Whether you are a dedicated carer, a loved one, a family member or just a friend, the help you can give to someone in need helps removes a substantial burden of the day-to-day necessities of maintaining a home.
Their needs could be minor or rather more complex, they could be recovering from an operation (post-operative) which limits their mobility, or because of age they are finding the day-to-day activities increasingly more arduous. But because of a range of factors, both physical and medical, their capacity to fight infections has diminished, so domestic cleaning must be two-fold: the highest cleaning standard and infection control minded.
The cleaning and infection control steps taken in the home to protect vulnerable people from infections are a major part in the quality of care provided. Infections acquired can have serious, and in some case, life-threatening, implications to both the patient and to the carer.
Here is a unique course that combines the highest quality training in domestic cleaning with the critical knowledge of infection control and prevention. These two areas of study together will enable someone to clean a home or residence to the highest standard and reduce the likelihood transmitting an infection to a vulnerable person.
Individuals coming into the cleaning industry without any prior knowledge of cleaning
Individuals already in the domestic and carers industry wanting to retrain or expand on their training
Cleaning companies wanting to train their domestic cleaners
Hotels and residential homes wanting to train their cleaning staff
Hostels, Guest Houses, Apartments, live-in accommodation
Charities and Social Enterprise companies looking to train people to work with vulnerable people
Home carers looking after vulnerable and recuperating people
Domestic services for patients at home and home nursing
Knowledge of and a thorough grounding in basic cleaning techniques
Skills in analysing a cleaning task or area to be cleaning and develop a cleaning plan. This skill is particularly useful for unique cleaning situations
Skills and knowledge in handling difficult cleaning tasks.
Understanding the core principles of infection and how it spreads
Knowledge in understanding the importance of infection control and how cleaning plays a vital role
Skills in cleaning up a range of potentially infectious wastes
The ability to clean and disinfect a patient room
The ability to work safely with electrical and non-electrical cleaning equipment
The skills to spot potentially unsafe electrical cleaning equipment
As much as possible the course features step by step graphic instructions with full explanations as to why the cleaner has to take the steps they do, to make understanding that much easier, so the course is half graphics and half text – based, working around building a simple professional cleaning system just for house and residential cleaning.
The course is divided into 7 main sections, under the following headings:
Part 1 – Basic cleaning information: What to look for at the start of a clean
Part 2 – How to clean the easy way: Planning, dividing an area and starting the clean
Part 3 – Cleaning for Infection control: Often neglected, but a vital part of preventing the spread of infections
Part 4 – Health and safety: Whether the cleaning work is carried out in someone’s home or a large residential block, the site is considered a workplace.
In this section we will show you what to look for, how to ready yourself and what cleaning techniques you will need – all before starting to clean.
Cleaning Information covered:
The previous section taught how to wet clean, how to clean TV’s and computers, how to disinfect a surface, how to use acid to get rid of scale around taps, and in toilets and showers. These are all crucial techniques to learn. Now you need to know all about doing the clean and that starts with planning – always plan a clean before you start it.
This section starts with how to plan a clean and how divide an area based on the level of work. Then each of the following areas are discussed in detail:
This section covers one of the most important aspects of cleaning in homes with vulnerable people. If someone has been discharged from hospital and is recovering from an operation or has a chronic condition that limits their natural defences against infection, cleaning for infection control is vital to reduce the risk of passing on an infection.
This section starts with the important principles of infection control and how an infection spreads, then each of the following areas are discussed in detail:
This section looks at basic health and safety, then discusses each of the following areas in detail:
You will receive a personalised certificate (1 per user), each with a unique certification number. The certificate can be validated by simply contacting us.
You will be entitled to use the title of certified Cleaning Masterclass cleaner.
Our systems are designed to handle the requirements of any organisation – sole trader, business, public sector or charity – with the care and attention to each individual trainee. We understand the uniqueness of everyone’s situation, tell us about your requirements and we will tell you where we can fit in.
The course is delivered through our own custom-built online training centre.
Online learning is flexible, convenient and cost effective for the trainee and for companies seeking to train a number of staff members.