health and safety for cleaners

Hard Floor Burnishing Training

Course Duration: 15+ minutes

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Hard Floor Burnishing

£25.00 +VAT

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This hard floor burnishing e-learning course gives health and safety guidance to cleaners regarding hard floor burnishing floors. It looks at the equipment, safety checks, and steps involved in completing this task.

The use of rotary floor machines involves a variety of risks to workers, clients, and the public, including electrical and physical hazards. This course supports meeting legal requirements to provide adequate and instruction and reduces the risk of legal claims.

Why this Hard Floor Burnishing Course is Vital

Hard floor burnishing training presents a variety of risks. If operated improperly, rotary floor machines can cause tripping hazards, electric shock, and musculoskeletal disorders. These machines can also cause significant damage to property.

Anyone completing these tasks must be provided with a sufficient understanding of how to protect themselves and others.

Objectives of this Programme

Upon taking this online training programme participants will gain an understanding of hard floor burnishing.


This health and safety e-learning course for cleaners and requires no prior subject knowledge or course certification to enroll.

Course Content

Hard Floor Burnishing

This health and safety online training explore the following information:

  • Equipment required for floor burnishing tasks
  • How to get started with the work
  • Required safety checks
  • How to prepare the machine for work
  • The method of floor burnishing
  • Cleaning and storage of equipment

Who is this Hard Floor Cleaning Course for

This online training course is for anyone tasks with completing hard floor burnishing or anyone who oversees them.

Why Choose Human Focus for Hard Floor Burnishing Course?

Choosing Human Focus for floor polishing e-learning course offers the following benefits:

  • RoSPA assured
  • Concise yet informative
  • Video-based training course
  • Interactive course content
  • Short quizzes to help retain knowledge

Course Format

  • Fully online
  • End of course assessment test


A RoSPA assured certificate will be issued by Human Focus upon completion of this training programme.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is floor burnishing?

Floor burnishing refers to polishing the floors at a high speed to generate optimal shine. It is often done after buffing to achieve wet-look shine on the flooring surfaces. Maintaining shiny floors needs more than just sweeping and mopping. Burnishing is considered to be one of the methods to restore the shine of several types of floors such as hardwood, marble, or tile floors.

How often should you burnish a floor?

Depending on the amount of foot traffic, it is recommended to burnish floors once a week to eliminate any dust or debris tracked inside of the workplace or other environment.

This is the best method to clean and prevent floors from dust or damage. But if you wish to clean daily, then the best practice to prevent floors from any kind of scratches or dulling of the surface is by dry and wet mopping.

What speed setting should I use for floor burnishing?

The key thing to see when selecting a new floor burnishing is the speed of the brush in revolution per minute (RPM). Burnishers function at different speeds contingent on the kind of floor. A slow speed is considered 150 to 300 RPM, while a high speed is between 300 and 450RPM and an ultra-high speed is between 1500 and 2500 RPM.

Higher speed machines between 300 and 450 RPM are generally better for floor buffing and polishing.

What type of floor pad should I use for floor burnishing?

There are a variety of floor pads available for use with rotary floor machines. An industry-standard color-coding system for low-speed floor pads helps bring some logic to the situation. Below are some of the floor pads you should use for burnishing:

  • Light Pink – For removing black scuffs marks and restoring the gloss of the floor
  • Light Blue – For maintaining shiny harder floor finish
  • Green – Used for wet scrubbing or cleaning
  • Red – Best known for spray cleaning
  • Black – Used for heavy-duty wet stripping of polish

Product Details

Study length15+ minutes
Approval bodyRoSPA assured
Target audienceAll the cleaning staff – awareness
FormatOne interactive module with an end of course test
AssessmentOnline multiple-choice test
CertificationOnline certificate issued immediately on course completion

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