This healthcare cleaning operative qualification is designed for healthcare and hygiene environments. Areas that require specific attention to infection control, safety and sanitation.
The apprenticeship role must solely be for the purpose of cleaning and the learner must be able to complete full breadth of knowledge, skills and behaviours.
• Knowledge of national and local standards, policies, guidelines and procedures.
• Manage risk and identify when there is a need for change from routine.
• Preparation for cleaning methodologies and techniques.
• Chemical knowledge.
• Selection and use of correct cleaning equipment and machinery.
• Responsibilities in relation to Standard Opening Procedures (SOPs).
• Principles of infection prevention control.
• Recognise the signs of pest infestation.
• Respond to different rapid response cleans.
•Difference between disinfection and cleaning.
• Principles of personal hygiene and the implications.
• Assemble and disassemble a range of service user equipment for cleaning.
• Soil classification / contaminating material and removal methods.
• Housekeeping of storage areas best practice, techniques and implications.
• Dignity, respect and professionalism.
• Working independently and as part of a team.
• Reliability and consistency.
• Time management and ability to complete work to schedule.
• A flexible approach to your work when required.
• Analytical thinker and problem solver.
• Comply with National and local standards, policies, guidelines and procedures
• Carry out risk assessments and identify risk categories.
• Prepare cleaning materials and machinery.
• Select the correct chemicals for the task considering COSHH.
• Use correct cleaning equipment.
• Recognise the signs of infestation.
• Complete tasks to ensure infection prevention and control
• Carry out scheduled and periodic cleaning, prioritising work.
• Range of cleaning and disinfection tasks.
• Apply the principles of hygiene to the role.
• Ensure the security of cleaning equipment and materials.
• Care Homes
• Doctors / Dentists
• Healthcare within Prisons / Schools
• Large Childcare Setting
• Leisure facilities
• Large first aid facilities
Not suitable for; hotels, restaurants, offices, School areas unrelated to healthcare, any healthcare setting where learner is not able to achieve full breadth of knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete the apprenticeship.
Average duration of this qualification is 12 to 18 months
Healthcare Cleaning Operative (Level 2)
The EPA consists of 3 discrete assessment methods
• Knowledge Test
• Observation and Questioning
• Structured Interview Underpinned by Portfolio