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The Cleaning Industry Health and Safety is a vast topic as professional cleaners can be exposed to chemicals and other harmful situations which are hazardous to health. They can be exposed to various hazardous environments, two examples are working in confined spaces or at height. Here we are going to take a quick look at the top health and safety concerns for the cleaning of your home…
The Cleaning Industry Health and Safety are applicable to both industrial cleaning and house cleaning services. The cleaning process itself involves the use of cleaning products. Most of the cleaning products that are available in the market today are made up of the following:
Apart from these common ingredients, cleaning products also include fragrances, colouring agents and disinfectants. All of these ingredients have the potential to cause allergic reactions or burns if special care is not taken while using these products.
Today more and more people are looking for an alternative method of cleaning to avoid using materials which can be hazardous to people or the environment.
Many years ago, it was a common practice to use vinegar to clean windows and bicarb to clean the pots and pans. People also use to combine the two together to unblock the drain pipes in their sinks.
Being eco-friendly is a modern trend so people are making a switch to using various methods to clean their homes.
The eco-friendly market for cleaning products is a booming industry but they still use plastic containers for the materials. Opposed to the people who are developing the E-Cloth which only require the use of water.
When it comes to the Cleaning Industry Health and Safety regulations in your own home the question is who is responsible for knowing them? The answer is YOU are!
So, what can you do?
Some people opt for hiring a specialist cleaning service to hand over the responsibility to them. Believing that this will ensure that all the cleaners will have the experience and expertise it takes to handle chemicals and machinery used as part of the cleaning process in your home.
Will this minimize the risk? Are the costs acceptable? The amount of training and awareness a cleaning staff receives will vary from company to company.
By following these simple tips you will reduce the risk. Firstly, stand back for 5 seconds to assess all the dangers involved. For example, is the cleaning at height, is it in a confined space or is will involve hot or cold temperatures. Identify all the hazards then take steps to reduce the risk of an incident.
Decide what substance can be used for cleaning task. Identify the hazards involved in using these materials. Read the instructions to ensure that you aware of all the risks when using the product.
Many people ignore reading the medical precautions that should be taken in the event of an accident. This is very important, especially when using a very hazardous product. Some products can be lethal. If you read this advice you may then decide to look for an alternative product which is less harmful.
Finally, assess how many people should perform this task to do it safely?
With prior planning, you will reduce the risk of an injury and minimize the damage.
In the UK the Health Executive provide in-depth Cleaning Industry Health and Safety Guidelines on their website. The site provides occupation health and safety advice for everyone working the cleaning industry. This information is aimed predominately at employers advising them on how they can comply with the UK’s health and safety laws, it has lots of great advice and tips for everyone who cleans.
At the end of the day, it is the individual who will decide how the cleaning will be performed. The overall cost of the cleaning is generally the major deciding factor.
By following the tips above you will minimize the risks when cleaning has to be done in your home.
We at Cleanhome York provide domestic cleaning services in the Thirsk, York and Selby areas. We advise all our new clients, that it’s in their best interest if they supply the cleaning materials. As they know what works in their own home and it also avoids any cross contamination.
If you are looking to hire a cleaning service in the area we cover then please check out our website here and contact us for a no-obligation quote.
Cleanhome York – Bespoke Service.
We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.
Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.
The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:
You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.
The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:
Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:
The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.
If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.
The Cleanhome Team