Title Page

  • Date of audit

  • Name of auditor

Questions

  • Check for linen in the sluice or bathroom

  • Is there a designated area for the storage of clean linen which is separate to used linen?

  • Check walls, windows, ceilings, fans, light fittings are free from dust/debris/insects etc.

  • Is the environment visibly clean?

  • Check for flaking paint, damaged walls/ ceilings/window frames & surfaces. Check for evidence of action taken to repair.

  • Is the environment free from any visible damage?

  • Check the edges and corners are clean and free of dust and grit.

  • Is the floor visibly clean?

  • Check for rips and tears.

  • Is the flooring in a good state of repair?

  • Visual check.

  • Is all linen stored off the floor?

  • Check linen area store for inappropriate equipment.

  • Is the area/room used to store clean linen free from inappropriate items?

  • Visual check.

  • Is used linen stored off the floor?

  • Observe practice or ask a member of staff to describe procedure, also check for the availability of red bags.

  • Are water-soluble bags used for soiled and/or infected linen?

  • Check linen bags/containers can be secured.

  • Are used linen/bags/containers less than 75% full?

  • Ask staff attending to the laundry.

  • Are reusable linen bags laundered after use?

  • Check cleanliness.

  • Are rigid linen containers/trolleys visibly clean?

  • Observe practice or ask a member of staff to describe the procedure.

  • Do staff wear disposable gloves and aprons when handling soiled linen?

  • Check condition of linen items.

  • Is the linen in use in good condition, free from frays, tears etc.?

  • Observe practice or ask a member of staff to describe procedure?

  • Is all soiled linen initially laundered on a pre-wash (sluice) machine cycle?

  • Check for pipe.

  • Is the tumble dryer vented to the outside?

  • Is the vent area clean?

  • Are the daily/weekly checks carried out on the tumble drier – fluff removed, pipe wiped and end checked for blockages or build up?

  • Is the washing machine & tumble dryer on a pre-planned maintenance programme?

  • Is the washing machine & tumble dryer on a pre-planned maintenance programme?

Sign off

  • Signature of auditor

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