WHSD Custodians Complete Extensive Training

Custodian Training

In early June, the Woodland Hills School District conducted extensive training for its custodial staff in advance of the 2022-23 school year. It was the first comprehensive training for the district’s custodians and covered everything from preventing workplace injuries to the use of specific equipment and systems.

The district’s custodians play an important role in helping ensure the safety and security of the Woodland Hills students and staff. They check doors in and out of each building throughout the day, respond to alarm calls and handle snow removal. In addition to their daily cleaning routines, custodians are responsible for deep cleaning and disinfecting, which has become critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. They help with energy management as well as with the setup and the cleaning after school activities, sporting events and meetings.

Several district partners and providers were on hand to help train the district custodians. Alan Pepoy, a Senior Risk Control Consultant, provided safety tips on proper lifting and avoiding back injuries. Allegheny Supply and Spartan Chemical provided training on proper chemical usage and the use of the microfiber system. Allegheny Supply also trained the custodians on how to properly clean the floors in district classrooms and hallways.

Representatives from Tenant and Sensor gave the custodians training on the T-3 floor machines and the sensor vacuums. Erzen provided training on the Kaivec machines that clean district restrooms and ABCO offered hands-on fire extinguisher training.

The district also was provided a new custodial cleaning program booklet. Woodland Hills has purchased all new equipment, replacing previous equipment that was over 20 years old. The district has also moved towards the 100 percent use of a microfiber system all throughout the district. Microfiber cloths are sustainable and more effective than cotton rags, dishcloths and other material. Thanks to their blend of super-thin polyester threads, microfiber cloths trap a high amount of dirt and water, absorb liquids fast, dry quickly, and produce a lint, scratch and streak free clean.

“To my custodial staff: I'm grateful for all of your hard work,” Woodland Hills School District Director of Facilities Robert Finney said. “Keep in mind there is always room to approve! Leave your signature each and every day with your work.”

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems

WHSD custodians receive training on new machines and systems





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