ISSA has announced enhancements to its Workloading & Bidding Tool, including the addition of metric calculations and the ability to add daily and weekly frequencies, to help its members document and analyze their cleaning services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the tool, available exclusively to ISSA members worldwide through the organization’s website, members can build out a location or cleaning project by entering room type, the area in square metres or square feet, and the activities to perform. The activities correspond with ISSA’s 612 Cleaning Times, a guide to industry time standards for performing cleaning tasks.
Additional features include the ability to:
- show the days of week each task will be performed, along with the number of times per day,
- add specific tasks associated with heightened disinfecting,
- create workload based on a room, floor, area, or building, and
- calculate revenue to labour, supply costs, and general overhead.
Dianna Steinbach, ISSA vice president of international services, commented, “ISSA constantly updates and develops member resources to ensure members are best poised to implement industry best practices. The current pandemic made clear that the calculator needed more flexible cleaning times to meet increased demands and help with explaining the impact of current changes in cleaning scope of work. Thanks to the metric system update, members from all over the world now will be able to use the tool to improve their services and communicate cost calculations.”
ISSA members have a one-month period to transfer their saved calculations from the previous version of the workloading and bidding tool to the new version or to download them.