IRISH LAUNDRY SYSTEMS
Laundry equipment
EN14065
HIQA
HIQA
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National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland

Health Information and Quality Authority

Extracts concerning Laundry.

Laundry
25.37
The existing residential care setting has a laundry ventilated to the external air

that adequately caters for the size of the residential care setting. At a minimum
it contains:
  • A sink with double drainer, serviced with an instant supply of hot and cold water
  • A wash-hand basin
  • Suitable and sufficient worktops and racking for sorting, drying and storage of laundry
  • Space to separate clean and dirty laundry
  •  An adequate number of washing machines of industrial standard (with appropriate disinfection temperatures for washing soiled laundry) and dryers
  • An ironing facility
  • All new/replacement sinks are of stainless steel.



Laundry
25.51

 The newly built residential care setting, new extension or first time registration has a laundry ventilated to the external air that adequately caters for the size of the residential care setting and the amount of laundry done in it. At a minimum it contains:

  • A stainless steel sink with double drainer, serviced with an instant supply of hot and cold water
  • A wash-hand basin
  • Suitable and sufficient worktops and racking for sorting, drying and storage of laundry
  • Space to separate clean and dirty laundry
  •  An adequate number of washing machines of industrial standard (with appropriate disinfection temperatures for washing soiled laundry) and dryers
  • An ironing facility

Where laundry is done externally, there is a storage room with direct external
access for the storage and collection of materials and waste.


Laundry
26.27
  •  The laundry floor finishes and those in sluice and cleaning rooms are impermeable. Floor and wall finishes are washable, anti-slip and easily cleaned when wet. Wall-floor junctions are coved. Laundry facilities are sited so that soiled articles, clothing and infected linen are not carried through areas where and dirty laundry and washing machines have the specified programming ability to meet disinfection Standards. There is an adequately sized linen storage area on each floor or wing depending on the design of the building. food is stored, prepared, cooked or eaten. There are separate areas for clean
A mini guide to Hygienic Laundry practices is available by clicking the link below.

Irish laundry systems - Mini guide to hygienic laundry practices


If you have any further questions on best practice in laundries contact maurice@laundrysolutions.ie

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