The duties of a cleaner vary depending on the context in which they work, but in general, all cleaning-related activities must be performed. Therefore, cleaning an office is different from cleaning a food laboratory, just as cleaning a home is different from industrial cleaning.
No special course or degree is required to perform this activity.
Cleaner, requirements and skills
- Previous work experience as a cleaner
- Ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery is sometimes required
- Knowledge of chemicals and cleaning agents
- Familiarity with material safety data
- Ability to use a variety of cleaning products and equipment
- Physical ability to stretch, bend, and walk while working and to stand for long periods of time
- Excellent organizational skills. Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
- Ability to adapt to changing work schedules and work mornings, afternoons and sometimes nights
- Ability to follow verbal instructions
- Ability to work alone, with a partner, or as part of a team
- Ability to pay attention to detail when clearing
Clean designated areas and equipment (dusting, sweeping, washing, disinfecting, vacuuming, etc.).
Cleaning and drying doors and windows, glass surfaces and mirrors. Cleaning bathrooms, sinks, etc.
Performing and recording the usual activities
Reporting damage that occurs during cleaning. Work in cooperation with other employees.
Comply with all health and safety regulations and provide for the safe and sanitary storage and care of chemical products.
Dispose of waste from bins and containers.
Maintain all cleaning equipment, properly use cleaning supplies and products.
On average, a cleaner earns around €1,000 per month. The minimum wage in southern European countries starts at €600 net per month, while the maximum wage in northern European countries can reach €2,000
In the United States, the average wage is about $15 per hour, or about $2,500 per month.