Cleaning Operative Job Description

Cleaning Operative Job Description

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Cleaning operative provides technical training as and when required for all cleaning staff and liaise with Cleaning Manager for additional training requirements.

Cleaning Operative Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Carrying out duties with due regard to Health and Safety requirements and policies and with responsibility towards colleagues, staff, and the public
Working hours Mon – Friday 17.30-19.30
The Cleaning Operative will be expected to make sure that all their working areas in these premises are kept to the highest standard of hygiene, health and safety and presentation
Dust/damp dusting all furniture, fixtures, fittings, desks
Clean sanitary fittings and replenish consumables
The candidate will also be required to lock and alarm the building at the end of each shift
The Cleaning Operative is to provide efficient and effective cleaning support to the school throughout the day
Provide an outstanding cleaning service to our clients
Ensure health and safety regulations are met at all times
Activities include cleaning, hygiene and infection control, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting and other tasks as required

Cleaning Operative Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Cleaning Operative

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Education for Cleaning Operative

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Skills for Cleaning Operative

Desired skills for cleaning operative include:

Cleaning equipment
Materials and agents
Housekeeping best practices
Cleaning substances and techniques
Areas which have to be covered in the course of duty
Cleaning chemicals
H&S safety requirements
Secure and general waste procedures and to ensure they are followed
Proper storage and disposal methods
Materials and company procedures

Desired experience for cleaning operative includes:

To ensure that all specified areas as stated on the work schedule are cleaned to the standard required
To ensure that a high standard of personal hygiene is maintained and to give particular attention to hands/finger nails, hair care and general appearance
Rates of pay
Previous professional cleaning experience is desirable however full training will be provided
Ability to work well independently part of a team
Energetic, punctual, and reliable with a proactive approach to your work

Cleaning Operative Examples

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Cleaning Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cleaning operative. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cleaning operative
  • Offices
  • Drive and operate any cleansing vehicle supplied by Veolia, having first received the relevant training
  • To accurately complete appropriate forms and paperwork
  • Perform duties in an efficient and effective manner that will ensure maximum productivity
  • Report locations of any fly tipping, graffiti, fly posting or damaged/missing litter bins
  • Drivers are responsible for ensuring at the end of their shift the vehicle is tipped, washed and the cab is left clear of litter, uniform and personal effects
  • Ensure that all accidents that occur during you shift are reported to your Supervisor/Working Foreman, to the police if appropriate and all accident reports are completed before you leave work
  • You could be required to work overtime and weekends as required to complete your work
  • To carry out general cleaning duties including washrooms as instructed by your line manager
  • Clean toilets, clean sinks, empty bins, replenish stock, sweep and mop floors
Qualifications for cleaning operative
  • An enhanced DBS will be required for this position
  • Flexible to work additional hours when required to cover sickness and annual leave
  • Preferably BICS trained
  • Ability to work alone working as a member of a team
  • Ability to multitask and confident communicator with all levels of personnel
  • Experience in a similar environment would be preferred, although full training will be given
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Cleaning Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cleaning operative. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cleaning operative
  • To remove residual product from hydrocarbon tanks in accordance with safe systems of work, in a team
  • To clean the inside of tanks to a specified standard using high pressure water jetting techniques
  • To adhere to all health and safety legislation, and rules and to intervene on others who may not
  • Confined space entry whilst wearing suitable respiratory protection
  • Chemical tank cleaning
  • High pressure water jetting with pressures in excess of 10000 psi
  • Attending major emergency scenes such as road traffic collisions
  • Repackaging of hazardous materials
  • Land decontamination
  • Utilising a variety of tools to remove hazardous materials whilst working in a safe manner at all times to avoid taking unnecessary risks
Qualifications for cleaning operative
  • DBS clearance is essential
  • Candidates should also have an intermediate knowledge of Health & Safety requirements, particularly in the use of hazardous substances and their controls
  • First Aid Cert
  • Ability to follow and understand instructions
  • It is desirable to hold a current CCNSG card, HPWJ qualification, confined space qualification, BA qualification & face fit - right candidate will be provided with training as required
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach in regards to working patterns and nature of the work tasks
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Cleaning Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cleaning operative. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cleaning operative
  • To assist in the maintenance of plant and equipment when instructed to do so and to assist in the commissioning of new plant, equipment and processes as required
  • To participate in the Veolia Emergency Response / Cascade duty rota system
  • Day to day cleaning delivery in an industrial and office situation Undertake cleaning tasks in an industrial and office environment such as vacuum, clean/polish, empty bins, clean toilets clean industrial print machines
  • The role holder will report to Cleaning Manager and will ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintained on the premises
  • Sweep surfaces, empty containers, manual collection of waste, vacuum leaves
  • Wash urban furniture
  • Upkeep of waste drop-off points
  • Clean sidewalks and market areas
  • Drive machinery
  • Check correct operation of the equipment entrusted to you
Qualifications for cleaning operative
  • An understanding or Risk assessment procedures and other safe systems and service
  • Previous cleaning experience is an advantage but full training is given
  • Previous cleaning experience is an advantage, but full training will be given
  • Previous experience is preferred, but full training will be given
  • Industrial cleaning experience is essential
  • High pressure water jetting experience is essential
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Cleaning Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a cleaning operative. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cleaning operative
  • Knowledge of H&S safety requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring all areas you are assigned to and any other activities given to by your line manger are carried out to the standards required
  • To carryout all cleaning duties to a consistently high standard befitting of a corporate head office
  • As part of a facilities team, all maintenance issues should be reported to the Cleaning Supervisor
  • Alternate Open Days
  • Carry out the duties of the cleaner in accordance with safe working practices within statutory, Company and recommended guidelines
  • Duties include but are not limited to the following
  • Bin points
  • Body height plus an arm’s extension from floor level, during periodic cleaning
  • Maintenance programmes
Qualifications for cleaning operative
  • Must be prepared to work away from home for extensive periods of time
  • Must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in practical outdoor work
  • Must be prepared to travel locally to the main depot
  • Must be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Prepared to work flexible hours, evenings, nights and weekends
  • The ideal candidate will have proven background in Industrial cleaning activities
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Cleaning Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cleaning operative. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for cleaning operative
  • All maintenance issues should be reported to the Cleaning Supervisor
  • Be responsible and accountable for a set area on site, cover other areas when requested to do so by the Cleaning Supervisor
  • Carry out all cleaning duties as required, including vacuuming, dusting, cleaning of toilets, floors, meeting rooms, offices, kitchens and breakout areas and periodic deep cleans
  • Check all toilets supplies are stocked in readiness for the next day
  • Ensure the effective use of equipment and materials reporting any issues to the cleaning supervisor
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities commiserate to the role that may reasonably be expected by the Site Manager
  • Advise of low stock levels reporting to the cleaning supervisor to ensure the sufficient quantities are available and that we don’t run out of stock
  • Identify faults within the site when working and report them to the cleaning supervisor
  • This position entails the provision of a daily office cleaning service to the required standard, as outlined by the Cleaning Supervisor & Facilities Manager
  • This will include male & female toilets and kitchenettes and the associated replenishment of consumables
Qualifications for cleaning operative
  • BICSc Level 1 trained
  • Capable of cleaning in a Custody Environment, dealing with cleaning activities which are outside of the norm Dirty Protests
  • Knowledge of Blood Bourne Pathogen risks
  • Knowledge of COSHH Legislation
  • Commercial/0ffice cleaning experience necessary
  • To be able to work on your own and use own initiative

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