Our work to highlight issues in the cleaning sector and raise the profile of cleaners in the workplace
In 2015 we launched an industry-backed campaign to improve working conditions in the commercial cleaning sector and to improve understanding of workplace rights by cleaning operatives and their managers.
Our guidance and resources are available to download.
Employment rights pocket guides
Guides for cleaning operatives explaining their rights at work and their rights to work in the UK.
Know your rights at work: briefing pack for cleaning businesses
Briefing for managers and owners of cleaning and facilities management businesses in England, Scotland and Wales.
Responsible procurement of cleaning services
A guide to responsible procurement principles for public and private sector organisations that outsource and buy in cleaning services.
Our research: the invisible workforce
Our research into employment practices in the commercial cleaning sector.
The Commission set up an industry-led action group, formed to improve working conditions for cleaning operatives across the sector. The taskforce was chaired by Commissioner Caroline Waters and came to a close in March 2017.
Anne Bradley tells her story of the journey from a cleaner to managing a highly successful cleaning training company.
Last updated: 19 Feb 2019