Custodial Services Department

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Role of Custodial Services 

  • Perform general cleaning duties within offices, classrooms, public areas, cafeterias etc.
  • Collect and remove non-hazardous waste generated from offices, labs, classrooms, cafeterias, washrooms to the appropriate outdoor waste receptacles.
  • Collect and remove recyclable waste to the appropriate outdoor recyclable waste receptacles as per the University’s recycling program.
  • Collect spent lamps and other designated waste through the appropriate waste stream.
  • Clean, disinfect and restock washrooms across campus on a daily basis.
  • Perform specialized tasks which maintain the sanitary condition of specialized areas within campus buildings. Areas include: swimming pools and shower facilities, veterinary hospital clinic areas and operating rooms, the Human Anatomy Lab, the Child Care Centre etc.
  • Provide cleaning services in preparation for, during, and after special events held on campus. Events include: Campus Days, convocation, sporting events, weddings, and conferences held while school is in session.
  • Provide 7 day a week services for events run by Conference Services and Athletics while school is not in session. Events include::the cleaning and related maintenance of residence rooms, classrooms, common areas, cafeterias etc.
  • Ensure that current regular services are supplemented when requested and/or agreed upon. These services include restorative cleaning tasks such as re-finishing resilient tile floors, and steam cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture. Services also include stain removal, scrubbing washrooms and overhead cleaning. Activities that cannot take place during regular operational hours.
  • Provide first response service for flood cleanups including water extraction and dehumidification of wet building materials and contents. Staff advise when external service providers should be contacted to assist.
  • Perform re-lamping services in most areas of campus buildings.
  • Submit identified building defects and/or safety issues to the work order desk.
  • Provide information and recommendations to construction consultants and contractors regarding building fabric choices. Pre occupancy cleaning services are also provided for newly completed buildings and renovations.
  • Perform various overhead tasks requiring the use of scaffolding or large ladders.
  • Provide support to the Grounds Department and the Maintenance and Energy Services Department through operation of an 80ft lift-boom unit.

Window Cleaning

  • Perform window cleaning at various heights from both the inside and outside of most campus buildings.

Truck Mount Steam Cleaning

  • Provide carpet cleaning service.
  • Perform upholstery cleaning services.
  • Perform entrance mat cleaning during winter months.
  • Assist in flood cleanup.

Student Residences - Facility Support Services 

Provide required cleaning services that meet the specific needs of student residences on campus.

Facility Support Services will also:

  • Perform complete cleaning of residence bathroom and shower facilities.
  • Perform student room turnover cleaning during fall and winter semesters.
  • Perform thorough cleaning of all student rooms throughout summer months.