Why do Cleaners need CPD?
Cleaners are required in all work settings and are often also instructed to clean people’s homes. They are an extremely important part of any team to ensure that the environment you are in is hygienic, clean, tidy, and free of any hazards. Cleaners can work in a variety of settings, such as offices, schools, hospitals, hotels and homes. The specific setting can affect the type of cleaning tasks and equipment required. For example, the requirements for cleaning a hospital would be higher than the requirements for cleaning a house. This is because hospital cleaning includes hazardous waste such as chemicals and bodily fluids, so more personal protective equipment would be required.
CPD courses most suited to Cleaners
HACCP Level 2£20 + VAT View course
Fire Warden£20 + VAT View course
Pest Control£20 + VAT View course
PAT Testing Awareness£20 + VAT View course
HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) Training£20 + VAT View course
HACCP Level 3£49 + VAT View course
Electrical Safety Awareness£20 + VAT View course
DSE Assessor Training£20 + VAT View course
Lead Awareness£20 + VAT View course
Assessing Risk (Risk Assessment Course)£20 + VAT View course
Health and Safety for Employees£20 + VAT View course
PUWER Awareness£20 + VAT View course
Noise Awareness£20 + VAT View course
Fire Safety in Schools£15 + VAT View course
Spill Management£20 + VAT View course
The course was very interesting. I had previous experience in this field and I would recommend people to do this course if they want to be involved in health and safety.
Health and Safety Level 2
This course provides a lot if information on the different regulations etc. and makes you a lot more aware of the water system within your premises and the world around you. I knew very little about Legionnaires Disease and this course provided a great deal about risk assessments, potential sources, control measures, precautions etc.
Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease Awareness
I found the course very interesting and informative and did it at my own pace. It only took me a few hours and I now have a certificate that is going to be helpful with employers.
Slips, Trips and Falls
What CPD courses do Cleaners need?
CPD Online College offers a variety of courses that are suitable to form part of a cleaner’s CPD portfolio.
Some of these courses include:
- Time Management – this course is helpful for those who have time pressure in their work. The course will teach you to be more in control of your time and level of stress. It is also helpful for people who manage the time of others so that they can support them more effectively. Prioritisation will be covered as well as barriers to poor time management and how to overcome these.
- RIDDOR Awareness – the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 is an important piece of legislation because it covers everything that must be reported, who should make the report, and how to keep a record of reports. This course includes everything that relates to RIDDOR.
- Slips, Trips and Falls – this course can be helpful for cleaners as their work may cause them to be in more hazardous areas (such as working on wet floors or on ladders). Knowing how to keep yourself and others safe is extremely important in the workplace, so this course will teach you how to mitigate the risk of an accident. The RIDDOR regulations are also included so that you know how to report an accident in the workplace.
- Personal Protective Equipment – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an important area for workers to have knowledge on. This course will look at the definition of PPE, the different types of clothing and the regulations surrounding PPE. You will also learn when PPE should be used and why it should be used.
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Awareness – this is important to cleaners who may come into contact with or regularly work with industrial chemical cleaners or hazardous waste. Identifying substances that are hazardous to health, completing the correct risk assessment and implementing control measures will also be covered in line with the COSHH regulations. You will also learn the different hazardous symbols and their meanings.
- Health and Safety for Employees – this course is about health and safety in general, giving an overview of positive health and safety practices including ergonomics, COSHH, working at height, and noise and vibration.
A guide to CPD for Cleaners
Some common tasks of a cleaner may include:
- Vacuuming, sweeping or mopping the floors.
- Emptying the bins.
- Spot cleaning of spillages.
- Wiping work surfaces.
- Cleaning a kitchen environment.
- Cleaning desks, seats and skirting boards.
- Cleaning toilet areas.
- Replenishing toiletries.
- Making the beds.
- Doing the laundry and ironing.
- Cleaning doors and windows.
- Checking stock levels of cleaning materials.
- Reporting all defects and hazards to a manager.
Cleaners are important because they help maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of spaces and objects, which can help prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. They also contribute to creating a more pleasant and comfortable environment for people to live or work in.
Cleaners typically need to follow health and safety regulations, as well as any specific regulations related to the type of cleaning they are doing (such as using chemical cleaners). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) can help cleaners to adhere to the different health and safety regulations relating to their work, as well as improve their skills and knowledge in the cleaning industry. By taking CPD courses, cleaners can learn about new cleaning techniques, equipment and products, as well as stay up to date with any developments in the industry. This can help them provide a better service to their clients and open up new opportunities for career development. Additionally, some employers may require their cleaners to participate in CPD as part of their ongoing training and development.
Once you sign up for our courses, you will have immediate access to them to begin learning straight away. There are no time limits on our courses, so they are fully flexible for you to fit around your busy work schedule and lifestyle. This means you can work on your course in the comfort of your own home at any time you please. Once you have completed your course, you will have immediate access to your CPD certificate which you can use to form part of your CPD portfolio.
Keeping CPD evidence
There are various types of CPD training that can be helpful for cleaners, but we advise that CPD courses should form part of this. This is because our courses provide a comprehensive overview of the subject, as well as explain legislation and regulations in line with your industry requirements. Courses will also cover some scenarios and an end of course quiz to check your understanding. This helps to embed the knowledge into your brain to use in your future work. Courses and other forms of CPD training can all count towards evidencing your CPD. We advise that you keep your CPD certificates, logged hours, and other forms of CPD training stored safely to refer back to.
Logging CPD hours
As well as completing CPD training courses, there are other CPD activities that can count towards your CPD training. These include practical training on new cleaning techniques and products, researching industry developments, attending health and safety events, mentoring, and attending webinars. Any CPD activity that you complete can count towards your overall training and form part of the hours spent on learning. By logging these hours as you are working through your training, you can develop a CPD diary of your time spent on learning.
Renewing CPD certificates
Your CPD certificate is valid for a certain time duration which is dependent on the subject area and type of industry that you are in. Most industries accept CPD training certificates from courses for two years before they may request you to renew your certificate. There are a couple of ways that you can renew your CPD certificates with us. You can either complete a refresher of the course you have already completed or take the next level of the course to upgrade your knowledge. We can even send you a reminder email to help you remember when to renew so that your CPD portfolio is always up to date.