23.03.23

Internal training for cleanroom cleaning

Cleanroom courses cover the fundamentals of cleaning and disinfection. Employees are sensitized to the highly demanding nature of cleanroom cleaning and the responsibility they will carry. The courses should be designed to enable participants to implement practical tasks and present learning materials in a visual manner.

Schulung Reinraum

Introduction

Cleanroom training and general maintenance cleaning training have distinct focuses. Cleanroom training pertains to educating employees working in controlled environments where maintaining an extremely clean atmosphere is crucial. Such training emphasizes the significance of purity, hygiene, and sterility. It covers various cleaning techniques and procedures necessary to uphold cleanliness. Moreover, it’s essential to elucidate what a cleanroom is and why cleaning must adhere to specific protocols, as demonstrated in the training. Employees should comprehend the distinction from conventional maintenance cleaning to fully understand their responsibilities.

Course design

Courses should be structured to allow participants to apply concepts practically and to present learning materials in a visual manner. It’s crucial to ensure a connection between what participants see and learn and their daily tasks. Additionally, employees are accustomed to movement and hands-on work. Sitting still during theoretical sessions can be challenging for most. Hence, conducting courses in small groups and short time intervals is advantageous. This entails keeping individual theory segments concise and directly linking them to practical applications.

Learning style

The learning style of each individual is determined by attitudes, behaviors, and habits, ultimately influencing how information is absorbed and processed. To make training efficient, course instructors should be aware in advance of where employees have previously worked and what prior knowledge they bring. The origin of employees also matters, as experiences from childhood and youth shape thinking and actions. An atmosphere of trust and understanding is crucial for employees to feel comfortable and acknowledged.

Course structure

Cleanroom employees are cleaning professionals with significant responsibilities. They must have good German language skills (B1) and be capable of logical thinking and direct implementation of what they learn. Completing the cleanroom cleaning course requires the prerequisite of a basic maintenance cleaning course. Basic cleaning methods and materials should already be familiar to employees. The cleanroom course is built upon this foundational knowledge.

Firstly, work attire is introduced, and proper gowning procedures are practiced. Employees must wear specialized protective clothing to prevent particles and microorganisms from their clothing and bodies from entering the cleanroom. This includes sterile garments, gloves, head coverings, safety glasses, and face masks. Subsequently, disinfection products, their dosages, and disinfection methods are discussed. Disinfection methods differ from “traditional” cleaning methods. For instance, color-coding isn’t used extensively since disposable items are predominant. Furthermore, surfaces must be moistened for a specific duration to ensure hygiene, a significant difference from maintenance cleaning. The course concludes by addressing workplace safety. Employees need to be educated on adhering to cleanroom guidelines and protocols, understanding how to behave within the cleanroom to minimize contamination.

Cleanroom courses are often attended by employees just once. Depending on client requirements, employees might need to retake the course. Annual training with focused themes (e.g., customer interaction and communication) is offered. These focal topics stem from audits and quality controls.

In summary, a successful cleanroom training takes into account various learning styles and employees’ prior knowledge while fostering an atmosphere of trust and understanding. The training should be practical to ensure a connection between newly acquired knowledge and daily work. Furthermore, employees need to comprehend the importance of purity, hygiene, and sterility within the cleanroom. Ongoing training with focused themes is crucial for maintaining high-quality work standards.

Are you interested in cleanroom cleaning training for your staff?

Learn more about our current course offerings here. We also provide customized training tailored to your company’s needs upon request. Please contact us at schulung@enzlerh-tec.com for further information.

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