Infection Control Update

June 8, 2015   //   No Comments

As you will be well aware there are a number of health and safety risks that exist in funeral homes, not least of which is infection.

There is a potential hazard of infectious conditions in recently deceased being contracted by those who handle the bodies.  This not only applies to your employees but also visitors to your premises for viewings are at risk.  It is essential to prevent or control exposure to infection as far as possible and provide safe systems of work for all employees who work with deceased bodies.  SAIF thanks Simon Bloxham of SAIF Associate member Occupational Safety Systems Ltd for his update and reminder of good working practices.  SAIF members may login to the Members’ Area and read the article on the Health and Safety page.