Cleaning / Infection Control

 

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The practice is committed to the control of infection within the building and in relation to the clinical procedures carried out within it.

Wherever possible or practicable the practice will seek to use washable or disposable materials for items such as soft furnishings and consumables, e.g. seating materials, wall coverings including paint, bedding, couch rolls, modesty sheets, curtains, floor coverings etc, and ensure that these are laundered, cleaned or changed frequently to minimise risk of infection.

The following tables outline our cleaning schedules for public areas.

High Risk Areas

Clinical and Treatment Rooms

Clean hand – basins and taps, including accessible work tops Daily Fully mop all flooring Daily
Empty general waste bin and replace bin liners Daily Vacuum carpeted flooring Daily
Dust or damp wipe all office furniture, window sills, ledges.  Do not move papers on desks. Daily Vacuum clean all chairs & upholstery Weekly
Dust or damp wipe all skirting boards, radiators, doors & surrounds Daily Dust or damp wipe all high ledges and cabinet tops where accessible Daily
Dust or damp wipe telephone handsets and sanitise Daily Curtains & blinds Weekly and full clean 6 monthly (log report to be sent to Maxine)
Clean & polish mirrors & internal glass Daily Damp wipe all worktops, desks and chairs  Daily
Ensure floors around the corners and edges area clean Daily Clean all dispenser units and replenish Daily
Empty & replace liner for recycling bins AR Clean monitor screens with correct VDU Cleaner Weekly
Damp clean fans Every 3 months (log report to be sent to Maxine) Damp wipe all wipeable chairs Daily
Damp wipe door handles and light switches Daily Damp wipe all examination couches including underneath Daily
Return all dirty crockery to kitchen Daily Damp wipe all light fittings, examination lights, cupboard tops, curtain rails Daily
High level cleaning in rooms 6&9 Every 3 months (log report to be sent to Maxine) Polish chrome and stainless steel fittings Daily
Dust all accessible picture and display items Weekly Dust or damp wipe keyboards and sanitise Daily
Dust and remove any cobwebs from window blinds and ceilings Weekly    

Washroom Facilities

Clean inside/outside of WC and leave in a hygienic condition Daily Clean shower tray, glass door, shower head and wall tiles Weekly
Clean both sides of WC seats Daily Clean ceramic tiles and splash backs above hand basins Daily
Clean all metal pipe-work where accessible Weekly Sweep and mop floors with disinfectant solution Daily
Clean hand basins and taps Daily Clean all consumable dispensers and refill as required Daily
De-scale toilets and hand basins preventing a build up of lime scale  Weekly Damp wipe extractor fans Weekly
Empty waste bin and replace bin liner Daily Empty sanitary waste and keep of record of disposal Weekly

Minor Ops Theatre

Clean hand basin and taps, including accessible work tops Daily Fully mop all flooring Daily
Empty general waste bin and replace bin liners Daily Dust & damp wipe all high ledges and cabinet tops where accessible Daily
Dust or damp wipe all office furniture, window sills and ledges Daily Curtains and blinds Weekly and full clean 6 monthly (log report to Maxine)
Dust or damp wipe all skirting boards, radiators, doors and surrounds Daily Damp wipe all table tops, chairs, worktops and sinks Daily
Dust or damp wipe telephone handsets Daily Ensure floors around the corners and edges are clean Daily
Clean and polish mirrors and internal glass Daily Empty and replace liner for recycling bins AR
Damp clean fans Monthly (log report to Maxine) Clean all dispensers units and replenish Daily
Damp wipe door handles and light switches Daily Clean monitor screens with correct VDE cleaner Daily
Return all dirty crockery to kitchen Daily Damp wipe all wipeable chairs Daily
Damp wipe all light fittings, examination lights, cupboard tops and curtain rails Daily Damp wipe all examination couches including underneath Daily
Dust all accessible picture and display items Weekly Dust or damp wipe telephone handsets and sanitise Daily
Empty & replace liner for recycling bins AR    
 

Medium Risk Areas

Public Areas

Dust & damp wipe reception desk and other furniture Daily Dust or wipe all skirting boards, radiators, doors and surrounds Daily
Vacuum all chairs and damp wipe any marks AR Clean entrance door glass both sides Daily
Dust or damp wipe telephone hand sets and sanitise Daily Fully vacuum all carpeted flooring and mop all hard flooring  Daily
Empty waste bin and change liners Daily Dust all accessible pictures and display items Weekly
Clean monitor screens with correct VDE cleaner Weekly Spot clean doors, door handles and light switches Daily
Clean fans 6 monthly (log report to Maxine) Ensure magazines are tidy and any torn or damaged disposed of Daily
Dust all accessible picture and display items Daily Dust or damp wipe telephone handsets and sanitise Daily
Empty & replace liner for recycling bins AR    

Waiting Areas

Dust and damp wipe window sills and ledges where accessible Weekly Dust or wipe skirting boards, radiators, doors and surrounds Weekly
Vacuum all chairs and upholstery, damp wipe any marks AR Clean any glass both sides Weekly
Dust or damp wipe telephone handsets Weekly Fully vacuum all carpeted flooring, mop all hard flooring Daily
Empty waste bins and change liners Daily Dust all accessible picture and display items Weekly
Tidy magazines/dispose of any that are torn etc Daily Spot clean doors, door handles and light switches, fire alarm buttons and equipment Daily
Damp wipe children’s play equipment Daily Clean water dispensers Daily
Remove all patient information leaflets from display boards and dust display groves and leaflet holders.  3 monthly Empty & replace liner for recycling bins AR
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