Model Safe Bathroom Cleaning Procedure

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PRIMARY SOURCE

Before you use this tool, you should look at OHS LAWS: Take 5 Steps to Comply with Personal Hygiene Requirements for more information.

BENEFITS

You must provide certain personal hygiene facilities for your workers, such as toilets, sinks and sometimes showers. And you have to properly maintain these facilities, keeping them clean and sanitary. But cleaning bathrooms can expose to workers performing this task to certain hazards, such as the cleaning chemicals they use and the risk of strains and sprains.  That’s why you should have a safe work procedure for this job.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this model safe bathroom cleaning procedure for your workplace, operations, OHS program and the OHS requirements in your jurisdiction. Make sure that all workers who are assigned to clean bathrooms are properly trained on this procedure.

OTHER RESOURCES

Queensland Govt. (Australia)

Spot the Violation: Watch Where You Step

Ergonomics Compliance Centre