09/26/2014 | 10 Pest Control Tips for Medical Practice Facility Managers
1, The International Management Facility Association strongly recommends analyzing the difference between cleaning generalists and maintenance specialists when addressing your building's interior and exterior appearance.
2. Medical facility managers need to consistently ensure that restrooms are properly maintained and ergonomically designed to avoid complaints from visitors, patients and potential sanitation problems. One survey found that nearly 65 percent of Americans have had unpleasant experiences in public restrooms because of its poorly kept condition.
3. Prepare for winter snow and ice well in advance. Last year, NYC businesses suffered the brunt of the salt shortage when residents bought much of the available rock salt, which forced medical and commercial facilities to pay significantly higher prices for a ton of rock salt. .
4. Cross-train as many employees as possible to minimize operational disruptions and maximize efficiency.
5. For hospital facility managers, spend more time and money on places where patients spend most of their time. Research finds that patients are spending less then one percent of their time in a hospital lobby and the rest of their time in exam rooms, inpatient rooms, outpatient clinics and administrative/check-in areas.
6. Use annual and quarterly metrics to measure results instead of concentrating on short-term benefits that don't improve the operating efficiency of your facility in the long term.
7. FacilityCare website states that a medical practice facility manager should establish a preventative bed bug plan before a bed bug infestation is detected. Everyone should be trained in recognizing evidence of a bed bug infestation, client belongings should be inspected and the facility manager needs to hire a professional pest management company like Assured Environments to regularly inspect the facility and implement effective techniques designed to eradicate a bed bug infestation immediately.
8.Optimize security with identity management software that includes access IDs, biometric security methods and CCTVs placed strategically throughout the facility.
9. Consistently engage in energy-saving actions, such as using natural lighting when possible, relying on task lighting over ambient illumination and utilizing window treatments to block sunlight during cooling months.
10. Focus on workplace ergonomics to optimize building performance, including noise control, access to daylight/nature and human factors.
If you're interested in learning more about how preventative commercial pest control services can help your facility, get in touch. The experts at Assured Environments are happy to answer your questions and work with you to create a custom prevention plan.