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.