Biosafety cool room/controlled-temperature room services

Wednesday, 03 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Biosafety Pty Ltd

Many moulds and bacteria thrive in a moist environment, even at 4°C. Each time the cool room door is opened, warm, relatively moist air is drawn into the cool room, further fuelling the cool room’s total moisture content. This results in the closed, cool room operating at a relative humidity of 80–100%. When this is added to a high organic source load in the cool room, an ideal environment exists for mould and bacteria growth.

Cool rooms are often forgotten in a laboratory environment. They are communal areas that most staff use, but no one person is assigned ownership of the site. Facility managers often have the responsibility for cool room plant maintenance but are justifiably reluctant to interfere with staff samples stored in the area, sometimes for excessive lengths of time. A challenging situation may lead to severe cross-contamination of precious samples or pose a health risk to staff using the cool room.

Biosafety can assist as the company integrates the entire process for all involved. Biosafety follows IICRC S520 Mould Guidelines and Australian Standards to clean and disinfect the cool rooms. This should result in minimised cross-contamination of essential samples, increased efficiency and, most importantly, protection of staff from exposure to mould and spores.

For more information:

Phone: 1300 379 996
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