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On Premises Laundry

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of operatives who carry out the collection and laundering of items.

It covers all aspects from an infection control and health and safety view through to best practice and takes into account the different environments that this may take place in such as healthcare, retirement homes and premises where Laundering facilities are provided.

With the correct knowledge and procedures, operatives will be able to assess the requirements and be confident in their decisions regarding all aspects of the procedure from beginning to end.

About the course

The On Premises Laundry course is suitable for operatives who are responsible for the safe and hygienic laundering of items such as linen, workwear or work related materials.

Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive a card from the Institute detailing all the skills that they have achieved as proof that they are qualified to carry out OPL in a safe, hygienic and professional manner.

Course aims

Candidates who complete the course will have:

  • sound knowledge and understanding of the potential risks involved in this type of operation and fully understand the importance of working in a safe, logical manner while protecting themselves and others
  • be able to make informed decisions and assess the risks involved in different situations

Who is the course for ?

This course is for operatives, team leaders or supervisors who deal with any aspect of the laundry process.

Method of study

An approved BICSc accredited training provider will carry out the skills training prior to the assessment of the candidate.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • understand risk assessments and safe systems of work and the importance of adhering to the instruction
  • identify types of soiling present
  • select all appropriate personal protective items materials and equipment required
  • understand and apply the technique required to complete the procedure in a safe, clean and controlled manner


The candidate assessment is carried out on a one to one basis through practical demonstration the candidate must successfully cover the eight assessment skills criteria.


To book a place on this course or to discuss your requirements in more detail please contact:
BBS on +44 (0)1604 678712 or email