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102 clean and maintain washrooms

  1. 1. 7139 Practical cleaning Skills Clean and Maintain Washrooms
  2. 2. Outcomes...  Know why its important to keep clean and hygienic in the     workplace Know the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) within the industry Know how to prevent and control contamination and cross-infection Link these standards to washroom cleaning Demonstrate the correct methods for cleaning and maintaining washrooms 2
  3. 3. Presentation, clothing and hygiene  Appropriate and clean     clothing Personal hygiene Appropriate PPE for the role or task Presentation Accessories and Jewellery 3
  4. 4. Cleaning Operative  Appropriate PPE?  Tabard  Gloves  Apron  Full toe shoe  Goggles  Uniform  Dust mask  Standard of  PPE always worn appearance/hygiene?  Minimal jewellery  Clean  Hair tied back  Tidy appearance 4
  5. 5. Hand hygiene  How clean are your hands?  Correct techniques  Prior to starting tasks  before wearing PPE  Changing tasks  Before eating  After using bathroom 5
  6. 6. Hand hygiene exercise 6
  7. 7. Clean and maintain washrooms  The toilets and washrooms in your workplace are an area where you will encounter a high level of bacteria. The warm, moist conditions found here are ideal for bacteria to multiply. Campylobacter Salmonella E-Coli Clostridium perfringens Clostridium difficile MRSA Pseudomonas 7
  8. 8. Bacterial Growth  After six hours in a warm moist environment it is possible for one single bacterium to multiply to become 26,214 bacteria. Each single bacterium will also continue to grow at this rate! 8
  9. 9. Preparation  Before attempting to clean a sanitary area you must prepare the area using:  Warning signs / Barriers  Verbal warnings  Special Procedures for entering/leaving the area  Protective clothing  Ventilation of the area  Use colour coded equipment 9
  10. 10. Cleaning washroom areas  Another important part of cleaning in these areas is the order in which you clean sanitary items. Remember we usually clean from “Clean to Dirty”  This can help cut down on the transmission of harmful germs from one surface to another. 10
  11. 11. Clean to dirty? Look at the picture below and decide what the best order to clean this area is. 1 11
  12. 12. Clean to dirty? Look at the picture below and decide what the best order to clean this area is. 1 12
  13. 13. Toilet cleaning  You will need the following equipment –  1 toilet brush  Colour coded cloths (designated for toilet and urinal cleaning only)  Toilet cleaning agent and neutral detergent 13
  14. 14. Toilet Cleaning Method:  Ventilate area  Close toilet lid and flush  Use toilet brush to push back water and reveal normal water line  Apply toilet cleaner to bowl making sure you get right under the rim, agitate with toilet brush and leave the brush in the bowl  Leave to stand for a few minutes  Proceed to damp wipe the outside surface of WC (Remember clean to dirty!)  Scrub inside the WC bowl with toilet brush paying attention to water line and under rim, remove all stains  Flush toilet again, this time allowing flush water to rinse brush, Clean toilet brush holder (Yes! It really does need cleaning!) replace brush in holder  Dry and buff other surfaces with disposable towels, close lid. 14
  15. 15. Cleaning washbasins  You will need the following equipment  Colour coded cloths  (Colour coded bucket)  Nylon pad/toothbrush/bottlebrush  Neutral detergent solution or  Hard surface cleaner/solution  Warning signs 15
  16. 16. Cleaning Washbasins Method  Ventilate area  Rinse bath/basin to remove loose dust, hair and debris  Damp wipe basin, surrounds, fixtures and fittings using colour-coded cloth, wrung out in neutral detergent solution or directly with hard surface cleaner (remember clean to dirty!)  Pay special attention to tide mark area (use nylon pad if necessary)  Remove soil from plughole/overflow  Pay attention to overflow and tap area, use nylon pad/toothbrush if necessary  Rinse  Dry and buff taps 16
  17. 17. Replenishing supplies  Filling soap dispensers to manufacturer’s instructions  Filling paper towel dispensers  Empty litter bins  Providing new bin liners  Replace toilet rolls (leaving sufficient to cover the day)  Replace sanitary bags As always follow manufacturer’s instructions when replenishing consumable items, especially soaps. 17
  18. 18. Waste Disposal Remember – all waste must be removed and disposed of properly. Special or hazardous waste much be dealt with according to instructions. If in doubt, ask! 18
  19. 19. Personal hygiene  Clean and store your cleaning equipment and materials safely and appropriately  Clean and store your PPE or dispose of it  Wash your hands thoroughly using soap and water 19
  20. 20. Toilet facts! 50% of men and 25% of women still don’t wash their hands after using the toilet! Salmonella, One third of all infectious diseases could be eliminated by proper hand washing After 6 hours in the right conditions 1 bacterium can multiply to become 26212 bacteria! E-Coli and Campylobacter can survive in toilets for up to eight days Washing your hands after using the toilet can reduce the bacteria on them by up to 80% The average tea towel or dishcloth holds more bacteria than the toilet in your home 20
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