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  • Date of audit

  • Audit completed by

Commode and commode pan audit tool


  • List commodes and commode pans in use by room number (don't include resident information).

  • Detergent wipes or pH neutral detergent and warm water, disposable cloth and paper towels, are available for the cleaning of commodes and pans.

  • An appropriate chlorine-based disinfectant is available, e.g. Milton, Sanell for the disinfection of commodes and pans.

  • A fresh solution of the chlorine-based disinfectant is made up every 24 hours and marked with the date and time of preparation or pre-diluted solutions are available.

  • Commodes and pans are decontaminated in a designated area or away from clean items of equipment.

  • Hands are washed with liquid soap and warm running water before and after decontaminating commodes and pans.

  • Disposable gloves and apron (and facial protection if a risk of splashing) are worn when decontaminating a commode pan.

  • Staff can demonstrate the correct procedure for cleaning and disinfecting a commode.

  • Stored commodes have indicator tape, signed and dated and are within one month of the date written.

  • Commode and commode pans are visibly clean, including underneath surfaces.

Sign off

  • Signature of auditor

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