Carole Armstrong, marketing and communication manager for Delabie UK, explains the key to ensuring best practice for washroom design.
Over the last year, hand washing has taken on a significant role in preventing the spread of pathogens and maintaining the nation’s collective health. Personal hygiene has become the number one priority, and in care facilities this applies to care givers, residents and visitors that use washroom facilities.
Washroom design plays an influential role in hand-hygiene and well-designed facilities will motivate users to comply with good hand-hygiene practices. Department of Health and Social Care guidance for infection control (Health Building Note 00-09) identifies three design principles to follow: facilitate cleanliness; encourage desired behaviour; and design for easy cleaning.
Ergonomic designs promote cleanliness
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