By : XO2® Pty Ltd, David Blamire July 29th, 2019

Colour Coding And Better Hygiene For The Cleaning Industry

Read time: 2.5 minutes

Do you want to be eating at a restaurant table that was wiped with the same cloth as the toilet seat?


This and many other variations of the above story really happen. Using the same cleaning tools throughout different areas of a facility effectively spreads disease and bacteria. And that’s not great for the health of staff and visitors.

Colour coding your cleaning supplies, tools, equipment and chemicals creates a cleaner and safer work environment.

With colour coding it’s easier to be organised, train staff, reduce the risks of cross contamination and achieve higher levels of hygiene within a facility.

What are the benefits of colour coding your cleaning tools?

▪ Improve safety for staff, customers, guests, visitors and patients

▪ Reduce the risk of cross contamination and spreading of disease

▪ Widely accepted system makes staff training a breeze

▪ Meet and exceed workplace health and safety and accreditation requirements

Who is a colour coding program designed for?

▪ Hospitals, aged care and medical centres  

▪ Hotels, motels, resorts and tourist parks

▪ Clubs, casinos and theme parks

▪ Schools, universities and child care centres

▪ Restaurants, takeaway shops, food service and food manufacturing

▪ Commercial cleaners, offices and government

▪ Industry, automotive, manufacturing and mining

▪ and wherever facility hygiene is a priority.

What can you colour code in your cleaning and hygiene department?

Cleaning supplies and tools

Including... cleaning cloths, mops, brooms and brushes, handles, wringer buckets, safety signs and more.

Cleaning chemicals 

Including... approved cleaning chemical systems, safety wall charts, heavy duty labelled spray bottles, spray triggers and chemical dispensing systems.

Get your free colour coding wall chart today

Feel free to use our Colour Coding Chart to help train your cleaning team. It is a great chart to put up on your cleaner's room wall! Just click on the image or link in this article for the pdf you can save or print.

Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about how we can do things better.

And feel free to call our customer care team on 1300 123 499, if you require any help or advice on colour coding your facility maintenance department’s cleaning supplies.

Happy colour coding!
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