Cleaners who perform the task of vacuum cleaning must be able to do so safely, not only for themselves but also for anyone in the vicinity. Safe vacuum cleaning includes area preparation, assembly and inspection of vacuum cleaning equipment, and of course operation of the vacuum cleaner itself.
This Human Focus vacuum cleaning online training ensures employers that they are protecting their staff, meeting legal duties, and protecting themselves from liability risk.
The improper use of vacuum cleaning equipment can pose health and safety risks to cleaners at work. Floor cleaning errors are also a major cause of accidents involving slips, trips and falls – the most common reason for accidents and injuries at work. Other hazards include electrical hazards and the spreading of germs and bacteria.
Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees as far as practically possible. They must also provide sufficient training to their employees to operate workplace equipment safely under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.