Even if you aren’t the most organized person in the world, you’ve probably used the cleaning colour coded system before. It’s as simple as it sounds, using different colours to signal different stages or points that you’re trying to keep straight and organized from each other. While it is straight-forward, did you know that even those higher-ups in the professional and commercial world still use it? It works so well, it’s well-loved by those hunting for easy and accident-free organization.
How colour coded system works for cleaning?
As you most likely know, hygiene and cleaning are top priority right now as the world struggles to get used to the new reality of cleanliness and professional care. This system is actually critical to keeping it as seamless and stress-free as possible. It’s used to choose how each cleaning cloth, chemicals and other tools are used in different environments to prevent cross-contamination (ie: using a toilet cleaning cloth on a dining table).
- Blue: Used for general cleaning
- Green: From kitchens to dining rooms and food preparation areas.
- Red: Bathrooms and toilet areas.
- White: This is reserved for operating theatres or other medical situations where sterilization is a must
- Yellow: Used for infectious areas.
Why is colour coded so popular?
Because it is easy to follow, practical and efficient. It makes any cleaning job easier and safer.
- Easy identification at a glance: Fast matching of a cleaning product with and specific area.
- No miscommunications during shift/task changes: Since shift workers change tasks and roles throughout the day, no one has to write notes to someone else to let them know what they used for different areas. It’s all built into the colour coded system so that the next worker can automatically know what tools and supplies to use in each area.
- Easy to remember and enforce: This is popular in as many areas it is because it is easy to remember. When it comes to professional locations and getting it right the first time, simplicity is always the best approach! It’s also easy to train employees with.
These guidelines for cleaning are now more important than ever and this is only going to get more-so from industry to industry, and month to month. If you haven’t already, now is the time to switch to this professionally recognized system to keep your chemicals, tools and supplies properly categorized and free from the risk of cross-contamination. From organization to safety and beyond, even on a professional level, it’s nice to know that things are refreshingly simple.