Course Duration: 20+ minutes
This online course will provide participants with an understanding of how to perform hard floor machine scrubbing tasks effectively and safely. Hard floor machine scrubbing uses a rotary floor machine to clean hard floors that do not have any floor polish or protective seals on them.
The use of rotary floor machines present a variety of hazards, including slips, trips and falls, electricity, manual handling and exposure to hazardous substances. Anyone undertaking this task must receive adequate training to ensure they can work without harm to themselves or others.
Hard Floor Machine Scrubbing Training
This online course covers the following sections:
- Getting set up
- Safety checks
- Preparing for scrubbing
- Finishing up
Learning Outcomes of Machine Scrubbing Training Online
The trainees participating in this online course will have a great awareness of:
- Equipment needed for the task of hard floor machine scrubbing
- Mandatory steps to get set up for hard floor machine scrubbing
- Pre-use checks of equipment
- Steps to performing this task
- How to safely finish up after completing this task
Why Hard Floor Machine Scrubbing Training is Vital
Safety is an important factor in any hard floor machine scrubber, both for the person using the machine and anyone else that may be in the vicinity.
Every machine has its own potential hazards and the hard floor scrubber is no exception. Unsafe contact with a hard floor machine scrubber can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and other work-related injuries.
In this regard, employers have legal duties to protect their workers from possible equipment hazards to ensure safety. These duties are listed under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Under these laws, employers are responsible for assessing the health hazards that cleaners face while working. They are required by law to provide adequate training that allows cleaners to do their tasks safely.
Benefits of the Machine Scrubbing Training Online
Choosing Human Focus for Hard Floor Scrubbing course offers the following benefits:
- RoSPA assured
- Reduces the risk of injuries to cleaners
- Improves workplace safety
- Complete at your own pace
- Easy access
- Mini quizzes that support retention
|Study length||20+ minutes|
|Approval body||RoSPA assured|
|Target Audience||All cleaning staff – awareness|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple-choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification validity duration||3 years|
Frequently Asked Questions
After viewing the content of the course and completing the end of course knowledge test you will have earned your certificate. The certificate will be immediately sent as a PDF via the registered email.
Floor pads come in different colours and designs based on the task. However, pads for scrubbing are generally green.
Generally, a lower speed setting – 200 RPM is recommended to scrub the hard floor.
Stripping is the complete removal of finish on the floor by means of a high pH (9.5 – 11) chemical mixed in water and an aggressive stripping pad.
However, scrubbing is the removal of the top soiled layer of finish with different chemicals pH (7.5 – 8.5) and application of one or two coats of finish to rebuild the floor rather than fully replace it.
Human Focus offers the following programmes under the health & safety for cleaners toolkit: