October 17, 2019
All About Colour Coding for Hygienic and Methodical Cleaning

In the late 1990s, a universal colour coding system was recommended by The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) for use by the cleaning industry.The system is all about designating a colour to a piece of equipment that is used in a particular area of the building being cleaned. The aim is to reduce the spread of germs by cross contamination and generally increase hygiene practices. There are four main colours which separate out kitchen and food preparation areas, washrooms etc. They are red, blue, yellow and green.Whilst this was initially used primarily in healthcare environments, it has now been adopted in many other sectors such as in catering, where health and safety is essential particularly where bacteria transfer may cause illness.<strong>How does Colour Coding work?</strong>If just one mop is used across the whole building, bacteria from the washrooms could be transferred to the kitchen area where food is prepared. As such, there is a high risk of cross contamination and therefore, illness.Each key area of a building is given a colour. All cleaning equipment for that area including mops, cloths, gloves and brushes should be of the designated colour. As a result each area has its own set of cleaning equipment.<strong>How Useful is Colour Coding?</strong>Businesses are under the jurisdiction of the local Environmental Health Office in order to ensure the safety, health and hygiene of those who work or visit their premises. Using colour coding is a particularly useful way to conform to these requirements making the cleaning tasks easier and efficient too.Whilst, the colour coordination of cleaning products can vary from business to business, it is essential all staff are trained using the colour coding in place.<a href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/” data-mce-href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/”>Cleaning Assurance</a> uses the following colour codes:Toilets and Washrooms – Red<br /><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-851 size-full” src=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-13.42.29.png” alt=”” width=”699″ height=”471″ data-mce-src=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-13.42.29.png” /><br />All other areas – Blue<br /><img class=”size-full wp-image-852 aligncenter” src=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-13.42.51.png” alt=”” width=”769″ height=”498″ data-mce-src=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-13.42.51.png” /><br />Does your current cleaning company use equipment and systems for maximum hygiene, productivity and results? <a href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/” data-mce-href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/”>Cleaning Assurance</a> does – we strive to meet all of these and exceed our clients’ expectations too.We believe the most important aspect of finding the right <a href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/” data-mce-href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/”>cleaning company</a> is the ‘clean it like it’s your own’ approach. It’s about the detail of cleaning that is delivered. This includes ensuring the cleaning operatives are trained with robust processes are in place to get the best outcome to provide an outstanding cleaning service.Want to know more? Please call us on 0844 247 9294 or email <a href=”mailto:info@cleaningassurance.com” data-mce-href=”mailto:info@cleaningassurance.com”>info@cleaningassurance.com</a>. You can also <a href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/contact-us/” data-mce-href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/contact-us/”>contact us</a> or make an appointment via our <a href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/” data-mce-href=”https://www.cleaningassurance.com/”>website</a>.<br /><br />