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Cleaner (Commercial)

Commercial Cleaners provide janitorial services to a wide variety of clients including schools, office buildings, hospitals, apartment complexes, commercial buildings, construction job sites and many others. They utilise industrial cleaning equipment as well as products to maintain a clean and healthy commercial environment. Commercial cleaners provide essential services to businesses as well as government agencies.

Duties and tasks

  • Apply stain removing acids and solvents, as needed
  • Clean and disinfect restrooms and replace supplies
  • Clean and shine all glass
  • Dust and polish furniture and other wood fixtures
  • Remove dust and debris from ceilings, fixtures, pipes, walls and machinery
  • Remove old wax and replace with fresh wax on flooring
  • Sandblast or power wash building exteriors, if needed
  • Thoroughly vacuum all upholstery, window treatments and carpeting
  • Skills required
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Proper math skills
  • Strength to operate heavy, industrial cleaning equipment
  • Tolerance for dust and dirt

Working conditions

Commercial Cleaners usually work in commercial buildings that are climate controlled for the comfort of everyone in the building. More often than not, they perform their duties when the businesses are closed, which is normally late night or early morning hours. The dust and cleanser can irritate the lungs, but for a healthy person, this should not create any issues.

Professional associations / Industry information

Building Service Contractors Association of Australia
Cleaning Contractors Australia
Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC)
Service Skills Australia

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