How to Prevent Cross-Contamination – A Guide to Colour Coded Cleaning

One of the major risks to the transmission of infections is cross-contamination. To assist in the prevention of cross-contamination the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) developed a colour cleaning chart to standardise and simplify cleaning processes. These colours are then transferred and used as colour coding for cleaning equipment and supplies so that cross-contamination is easy to avoid.

The need for, and use of, colour coding is especially significant in high risk sites like hospitals and healthcare facilities where the risk of infection and cross-contamination is high. At Goldcrest we adopt these practices for all of our clients and our staff are trained to implement these high standards of cleaning.