic Trends

For one, data collection can shed light on traffic trends throughout a school’s campus. By determining which areas of school buildings are highly utilized during given hours, custodial teams can plan cleaning sessions during low-usage times.

In addition, traffic trends make it easier for custodial teams to determine how much time they have to clean an area between classroom sessions and after hours.

Prioritizing high traffic areas in school buildings helps create cleaner, healthier environments in classrooms, hallways, and restrooms that are utilized most often.

Time-Saving Schedules

Using data enables custodial teams to avoid downtimes by creating more efficient schedules based on vacancy times in a given area. For example, rather than waiting for students and staff to leave a room or sacrificing the quality of sanitation to avoid disruptions, custodial managers can dispatch their teams to clean rooms, hallways, and restrooms based on vacancy schedules.

This way, the facility is still cleaned adequately while reducing the wasted time between tasks.

Product Usage Demands

By being aware of how often specific classrooms, hallways, and restrooms are used, custodial teams can make informed decisions about implementing sanitation products.

For example, custodial managers can use traffic data to determine optimal hand-sanitizing units and trash receptacles.

Further, data collection and analysis can trigger notifications when specific inventories need to be replenished. For example, toilet paper, soap, bin liners, hand-sanitizing solutions, and paper towels are a few of many inventories that can be kept in adequate supply with the help of data collection.

Emptying trash bins, repairing clogs, cleaning spills, and removing hazards (ex: sudden trip hazards in walkways) can all be more efficiently planned with data analysis, which enables custodial team members to not only clean buildings but to prevent the spread of bacteria in the first place.

Creating healthy schools can be accomplished with the help of data collection and analysis in a variety of ways; from planning more efficient cleaning sessions to ensuring that students and staff have the hygienic supplies they need at a given time, data is crucial in improving health and safety in learning spaces. 

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