Cleaning is a diverse sector with many different risks to workers.
This guide will help you understand the risks of working in the cleaning sector and will explain what you need to do to make your workplace safe.
Manual handling work is part of the job for cleaners, but in certain circumstances it can be hazardous and cause injuries. Employers must take action to eliminate or reduce the risk associated with hazardous manual handling, usually by modifying the way work is performed, or by providing aids and equipment that makes it safer.
For detailed information on how to clean safely, including fact sheets and posters, visit There's a Safer Way to Clean: information for employers and cleaners