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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Identify job requirements.
  2. Clean wet areas.
  3. Tidy work site.
  4. Complete cleaning tasks.

Performance Evidence

A person must demonstrate the ability to:

select and use wet surface cleaning equipment and cleaning agents; and

clean, using a different technique in each instance, four different types of wet surfaces, including at least:

one wet surface with dry soiling; and

one wet surface with wet soiling.

Performance must include:

selecting, using, and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE);

manual handling techniques;

communicating effectively with supervisor or clients;

understanding, clarifying, and following supervisor or client instructions;

safely using wet surface cleaning equipment and preparing and using cleaning agents;

disposing of collected soil and waste; and

using efficient cleaning methods

Knowledge Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must identify:

characteristics of a wet surface and the main industry environments with wet surface cleaning requirements including; bathrooms, toilets, change rooms and laundries

the main types of wet and dry soiling and effects on wet surfaces

cleaning techniques and equipment for wet areas including;

scrubbing, wiping, mopping, polishing, vacuum and pressure cleaning

dry and wet mops, buckets, soft cloths, microfibre cloths, lint free cloths, towels and

cleaning agents; cleaning solutions for hard floors, low environmental impact cleaning solutions, solvent cleaners, stain removal agents and stain removal cleaning agents

manufacturers’ instructions for mixing and using cleaning chemicals and stain removers

workplace requirements for undertaking all aspects of cleaning wet surfaces including:

key workplace health and safety, hygiene and environmental regulations

use of safety data sheet (SDS) and selection, care and use of PPE

safe handling of equipment

safe usage of cleaning agents

manual handling techniques for moving furniture and fittings

methods for communicating and clarifying work requirements with supervisors and clients; verbally, in person or via phone, via electronic medium such as text and email, electronic or written reports

workplace procedures for;

health and safety, hygiene and environmental care

communicating and clarifying work requirements with supervisor, team members or client

notifying supervisor, team members or client of work completion; verbal communication in person or by phone, written communication including hard copy cleaning schedules, text or electronic form

use and care of equipment; including checking electrical safety tags to ensure safe use of equipment

tidying work areas, disposing of soil and waste, cleaning equipment and PPE, and storing equipment and chemicals

reporting incidents; accidents and injury, damage to or breakages in the cleaning area or cleaning equipment, theft and threats to personal security