BICSc launches colour-coding movement

Just one of the many standards that the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is best known for is colour-coding – and in May it launched the #ColourCodingForCleaningAndHygiene movement. 

It has been recommending the use of colour-coded cleaning and janitorial equipment within the cleaning and hygiene industry for more than 20 years.

Whilst many organisations do follow its recommended guidelines – is that enough to make a real difference?

The UK has legislation in place for food preparation, which is there to stop the spread of cross-contamination – BICSc has been asking why there isn’t any legislation when it comes to cleaning.

Following a colour-coding system has many benefits, one being that it reduces the risk of cross-contamination. It can also make life easier for cleaning operatives.

To find out more and see a video on the matter recorded by BICSc CEO Stan Atkins, visit
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