Do You Know Which Healthcare Cleaning Certification Level Your Facility Requires?

At Green Facility Inc., we are an experienced provider of environmental healthcare services. We understand the certification and training healthcare facility cleaners must undergo. Each cleaner needs to exercise caution, plus remain aware of all government guidelines and regulations. We are going to take the time to explain each certification level, that way, you have the ability to figure out which healthcare facility level you need to use.

Level One Certification for Healthcare Cleaning

When you have someone cleaning a medical facility such as an office, professional building, educational building, mental health clinic, or other similar facility, you must have cleaners with a certification of level one. This means that in general, the people cleaning would not have a high risk of exposure while cleaning.

  • No known handlings of infectious waste
  • No known handling of any sharp instruments
  • No handling of any bodily fluids
  • The regulations and guidelines from the government are minimal

Level Two Certification for Healthcare Cleaning

When you have someone cleaning dialysis clinics, surgical clinics, clinics for laser-eye surgery, and inpatient and outpatient surgical centers, the regulations get more stringent. There are safety procedures to follow, and government regulations and guidelines that must be followed. Here, the risks are minimal.

  • No known handling of any sharp instruments
  • No handling of any bodily fluids
  • No known handlings of infectious waste
  • The regulations and guidelines from the government are minimal

Level Three Certification for Healthcare Cleaning

For level three certification, you have someone cleaning up places like medical centers, urgent care facilities, emergency departments in hospitals, pediatric clinics, and similar facilities. The potential for exposure is higher, which causes government regulation and guidelines to be more stringent.

  • Infectious waste handling is rare
  • Some disinfection of bodily fluids may occur
  • Occasional handling of sharp objects
  • Stricter government regulations and guidelines

Level Four Certification for Healthcare Cleaning

The highest cleaning certification level within the health care industry is level four. This is when people are cleaning full-service hospitals, all types of nursing homes, including extended-care, assisted living, and long-term care, and mental health facilities with inpatient programs. These facilities require strict regulations and guidelines, and anyone cleaning them is required to go through extensive training to keep themselves and those around them safe, as well as create and maintain a safe environment.

  • There is handling of infectious waste
  • There is disinfection of bodily fluids
  • The waste from all “red bags” is the responsibility of the cleaner
  • Strict and complete government regulation and guidelines must be met
  • Contact with patients, visitors, and clinicians

Do you want to find out more about how we can help you with your health care center cleaning in Florida? Then give us a call. We can be reached at (888) 239-0380. Let us provide the specific services your facility needs most.