Roles and duties of the Cleaning Agent

The Cleaning Agent is an essential worker who ensures the hygiene and cleanliness of workplaces, equipment and walls. They are one of the most versatile and flexible roles in an organisation. Their main responsibilities include:

Cleaning and maintaining premises and communal areas.

Cleaning, maintaining and disinfecting interior and exterior surfaces and fittings.

Vacuuming and washing floors and carpets.

Cleaning and maintaining furniture and equipment.

Cleaning and maintaining glass, doors and windows.

Detect maintenance problems and report faults.

Maintain, clean and replace maintenance supplies and products.

Empty and clean water tanks, reservoirs and containers.

Follow cleaning and disinfection procedures.

Follow health and safety guidelines.

Check the quality of the products used and the environment.

Report health and safety problems.

Comply with company rules and procedures.

Comply with environmental procedures and take steps to reduce the use of products and supplies.

The Cleaning Agent is a multi-skilled worker who must have good organisational skills and knowledge of health and safety. They must also be able to work independently and efficiently, and listen to instructions and guidelines. Cleaning operatives are responsible for their own safety and that of other workers and visitors.

Salary and career development of Cleaning Agents

A Cleaner may occupy a variety of positions and play an important role in the hygiene and maintenance of premises. They will have to maintain spaces and surfaces using appropriate products and equipment to ensure optimum hygiene. A cleaner's salary can vary according to experience and responsibilities. Here's a list of the gross annual salary in France for a Cleaning Agent, broken down by years of experience:

0 to 2 years: between €17,800 and €18,800

2 to 5 years: between €19,600 and €21,900

5 to 10 years: between €22,200 and €25,400

10 to 15 years: between €25,500 and €29,000

Over 15 years: between €30,000 and €34,000

In addition to an attractive salary, a Cleaning Agent can also benefit from long-term career development. Here are just a few of the jobs to which you could aspire:

Cleaning team leader

Cleaning operations manager

Cleaning project manager

Hygiene expert

Specialist in maintenance and cleaning of premises.

Advantages and disadvantages of cleaning agents


It's a profession that offers a degree of flexibility in terms of working hours and the possibility of working part-time or full-time.

It's a relatively stable job that doesn't require any specific qualifications.

Salaries can be quite high and increase with experience.

It's a good way to meet and work with people from different social backgrounds.

It's a profession that offers the chance to travel and see different places.


The work often involves difficult conditions and can be very physical.

The pay is relatively low compared with other occupations.

The work can be tedious and monotonous and it can be difficult to find interesting situations.

Cleaning often involves chemicals that can be harmful to health.

Many jobs are not eligible for benefits such as paid holiday.

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