Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5734

Date Request Received: 17/07/2020 11:34:16

Date Request Replied To: 03/08/2020 08:41:13

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Request Summary: Housekeeping staff and PPE

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Is your cleaning managed in-house or outsourced to a private contractor?

(If in-house, please respond to questions 2-4, if outsourced, please respond to questions 5-7)
Answer To Question 1:
In-house service
Question Number 2:
What PPE do you provide to cleaners?
Answer To Question 2:
Gloves, aprons, goggles, masks, gowns and visors
Question Number 3:
What training do you provide to cleaners on doffing and donning PPE?
Answer To Question 3:
Computer based training (MLE) and practical
Question Number 4:
Do you collect data on PPE's failure to protect cleaners? Is this data broken down by sex and ethnicity of the cleaners? Can you provide this data?
Answer To Question 4:
Yes, for Level 3 fit testing,Yes - blank copy of record attached.
Question Number 5:
To whom is your cleaning outsourced?
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
Can you provide a copy of the contract you have with them?
Answer To Question 6:
Question Number 7:
Has this contract been amended in any way that affects the provision of PPE or training in the use of PPE for hospital cleaners since February 1, 2020? If so, how?
Answer To Question 7:
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