Laundry Outbreak Management

 All laundry items should be washed appropriately, ensuring the correct water temperature is achieved to destroy microorganisms.   Laundry and Linen Service Outbreak Process Laundry employees will be notified by management of an outbreak. Appropriate PPE is to be worn when handling linen, and transmission-based precautions used. PPE   Transmission-based...

Safety Data Sheets for Laundry

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must be available for all chemicals used within the laundry, and they must be readily accessible via an electronic system, QR code system, or paper copy.  Laundry employees need to know where to find the SDS in case of a chemical-related incident or an emergency. All SDS must...

Laundry Scabies Outbreak Management

Effective laundry management is essential to contain and remove the infestation when dealing with a scabies outbreak.  Disposable gloves and long-sleeved gowns must be worn when handling any potentially infested linen or personal items to prevent the skin on any employees from coming into contact with them.   Placing linen in...

Laundry Cleaning

The laundry comprises hard surfaces, and most hard surfaces can be adequately cleaned with warm water and detergent as per the manufacturer's instructions.  Allowing the cleaned surface to dry is an essential aspect of cleaning. Laundry Cleaning Agents Correctly used laundry cleaning agents reduce the possibility of healthcare-associated infections.  The following must...

Laundry Management Standards

A residential aged care facility must meet occupational health and safety standards with its laundry service. Building and Equipment Design and construction of the laundry premises, fittings, and equipment must be vermin proof A documented and audited pest control programme must be available for inspection Ensure wastewater effluent parameters are...

Laundry Maintenance

All laundry equipment should be scheduled for maintenance on the residential aged care facility's preventative maintenance schedule. All tasks are to be completed per the schedule, with correct documentation stored for validation. The preventative maintenance programme will ensure and maintain the correct and safe operation of equipment. Including equipment calibration...