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Safe Management of the Care Environment (SHFN 01-05)

Published on 01 May 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Safe Management of the Care Environment Cleaning Specification for Older People and Adult Care Homes



Cleaning services, within care homes, should be managed in a systematic way, and staff responsible for cleaning should be trained to carry out the tasks they are responsible for.

The care homes cleaning specification provides a guide to planning cleaning services. It has tools to help with the planning and recording of cleaning activities.

The tools within the Cleaning Specification should be used by the care home manager in the planning, training of staff, delivery, and checking of standards of the cleaning services they provide.