Pest Control for Health & Aged Care Industries
Creating an environment to ideally care for your patients is your focus and there is no time to dedicate to complicated pest control, and washroom and hygiene services.
There are a number of areas in health and aged care facilities that are vulnerable to pests and low washroom maintenance – operating rooms, kitchens, restrooms and patient rooms. The safety and wellbeing of your patients are of the utmost importance due to the nature of health/aged care facilities, and the risk of your image. Protect your health/aged care facility by opting for Flick Anticimex as your partner in pest prevention and hygiene.
What are the consequences of a pest infestation?
Health and aged care facilities have a responsibility to protect their patients and their staff. This involves taking the appropriate measures for pest prevention, and washroom and hygiene maintenance. The presence of pests on your property is unacceptable by patient, employee and government standards as hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance. In such a case, pest infestations are not only
Health and aged care facilities have a responsibility to protect their patients and their staff. This involves taking the appropriate measures for pest prevention, and washroom and hygiene maintenance. The presence of pests on your property is unacceptable by patient, employee and government standards as hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance. In such a case, pest infestations are not only unpleasant but may also have significant consequences:
- Drop in the number of patients
- Damaged image and reputation
- Intervention by food hygiene/governmental authorities
The legal requirements for pest control maintenance differ according to state, for example in Victoria, public healthcare establishments must adhere to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (PHW Act).
What are the consequences of an unhygienic washroom?
Washroom and hygiene maintenance is of the utmost importance in order to control the spread of bad bacteria and infection. Flick Anticimex ensures that our washroom facility services comply with regulatory standards for hygiene waste, sharps disposal, and toilet/urinal maintenance. Single-use sharps should be placed (by the user) into a sharps container that meets the Australian and New Zealand Standards AS 4031:1992 and AS/NZS 4261:1994.
What are areas of the health/aged care facility most at risk?
Healthcare facilities are most commonly affected by crawling or airborne pests, such as ants, silverfish and drain flies, but also rodents. Pests are most commonly encountered in areas where they can find food, shelter, and water. They contaminate the environment with their excrement and at worst their smell and marks. The facility areas most at risk include:
- Restaurants and kitchen or catering facilities
- Patient facilities
- Sanitary facilities
- Parking facilities
- Waste collection areas
- Rodents may also damage your stocks, wiring or other items, which puts the patient and staffs safety at risk.
Each healthcare organisation with kitchen facilities, departments for foodstuff storage, distribution or consumption, active assistance or restaurants must comply with statutory food safety stipulations. The stipulations cover waste disposal and both specific and general cleaning procedures.
How can Flick Anticimex help?
What makes Flick Anticimex helpful and different from other pest control companies is our strong account management philosophy. We believe in total transparency between customer and servicer, so you’ll be provided with a personalised account manager who will be with you every step of the way. Whether it is pest control services or washroom and hygiene services, your account manager will join in regular meetings with your company’s representatives and Flick management. Flick also provides the best in innovative pest control technology. For rodent control, companies can employ the use of SMART – Flick Anticimex’s digital, permanent, 24/7 pest monitoring system.
Our new SMART systems are particularly suitable for healthcare and aged care facilities as SMART traps very effectively and sustainably exterminate mice and rats without the use of poison. Thanks to SMART systems your healthcare facilities are ideally protected from mice and rats, even in hard-to-reach areas. With new technologies, we minimise our customers’ risks, protect health care facilities and employees as well as cut costs. Click here for more information about our SMART systems!