Infection control: good

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Organisations we regulate

S5. How well are people protected by the prevention and control of infection?

Characteristics of services we would rate as good in this area

The service manages the control and prevention of infection well. Where the service is responsible, staff are trained and understand their role and responsibilities for maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the premises.

Staff have access to, and follow, clear policies and procedures on infection control that meet current and relevant national guidance, and are kept up to date. Concerns about wellbeing and risks related to hygiene and infection are promptly shared with the appropriate agencies and managed appropriately and consistently. Where the service has relevant responsibilities, food hygiene training and qualifications requirements for staff are all met or in the process of being met.

Staff understand the importance of food safety, including hygiene, when preparing or handling food. They follow required standards and practice.