Factors to Consider on School Cleaning
The school environs where children spend most of their time should be kept clean, and this responsibility lies in the school’s management and the parents to the children. Here are some guidelines on school cleaning.
Maintaining high levels of cleaning is the first thing that needs to be done. Floors, the cafeteria shared toilets and bathrooms should be clean on a daily basis. These are sensitive areas where disease-causing organisms can be transferred to fellow children causing a disease outbreak. For these cleaning purposes, efficient germs killing disinfectant should be used.
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. During the purchase of cleaning products, ensure that the safety manuals are clear on any side effects and that they are child use friendly. 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.
Hiring a permanent janitor who is always available on school hours is strategic step a school should take in maintaining the cleanliness of the school. The janitor responds instantly on any spills, flooding that may occur in the lavatories on an instant to protect children being exposed to unhealthy conditions. The best time to conduct cleaning purposes is after school hours when the children and other school staff members are out of the school premise. This minimizes the exposure of any person to the substances used for the school cleaning purposes. It is highly recommended that the school hires professionally trained janitors for the highest cleaning standards of the school. For the school to facilitate the janitors in their task, they should provide equipment and conducive working conditions.
Involving the children in maintaining the cleanliness standards in the school is also a strategy the school can employ in keeping their environment clean and conducive to study in. By discouraging children on littering, improper disposal of waste, spilling water and leaving toilets not flushed after use can boost the level of cleanliness in the school. Other than keeping the school premise clean they also maintain high standards of hygiene. 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. To motivate the practice, a prize award can be put up for grabs with the best bagging it home. To raise and maintain the level of cleanliness in your school premise, take the above factors into consideration.