A simple touch or even a small contact on a contaminated surface could lead to serious infection. Once this small contact leads into contact with another surface, it will spread the disease quickly around the area. This is called cross-contamination.
Cross-contamination is one of the leading causes of infection dispersal. This is a big issue that should be prioritized by your cleaning company or the janitorial service you hired, if not, then they are not safeguarding the health of you and your employees and should not be hired.
To effectively reduce cross-contamination, the British Institute of Cleaning Science developed a color chart for the cleaning industry to which everyone can easily utilize.
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSs) began developing a color code for the cleaning industry in the late 1990s. Over the years, it has been reviewed and refined to match the recommendations of organizations such as the National Patient Safety Agency.
Colors are assigned in areas in which risks have been identified. These are then placed in a standard color-coding chart. This color-coding chart will help prevent materials and equipment from being used in multiple areas, which will then reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
There are four colors included in the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSs) color scheme: red, blue, yellow, and green. Here the areas that each color is assigned to:
Color, in any way you use it, is a language that is recognized by anyone – regardless of their native language. By applying color coding in your cleaning plan and strategy, you are removing any uncertainty which results in consistently high-quality cleaning from your office janitorial cleaners.
Having a color-coded cleaning program will help eliminate confusion among the cleaning staff as well as simplifying the process. Using different colored towels, cleaning cloths, rags, and mops to represent the cleaning task and area will be helpful and beneficial in ensuring that cross-contamination will not be an issue.
There is a variety of color-coded cleaning equipment available to help in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility. While any equipment can be color-coded, there are a number of critical pieces of equipment that are often used in the color coding scheme for cleaning.
When hiring a commercial cleaning service, it is a good idea if they use color coding in their cleaning material and process. This will be an assurance that they are well-trained professionals that would give a top-quality cleaning service.
Avoiding cross-contamination should a top priority for the cleaning service you hire. Having a color-coded scheme ensures that they have different cleaning equipment for every area and they are kept separate.
Check if the cleaning company is using a color-coded scheme. If they are not, find another cleaning company that will guarantee the best cleaning service for your facility. To find out more about our cleaning practices, contact us.
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