Audit

External Areas

Is the external building work in good condition

Were all windows clean

Was the refuse area clean and tidy and bins lidded and small bins emptied

Is the following areas free from dust, dirt, grit, leaves, cobwebs, rubbish, cigarette butts and bird excreta.

Entrances, landings, steps, ramps, porches, pathways, patios and outdoor furniture

Other Findings to be listed

Main entrance

Was the floor clean and in good condition

Were all lights in good working order

Is the furniture clean and in good state of repair

Is internal woodwork in good repair (including staircases, skirting and panelling)

Were all walls and ceilings in good condition

Other Findings to be listed

Public toilets

List public toilet areas that were reviewed

Was the vent allocation systems working and clean in all sets of cubicles

Were all the tiles and floors maintained and clean

Were the mirrors and vanity units clean and maintained

Were the sinks clean and in good condition, all taps working

Was the consumables stocked (hand towel/ soap dispenser)

Did all the toilet cubicles have a working lock and are graffiti free

Are baby changing facilities available, are they clean and in good state of repair

Are the toilets well maintained

Were the sanitary bins clean and not over used

Other Findings to be listed

Extreme area

Accident and emergency

Chemotherapy

Dialysis

Operating Theatres

Labour/delivery room

Other

List other areas here

The elements need to meet the criteria as follows: free from dust, soil, grit, mould, stains, cobwebs,insects, film and other components that would inhibit regular cleaning process from being undertaken.

Ceilings, high areas, moulding and curtain rails

Ducts, grills and vents

Windows

Internal walls and skirting boards

Doors

Handbasins and taps

Hard floors

Soft floors including carpets, carpet tiles and floor mats

Other Findings to be listed

Extreme Area - Fixtures

Furnishings and fixtures

Kitchen/ beverage bay (patients)

Kitchenette /beverage bay (staff)

Bathroom and toilet fixtures

Electrical fixtures and appliances

Other Findings to be listed

Extreme Areas - Patient related equipment

Patient bed

Bedside wall mounted equipment

Patient furniture

Medical equipment

Other Findings to be listed

Extreme Areas - Environmental

Waste receptacles

General issues - other

High Risk Areas

Sterile stock storage

Pharmacy clean area

General ward areas

Outpatient clinic

Other areas list here

The elements need to meet the criteria as follows: free from dusts, soil, grit, mould, stains cobwebs, insects, lint, film and other components that would inhibit regular cleaning processes from being undertaken.

Ceilings, high areas, mouldings and curtain rails

Ducts, grills and vents

Windows

Internal walls and skirting boards

Doors

Hand basins and taps

Soft floors including all carpets, carpet tiles and floor mats

High Risk Area - Fixtures

Electrical fixtures and appliances

Furnishings and fixtures

Kitchenette/beverage area (patient)

Kitchenette / beverage area (staff)

Bathrooms, toilets and fixtures

Other Findings to be listed

High Risk - Patient Related Equipment

Patient furniture

Patient bed

Other Findings to be listed

High Risk - Environmental

Waste receptacles

Medium Risk Areas

Day activity area

Residential accomodation

Laboratories

Medical imaging

Offices in patient areas

List any other areas here

The elements need to meet the criteria as follows: free from dusts, soil, grit, mould, stains cobwebs, insects, lint, film and other components that would inhibit regular cleaning processes from being undertaken

Bathroom and toilet fixtures

Ceilings, high areas, mouldings, curtain rails and other high areas

Ducts, grills and vents

Windows

Internal walls and skirting boards

Doors

Handbasins and taps

Hardfloors

Soft floors including all carpets, carpet tiles and floor mats

Other Findings to be listed

Medium Risk - Fixtures

Electrical fixtures and appliances

Furnishings and fixtures

Kitchenette / beverage area (staff or patient)

Bathroom and toilet fixtures

Other Findings to be listed

Medium Risk - Patient Related Equipment

Patient bed

Bedside wall mounted equipment

Patient furniture

Medical equipment

Other Findings to be listed

Medium Risk - Environmental

Waste receptacles

General/other issues

Other areas not included above

Were other storage room clean and organised

We're all light in good working order

Were corridors mopped, swept and in good condition

Were staff amenities clean and tidy with stocked hand wash facilities

Were offices clean and tidy

Were staff observed to be adhering to required practices

Other Findings to be listed

Cleaning Program

Has the facility implemented the Environmental Cleaning Program

Is evidence available to meet all criteria within the program

Are all records current and up to date

Has correct risk zoning been implemented

Other Findings to be listed

Cleaning Schedules

Is there cleaning schedules allocated for each shift duty. Cleaning schedules should not be shared among cleaning shift

Are Cleaning schedules reviewed

Are there any lapses in documentation. Has there been any corrective actions documented. Where days are not signed off have the area been cleaned the day after? Is the area evident of being clean?

Is the facility reflective of the cleaning schedules eg all duties signed off as completed reflect the condition of the facility

Other Findings to be listed

Environmental Cleaning Audit

Where a low score has been achieved have appropriate corrective actions been recorded

Is there evidence that the Audits are being managed at a facility meeting. Evidence would include meetings with a standing agenda item

Have audit results been submitted to area for review

COVID-19 Check

Are high contact surfaces and touch points being disinfected regularly

What chemical is currently being used at the facility. Is it compliant and being used correctly

Are staff wearing correct PPE and prescribed uniform

Are staff washing hands at correct times appropriate to their cleaning duties

Do staff have ready access to handwash and or soap, running water and paper towel and/or alcohol rub

Is there evidence of training for all staff on chemical handling, storage and disposal. In particular for ChlorClean and ViraClean

Are requirements for Covid cleaning adheared to for risk category

Is additional Covid cleaning documented in cleaning schedule or similar approved?

Other Issues for discussion

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