Infection Control Audits, Policies & Procedures
WHICH COLOUR PERSON HAS AN INFECTION?
Infection control policies and procedures are recommended for any business where body spillages pose a risk to staff, clients or visitors. These include: schools, child day care centres, care homes, hotels, coach and public transport operators. (coach, rail, tram, and aircraft). Any business which sees high levels of the public entering, visiting or waiting will benefit from infection control procedures. The procedures will reduce the threat of cross infection of communicable disease, and reduce staff absences through sickness.
PEOPLE WITH INFECTIONS HAVE NO COLOUR CODING,
ASSUME EVERYONE HAS ONE
Body spillages include blood, vomit, faeces and urine, all of which contain micro-organisms which can cause infection including HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and Norovirus. All of which are hazards under the COSHH regulations 2001 and require adequate safety controls be put in place to reduce the risks to staff and visitors.
Infection control audits are mainly being used in the education and care home sectors. Many other business, such as call centres or corporate offices, are now benefiting from infection control audits which help identify potential risk areas for staff and visitors. The results of the audits are used to help and educate staff to be aware of the risks posed by infections and reduce staff sickness days.
The aim of an audit is to identify what is currently in place to reduce the risk of infection to both staff and visitors, and to indicte where improvements can be made. They also form a solid foundation for preparing business for infectious outbreak planning procedures.
ViRUSafe conduct bespoke infection control audits, policies and procedures for individual businesses. All the information is treated in the strictest confidence.
Audit results are evaluated and a full report is produced. Included in the report are action plans and guidance notes, covering any areas which we feel you and your business need to improve, in order to control the risk of infections.
A typical audit covers the following areas of infection control:
General working environment.
Bathrooms & toilet areas.
Personal protective equipment.
Risks of body spillages.
Guidelines, policies, procedures and standards.
Combined with the correct cleaning practices, chemicals and equipment any business can reduce the threats of infectious micro-organisms to staff, visitors and clients.
ViRUSafe offer a one stop solution to all your infection control requirements.
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