Microbiological quality for laundry processed textiles
The sensation of cleanliness of laundry processed textiles is important for both the industry and its clients. Not only does the processed textile have to be clean, free of stains, dry and properly ironed, fragrant, or at least free from unpleasant odours, etc.; but controlling biocontamination in textiles is also essential for sectors such as healthcare, food and pharmaceuticals, among others.
Ensuring the control of biocontamination in textiles is not an easy task for laundry services, which is why the standard
provides the necessary guidelines for ensuring that textile products conform to the appropriate level of microbiological quality for their intended use, effectively and consistently.
Regardless of differences between launderettes, the processes or the products used, all textiles that are brought to a laundrette with potential contamination must achieve and maintain an adequate level of microbiological quality up until the moment the control is passed on to the user.
The certification in Biocontamination Control for Laundry Processed Textiles provides a guarantee that the textiles that have been processed and delivered to the user have a level of microbiological quality that is suitable for their intended use. In addition, the organisation establishes a control system that improves the management of the process.
This standard applies to any launderette or organisation that has a laundry cycle and other activities where textiles remain under the control of the laundry service, potentially from the moment they are collected up until they are delivered to the client.
The UNE-EN 14065 certification is fully compatible with the standard
ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
Once the Audit process has been passed, if the system implemented meets the requirements of the standard UNE-EN 14065 Biocontamination Control System for Laundry Processed Textiles, the organisation obtains:
AENOR is a pioneer in this certification in Spain and, since 2018, it has certified the first companies according to the UNE-EN 14065 Standard – Biocontamination Control System for Laundry Processed Textiles.
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