PAS 5748:2014 Specification for the planning, application, measurement and review of cleanliness services in hospitals

PAS 5748:2014

Specification for the planning, application, measurement and review of cleanliness services in hospitals

Status : Current   Published : November 2014



PAS 5748:2014 is available free of charge to all NHS staff in England. To obtain your copy, please email from a recognised NHS email address to get your access code.

What is this PAS about?

It provides a framework for the planning, application and measurement of cleanliness in hospitals.

Who is this PAS for?

It’s intended for those whose responsibilities directly or indirectly include the provision of a clean, safe environment for patient care, including:

  • Chairs and non-executive directors
  • Chief executives
  • Estates and facilities directors
  • Directors of infection prevention and control
  • Directors of nursing, lead nurses or matrons
  • Directors in charge of finance, governance, performance and related audit
  • Directors of commissioning and commissioning organizations

The PAS is intended to be endorsed at board level and implemented by anyone responsible for maintaining cleanliness in hospitals including:

  • Dedicated cleaning staff
  • Cleaning contractors
  • Nursing and departmental staff
  • Facilities management staff

Why should you use this PAS? 

The provision of a clean and safe healthcare environment remains a key priority for all healthcare organizations. It provides one of the key elements for effective infection prevention and control and also promotes patient confidence and demonstrates the existence of a positive safety culture. To help attain such an environment this PAS specifies requirements for:

  • Governance of cleanliness services
  • Assessing the risk of a lack of cleanliness both for infection and for damage to patient, public or staff confidence
  • Providing cleaning tasks
  • Measuring cleanliness on the basis of visual inspection – including setting agreed performance levels
  • Taking corrective action
  • Conducting performance analysis and implementing improvement actions
  • Providing a continuous service improvement plan
  • Reporting cleanliness outcomes

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Standard NumberPAS 5748:2014
TitleSpecification for the planning, application, measurement and review of cleanliness services in hospitals
Publication Date24 November 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 13549:2001, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, National Health Service Act 1977, Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
ReplacesPAS 5748:2011
DescriptorsEnvironment (working), Health services, Hazards, Planning, Policy, Records management, Group communication, Patients, Training, Quality assurance, Documents, Management techniques, Technical documents, Health and safety management, Quality assurance systems, Performance, Quality, Management operations, Safety measures, Dangerous materials, Health service personnel, Industrial, Process control, Quality auditing, Personnel, Environmental health, First aid, Hospitals, Records (documents), Personnel management, Conditions of employment, Policy formation, Health and safety requirements, Quality management, Accident prevention, Risk assessment
ISBN978 0 580 84834 6
File Size521 KB

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