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PCYC Annual Cleaning Safety Checklist

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This form must be completed every 12 months
Check every section that is appropriate for your branch or location
If items are checked as "not ok", action must be noted

A. Safety Signage

1. Safety and hazardous chemical signs inside & outside cleaners areas are displayed prominently,

At appropriate heights for best sight

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Clean and undamaged

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Suitable for the hazards present in the areas

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B. Health & Hygiene

1. Access to toilets and shower areas for cleaners is available, clean and tidy.

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2. Satisfactory hand washing facilities provided - soap & water available and used by cleaning staff to prevent spread of micro organisms.

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3. Vermin and pests are controlled in cleaner work areas

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C. Personal Protective Equip (PPE)

1. PPE is easily available and appropriate for the type of hazardous tasks or substances used or decanted

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2. All PPE is checked monthly for condition , cleanliness and use by dates

Hearing - ear muffs/plugs

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Eye/Face - full face shields/safety goggles

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Hand - chemical resistant gloves selected and matched to substances

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Respiratory - for dust particle - P1, P2 or P3, for vapours, gases or mists - cartridge or filters to suit substance.

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3. Work clothing is suitable for work undertaken e.g. chemical contact.

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4. Storage of PPE is appropriate e.g. respiratory protection, hearing protection.

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5. Cleaning staff have been trained in proper use and care.

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6. PPE signage is in place where it is require to be worn for decanting.

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D. Cleaners equipment/plant

1. Electrical cleaning equipment is in safe condition, have safety guards fitted and are actually in place.

E.g. no cracked casings, no damage (eg. twists, kinks) to cords:

Back Pack vacuum cleaners

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Wet/Dry vacuum cleaners

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Floor Polish

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Floor scrubbers

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Leaf Blower (Fuel or Electric)

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Steam Cleaner

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Battery Charger

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Water pressure cleaners

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Other

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2. Emergency Stop Buttons are within easy reach of user and are tested to be fully functional. Eg: kill switches or buttons intact, triggers not taped on equipment.

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3. All cleaning equipment users have been trained in correct use of all equipment.

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4. Standard Operating Procedures for all items of cleaning equipment are displayed or readily available (or manufacturer's instructions).

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5. Random checks - verify "specified electrical equipment" used for services type work has tested and tagged as per Electrical Safety Regulations.

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6. Portable power equipment is stored in appropriate places when not in use.

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7. Portable RCDs are available and used with portable powered cleaning equipment.

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8. Out of Service tags are readily available and used properly on unsafe cleaning services equipment.

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E. Hand tools or equipment

1. Hand tools/equipment is in good condition - random checks. E.g. brooms, mops, squeegees, brushes

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2. Handles/ shafts free of splits, gouges or other damage which cause injury.

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3. Hand tool heads are securely on shafts

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F. Eye Wash/ Emergency shower

1. Eyewash or emergency shower is available if risk assessment requires.

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2. This equipment is regularly checked and tested - e.g.cleanliness, water flow, clear access etc

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3. Emergency signage identifies locations of equipment.

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G. Height Access & Safety

1. All cleaners ladders or portable steps are in good condition and stored correctly (i.e. no domestic rated ladders, no bent supports or damaged treads or locking mechanisms, must be rated at 120kg or greater).

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2. No cleaning work is done from ladders unless 3 points of contact are able to be maintained on the ladder (ie. 2 feet and 1 hand or other)

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3. Mobile scaffolds used by cleaning contractors are only erected by competent personnel.

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H. Hazardous Chemicals

1. All hazardous chemicals are correctly stored. All chemical cupboards/rooms are locked at all times.

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2. Appropriate decanting methods are in use - to prevent spills / leaks or personal exposure

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3. All containers are labelled and correctly applied - including spay trigger bottles.

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4. Ventilation is adequate in areas where chemicals are decanted, used and stored.

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5. All hazardous chemicals in this area are recorded on the chemical register.

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6. SDS is up to date for any new purchased substances and made available to users.

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7. Risk assessments have been completed for DG Classes 3, 5 or 8 dangerous goods used or stored.

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8. A suitable spill kit is provided and located near to areas of use or decant.

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9. Spill Kit contents is checked against stock lists at least twice per year and consumables are replenished immediately if kit is used. (A record is maintained in monthly checks).

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10. Unwanted substances or chemicals are disposed of correctly.

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I. Noise

1. Noise hazards from cleaning processes are clearly identified and measured e.g. plant and equipment in operation.

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2. Noise hazards have been appropriately controlled at the source where possible.

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3. Appropriate hearing protection is provided for staff if elimination is not possible e.g. ear muffs or plugs

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4. Ear Muff (if used) are checked regularly & stored correctly - check foam liners and cups for cracks, cleanliness etc

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Other Safety issues not included on checklist

Further action for any issues identified on any checklists

Including responsibility for corrective action and date due

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PCYC Annual Cleaner's Checklist v1, September 2014. Review date: 2017.

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.