Care Homes Cleaning Services
Running a care home can present many difficulties - some of which are worth outsourcing to a competent and affordable professional. Here are a few things to consider about complying with regulations before you start. If you need help, feel free to contact us, and we'll make sure that everything complies from day one.
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It will never be enough to just know that we do good work. You also need proof in case there is ever an inspection - and this company has got you covered.
With photographic evidence, pre-cleaning checklists, post-cleaning reports - everything the inspectors may ask for and more - we have your back from start to finish.
You don't just want to provide good quality care. You also want to be sure that there is a sound audit trail so you're always meeting compliance standards and mitigating risk - which is where we come in. Our full suite of documentation and backup help-we give you the edge needed to be certain that when regulators come knocking at your door they find everything impeccable.
Your daily cleaners can't clean those hard-to-reach places and they're not trained to make them safe. You need us. It's a specialized job. Let's work together to keep your residents, staff, and property safe and healthy.
Kitchens. Extracting fans sucks the smells and moisture from food off the stovetop, getting rid of particles of fat and grease before they can solidify, creating a fire hazard.
Laundry. Tumble dryers need to be cleaned every three months in order to avoid fire hazards from building up.
Oils, fats, and grease clog up grease traps in the kitchen. This leaves cooking smoke uncontained, which creates huge health hazards while also increasing the risks of devastating fires breaking out in your workplace. If these stubborn deposits remain unchecked, they'll likely make you liable for a workplace fatality if you do happen to encounter an unfortunate accident with fire on the premises; it won't just be messy from grease splatter but liable because your personal judgement could've prevented such horrors from happening too soon.
There's no need to worry about accidentally neglecting health rules either - neglecting those will only lead to another problem arising when someone tries to claim insurance when there has been a fire - as rejections are possible without meeting certain guidelines for room layouts and appropriate ventilation due to ongoing grease consumption.
Your ventilation ducts must be maintained at all times to meet the requirements of TR/19. Depending on how you use the rooms in your house, different classifications are used: High for places that require an especially sterile environment such as nurses' stations and cleanroom standards; Medium for most bedrooms and general living spaces; Low for laundry or workshops.
All of these ratings will affect how often you have to clean your ducts, so it's important they're right. But if you're not sure what they are or need some help figuring out what they mean and where they come from, don't worry - we've got this covered! We'll work with you to come up with a plan that lets us get your air ducts up to code while getting started on establishing an easy-to-follow schedule so you never miss a deadline again.
Another very important passive fire prevention measure is the regular testing, cleaning and maintenance of fire dampers. These are metal louvres that can open and close and are installed across the ductwork to form a temporary barrier when closed but allow the free flow of air when open. You may not even be aware that your ventilation system has fire dampers, but they fulfil a very important function, so you must be sure that they are in working order.
In the event of a fire travelling through ductwork, the fire damper must close, to restrict the oxygen supply to the fire and create a barrier that slows the spread of the fire. This buys valuable time in which to safely evacuate shoppers, especially the more vulnerable and less mobile centre visitors.
There are different types of fire dampers; some are spring operated, some have fuse-links and there are other designs that are remotely operated. All types must be regularly tested, using a method known as drop testing, cleaned and maintained. According to BS 9999 guidance updated in early 2017, all fire dampers must now be tested at no more than twelve-month intervals.
We can help you locate your fire dampers, create access to inaccessible fire dampers then drop test, clean and maintain them for compliance. More information can be found on our fire dampers page.
Laundry extract systems should be included in every fire risk assessment, according to Regulation Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Cleaning these usually involves inspecting and cleaning the ducts which might make it appear that you're negligent of your safety. If you don't clean these out, you might put yourself at an increased risk for fires or cause your insurance company to take issue with you.