The purpose of this SOP is to outline housekeeping services and to ensure that workstations are free of debris and clutter. This is vital to maintaining a safe work environment and to prevent any minor or major incidents from occurring.


This standard operating procedure is intended to guide facility management staff in covering the following office housekeeping duties:
- Overhead lighting cleaning
- Venetian blinds cleaning
- General office housekeeping

Procedures for Overhead Lighting Cleaning

Tools & Materials Needed:

1. Step ladder
2. Glass cleaner
3. Clean cloths
4. Gloves and goggles
5. Vacuum cleaner

Position the step ladder under the light fixture to be cleaned. Be sure the step ladder is sturdy and in proper repair.

If the light fixture has the egg crate type diffusers, unhook them and set aside. If the diffusers are clear plastic, unhook the panel and bring down to one side.

With the pack vacuum, vacuum the interior surface of the light fixture. Put on gloves and goggles

CAUTION: Avoid the excessive use of glass cleaner or water.

Using the glass cleaner and a soft, clean cloth, damp dust the interior of the light fixture and the inside and outside of the plastic diffuser. Dry all surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.

Relock the plastic diffuser into position, or replace the egg crate diffuser after it has been cleaned.

Procedures for Venetian Blinds Cleaning

Tools & Materials Needed:
- Clean cloths,
- Vacuum cleaner,
- Soft bristle brush,
- Two clean buckets
- Gloves and goggles

Remove dust and dirt from vanes of Venetian blinds where bacteria can multiply.

Adjust the blind to expose the flat surface.

Vacuum entire exposed surface from top to bottom using a left to right motion as you clean.

Reverse the flat surface of the blinds and repeat the procedure.

Return the Venetian blinds to the original position.

Put on gloves and goggles.

Using a clean cloth and cleaner disinfectant in a bucket, clean the blinds from top to bottom, working in a left to right motion as you clean.

Rinse cloth frequently in clear water.

Dry the surface of the blind with another clean cloth.

Reverse blinds and repeat procedure.

General Office Cleaning

Tools & Materials Needed:
- Clean cloths
- Trigger sprayer
- Dust mop
- Wet mop
- Two buckets with wringers or pump up sprayer and one bucket
- Vacuum cleaner
- Liners

Put on gloves and goggles.

Dust furniture with a clean cloth treated with dust mop/dust cloth treatment polish as needed

Damp disinfect telephone, door knobs, and file cabinets

Spot clean windows and sills with a glass cleaner.

Empty ashtrays

Empty wastebasket and replace the liner.

Dust mop, then damp mop floor or vacuum if carpeted

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