Guide to cleaning colours

The main purpose of ‘colour coding’ cleaning equipment is to reduce the risk of cross contamination when cleaning.

Published by Direct Admin on 06 February 2017

Mop & cloth colour guide

Colour coded equipment not only helps to eliminate the spread of germs and bacteria but also increases hygiene by specifying the use of different equipment for the kitchen and the washroom, for example.

While there is no legislation surrounding the concept, there is a universal colour code recommended for use by the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The four main colours used are blue, green, red and yellow and represent their area of use. Don't forget - this colour coding system should be applied to all equipment used in each area.

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by Direct Admin