Colour coded cleaning, the process in which colours are paired with cleaning equipment for certain locations. This helps in reducing the spread of germs across areas as well as increasing hygiene throughout a business or home.
For example using a single mop to clean every floor in a restaurant, can spread bacteria from the washrooms and toilets to kitchen and also food preparation areas. This carries a risk of cross contamination and therefore illness. Applying a colour coded system to set apart sensitive areas from one-another is the most efficient and effective way of reducing the risk of cross contamination.
Developed by the BICSc is a universal colour code chart which is recommended for use within the cleaning industry.