Simplifying Janitorial Inspections
An innovative new app is improving the efficiency of large-scale cleaning operations across hospital and university campuses, hotel and leisure facilities, and corporate buildings.
Smart Inspect™ was developed to help organizations fully understand how to maximize their janitorial resources to foster peak performance, and achieve optimal health and safety standards. This technology provides clients with an organized system that increases productivity, staff accountability, and creates an uncomplicated way to report and identify areas of deficiency.
The University of Vermont’s custodial program is one that has been revolutionized by Smart Inspect™. Approximately 170 custodians serve more than 100 buildings on the UVM campus, totaling over 2 million square feet. Smart Inspect™ has made inspections faster and more efficient. Sixteen custodial supervisors each inspect their assigned buildings bi-weekly, and thanks to the ease and convenience of Smart Inspect™, UVM reports that inspections and reviews only take up two hours of each inspector’s week, respectively.
Smart Inspect™ is conveniently compatible with most smart phones, tablets, and other leading handheld devices, and is entirely web-based once installed, with all inspection data stored on a secure and stable server. The inspection process is simple and straightforward. Smart Inspect™ saves clicks by “defaulting” all items within an area to “acceptable.” Clients simply need to record “deficient” items and any associated notes or pictures. When the inspection is complete, you can easily upload your data wirelessly.
UVM officials and quality team say they’re pleased with the Smart Inspect™ reports, which are both easy-to-use and easy-to-understand. This compilation of data paints a crystal clear picture of the facility’s cleanliness. Reports are automatically emailed as soon as the inspection is uploaded, allowing them to quickly share results with custodians/customers and to develop the corrective action plans for any areas of concern or inefficiency. UVM credits the application with the university’s excellent quality levels, with an outstanding average score of 92.65 per cent, year-to-date.
This technology has been equally well received at the Volusia County School district in Deland, Florida. District official Chris Evans wrote, “My contacts at Core Management have developed and tailored our inspection template based upon the contractual agreement between our vendor and the district. The inspection template along with the ability to access your website for reports has been helpful in identifying deficiencies throughout the school system. Core Management Services has continued to evaluate and improve their custodial inspection program to meet the needs of the custodial inspectors in evaluating the cleanliness of the school system and to report our findings.”
Smart Inspect™ can enable your organization to maintain the highest of health and safety standards, efficiently report and identify areas of deficiency, and increase staff accountability.
To learn more, please visit www.janitorialinspection.com.