Minimize spreading germs and other pathogens
Primarily, color-coding in cleaning places strong emphasis on infection control. The ability to minimize cross-contamination between different departments and/or areas is crucial in preventing outbreaks of various strains of infections like influenza, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella and more.

An easy-to-follow system that anyone can understand
With a color-coded system, language barriers become non-existent. An effective visual, color-coded cleaning tools program can be recognized by anyone — regardless of the language spoken. Implementing a color-coded system removes uncertainty and confusion regarding which tool to use, resulting in consistent cleaning from staff members while simplifying and the longevity of training.

  • Ensures tools for specific cleaning tasks are always used.
  • Reduces pathogens & allergens contamination
  • Helps meet FDA and HAACP compliancy requirements
  • Easily breaks language barriers with visually color-coded tools
  • Creates a culture that holds employees accountable
  • Money savings long-term

For effectiveness, begin all Color-Coding tool implementation at the same time
For program success, incorporate all color-coded tools needed for your cleaning plan at once. Make sure to include items like color-coded racks for tool storage (hanging tools extends their life). Ensure training on new tool system is performed with employees. Communicate expectations utilizing the new system and encourage employees to follow procedures daily.

Note: If only some tools are color coded and others are not, procedures vary and may not be carried out properly.

Review Cleaning Plan Often
Set aside time to evaluate how the new plan is working. Modify plan where necessary to insure success.