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BS EN 14065 April 2017
 

Covering Textiles. Laundry processed textiles. Bio-contamination control system. Laundries, Laundering, Biological hazards, Microbiological analysis, Quality management, Risk analysis.

 



EN14065 RISK ASSESSMENT-BASED BIOCONTAMINATION CONTROL SYSTEM updated February 2017


Foreword

This system of management of biocontamination risks is based closely on the European Norm EN 14065 as applied across all parts of the European Union and to which due acknowledgement is made. The Company supports the uniform adoption of this common standard as the basic code of practice for the laundering and textile rental sector. 

Introduction

Whilst there have been standards for control of biocontamination risks for healthcare textiles for some years, the standard now adopted by the Company (and embodied in the system documented here) represents a significant step improvement in the level of risk.

The Company works to the same biocontamination standards for commercial laundry and healthcare laundering, because there are no alternative controls in place (for example to control the risk of a pandemic or of bio-terrorism in the healthcare sector). The improvement this represents in this sector is even greater than for healthcare and represents future best practice, well ahead of our competition.

This manual is intended to define every aspect of the Company’s business relevant to biocontamination management. The actions needed are built into every employee’s duties rather than being the responsibility of an additional department. They represent a streamlined system of simple common sense rules, processes and procedures, with sufficient measurements to assure each customer of final biocontamination quality.

The decontamination achieved by these procedures is designed to meet the requirements set out by the UK Department of Health and the UK National Health Service. These currently define disinfection as calling for a log 5 reduction in the concentration of microbiological contaminants. This is different to sterilisation which calls for a complete kill. Certain healthcare textiles, for use in operating theatres for example, are first disinfected following the procedures set out in this manual, then sent separately for sterilisation. This manual covers disinfection and its management, not sterilisation.

In order to achieve its objectives, this manual covers the relevant aspects of purchasing textiles and raw materials, the use of equipment for transport, processing textiles and machine/premises cleaning and procedures which are followed. This in turn leads to task descriptions and staff training, all of which are covered in this system.

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