Booklets offer practical advice

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Two practical guides dealing with care home laundry systems and sluice rooms have been published as updated second editions by consultant and author John Mitchell. The In-House Care Home Laundry Systems ­ A Practical Guide takes care home owners through topics which include planning a laundry and layout, covering such aspects as expected workload, type of resident catered for, choice of floor and wall coverings, the need for drains and ventialtion, and fire safety. Equipment type and specification is covered, examining which items comply with HSG(95)18 standards and looks at the stages a laundry must pass through in order to reduce the risk of cross-infection. Sluice cycles, load weights, temperatures and tumble drying are all examined in detail. The booklet also offers guidance on the choice of linen, what power and water supplies will be required, and making the best use of soaps and addidtives. Sluice Rooms ­ A Practical Guide covers equipoment and design, choosing and installing a sluicer washer disinfe

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