Are you a cleaning company contracted to provide janitorial services for doctor’s surgery?
Maybe you are in charge of an in-house cleaning team?
Maybe you’ve been asked to improve cleaning standards in a healthcare or care home environment?
In answer to all these questions, you need to understand that cleaning is not just a case of mopping a floor or wiping a table with some generic cleaning product. In a healthcare setting, and this applies equally to any of the less obvious settings where the risk of infection is high, like veterinary practices, the standard of cleaning must be so much higher. Veterinary practices and related facilities (including kennels and catteries) are certainly not exempt from the risk of infection and these occur far more often than is realised, and just like their human equivalent, there is an underlining duty of care to minimise the risk. Therefore it is incumbent upon facility managers and staff to actively manage the risk of infection and one of the most important, and overlooked, ways is cleaning.