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Cross-Contamination Prevention Policy 2024

Introduction
Pure Klass Cleaning is dedicated in providing a clean and safe environment in all operations, particularly within University student accommodation. This policy outlines our commitment to preventing cross-contamination, ensuring the health and safety of both our staff and clients.

Policy Statement
We are committed to implementing effective measures to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, thereby minimising the risk of illness and disease.

Scope
This policy applies to all cleaning operations, with specific protocols tailored to the unique requirements of student accommodation and University campuses.

Definitions
Cross-Contamination: The transfer of harmful bacteria, viruses, or substances from one surface, object, or area to another, potentially causing illness or contamination.


Responsibilities
Management: Ensure the policy is implemented, understood, and followed by all staff.
Employees: Adhere to the policy and report any breaches or concerns.
Training Department: Provide comprehensive training on cross-contamination prevention.


Procedures
1. Color-Coding System: Utilise a color-coding system for cleaning equipment to segregate tools used in different areas.
2. Training: Conduct regular training sessions on the importance of preventing cross-contamination and the proper use of the color-coding system.
3. Cleaning Protocols: Establish specific cleaning protocols for different areas, ensuring that equipment is not used across multiple areas.
4. Equipment Maintenance: Regularly inspect, clean, and maintain all cleaning equipment.
5. Disposable Materials: Use disposable cleaning materials where appropriate, especially in high-risk areas.
6. Storage: Store cleaning equipment and materials separately according to the color-coding system.
7. Personal Hygiene: Enforce strict personal hygiene practices, including handwashing and the use of gloves.
8. Audits: Perform regular audits to ensure compliance with cross-contamination prevention measures.


Monitoring and Review
Regular Reviews: Conduct periodic reviews of the policy to ensure its effectiveness.
Feedback Mechanism: Encourage feedback from staff to identify areas for improvement.
Continuous Training: Provide ongoing training to keep staff updated on best practices, including a 'tool box talk' at each of the University site inductions.


Conclusion
Pure Klass Cleaning’s Cross-Contamination Prevention Policy is a cornerstone of our commitment to health and safety. We will continue to review and update our practices to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

 

This policy will be reviewed annually or as needed to reflect the latest research, technological advancements, and regulatory changes in cross-contamination prevention.

Signed

Moses Opone

Managing Director

March 2024

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