Tips on School Cleaning
Maintaining high levels of cleanliness in the schools are important as children spend a lot of time in the school environment with the cleanliness responsibility lies in the hands of the management and the parents. Below are some tips on school cleaning.
Maintaining high levels of cleaning is the first thing that needs to be done. A daily schedule for cleaning the floor of the school, the cafeteria, and shared bathroom and toilet facilities should be established. These are sensitive areas where disease-causing organisms can be transferred to fellow children causing a disease outbreak. Cleaning should be done using efficient disinfectants for maximum eradication of germs.
Secondly, the substances used for the cleaning purposes should not affect the health of the children or cause allergic reactions. During the purchase of cleaning products, ensure that the safety manuals are clear on any side effects and that they are child use friendly. To safeguard the health of the school children and other school users, cleaning staff should be well trained on using the products. For guaranteed safety of the children at the school premises, the cleaning substances ought to be stored away from childrens reach.
Hiring a permanent janitor who is always available on school hours is strategic step a school should take in maintaining the cleanliness of the school. With the janitor onsite, he can quickly come in for situations needing quick attention to protect the health of the children and other people in the school premise. After school hours are the best time for cleaning activities to be conducted at the children and other staff members have left the premise. Chances of exposure and other health risks from the substances used is on the complete minimal. It is highly recommended that the school hires professionally trained janitors for the highest cleaning standards of the school. To facilitate their work the school should ensure that they are well equipped.
A strategy that can be employed by the school to boost is cleanliness standards is by engaging the children in maintaining the cleanliness in the school. By discouraging children on littering, improper disposal of waste, spilling water and leaving toilets not flushed after use can boost the level of cleanliness in the school. A high standard of hygiene is also a health benefit the children will benefit from by keeping their school premise clean. Time from the school schedule can be set aside for cleaning of classrooms where the teachers work hand in hand with their students. To encourage this venture, the schools’ management can put up an award for the cleanest class to initiate healthy competition. With the above guiding tips, you can easily raise and maintain the high standards of cleanliness in your school premise.