Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations are professionals who are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness, appearance, and functionality of buildings, including hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities, as well as the grounds and outdoor areas surrounding these buildings. These occupations may include a variety of tasks, such as cleaning, repairing, and maintaining buildings, equipment, and outdoor areas.
In the healthcare industry, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations may be responsible for:
Maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities
Sweeping, mopping, dusting, and vacuuming to keep buildings clean and orderly
Emptying trash receptacles and replacing trash bags
Cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and other areas
Maintaining and repairing buildings, equipment, and outdoor areas
Maintaining inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment
Ensuring that all work meets industry standards and regulations
To become a building and grounds cleaning and maintenance worker, individuals typically do not need any formal education or training. Many workers in this field learn on the job, and some employers may provide on-the-job training for new employees. Some building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers may choose to seek certification through a professional organization, such as the International Association of Building Service Contractors.