Housekeeping Services

Supervisor: 

  • Stephanie Marcinowsky, 343-8010, 8406

 Manager: 

  • Diane Micheili-Pedwysocki, 343-8010, 8962

 This area is responsible for: 

  • Housekeeping services are provided to all academic and administrative facilities.

These services include,

  • Dusting, sweeping, garbage collection, washroom cleaning and restocking, classroom chalk replacement, and chalkboard/eraser cleaning. Floor finishing and window washing are performed periodically.
  • Spills, water removal, and other non-routine custodial needs should be reported to the Physical Plant at 343-8010, 8273 or Submit Request
  • Furniture and equipment moving services are available to University departments. Large scale relocations require up to 14 days advance notice. Contact Physical Plant at 343-8010, 8273 or Submit Request to make arrangements. 

Cleaning Priorities 

Cleaning priorities fall into four levels. Our Housekeeping staff follow these priorities as listed below in the time allowed before moving to the next level. 

  • Level 1 – Areas of Liability and Safety concerns (snow removal at entrances, floods, etc.)
  • Level 2 – Public and Student use areas: These areas are generally the classrooms, washrooms, entrances, corridors, and stairwells.
  • Level 3 – General and departmental areas (general offices, research labs, etc.)
  • Level 4 – Work areas and individual offices

REVISED CLEANING PROTOCOLS

Physical Plant Services will provide cleaning activities by areas and associated frequencies are listed below.

In light of the COVID-19 virus, cleaning protocols have been adjusted to focus on cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in all areas serviced below and including elevator buttons, stair railings, door knobs and plates, light switches, faucets and water fountains

Washrooms (Twice a day- once during the day shift and once during night shift)

  • Picking up of garbage: cleaning and disinfecting bins
  • Sweeping and picking up of garbage on the floor
  • Checking and refilling of paper towel, soap, and toilet paper dispensers
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of mirror, sink, and sink counter
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of toilets and urinals
  • Sweeping and mopping and disinfecting of the floor.

(Monthly)

  • Wiping, cleaning and disinfecting of high-level surfaces
  • Wiping off dust particles from lamp fixtures
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of the ventilation grill and entrance door-metal plate

Kitchens (Cleaned once daily)

  • Picking up of garbage: cleaning and disinfecting bins
  • Sweeping and picking up garbage on the floor
  • Checking and refilling of paper towel and soap dispensers
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of the sink and sink counter and appliance handles

Personal Offices (Cleaned once a month) General Offices (Cleaned once a week – garbage daily)

  • Picking up of garbage from recycling bin stations: cleaning and disinfecting bins
  • Sweeping and picking up garbage on the floor
  • Vacuuming floors with carpets
  • Cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces

Meeting rooms (Cleaned daily)

  • Picking up of garbage from recycling bin stations: cleaning and disinfecting bins
  • Sweeping and picking up garbage on the floor and vacuuming floors with carpets
  • Cleaning and disinfecting office counters, tables, chairs and desktops
  • Checking and refilling or replacing hand sanitizers and disinfectant solution and paper towels

Student common areas (Cleaned daily)

  • Picking up of garbage from recycling bin stations: cleaning and disinfecting bins
  • Sweeping and picking up garbage on the floor and disinfecting same
  • Vacuuming floors with carpets
  • Checking and refilling or replacing hand sanitizers and disinfectant solution and paper towels
  • Cleaning and disinfection of counters, tables, and desk tops

Classrooms (Cleaned daily)

  • Waste removal, cleaning and disinfecting recycling bins (where bins exist in classrooms)
  • Sweeping and picking up of garbage on the floor and disinfecting same
  • Wiping and cleaning of high- surfaces (e.g. vents, chalkboards, whiteboards, etc.)
  • Vacuuming of carpeted floor
  • Sweeping and mopping of floors
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of counters, tables, and desk tops

 Labs (Cleaned Daily)

  • Waste removal, cleaning and disinfecting recycling bins
  • Sweeping and picking up of garbage on the floor
  • Cleaning of mirrors
  • Sweeping and mopping of floors
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of counters, tables, chairs and desk tops (only as permitted by cleaning instructions list on each lab door)
 Hand sanitizers will be placed at building entrances, in classrooms and in meeting rooms that are being used.   
 Cleaning protocols in the event of a confirmed COVID case in university space 
  • If a confirmed or presumptive case (as defined by the Health Authority), lock down the space for at least 72 hours before cleaning and if possible, for one full week. If it is proactive self-isolated case, then lock down the space for at least 24 hours, and if possible for 72 hours
  • Cleaning and disinfecting will include using microfiber cloths to clean and disinfect with a Health Canada approved disinfectant.  Disinfecting of vertical and horizontal areas using an electrostatic sprayer with an approved cleaning disinfectant will be applied in the treatment of pandemic outbreak-impacted spaces.
  • Typically, spaces will be available for use within a half hour after spraying is completed

 Disinfecting Supplies

Below are Lakehead University approved disinfecting supplies.  Please note that the wipes are only good for 28 days after chemical is poured onto them.

Soap Dispenser w/soap$9.43
Soap Refill (4L jug)$9.43
Spray Bottle w/chemical (Oxivir Tb)$6.10
Spray Bottle Nozzle Only$2.00
Paper Towel (1 Roll)$7.90
Paper Towel Dispenser$0.00
Wipes in a Container (Oxivir Tb)$42.64
Wipes in a Bag (Oxivir Tb)$34.33

To place your order, please fill out the Order Form.  Once filled out please email your order to workorde@lakeheadu.ca.  If you are ordering a dispenser that attaches to the wall, a work order will be generated to installed it.  Building Maintenance will confirm with you where you would like it installed, once delivery of the dispenser has been made.


If you have any questions or concerns please call the Work Order desk 343-8010, 8279, Physical Plant 343-8208 or Security 343-8010, 8569.

 

If you require gloves, masks or hand sanitizer please order through the Book Store, https://bookstore.lakeheadu.ca/ppe
Hand sanitizing stations will be installed at all entrances/exits.

 

Below are links to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the chemicals used in the above items.

Foaming Hand Soap

Oxivir Tb Disinfectant & Sanitizer 

Oxivir Plus Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate