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Infection Control

05th August 2015

Who is the weakest link in your practice’s infection control activities?

1Fit

Do you train your cleaner(s) to observe your practice’s policy for domestic cleaning? I was in a practice recently and the...

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23rd July 2015

The Bathroom – Safety First

1Fit

We are all familiar with the contents in a bathroom, so you would think that the bathroom would be considered...

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09th June 2015

The Infection Control Annual Statement

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

The Department of Health guidelines stipulates the type of information required within the Care Home Annual Statement. Care Homes are...

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29th May 2015

The hidden dangers of mould – part two

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Introduction In part one we reviewed mould and recommendations on how to prevent mould growth. In this part of a two...

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24th April 2015

The hidden dangers of mould – part one

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Introduction Whilst on holiday in Ireland recently, I had booked a holiday house and found, to my horror, large areas of...

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12th March 2015

Animals and infection control

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

What are zoonoses? Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The HSE reported that there are ‘approximately...

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26th February 2015

Infection control – soft furnishings

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Part of the infection control strategy for a work environment is to consider the role soft furnishings play in the...

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30th January 2015

Keyboards and infection prevention

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Have you ever wondered when using your keyboard what happens to the crumbs of that tasty sandwich you are eating...

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23rd January 2015

Viruses – prevent the spread in all workplaces

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Worldwide, the incidence of infections increases rapidly with the cold weather, and the spread of infectious pathogens such as the...

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16th January 2015

Infection control – environmental considerations when designing a room

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

In this infection control blog we will review the environmental considerations of a room. Every building is different, with different...

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