- Featured Modules
- Most Popular
- Use Cases
Hospitals are places where people are at their most vulnerable. They are sick, injured, or recovering from surgery, and their immune systems are often compromised. This makes them susceptible to infection from germs that can be found in the hospital environment.
This makes it crucial to prevent the spread of infection in hospitals by maintaining a clean and sanitary environment. It’s the responsibility of the housekeeping staff, who play a vital role in keeping patients safe, to ensure healthcare facilities are clean and sanitized. Here’s how guidelines for safe housekeeping in hospital settings help keep people safe and healthy in hospitals, both patients and staff.
Housekeeping staff must follow strict guidelines to ensure that hospitals are kept clean and free of germs. These guidelines are not just for the benefit of patients but also doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, and support staff like housekeepers. Rules that must be followed include:
By following these guidelines, housekeeping staff can help to create a clean and sanitary environment in hospitals. This helps to protect patients from infection and ensures that they receive the best possible care.
The above rules are excellent for general housekeeping health and safety. However, additional ways to promote good health and safety in healthcare facilities include practices such as using checklists to ensure that all areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis and keeping cleaning supplies and equipment in a clean and organized area. Training all staff on the importance of handwashing and other infection control procedures and conducting regular audits to ensure that housekeeping practices are meeting standards are also integral to keeping patients and staff healthy and safe from injury and harm.
Explore more workplace safety resources from the EHS Insight Blog.View All Posts