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Complete Care Home Cleaning Checklist

Mar 27 2018, 10:58 AM

 
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Keeping a care home clean at all times is crucial, and each member of staff should take responsibility for ensuring standards of hygiene are maintained. It's absolutely vital for the well being and health of the people within your care.

With government legislation setting high standards, expect regular inspections to check on hygiene and best practice. With this in mind, a thorough cleaning schedule is essential to ensure that your care home is staying clean and each task is completed. Below, Brosch Direct have put together a cleaning checklist and further information on why it is so important to have a clean care home.

The law clearly states, under Regulation 15 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, that ‘all premises and equipment used by the service provider’ must be clean, secure, suitable for the purpose for which they are being used, properly used and properly maintained’.

In short, every care home is legally required to be a clean environment - high levels of cleanliness and hygiene are therefore expected with thorough levels of infection control.

In order to keep your care home clean, you need to keep your cleaning supplies fully stocked so that you can carry out daily cleaning tasks and tackle any spillages and accidents the minute they happen. This care home cleaning list includes all the cleaning products to ensure you’ve always got what you need.

Care home cleaning checklist
Thorough cleaning must be carried out on all surfaces, floors, soft furnishings and equipment. This should include:
When cleaning a care home you need to make sure that you are wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment, including gloves and aprons. Depending on the task at hand, you may also require overshoes, oversleeves, face masks and coveralls.

When cleaning you should be using the following:
Also remember your Personal Protective Equipment when cleaning and handling laundry in a care home to help prevent cross infection.

Colour coding:
A colour coding system of cleaning materials, tasks and equipment should be operated in a care home environment. It is easier to keep on top of and make sure no tasks are missed.
You should maintain records that require members of staff to sign and date when they have completed a cleaning task. A simple chart, with all tasks listed, and sections alongside for staff to sign and add the time of completion, is an effective way of staying on top of cleaning jobs. By doing this you can keep on top of everything and your care home remains a clean and safe place for everyone in it.

If there is one thing that is crucial in a care home environment, it is cleanliness. The older we get the more we become prone to bacteria which puts us at serious risk of a range of infections and diseases. Hygiene is a vital part of having a successful care home so keeping on top of it at all times is crucial.

If you want to follow cleaning best practices in your home life as well as your work, take a look at our Cleaning Checklist Hub.


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