Infection control in the built environment (HBN 00-09)

This document highlights the major infection prevention & control (IPC) issues and risks to address to achieve designed-in IPC.



This building note details each stage of a project, from initial concept through to post-project evaluation, in relation to infection control. A building’s design can help infection prevention and control by providing an environment that is easy to clean and maintain. It is important that these features are designed into a project from the beginning.