Public sector told to 'clean up its act'
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In an article for Publicservice.co.uk, Ben Ludzker, managing director of medical supplies and training firm Kays Medical, said it is not just hospitals that should be subject to rigorous cleaning programmes.
He says that other public buildings can also be contaminated with superbugs such as MRSA, C Diff and swine flu through biohazards.
"If a person in a school or council building, for example, comes into contact with biohazards such as vomit, blood or urine then they are at risk of becoming infected," Mr Ludzker writes.
However, many organisations are still using outdated and unsafe methods that put both the cleaner and members of the public at risk.
"The most practical and cost-effective solution is to ditch the mop and bucket and switch to professional cleaning products and methods which are proven to work quickly and effectively, making our public spaces healthier and safer places to work and live," he says.
His comments follow a recent report by the Health Protection Agency that found there was a 50 per cent drop in hospital MRSA infections in England in the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2009.
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