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Cleaning and Hygiene – Is it now Everyone's Responsibility?

Cleaning and Hygiene – Is it now Everyone's Responsibility?
11 August 2020
 

The British Institute of Cleaning Science and Kimberly-Clark Professional are calling for robust hygiene training for all staff, not just the cleaning workforce.

The provider of hygiene, safety and productivity solutions is partnering with The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) to offer practical advice on how to operate successfully in the post-pandemic era of the cleaning industry.

They feel that it is critical to recognise that today we all share the responsibility for minimising infection and contamination in the workplace, and that everyone has a role to play supporting the cleanliness and the prevention of spreading infection:

"Whilst the role of the cleaning operative remains key, certainly with far more focus than pre-pandemic, it is now more vital that robust training programmes are effectively cascaded through the cleaning workforce – and even to all staff," said a spokesperson from Kimberly-Clark Professional.

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Picture: A graphic of a washroom space, demonstrating cleaning best practice: to apply the cleaning product from dirty to clean areas to allow the greatest contact time to kill bacteria. Each area is numbered from one to nine, with nine indicating the final area to be cleaned.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 11 August 2020

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