INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
If you work under UK Law, see the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website
for more information and guidance. If you are elsewhere, you need to investigate the appropriate authorities and local laws for this kind of information.
Infection control policies and procedures vary around the world but should apply to any business where body spills such as vomit, blood and urine pose a risk to staff, clients or visitors. These can include: hospitals, schools, day care centres, care homes, hotels and public transport operators.
Any business which sees high levels of public involvement benefit from infection control procedures. The procedures reduce the threat of cross infection of communicable disease and reduce staff absences through sickness.
Good infection prevention and control are essential to ensure that people who use health and social care services receive safe and effective care. Effective prevention and control of infection should be part of every day practice and be applied consistently by everyone.
Good management and organisational processes are crucial to make sure that high standards of infection prevention and control are developed and maintained.