All workplaces require some degree of cleaning to maintain hygiene levels as well as for aesthetic reasons.

Schools that aspire to high standards in the presentation of their built environment should pay careful attention to cleaning, including litter and graffiti control. There is evidence that a clean, well-presented school environment promotes health, improves safety, enhances learning and encourages pupils to take pride in their surroundings.

Many schools link the cleaning of the premises with their sustainability and environmental improvement programmes.

This topic covers the main requirements and good practice of a cleaning operation.

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