Colour Coding


Colour Coding is an accepted system for the reducing the risk of cross contamination.

This system can be applied to all mops, buckets, handles and cloths that centres use for cleaning purposes.

The colour system is as follows:

BLUE - General Cleaning
GREEN - Kitchen & Food Preparation Areas
RED - Toilet & Bathrooms
YELLOW - Infection control

 

The NSW Health Policy Directive is:

Coded Colouring Scheme as per NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2005_097, published 25 January 2005). “For the purpose of infection and bacteria control the identification of cleaning equipment utilized in different areas of a health facility is considered essential. Clear identification, by colour coding, of various items of cleaning equipment (eg, mops, buckets and clothes) is considered the most effective method of restricting equipment to individual areas.”

Source: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/PD/2005/pdf/PD2005_097.pdf

Colour Coding is an accepted system for the reducing the risk of cross contamination.