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The domestic cleaning market in the UK is estimated to be worth nearly £3 billion, with more than 2.45 million households using some form of paid assistance in their home[1] It is highly likely that these figures seriously underestimate the true extent of the breadth of the market Since a significant proportion of the domestic cleaning market is comprised of small family-run sole traders or individual self-employed persons for tax purposes, there may not be any reliable numbers of persons actually engaged in domestic cleaning tasks. Now we come to the core problem of this very substantial market.

Workplace slips incidences account for over a third in reported major injuries, 2 fatalities per year and 50% of all reported accidents to members of the public that happen in workplaces – All attributable to lack of cleaning, lack of due regard to the risks...