This online training programme offers guidance for cleaners on safe and efficient methods for damp mopping. Damp mopping is a common activity performed in workplaces with hardwood, vinyl sheets, ceramic, or porcelain flooring.
Anyone undertaking this task must understand how to do so properly. Failure to do so can result in a variety of accidents, including slips, trips, and falls. When these occur, it can result in injuries to workers, customers, or the public, and expose an organisation to costly claims.
Employers and managers of cleaners must ensure that anyone responsible for carrying out the task of damp mopping has been provided with adequate training to protect themselves and others.
This online training course aims to enable participants to safely and properly gather equipment for, perform, and complete damp mopping tasks.
This e-learning course is a basic level course and requires:
- No prior subject knowledge
- No prior course certification requirement
This online damp mopping course contains the following sections:
- Getting Set Up
- Damp Mopping
- Finishing Up
This online health and safety course is intended for individuals who perform or supervise damp mopping procedures.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain how to practically apply a safe work system
- Identify, select, and use the necessary equipment for damp mopping, including personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Explain the importance of using warning signs in the work area
- Perform an equipment check before beginning work
- Apply safe and efficient methods to damp mopping work
Choosing Human Focus offers the following benefits to participants and organisations:
- RoSPA assured training content and certification
- Compliant with relevant legislation
- High-quality video content with clear voice-over
- Short, informative, and interactive content
- Mini interactive quizzes at the end of each section help participants easily learn concepts
RoSPA assured certificate issued by Human Focus upon completion of training course.
A kentucky mop head is longer and flatter than a socket mop. The head is usually clipped on and it is wrung out in a mop bucket with a gear press. A socket mop, also known as a dolly mop, is a round mop head that is typically wrung out by pressing it down into a round grill mounted on the bucket.
Kentucky mops tend to be used for cleaning larger areas, while socket mops are used for cleaning smaller areas and hard-to-reach places.
Damp mopping is a good, efficient way to keep flooring clean and tidy. Foot traffic can deposit various germs and substances that sweeping will not remove. Good damp mopping technique can more easily and effectively clean many kinds of flooring.
The frequency of mopping depends largely on the frequency of foot traffic in a given area. High-traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, and meeting rooms should be mopped at least once per week. Less frequently used areas can be mopped once per month.
Damp-mopping and wet mopping are separate types of mopping techniques for floor cleaning. Wet mopping is when a layer of cleaning solution is laid on the floor. This is then picked up with a wet vacuum or wrung out mop. Damp mopping is when a wrung-out mop is used to remove dirt from the floor, without laying down a layer of solution.
Wet mopping is best for when the floor is dirty enough that a damp mop won’t suffice. It is also useful when the floor is covered with oil or residue, which requires more solution to be used or when the floor is grouted.