The chance of finding a clean public toilet in the Netherlands is only 38%

The chance of finding a clean public toilet in the Netherlands is only 38%

For everyone in the Netherlands and in Europe a clean toilet is the most natural thing in the world. The chance to find a clean and hygienic public toilet in the Netherlands is only 38% (source National Research Toilets 2012). It is incomprehensible that the sanitary maintenance is generally poorly organized and that so little clean and hygienic toilets in the Netherlands are available.

The chance of finding a clean public toilet in the Netherlands is only 38%

For everyone in the Netherlands and in Europe a clean toilet is the most natural thing in the world. The chance to find a clean and hygienic public toilet in the Netherlands is only 38% (source National Research Toilets 2012). It is incomprehensible that the sanitary maintenance is generally poorly organized and that so little clean and hygienic toilets in the Netherlands are available.

The mission of the Foundation Hallmark Clean Toilets

The foundation’s mission is to promote public health meet such condition that each user find a clean toilet. All this in the context of health, the environment and well being. The foundation promotes, encourages and assists owners of restroom facilities to organize clean, hygienic, durable sanitation for all their customers.

The Hallmark Clean Toilets awards certificates to organizations and institutions with public health who meet high quality (cleaning) maintenance during the opening hours of the facilities. It is measured and monitored on five aspects: clean, hygienic, technically whole, durable and welcoming experience.

The procedure for obtaining the certificate includes an audit on location with an inventory of the maintenance programs, the organization of cleaning at the time of opening, the design of the technical maintenance, sanitation, quality inspections and environmental issues . The foundation commissions twice a year an external agency for quality and hygiene measurements. The hallmark cetrificate is not free of charge.

Influence through social media: application QR code in the restroom facilities.

In addition to the audits QR Reader unique codes are placed at the exit of the restrooms. Users of the facilities are invited to scan the QR code and give immediately their opinion about the quality by awarding one to five stars, also a block for text is available for additional comment. This input will be send to the certificate holder and to the foundation for further follow-up.

The Foundation Hallmark Clean Toilets was established on February 22, 2012 by Hans Westerveld (Chairman) and Erik Diks (secretary). Westerveld and Diks are independent consultants in the facilities management industry. For more information please visit the website http://www.keurmerkschoonsanitair.nl or contact Erik Diks or Hans Westerveld at info@keurmerkschoonsanitair.nl

First certificate Hallmark Clean Toilets awarded.

The first Hallmark Clean Toilets has been awarded. At October 1, 2012 Schiphol Amsterdam Airport as the first organization to receive the certificate Hallmark Clean Toilets.

The information above was taken from Hans Westerveld's Blog

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