Build clean protocol must start from the beginning of Level 1 to the completion of the project, and protocol must be taught on a continuous basis. Monitoring commences as soon as the interior building is protected from weather, permanent or temporarily, and installations of return ducts, process piping, uni-strut, pipe hangers, etc., are started. It is critical that these installations be monitored for the build clean protocol requirements. Not only is it an assurance for cleanliness and limited fall-out in the operating cleanroom, it keeps the amount of labor required for the cleaning at a minimum and sets the protocol mindset from the beginning.
PROTOCLEAN, INC.’s success is due to limiting contamination from entering the building and limiting the turnover of personnel to meet the deadlines of the project. This is accomplished by limiting the number of entrances into the building, providing monitors at main building entrances, at staging areas prior to entry into the cleanzone areas. Access to the cleanzone areas is only with verifiable training.
The roaming field monitors continuously retrain the trade’s people in the field and provide documentation of the training in the field, limiting turn-over and building a cleaner project. Proper training results in lower turn-over for a more efficient project.
Monitor personnel entering the main building personnel entrance
FIELD MONITORS take the role as a teacher and listener. If a violator of protocol is observed, it is the duty of the monitor to ask if this was the method they were taught, if not, the reason for the change. The monitors must be open to change if it is a better method; as all will benefit. If it is lack of understanding, the monitor may re-train the individual immediately. If they were not given the proper tools, or their supervisor requested the work be performed other than the requirements of protocol, a memo is issued to the supervisor for immediate correction and re-training of their employee.
The monitor is responsible to track gross violators and companies with large numbers of violations. Again, the philosophy on build-clean projects is to re-train and retain the trades people build-clean techniques, as time is of the essence.