Sustainable School Cleaning

Schools are increasingly looking to employ more sustainable cleaning processes as part of their commitment to the environment. Tim Knappett from Keep Britain Tidy/Eco Schools explains how

Using the latest technology and training methods are just some of the considerations schools should bear in mind when choosing a cleaning contractor, advises Lee Baker from the British Cleaning Council.

Maintaining high levels of cleanliness in schools is essential in keeping disease and illness away from the classroom and keeping pupils in them. Guy Charteris, of Biocote, explains why.

Clean schools are healthy schools

Buildings should be cleaned to a standard that is safe and hygienic for all users, but for schools and educational establishments, it is particularly important says BICS

Adopting good hygienic practice in an educational establishment is not just about preventing the odd cold. It actually plays a far more important role than many people realise, writes Daniella Paolozzi from the British Institute of Cleaning Science

A Biocote study into the effectiveness of antimicrobial surfaces at killing germs in the classroom has shed light on the types of bacteria found in schools

Dr Richard Hastings, microbiologist and technical director at BioCote, explains the processes and results of its study to create a safer, more hygienic learning environment

It’s a well-know fact that schools make excellent breeding grounds for germs. As part of research from BioCote, the world’s first ever classroom that actively inhibits the growth of potentially harmful microbes has been created, with impressive results to date

Germs thrive in places where lots of people interact in close proximity, therefore schools are a perfect breeding ground for infections. British Institute of Facilities Management member Julius Rutherfoord & Co outlines how schools can ensure their cleaning contractors are doing a thorough job

Adopting good hygienic practice in an educational establishment is not just about preventing the odd cough, tickly throat or cold. It actually plays a far more important role than many people realise, writes Daniella Paolozzi from the British Institute of Cleaning Science

Elisha Dignam of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) writes about the
 benefits of having a clean school and the vital importance of having trained caretaking professionals

We never forget our class teachers, but what about the unsung heroes who contributed to our daily wellbeing? The properly trained cleaning operatives whose task made our experiences a safe one, too

A higher degree of close contact, sharing communal facilities and lower levels of good hygiene practice amongst children mean that schools can be the ideal setting for infections. A clean environment is therefore essential in the fight against infection

How are educational institutions preparing for coming budget restraints? Peter Carrol, British Cleaning Council, reports from the University of Liverpool and London’s Institute of Education