Hospital Cleaning Checklist

Select the area to be cleaned:


Before Cleaning

Check for additional precautions signs.

Follow precautions as indicated.

Remove clutter before cleaning.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper dilution and contact time for cleaning and disinfecting solutions.

Gather materials required for cleaning before entering the area.

Clean hands before entering the area.

During Cleaning

Progress from the least soiled areas (low-touch) to the most soiled areas (high-touch) and from high surfaces to low surfaces.

Remove gross soil (visible to naked eye) prior to cleaning and disinfection.

Minimize turbulence to prevent the dispersion of dust that may contain microorganisms.

Never shake mops.

Use dust control mop prior to wet/damp mop.

Wash the mop under the running water before doing wet mopping.

Do not ‘double-dip’ cloths (dip the mop only once in the cleaning solution, as dipping it multiple times may recontaminate it).

An area of 120square feet to be mopped before re-dipping the mop in the solution.

Cleaning solution to be changed after cleaning an area of 240square feet.

Change cleaning solutions as per the manufacturer’s instructions. (Change more frequently in heavily contaminated areas, when visibly soiled and immediately after cleaning blood and body fluid spills.)

Be alert for needles and other sharp objects. Safely handle and dispose sharps into the puncture-proof container. Report incidents to the supervisor.

Collect waste, handle plastic bags from the top (do not compress bags with hands).

Clean hands upon leaving the area

After Cleaning

Tools used for cleaning and disinfecting must be cleaned and dried between uses.

Launder mop heads daily.

All washed mop heads must be dried thoroughly before re-use.

Clean sanitation cart and carts used to transport biomedical waste daily.

All attachments of machines should be removed, emptied, cleaned and dried before storing.


Additional Observations

Hospital Housekeeper Name & Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.