FROM THE BLOG
implementing a proper Colour coding system in the cleaning process is extremely important to avoid cross-contamination and infection in the home and workplace.
Purpose of color-coded Cleaning Process
The color coding cleaning practices is a process of using different colored equipment for different areas, aiming to prevent cross-contamination and control infection during the cleaning process.
The basic reason for cleaning is to create a safe, clean and sparkling working place, but if you do not follow the appropriate cleaning system, invisible contamination may cause serious hazards than doing good.
It’s simple that If the cleaning operative use the same cleaning equipment to clean the toilet, and food preparation general area there is high risks of spreading bacteria, germs and can cause a serious health problem or infection.
In order to minimize the risk, Color-coding has become popular in the workplace of different industry. By organizing colors of cleaning equipment and implementing a color-coded cleaning solution is must prevent the chance of spreading the germs from one place to another place on the premises.
What color should you use for which area?
The companies can follow the color-coding scheme, suggested by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) or they can set their own custom color cleaning rules that suit their setting.
There are four colors in the British Institute of Cleaning Science’s color-coding scheme, those are red, yellow, blue and green. By segregating the color and ensuring specific use of each color potentially reduces the risk of crossover of bacteria and viruses. Let’s have a look in which colors are usually used for what purposes.
Red: The red color has been coded to clean the toilet seat, urinal areas where the risk of bacterial contamination is high. Red color cleaning equipment such as red color mob, mob handle, buckets, All-purpose cloths, sponges, abrasive cleaning, brushes are exclusively used for the toilet areas.
Blue: The color blue has been allocated to clean the general area like corridors, office floors, general dusting, reception area, surface cleaning, means yellow color cleaning equipment mostly used for low-risk areas.
Yellow: The yellow color-coded cleaning equipment is used to clean washroom surfaces, including sinks, tiled walls, mirrors, glass, and metal, whereas as we mention earlier using red color-coded cleating tools to clean the toilet seat and bows prevent the cross-contamination.
Green: The Green color-coded cleaning equipment such as green mob, bucket, multi-purpose cloth, brush, disposable cloths, dishcloth, cleaning sponges, abrasive cleaning pads are assigned to clean the Food processing area, kitchen, meat and fish preparation area, food serving, and bar areas.
The chart below shows which colors correspond to which areas:
Introduce color code in your cleaning equipment
Using the color-coding system for all relevant cleaning equipment is very important however you should at least color code the following cleaning equipment’s to minimize the risk:
Mob head & Mob handle, Buckets, Wringer bucket, swing pails, Dustpan, Bushes, Hand brushes, dish brush, cleaning cloths, wipes, dishcloths, gloves, Squeegees, Aprons, Bins, Bin Bags, Micro Fibre cloths, Dusters, Cleaners Trolleys, etc.
Cleaning equipment with different colors must not keep in the same place. Equipment stored within its own color-coded hanger or shelf reduce the risk of touching one another and very effective to avoid cross-contamination.
Train your employee about the color-coding cleaning process
Cleaning operatives should have a thorough understanding of hygiene standards and the importance of color coding to create a safe working environment in the workplace. The training must cover, why and how cross-contamination takes place, what colors are for which areas, and a handful knowledge of the infection control procedures.
Cleaning and securely storing the equipment after use is equally important in the color-coded cleaning process requires intensive training about the equipment cleaning and storing process. After each use, the cleaning equipment’s of different colors should be cleaned and stored separately.
If the cleaners put dirty cleaning cloths all together in a bucket, there is a chance of cross-contaminating and the cleaner may use the same cloths in different purposes, to avoid this situation cleaners should be very careful and should remain the cloths in the similarly colored bucket or bowl after use.
Get all your color-coded product in one place
If you realize the detrimental effect of cross contaminations and wish to use the color coding system in your cleaning process, then we have a wide range of stock of Mob head & Mob handle, Buckets & Wringer buckets, Versa clean swing pail, Dustpan, Bushes & scrub brushes, Hand brushes, dish brush, multi-purpose cloths & wipes, dishcloths, gloves, Floor Squeegees, Floor sweeper, Aprons, Bins & Bin Bags, Microfibre cloths, Dusters cloths, Cleaning Trolleys & Accessories and many more red, yellow, green and blue coded cleaning products in one place.
It is vital that your color-coded cleaning system is easily understandable and simple to use or follow. Continuous training program on the basic issues and ensuring regular practices help to exterminate any bad practice of your cleaning operatives. Monitoring of the system is extremely important to keep the process effective and identify any negligence from cleaning operatives.
Hygiene and cleanliness is an important factor for your employer and staff, if your staff members become regularly ill through the spread of germs & infection, it will affect your business productivity and costing you time and money. So A well-cleaned washroom on business premises and effective hand washing system can easily stop the spread of infection and can help your employer to live a healthy life.
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Bactericidal Hand Soap, Luxury or premium liquid hand soap, pearlized hand soap. If you want to create a great impression in your washroom then choose our Luxurious or premium hand soap with fragrances. If you have a catering business or in the food processed an unperfumed bactericidal soap would be the best choice for you.