The Spread of Superbugs


Highlighting the Need for Water Hygiene Training in Healthcare Environments
News article published: 23rd May 2019
We are all taught the importance of washing our hands in school and at home, but many of us should be washing them far more often than we do. Door handles, furniture, kitchen sundries and electronic devices like phones are all as much a haven for bacteria as public transport, though these are seldom disinfected. In a hospital environment, lingering bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus pose a serious risk to patients. Though unlikely to infect a healthy individual, bacteria can survive on surfaces for a long time (weeks or months), meaning that they can be very easily transmitted between a hospital visitor and a patient. In such circumstances, an infection can have fatal consequences, particularly where bacteria have evolved resistance against conventional antibiotics, as this makes treatment very difficult. UK hospitals now require stricter-than-ever water and general hygiene protocols to prevent the spread of bacteria like MRSA. We provide a 'Water Hygiene Training course For Hospital Maintenance Staff' which is an ideal solution for water distribution managers, supervisors and operatives in hospitals, as it is designed around ‘Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 Safe Water in Healthcare Premises.’ Accredited by City & Guilds, this course covers everything in one day; from health & safety procedures and control measures to the cleaning, disinfecting and storage of water distribution fittings. To find out more, contact our Account Management team on 0333 121 1215 or email info@ppltraining.co.uk.
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