With so much information spread so thinly across the web we have tried to make it a little bit easier for you. Below is a collection of information to help you find the right equipment for your site and make sure you are complying to any legislation that might effect you.
DOH Health and social care act 2015 (revised 2015) for infection control
- Applies to all NHS Bodies and providers of independent healthcare
- Law states must be taken in to account by CQC when making decisions about registration.
- Code is not mandatory, so providers do not have to comply with the code by law. Although the provider may be able to demonstrate that it meets the regulations in a different way (equivalent or better) from that described in this document.
Health Technical Memorandum 01-04: Decontamination of linen for health and social care
- Supersedes CFPP01-04
- DOH published in March 2016 with regards to infection control in laundry processing. It brings together all of the best practice processes that a laundry should carry out in order to reduce the risk of cross contamination and infection, and amalgamates all earlier versions of laundry guidance and incorporates and supersedes HSG(95)18.
Water Regulation Advisory Scheme
- The purpose of WRAS is to contribute to the protection of public health by preventing contamination of public water supplies and encouraging the efficient use of water by promoting and facilitating compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations.
- All commercial properties should have machines that meet with fluid category 3, but in healthcare environments this will increase to category 5. Often only fully commercial washing machines and dishwashers will be compliant for level 5.