This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to clean a wet area in a range of workplace contexts.  This unit applies to cleaning personnel who perform cleaning tasks on wet areas. It includes the ability to assess the cleaning task, understand client requirements and follow workplace safety procedures.

It applies to individuals who perform their duties alone or in a team environment, under routine supervision and without supervisory responsibilities.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - select and use wet surface cleaning equipment and cleaning agents; - clean, using a different technique in each instance, four different types of wet surfaces; - selecting, using, and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE); - manual handling techniques; - communicating effectively with supervisor or clients; - understanding, clarifying, and following supervisor or client instructions; - safely using wet surface cleaning equipment and preparing and using cleaning agents; - disposing of collected soil and waste, and; - using efficient cleaning methods.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - characteristics of a wet surface and the main industry environments with wet surface cleaning requirements including; bathrooms, toilets, change rooms and laundries; - the main types of wet and dry soiling and effects on wet surfaces; - cleaning techniques and equipment for wet areas; - workplace requirements for undertaking all aspects of cleaning wet surfaces; - methods for communicating and clarifying work requirements with supervisors and clients; verbally, in person or via phone, via electronic medium such as text and email, electronic or written reports, and; - workplace procedures.

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