Tragic case highlights how switching to chemical-free cleaning can improve health and safety in care homes

31 May 2019 Alison Guy

 

A care home was recently fined £270,000 after a resident with Alzheimer’s ate chlorine tablets which he mistook for mints and died.

The chlorine tablets were discovered by the resident after a delivery was left unattended in an unsealed box.

Whilst most care homes will have procedures in place to ensure incidents like this don’t happen, there is a heavy reliance on staff to adhere to these procedures rigidly otherwise care homes could be liable if something tragic were to happen.

The safest option would be to eliminate the risk altogether by switching to chemical-free cleaning products which are 100% safe for people but still up to the cleaning standards of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Tersano Lotus® Pro offers a highly effective and safe solution that could help care homes significantly reduce their costs, but more importantly reduce the risk of health and safety issues for residents.

Chemical-free cleaning in care homes with Tersano cleaning products

The Tersano Lotus® Pro is a safe and chemical-free cleaning solution that is already being widely used across the care industry.

Permanently fixed to the wall, the Lotus® Pro uses just oxygen, electrical currents and normal tap water to convert O2 into O3, creating Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO). Stabilised Aqueous Ozone can kill up to 99.999% of harmful bacteria, clinging to and destroying germs, bacteria, dirt and grime whilst being 100% safe for people. The solution stays effective for 4 to 24 hours after which, it simply returns back to normal tap water, allowing you to pour it safely away.

Because it is multi-purpose, the Lotus® Pro can be used to clean kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, floors, windows, carpets, doors, stainless steel and upholstery. Its versatility means that you can replace nearly all of your cleaning chemicals with just one safe and chemical-free unit. This reduces the risk of care home residents getting hold of dangerous and toxic chemicals, whilst ensuring your home is up to the high standards of CQC.

To find out more about the Tersano Lotus® Pro, get in touch or visit the Lotus Pro page on our website.