BS EN 14065 Laundry Processed Textiles Biocontamination Control System

BS EN 14065 is the internationally recognised standard for certifying Biocontamination control systems for the laundry processing of textiles.

BS EN 14065 Laundry Processed Textiles Biocontamination Control System

Holding certification demonstrates to customers that a laundry recognises the relevant biocontamination hazards and has the necessary controls in place to reduce the likelihood or stop these hazards being present in the laundered textiles.

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors are increasingly asking laundry providers to have certification for the standard, as it sets out a number of process control requirements that a laundry must implement and monitor in its’ daily operations, such as:

  • Identifying and recording the potential biocontamination hazards
  • Assessing the risk of the hazards and impact
  • Setting up a team responsible for the system and controls
  • Implementing and operating the system with requirements for documentation
  • Putting in place monitoring systems
  • Recording of results and non-conformance with systems
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of the system and periodic internal audit.
  • Helps to win new customers by demonstrating compliance and quality
  • Reduces the likelihood of contamination and litigation claims
  • Improves customer service and processing of textiles
  • Integration with other ISO and BS standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Internal processes are regularly monitored, leading to improvements
  • Reduces energy consumption through tolerances and control saving money

Centre for Assessment is the preferred Certification Body for the Textile Services Association. The TSA is an inclusive member-led organisation made up of over 250 member organisations that protect, promotes and educates the textile services industry.

We can also offer a gap analysis as part of a pre-certification audit check, to allow your team to develop an action plan to work towards certification. This is particularly helpful if you have other ISOs in place such as 9001 for Quality or 14001 for Environmental Management.

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