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Cleaning checklists for healthcare buildings and veterinary hospitals

This series of checklists has been prepared with the professional user in mind, and specifically as cleaning schedules for cleaning managers within the healthcare sector to use in undertaking common cleaning tasks in both treatment and non-treatment areas and, in addition, provides:

  • User guides - essentially a short guidance document as to how to complete each activity.
  • Chooser guides - a guide to help you select the right type of product to use with an activity.
  • Downloads in PDF format of checklists and cleaning schedules for use in your workplace.

Cleaning checklists for healthcare environments

Reception areas

Task

  1. Clean all glass
  2. Clean entrance matting
  3. Vacuum or sweep all hard floors
  4. Mop all hard floors
  5. Dust any office equipment
  6. Sanitize the telephone
  7. Remove cobwebs from entrance and surrounding areas
  8. Remove marks from around light switches and door frames
  9. Dust and polish window sills and ledges
  10. Spot clean walls and painted surface
  11. Polish all brass and bright work (including strip on entrance floor)
  12. Remove rubbish and replace bin liners

Offices and meeting rooms

Task

  1. Clean all glass
  2. Vacuum carpet areas
  3. Clean entrance matting (if present)
  4. Vacuum or sweep all hard floors
  5. Mop all hard floors
  6. Dust all surfaces of desks, chairs, tables and other furniture
  7. Damp wipe all hard surfaces
  8. Dust any equipment
  9. Remove cobwebs from ceilings
  10. Remove marks from around light switches and door frames
  11. Dust and polish window sills and ledges
  12. Spot clean walls and painted surface
  13. Polish all brass and bright work (including strip on entrance floor)
  14. Remove rubbish and replace bin liners

Lifts and stairs

Task

  1. Polish all brass and bright work (including strip on entrance floor)
  2. Clean all lift glass
  3. Vacuum or sweep all hard floors
  4. Mop all hard floors
  5. Damp wipe all hard surfaces

Washrooms

This washroom checklist is intended as a daily washroom maintenance schedule.

Task

  1. Clean and sanitise all sinks
  2. Clean and sanitise walls, doors, overflow and outlet pipes
  3. Clean the toilet
  4. Clean the urinal (if present)
  5. Clean all glass
  6. Wet mop the washroom floor
  7. Empty, clean and sanitise waste bins
  8. Top-up toilet tissue and hand towel dispensers
Downloads

PDF Document Washrooms: cleaning checklist for cleaning managers in the healthcare sector

Kitchen/food preparation areas

This checklist refers primarily to small kitchens or areas reserved for food preparation. If the building or facility being cleaned has a canteen or restaurant, please refer to the Gopher checklists for commercial kitchens.

Task

  1. Clean and sanitise all sinks
  2. Remove splash marks from walls around sinks
  3. Clean and sanitise all food preparation surfaces
  4. Clean kitchen floor
  5. Sanitise kitchen equipment
  6. Empty rubbish bins, clean and replace bin liners
Downloads

PDF Document Food preparation and small kitchens: checklist for cleaning managers in the healthcare sector

Treatment rooms

Task

  1. Clean all glass
  2. Vacuum carpet areas
  3. Clean entrance matting (if present)
  4. Vacuum or sweep all hard floors
  5. Mop all hard floors
  6. Dust all surfaces of desks, chairs, tables and other furniture
  7. Sanitise all hard surfaces
  8. Sanitise telephones
  9. Dust any equipment
  10. Remove marks from around light switches and door frames
  11. Dust and polish window sills and ledges
  12. Spot clean walls and painted surface
  13. Polish all brass and bright work (including strip on entrance floor)
  14. Remove rubbish and replace bin liners

Disclaimer: The checklists presented in this section are intended as general cleaning maintenance guides. Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the information and advice given is accurate and reflects current best practice. If you in any doubt on any matter in relation to the information or advice given then you should always take further professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned by any corporate body or individual acting or refraining from action as a result of using any material contained within any checklists shown on this site can be accepted by Gopher Supplies or its associated companies.

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