Maintenance Health Safety

This inspection checklist helps perform housekeeping and maintenance audits in care homes and other healthcare settings. Ensure compliance with cleanliness, hygiene, COSSH, waste management, PPE and other health & safety guidelines.​

Maintenance, Health & Safety



Cleaning

1. Daily cleaning schedule in place for all areas of the home with no gaps.


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2. Cleaning storage cupboard locked at all times.


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3. Adequate supplies of cleaning products.


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4. All cleaning materials stored correctly.


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5. Cleaning trolleys are clean and fit for purpose.


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6. Carpet cleaner is clean and fit for purpose.


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7. Hoovers are clean and fir for purpose.


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8. All buckets and mops are colour coded for their usage.


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9. Visual evidence of cleaning chemicals being used correctly.


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10. Tumble driers cleaned from lint on a daily basis.


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11. Washing machine in clean and full working condition.


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12. All soap and hand sanitiser dispensers stocked.


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13. All toilet roll dispensers stocked.


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14. All paper towel dispensers stocked.


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15. All communal bathrooms have a fully working clinical waste bin.


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16. All carpets and flooring clean.


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17. All communal areas clean and free from odour.


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18. All resident bedrooms clean and free from odour.


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19. All toilets and washbasins clean and free from limescale.


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20. All tables are clean - check underneath.


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21. All high areas free from dust and cobwebs.


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22. Shower curtains are clear from mould.


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23. Armchairs are clean and free from odour.


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24. Hand washing signs are displayed in each bathroom.


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25. Soiled linen is correctly stored in colour coded bags.


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26. The laundry room has separate areas of dirty laundry in and clean laundry out.


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Staff And Documents

1. All domestic staff wearing the correct uniform.


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2. PPE available for all staff to use (disposable gloves, aprons and face masks).


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3. Visual evidence of PPE being used correctly.


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4. All staff completed infection control training in the last 12 months.


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5. All staff completed food hygiene training in the last 12 months.


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6. All staff completed COSHH training in the last 12 months.


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7. COSHH signage displayed around the home.


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8. COSHH file accessible for all staff.


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9. Domestic staff know what to do following a spillage.


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10. Domestic staff know what to do in the event of exposure to hazardous substances.


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11. Domestic staff know how to dispose of sharp objects safely.


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12. Blue aprons and gloves are available for staff to use when handling food.


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13. Visual evidence of staff wearing aprons when entering food premises.


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14. The Home has relevant and up to date guidance and best practice reports on infection control practice as advised by regulator.


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15. The Home has a copy of local & national policies/good practice in relation to infection control.


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16. There is a RIDDOR Booklet in the home.


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17. All staff have completed understanding RIDDOR training.


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18. Legionella folder is up to date.


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Waste

1. Bags are available for staff to double bag incontinence products.


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2. Waste is correctly segregated into clinical and household.


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3. The external waste storage area is clean and tidy, and no waste is stored externally.


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4. There is a facility for disposal of sanitary waste.


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5. Sharps bin is available and stored correctly.


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