Hard floor spray burnishing is a complex task that puts cleaners and others in the area at risk if done incorrectly. Any staff tasked with conducting this task should be made aware of the hazards they face and how to prevent accident and injury.
Proper training and safety awareness is a legal requirement, and helps to prevent the risk of costly accidents, incidents and claims.
Employers have a legal duty to protect their staff from any equipment hazards in the workplace. These requirements are listed under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and other legislations.
This legislation puts the responsibility on employers to assess the health risks to cleaners. Employers are legally obligated to provide training that enables cleaners to complete their tasks with minimal risk.