Dit deel bevat alle definities in de begrippenlijst. Op de website zijn deze woorden gemarkeerd, zodat de definitie rechtstreeks of in een flyout-menu wordt weergegeven.
- Red: for WCs, urinals and tiles in the surrounding area
- Yellow: for sanitary areas such as wash basins, tiles, shelves, fittings, mirrors, shower cubicles and bathtubs.
- Blue: furnishings and fitments, such as desks, cupboards, cabinets, chairs, bookshelves, heaters, doors etc.
- Green: special areas e.g. cleaning and disinfection in the care sector (healthcare beds), operating theatres or kitchens.
Hygiene has a particular meaning in addition to cleanliness. Nowadays it is standard procedure to keep cleaning equipment separated by colour, in order to avoid e.g. a cloth which has previously been used for the toilet then being used for desk cleaning. The following colours are usual in practice for cleaning equipment (non-scratching sponge pads, microfibre cloths, buckets, etc.):