When visiting a clinical environment the last thing you expect is to work into a place that isn’t clean.
Health and safety go hand in hand within the medical industry and your clinic should reflect this from the moment patients walk through the door.
A few things to consider when developing your new clinic are:
- Separate Clean from Dirty. Design areas for dirty instruments well away from areas where clean items are kept to avoid confusion thus preventing any chance of cross contamination.
- Easy Cleaning. Be sure the finishes specified for you are easy to be cleaned. This includes and joinery finishes, flooring, wall coverings and upholstery.
- Don’t Slip. Be sure when selecting flooring for wet areas it is to clinical standard. Slip resistance is imperative in areas where things are being cleaned or spills may occur.
- Clean Practices = A Clean Practice. Simple things such as de-cluttering, hygiene management and proper handling of hazardous materials can make a huge difference not only for your business but also for your staff and patients by creating a safe environment for everyone.