Cleaning job description

Summary

Cleaning jobs are readily available at a range of locations across the spectrum in industry. Hourly rates tend to be a little over the national minimum wage, but these jobs offer an excellent opportunity to those looking for regular part-time work. On the other hand, those who perform to a high enough standard might be offered one of a smaller number of full-time positions
Commercial cleaners work in locations such as offices, as well as areas open to the public. Duties tend to concentrate on vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing communal areas. Jobs such as window cleaning might require experience with more specialised equipment
The level of experience required for a particular position depends on the employer and type of job. However, many cleaning contractors offer excellent on-the-job training as part of their overall package. Those employees who show some leadership qualities could be considered for supervisor or management roles. Full-time supervisor positions can pay up to £17,000 per annum in the hospitality sector.

Description

Cleaners are found everywhere; in our homes, schools, and businesses. They are the ones that ensure that we can operate in an hygienic environment. They clean everywhere and everything, removing dust, spills, garbage and other unwanted particles. Those cleaners who work in the home environment may perform other tasks.
There areas of specialisation in cleaning. Like those that clean drains, sewage, air conditioning or ventilation systems, vehicles, air planes, machines or even roadways. One famous job is that of Window Cleaners which can be seen at high levels on buildings in the cities.
A Cleaner usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Getting rid of garbage
• Removing stains from carpets and upholstery
• Washing linen
• Taking care of pest and insects
• Implementing health and safety regulations
• Handling chemicals and cleaning agents

Skills

• Being observant and thorough
• Being physically capable
• Communication, math and reading
• Customer service and sound judgement
• Efficiency and discretion
• Honesty and integrity
• Motivation and flexibility
• Respect and professionalism
• Time management and multitasking
• Understanding and following safety rules
• Understanding of health and safety regulations

Education

There is no educational requirement for being a cleaner. This is a manual job and it is more important to have the physical stability and skills to do the job. Many employers allow their employees to begin as apprentices, learning the job from more experienced professionals. Some apprentices begin directly after completing high school, starting out with NVQs, GCSEs, BTECs, or HND qualifications. Some specialized cleaners may have a minor certification in the area they are practising.

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