Manual handling tools such as mops can harbour dirt, bacteria, debris and odours if they are not cared professionally. If you leave your mop to dry without disinfecting it, you are allowing potentially millions of bacteria to breed inside the fibres and scatter all over flooring the next time you need to sanitize the area.
If your mop doesn’t dry thoroughly, mould and mildew will effortlessly grow in a damp mop head. Infrequent change of the water can lead to stomach infections e.g. diarrhoea, which will influence you, your colleagues and public.
Important! Professional and trained operatives under no circumstances should ever leave mops or mop components be hung or stored on cables, pipes or any other client’s equipment (fire suppression systems etc..). Proper training is required always and it is cheap. Very important part of each company activities not only in residential, house and domestic sector but in commercial sector too. Buckets should be sanitized also, rinsed with hot water and leave them drying out, without storing any other parts and components in it. Good housekeeping is compulsory and recommended action for every task in London. Warning and demarcation signs periodically have to be washed too. Get a sponge or wet cloth and rinse in a bucket with ready chemical and water solution. Apply the solution all over the sing, scrub it, rinse it, and then leave it dry it. Final result will be fantastic as this essential part of the cleaning services process will be spotless.
Now discussion point are quite few:
- After each use mops should be thoroughly washed with powerful detergent, rinsed and wrung out.
- Rinsing mops out under hot running water after each use will ensure most the bacteria go down the drain.
- The mops should be left to air dry with the head up in a designated area of the store room.
- Care must be taken when cleaning equipment and operatives should ensure that items are not allowed to touch one another when drying or when in general storage.
- The process should be repeated for each different coloured mop cleaned.
- Adequate prevention can only be achieved with co-operation from every one. What can you do in playing your part?
- Poor storage results in a greater risk of cross contamination and chemical reactions. See the above examples. Can any be identified within your work place?
- Poor storage results in a greater risk of ill-health to you, your colleagues and the public. Do you know how to raise issues and who with?
CONCLUSION: When undertaking cleaning services in London, cleaner must not leave pattern of used mops in wringer buckets without being washed and dried. All equipment could harbour dirt, bacteria, debris and bad smells if they are not cared for properly. Periodical tool box talk will enable contractors or employees to discuss and understand the reasons for the correct rinsing and drying of mop head and possible consequences for failing to comply.
Things to remember: All staff must compliance with CCL Cleaners and client equipment storage procedures. Must prevent cross contamination and infections. All staff must create safe place of work for all.
Storage of cleaning materials and equipment:
Handling of proper storage of cleaning detergents: When on inspection the manager or auditor must not locate that cleaning products are begin left in unauthorised places like ledges, locker rooms or toilets. Every manger or director of such a company must remind that all detergents are to be stored in authorised by client designated easily accessible rooms, areas or bins only. As individuals and collectively as a team everyone should be responsible for the safety of yourself and the others, not storing and securing potentially harmful products correctly is a failure in this responsibility.
Any product or chemicals or cleaning items found to be not to be put on one side correctly and in their authorised storerooms or storehouse when carrying out inspections logged and violations of this standard mandatory instruction will result in investigation and possible disciplinary action. That is why managers are to be briefed, instructed and being always up to date so they could reinforce safety standards and expectations. Control of substances hazardous to health and safe storage. Managers should advocateworkmatesthat audits will be carried out. The same must carry out careful examinations themselves to ensure standards and compliance are being adhered to and take necessary action where required to ensure procedures are followed. Supervisors to check and review storage areas frequently.
All equipment to be stored professionally and correctly, all electrical cables gathered and secured competently to intercept entanglement, tear or ripping.
- You must have a designated place for each tool.
- Store them close to the area of use, like heavy cleaning equipment, floor scrubber and dryers, steam carpet cleaners.
- Make sure that designated storage area is clean at all times. Remember good housekeeping is the main point.
- Colour coding of buckets, green for corridor floor, and yellow for kitchen and red for toilets. `
- Label all chemicals of use if you use a self-filling spray bottles.
- Rinse and dry cleaning equipment before storing inside the storeroom.
- Provide regular checks on bins if you store chemicals inside.
- Dry them, cleaned and re-organise chemicals if needed.
Safety at work:
Safety is an enormous significance within residential and commercial cleaning industry and all operational teams must be governed by rigid rules and certification specifying who can work where and when. All operatives must have nominated working areas and they all have been trained before taking any activity. Crews use a practical app style tool to know when to commence the clean itself or to perform a particular type of clean, undertake scrubbing, deep clean, spring clean or just general tidying up. Additional and much dirtier work includes oven clean degreasing and toilet cleans and descaling and sadly it is the work our dedicated special teams that attend to mote specialist cleans following accidents or emergencies. Key performance indicators determine targets to meet on number and type of job, training and development of staff, cost targets and so on. It is the job of the management team to undertake the contract reviews, meetings and reporting casual elements to confirm that everything is in accordance with the service that you have been contracted to provide to client.
Few paramount responsibilities as an employee:
- Whilst at work you must apprehend reasonable care of your own health, wellbeing and health and safety of others, your colleagues.
- Avoid wearing unattached workwear or personal protective equipment if you planning to operate machine.
- Don’t drop your hair, be careful if you have a headscarf, and ensure it’s tucked out.
- Do not to place your colleagues, clients or any members of the public – at risk, consistently introduce warning signs.
- Every employee have to collaborate and make sure to develop, whilst getting trained from its employer. Employee must have a clear vision and follow the company’s health and safety procedures at all times.
- Do not jeopardize your own health, safety or welfare whilst at work.
- You have to report any near misses, any injuries, strains or illnesses you suffer as a result of doing your job.
So at the end those three very important actions are essential to you and your company to provide the best possible services to clients. All aspect of these have to be designed, reviewed and followed by every management team. No task should be left unexplained to cleaning operatives, training developing and courses should accompany employees periodically.