Cleaning Service of COLSER
The present EPD is applied to the professional hospital cleaning and sanitation services. The data used to realize the LCA study and the present EPD have been collected at the hospital Le Scotte dell’Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese (AOUS Siena), where the cleaning service is performed on a daily basis and include ordinary, periodic and extraordinary activities: cleaning, sanitation and disinfection of the patient recovery areas, the outpatient clinics, diagnostic service areas, operating rooms, intensive care areas, all common areas, connecting corridors and entrances, offices, studios and all the areas for pharmaceutical, technical-medical and technical-patrimonial activities of the hospital buildings. The structure has been chosen as representative because of its important size, divided in different departments, and because the service here is delivered with mixed techniques, both mechanized and manual.
The cleaning service includes the use of a series of machines, permanently located in the hospital, such as washing machines, washer dryers, dry vacuum cleaners, vacuum cleaners, mono brush, plastic and stainless steel trolleys and other cleaning equipment like buckets, gloves, brooms, etc. An expected average life of 5 years has been considered for all the machines, while the expected average life of the stainless steel trolley is considered to be 10 years.