Achieving and maintaining high standards of cleanliness is essential in care settings.
- It contributes to a safe environment for care
- Is seen as a sign of the overall quality and safety of the care within the setting
- It is a statutory requirement in accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008, IPC code of practice and related guidance
Every health and care setting should have written protocols to guide routine general cleaning and ensure that all areas of the environment are regularly cleaned to a satisfactory standard.
Staff undertaking cleaning should follow agreed protocols and have access to adequate resources and equipment to achieve the required standard of cleaning.
COSHH regulations should always be adhered to and staff should use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves at all times.