13 Nov Why Training Cleaners Is Important
Why you should not work in cleaning unless you have been trained to clean
So you want to clean? So you know how to clean do you? So you don’t need any training? So what could possibly go wrong with this scenario?
If you don’t learn to clean before you start cleaning, then the following will happen:
Working areas will be full of difficult to clean areas which probably will either be damaged or not cleaned at all.
What needs cleaning – and just what are you cleaning off? Remember its not your dirt – its someone else’s and it will be quite damaging to the cleaner if its not handled correctly.
What about what to use where? Detergents and cleaning machines are all very well but do you know where and what to use for best effect and ease of work? Using the wrong product on a surface can lead to damage including causing slips as well as surface damage.
Untrained cleaning causes considerable amounts of damage to the cleaner through the way they work. We don’t want you to bend and stretch your muscles and bones into damage, nor your lungs into damage through breathing in fumes from unnecessarily harsh products (hint – bleach is so yesterday and unfit as a product used anywhere) when there are correct ways to work and sensible and professional ways to use the products.
Look around at the area you have to clean there is an art to cleaning and its how you look at what you have to clean.You do not know this if all you have cleaned is your own house, where you may have all day to do the work. Or you need help from cleaners who may also be untrained. Oddly enough most of our trainees in public institutions actually look shocked when they realise that after many years, they really do not know much about cleaning. After one of our courses, they change their attitude and their work suddenly gets much better. Now if only managers, people in procurement divisions, etc. also understand about cleaning (see why cleaner training is important…).
No cleaning training worth its while focuses on ways to clean by a method like mopping, buffing or similar, so you might just be surprised to know that professional cleaning is much more than that. Professional cleaners need to know:
- How to set up for a clean and what to look for
- What to use, where
- Safety issues (there are many)
- Surface materials and their care
And so on…
Some of our customers can back us up on this:
Here’s what to do next:
If you are still unsure that you should train to clean, then email or phone us to find out more. We’ll soon put you right. Our courses are not expensive – in fact they are much cheaper than some, but we think that we give extremely good value for the price and we include certificates for courses completed. We also say – you will know your cleaning!
To cleaning business managers, owners of cleaning franchises, etc. consider that your cleaners are solely responsible for your image as a business, so if you don’t want to train them then expect to lose a significant amount of business, completely unnecessarily. Train them to clean, for heavens sake!
Why are we saying this? Because we have come to find that so many people think it’s easy and cheap to get cleaning contracts in but do not think further that any one can clean. It’s a bit more than assuring your customers that you have insured cleaners, but where is the training guarantee? People come to the Cleaning Masterclass ™ when they suddenly find that they are losing contracts because of poor, and often, damaging work.
There are a lot of aspects to cleaning (and very much so in domestic work) which people do not appreciate, or know about. Don’t be caught out – get trained.