Factors To Consider When Selecting Bio-Decontamination ServicesSource: Bioquell Inc.
By Yvonne Yeo
Fully documented - RBDS or Room Bio-decontamination service is not only about the practical side of service delivery. We understand that it is important for our customer to hold detailed records of what actions were performed on their site, ready for regulatory or audit inspections, including batch and serial numbers, equipment locations, biological indicator locations and results. This, of course, is on top of the risk assessment, method statement, contract briefing note, scope of works and other cycle optimization documentation.
Efficacy - Decontamination systems have excellent efficacy for many organisms, including those which are typically considered difficult to deactivate (i.e. TB and Anthrax). However, to ensure that your facility is decontaminated to this high standard most use independently produced and evaluated biological indicators which contain a high level (>6-log) loading of Bacillus stearothermophilus spores. This culture is inoculated onto a stainless steel disc and then sealed into a Tyvek pouch to stop any cross contamination of the biological indicator or the environment. Located in challenging locations within the target area, these “spore strips” are exposed to the process and subsequently incubated to demonstrate the efficacy of the process performed at your site. A full biological efficacy document, listing all of our efficacy research, is available on request.
Scaleable - Our patented system allows effective expansion to enable the successful decontamination of any given volume. Therefore, whether it is a small store cupboard (c.10m3), a patient room (c.50m3), or an entire production facility (c.36,000m3), RBDS is capable of providing the solution.