Dental Practice Cleaning
DENTAL PRACTICE CLEANING
Practice cleaning is a job that has to be unbderstood by the person(s) doing the cleaning. It is not the same as cleaning an office or shop there some stringent cleaning rules that need to be adhered to.
The duties of the cleaner need to be laid out in full and conveyed to them so that they don't clean what they shouldn't and clean what they should. Every practice has a different method but there are some rules that apply regardless.
Clinical areas, what to and not to clean....if anything.
Colour coding, there are specific colours for mops and cloths in different areas of the practice.
COSSH sheets, making sure that all the chemicals used in the cleaning of the practice are fit for purpose and have COSSH sheets for them incase of accidents.
Risk Assessments, Method Statements & COSSH sheets should all be in a folder in the cleaners cupboard and be readily available.
Policies & procedures should also be in the folder.
Most cleaning is taking place when the practice is closed and the cleaner has access during this time. There must be a lone worker policy in place and a checking method to make sure that the cleaner, especially if working alone, hasn't had an accident or taken ill and has left the building in good health. This can be done by the alrm monitoring company or a simple phone call when they leave the building.
Regular audits of the cleaning, cleaner and products used will bring up any issues that might occur before they become a problem.