Floor level contamination

Protect your sterile environment from particulates

80% of contamination entering your critical environment does so on feet or wheels. (Source: 3M). Therefore, controlling contamination and cross contamination at or near floor level is an essential and fundamental part of any integrated risk management policy.

If left uncontrolled, floor level contamination can be redistributed into the air by vortices caused by any movement of a body through the critical environment. In addition, unprotected flooring enables contaminants to be picked up on shoes and on the wheels of carts where they are tracked into the critical area. The effect of this can be seriously destructive. Since 80% of all contamination enters an environment at floor level, without an effective control method you could be quadrupling the viable contamination in the air.

Using Dycem CleanZone Technology prior to all entrances to critical areas will prevent up to 99.9% of foot and wheel borne contaminants from entering the critical area. (Source: Dr C. Clibbon, GSK).

Many people don’t think that contamination control at floor level is important. In fact conformance to BS EN ISO 14644, GMP’s and HACCP all require measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

Additionally, regulatory bodies such as the FDA, MHRA, EMEA and other professional auditing teams using Risk Management Systems such as HACCP, FMEA,GAMP, FMECA, all recognise the importance of controlling contamination by implementing an effective Contamination Control Flooring System.Below are images of floor level contamination before Dycem has been installed, and then after. Dycem is the go to solution to simplify your businesses cross contamination issues.

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