Unit 103 & 107 Prepare and clean floor surfaces

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Unit 103 & 107 Prepare and clean floor surfaces

  1. 1. Prepare, clean & maintain floor surfaces
  2. 2.  Tasks covered:  Prepare, dry sweep & damp mop floors  Prepare & suction clean floor surfaces  Prepare, spray clean & buff floor surfaces Prepare, clean & maintain floor surfaces
  3. 3.  Yourself ◦ Clean & smart appearance ◦ PPE  Gloves  Suitable footwear  Plastic apron  Work area ◦ Ventilate the area ◦ Hazard warning signs ◦ Removing furniture or large debris ◦ Protecting surrounding surfaces Preparation
  4. 4. Choose and use the correct machinery & equipment for the job!
  5. 5.  Before using electrical equipment….. Check the power supply cables and plug for damage, report and label if necessary, isolate machine and do not use Ensure hands are dry when plugging or unplugging electrical machinery. When plugging a machine into an electric socket, make sure the switch is in the off position Always make sure to plug the machine into a free plug socket. If non-available, ask a supervisor before unplugging any other machines Ensure that portable appliance testing (PAT) has been undertaken in the last 12 months. If not, do not use, remove and report to supervisor/manager, do not use, label as faulty and remove from use. Before starting and after use, carefully check that internal dust bags are not full, check the internal filters are clean and free from debris and brushes or pads are not damaged or worn Health and safety
  6. 6.  Don’t forget! Always keep cable behind the machines. Do not place cable over shoulder at any time. Place a safety sign over the lead/cable Remember non-electrical equipment needs checking for safety too. This may include mops, buckets, brushes or mop-sweepers Report any issues with work area and/or equipment All equipment should be left clean, dry and tidy in storage area after use. Health and safety
  7. 7.  Chemicals ◦ Remember to follow manufacturers instructions ◦ Ensure you have the correct chemical for the type of flooring and the task in hand ◦ Always follow dilution rates ◦ Remember to wear PPE when handling cleaning agents Health and safety
  8. 8.  Prepare area  Keep mop head in contact with the floor AT ALL TIMES  Maintain a leading edge  Cover floor area systematically  Remove soilage with a dustpan & brush  Mop head MUST be suction cleaned after use Dry Sweeping - Method
  9. 9.  Always sweep using a continuous stroke using overlapping passes Dry Sweeping - Method
  10. 10.  Prepare area  Apply cleaning solution to the floor using the mop  Mop the floor using a figure of 8 stroke with each pass overlapping  Clean edges by ‘cutting in’ parallel to skirtings  Use an abrasive pad on stubborn marks Damp Mopping - Method
  11. 11.  Ensure bucket is always behind line of work  When wringing out mop stand in front of the wringer and press down firmly  Remember to change the cleaning solution when dirty  Try and leave the floor as dry as possible Damp Mopping - Method
  12. 12.  Prepare area & machinery – Remember to adjust the vacuum cleaner if needed for the surface being cleaned  Switch the vacuum cleaner on.  Start vacuuming the floor at a point furthest from the door, paying particular attention to edges and corners.  Suction clean the floor in parallel, overlapping lanes covering all the floor area. Several passes may be needed.  On completion, re-wind the cable.  After use, all equipment should be checked, cleaned, dried and returned to the storage area. Suction cleaning - Method
  13. 13.  Prepare area & check machinery  Ensure you have the correct pad for the task and floor surface  Buff the floor using overlapping passes to ensure an even appearance  Remember to ‘cut in’ parallel to skirtings  Always position cable behind the line of work  Check and turn the pad as necessary  Always mop sweep the floor after buffing Buffing - Method
  14. 14.  Prepare area & check machinery  Ensure you have the correct pad & cleaning agent for the task and floor surface  Spray a fine mist over an area of about 2m² taking care not to over spray onto other surfaces  Pass machine over the damp area and buff until dry and polished. Overlap to ensure an even appearance Spray cleaning - Method
  15. 15.  Spray clean adjacent to skirtings by ‘cutting in’  Always position cable behind the line of work  Check and turn the pad as necessary  Always mop sweep the floor after spray cleaning  Check floor for even appearance after completion Spray cleaning - Method
  16. 16.  Remember all equipment should be checked and cleaned after use  Any damage should be reported to the appropriate person  Cleaning solutions should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way  Cleaning cupboards should be secured after use  Remove hazard warning signs and close ventilation when appropriate  Return furniture to its original position After tasks are completed…

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