Three Easy Steps to Health and Safety Training for Cleaners
- Log in and complete the Health and Safety Awareness for Cleaners training
- Complete the Health and Safety Awareness for Cleaners multichoice exam
- Download your IIRSM Approved Certificate
On completion of each course, IIRSM (International Institute for Risk and Safety Management) approved certificates are issued automatically, which can be easily downloaded and saved.
Other examples of the free courses provided via the iCertifyU App
- Asbestos Awareness
- Safe Use of Ladders in the Workplace
- Stress Management
- Health and Safety Induction
- Managing Contractors
Health and Safety Requirements for Cleaners
Report all accidents and near misses to your supervisor immediately. This will help to identify and address potential hazards before they can cause serious injury or illness.
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This may include gloves, safety glasses, a mask, and a respirator, depending on the cleaning tasks being performed.
Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for potential hazards. This includes wet floors, loose cords, and falling objects.
Use proper lifting techniques to avoid back injuries. Bend your knees, keep your back straight, and lift with your legs.
Take breaks throughout the day to avoid fatigue. This is especially important when working with hazardous chemicals or in physically demanding conditions.
Keep floors clean and dry. Sweep or mop floors regularly to remove dirt, debris, and moisture. Use non-slip mats in areas where spills are likely to occur. This includes areas around sinks, toilets, and water fountains. Clean up spills immediately.
Read and follow the safety data sheets (SDS) for all chemicals you use. The SDS will provide information about the hazards of the chemical and how to use it safely. Use ventilation when working with chemicals. Open windows or use a fan to remove fumes from the area.
Take regular breaks to rest and stretch. This will help to prevent your muscles from becoming fatigued.
By following these health and safety guidelines, cleaners can help to minimise the risk of injury or illness and maintain a healthy work environment.
Development of the iCertifyU App
Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) and Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator)
The App is free, developed by Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) and Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) whilst working with the iProtectU IT Developers. Both Oliver and Erin wanted to increase health, safety and wellbeing awareness in the workplace and made it their mission to develop a free, easy-to-use product, available to all.
Visit https://iprotectu.com/icertifyu/ for more information.