Guidelines 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. Here are some guidelines on school cleaning.
First, it is advisable to perform regular cleaning routines on the school to maintain high levels of cleanliness. Some of the areas that need to be cleaned on a daily basis are the floor, the cafeteria, the bathroom and toilet facilities. These shared facilities are perfect transmission sites for disease-causing organisms, and if left uncleaned, an outbreak of infection is inevitable. Cleaning should be done using efficient disinfectants for maximum eradication of germs.
The second precaution that should be taken when it comes to cleaning schools is the use of child friendly products which have no side effects such as causing allergic reactions. Clear safety manuals should be printed on cleaning products with any side effects especially on children clearly stated. Proper use of the products should be advocated for in order to safeguard the health of all the users of the school from children to teachers and non-teaching staff. To prevent children from coming into contact with these cleaning substances; they should be stored under lock and key.
Thirdly, it is highly recommended that the school have a residential janitor always around the school premises. Quick responses to any unhealthy situation that may affect the childrens health such as water spills, flooding in the lavatories is guaranteed. Cleaning should be done after school hours when the children and other staff members have left the school premise for their homes. This minimizes the exposure of any person to the substances used for the school cleaning purposes. To obtain the highest cleaning standards of the school premise, it is strongly recommended that the management hires professionally trained janitors. For the school to facilitate the janitors in their task, they should provide equipment and conducive working conditions.
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. It is easy to achieve this by encouraging children to dispose of waste appropriately, flush toilets after use, wash their hands on a regular basis and also avoid spilling water at the school premise. A high standard of hygiene is also a health benefit the children will benefit from by keeping their school premise clean. It is also advisable to organize for a school clean-up day where the children and their teachers spend half of a school day cleaning and organizing their classroom. For the venture to be competitive and interesting, a prize award can be offered for the class which achieves and maintains the highest standards of cleanliness. To raise and maintain the level of cleanliness in your school premise, take the above factors into consideration.