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Classroom cleaning: From trash collection to disinfection

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Classrooms are the beating hearts of any educational institution. By setting standards for housekeeping here, a service provider creates a benchmark for safety and hygiene across the campus. Rahul Doshi, General Manager, SILA shares his company’s step-by-step SOP for classroom cleaning.

  • Clearly announce your presence. Close the classroom for use by setting up the proper signage and enter the classroom prepared to clean.
  • Pick up debris, remove the trash and replace liners.
  • Wipe down trash receptacles. For optimal cleaning effectiveness, use Disinfectant Cleaner. For stainless steel, use disinfectant Glass Cleaner to help ensure a streak-free shine.
  • Dust horizontal surfaces high to low. To remove any loose particulate soils from the floor, sweep, dust, mop in an “S” pattern or vacuum. If necessary, remove gum and other debris with appropriate tools.
  • Apply disinfectant Multi-Surface Cleaner on virtually any hard, non-porous surfaces except mirrors. Pay special attention to disinfect the following touch points: Desks, door handles, faucets, countertops, push plates, water fountains. Keep the surfaces wet to optimise contact time for cleaning and disinfection while doing other tasks in the classroom.
  • Check and replace paper towels, hand soap and sanitiser.
  • Clean and wipe dispensers with Disinfectant Cleaner or Restroom Cleaner. If the dispensers are stainless steel, you may want to use the Glass Cleaner to ensure a smooth, reflective finish. According to your microfiber program in place, use a designated cleaning cloth for disinfectants.
  • Wipe down sinks, faucets, water fountains and all surrounding areas sprayed earlier. If there is graffiti, it may be necessary to use Power Cleaners.
  • Use Glass Cleaner to clean mirrors, stainless surfaces and fixtures. Wipe immediately with cloth.
  • Clean white boards by initially removing markings with a dry eraser. If further cleaning is needed, spray Non-Ammoniated Glass Cleaner onto a microfiber cloth and wipe in a side-to-side motion, not a circular motion. When cleaning sensitive surfaces, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re uncertain how a surface will react to a cleaning product, test first in an inconspicuous area before proceeding. To clean electronic equipment, Electronics Wipes are an ideal solution to gently remove smudges, fingerprints and dust.
  • Clean the floors. For best results, use the mop and bucket or other specialized equipment that you filled with water and disinfectants
  • Inspect using your checklist and return the classroom to service.
  • Make sure all your tools and equipment are ready to move onto the next job or into storage. If the floors are dry, pick up signs and prepare for your next assignment.
  • Make sure the windows are locked, lights are turned off and lock the door behind you when you leave.

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