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IRIC safety alert

Estates and Facilities Notices - EFA/2019/001

Published on 11 January 2019

From: Health Facilities Scotland

EFA/2019/001 - Portable fans in health and social care facilities: risk of cross infection



Portable fans used in clinical areas have been linked to cross infection in health and social care facilities. Each use and reuse should be clinically risk assessed. Local procurement, cleaning, decontamination and maintenance policies must be produced and kept under review.