Driven by the increased
awareness in cleaning and hygiene, the Clean Academy standard has been
established to help maintain an ongoing high level of cleaning, helping entities
engage with their stakeholders to build confidence and demonstrate their
commitment to cleanliness and well-being. It is the symbol of excellence in
Bringing together the essential elements required for a clean
environment, the Clean Academy concept helps you review your current procedures
and enables you to score and measure just how clean your environment is. With
current proof from COVID-19 of how quick viruses and bacteria can spread, never
has it been more important to understand how the key aspects of cleaning impact
on your well-being.
Whether you managed your own in-house cleaning team, or you hire cleaning contractors, you need one of these kits to be in control.
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The following aspects are the essential elements for cleanliness.
On our Hands
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to
avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Frequent washing of hands with
soap and water and drying thoroughly removes most germs from our hands,
dramatically reducing the spread of viruses and bacteria. Removing germs through
handwashing therefore helps prevent diarrhoea and respiratory infections and may
even help prevent skin and eye infections.
Cleaning frequently touched surfaces is the second step in cleaning
and hygiene. Surfaces can look clean but actual be harbouring many bacteria and
viruses, indeed they might even smell clean by the overuse of heavily fragrance
cleaning solutions. Regular cleaning of these most often touched areas is key to
reducing transmission through touch.
Airborne sanitising using fogging and aerosolising of disinfectants has
become the accepted way to rapidly knock down bacteria and viruses that that
have become airborne by coughing, sneezing, vomiting etc. It is the third
defence against the spread of contamination and the necessary equipment should
be on hand for rapid deployment and use.
Tested and Tracked
Finally, the fourth aspect of cleaning is measurement. Without
measurement you cannot prove that a surface is clean and too often you will rely
on sight and smell, both of which can give a completely wrong picture and result
in poor cleanliness and hygiene. All organic matter, living or once-living,
contains Adenosine triphosphate, ATP, an organic compound and hydrotrope that
provides energy to drive processes in living cells, including food, bacteria,
mould, and other microorganisms. By measuring surfaces for ATP it is possible to
obtain an accurate measurement of the level of soiling. Frequent and periodic
testing of surfaces puts you in control and enables you to monitor the
cleanliness of your facility.
Demonstrating your commitment
As an ambassador and champion of CLEAN ACADEMY we are committed to
helping you demonstrate to your stakeholders that you are cleaning to the highest standard. By providing you with the CLEAN ACADEMY KIT we put you immediately in control and you can be sure that you are providing the best working environment. The certificate gives you independent verification of your commitment to cleanliness and hygiene, and can be displayed in your facility and shared with your stakeholders.