Now that we have thoroughly considered the importance of effective infection control measures, we are now ready to examine the implementation of an effective colour coding system.
Good hand hygiene is the primary, most important method of preventing cross contamination and the spread of bacteria. This is particularly important when carrying out cleaning in food preparation areas, care homes, schools and hospitals and you should never underestimate the importance of hygiene in the home.
It is normal practice throughout the cleaning and catering industries to provide protective gloves to staff when carrying out most tasks. What should not be overlooked is the fact that hands should be thoroughly cleaned before and after gloves are worn.
This is part 2 of this 5 part series in which we will deal with additional control methods and the chain of infection. Part 1 dealt with the Source of Bacteria and Soil Prevention