November 11th, 2016
ACS recommend to utilise the practices of colour-coded cleaning when cleaning your business to prevent cross-contamination. For those not in the know this is the practice of separating cleaning materials such as mops, buckets and cloths into areas of use by their colour, for example- yellow cloths for the kitchen and red cloths for the toilet, in order to reduce the spread of germs and increase hygiene. Colour-coded cleaning has been recommended by the British Institute of Cleaning (BICSc) since the late 1990's and it is widely recognised in the healthcare and food and catering industries- where health and safety is of paramount importance.
The below 4 colour coded systems is commonly used:
Blue: Public areas are considered low risk. These include: Reception areas, Corridors and Offices
Green: Kitchens and bars and food handling departments
Red: Bathroom floors, toilets and showers
Yellow: Washbasins and washroom surfaces such as tiled walls and mirrors
From mops and cloths to rubber gloves and mop buckets ACS stock them all! If you would like to re-think your cleaning practises and combat the spread of germs in your business why not call your sales representative today and invest in our range of colour-coded cleaning products?