This Sixth Edition increase the tasks relating to the Cleaning Operators Proficiency Certificate Scheme to forty-eight.
The aim of this manual is to assist cleaners to acquire basic skills necessary for any sector of the cleaning industry:
In particular, it meets the needs of:
a) Students taking BICSc/City & Guilds Certificate in Cleaning Science Courses.
b) Students studying for the BICSc Cleaning Operatives Proficiency Certificate.
c) Staff wishing to accumulate performance evidence which is recognised as approved prior learning for NVQ’s – Building Interiors Levels 1 and 2.
d) Trainees within the accommodation industry.
e) Those concerned with supervision and supervisory training. The information is presented in a manner to enable candidates to satisfy the criteria of Cleaning Operatives Proficiency Certificate examiners.

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New Tasks added since the 5th edition are:
AA.3 Storage of Equipment
F2A Unblocking of Waste Chutes
F4 Body Fluid Spillages and Contaminated Items

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AA Supporting skills
AA.1 Chemical competence
AA.2 Machines: Safe use and care.
AA.3 Storage of Equipment
A Hard Floors
A.1 Mop sweeping
A.2 Single solution mopping
A.3 Two solution mopping
A.4 Buffing
A.5 Spray cleaning
A.6 Machine scrubbing and drying
A.7 Strip, dry and re-apply emulsion polish
A.8A Prepare for and re-apply a semi- permanent seal using an abrasive mesh disc
A.8B Prepare for and re-apply a semi-permanent seal using a scarifying assembly on a concrete floor.
A.8C Prepare for and re-apply a semi-permanent seal using a chemical stripping agent
A.9 Bonnet mopping
A.10 Vitrification
A.11 Scrubbing and drying with battery powered scrubber drier
A.12 Scrubbing and drying with electrically powered scrubber drier
A.13 Machine sweeping with battery powered sweeper
A.14 Machine sweeping with a petrol/ propane powered sweeper
A.15 Cleaning of stairs, landings, balustrades and handrails
A.16 Drum sanding

B Carpets
B.1 Suction cleaning
B.2 Hot water extraction
B.3 Dry foam shampooing
B.4A Wet shampooing
B.4B Dry powder, or granules, carpet cleaning
B.5 Carpet skimming

C Vertical Surfaces and High Levels
C.1 High level cleaning
C.2 Wall washing
C.3 Window cleaning
C.4 Pressure washing
C.5 Graffiti removal
C.6 Dry steam cleaning
C.7 Ventilation extracts grille cleaning

D.1 Dusting, damp wiping, washing, polish application.
D.2 Upholstery shampooing
D.3 Cleaning toilets, sluices and urinals
D.4 Cleaning basins, baths, showers and bidets
E General
E.1 Stain removal
E.2 To erect and dismantle a mobile tower scaffold
E.3 Cleaning personal computers
E.4 Cleaning Lifts
E.5 Telephone cleaning
F Waste
F.1 Litter picking
F.2 Wastes clearance
F2A Unblocking of Waste Chutes
F.3 Cleaning bin areas
F4 Body Fluid Spillages and Contaminated Items .

6th edition 2002, A4 size, 98 pages, fully illustrated, soft cover, comb binding

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