Colour is recognised by anyone, regardless of language, so by applying colour to your cleaning program, you are breaking down any language barrier that may exist between you and your staff. This can be extremely important as it removes the degree of uncertainty, resulting in consistent cleaning from your entire staff. It can also help to simplify training, as you can have colour charts at eye level around the home to prompt employees.
If you have different coloured cloths cleaning the toilet area to the ones cleaning a food table, this reduces the likelihood that bacteria from the toilet will find its way to the food table.
The above colours are the most widely used in the caring sector, but can be altered to suit your needs. Whatever colour code you settle for, the most important thing is that your staff know what colours are for which area.
Below are the items we can supply to help you develop and integrate colour coding into your existing program:
September 28, 2017 (updated 16th September 2021)