Crowthorne Group Resource Centre

The Crowthorne Group is the UK's Largest independent Clean Air service and validation provider.We are not associated with any manufacturer, construction company or supplier of equipment or facilities, so provide entirely impartial reports on your facility or equipment to keep your staff safe.

June 28, 2021

How are Cleanrooms Classified?

A Cleanroom is a highly regulated facility used in specialised industries such as manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and scientific research, designed to control airborne particles and subsequently reduce the risk of contamination.
June 28, 2021

What is a KI test?

If you have a microbiological safety cabinet, you may have heard of a KI test. Having your safety cabinet tested when necessary is integral in ensuring that its in good working order and safe to use, but is a KI test what you need? Here, we look at what a KI test is and how it can determine if your safety cabinet is functioning correctly.
June 28, 2021

The Importance of Maintaining Ventilation Systems in Operating Theatres

Having well-maintained ventilations systems in operating theatres helps towards carrying out successful operations with a lower risk of post-operation infections. In fact, it has been found that when ventilation systems in operating theatres aren’t functioning correctly, they could increase the chance of risk to a patient’s health – something which must be avoided at all costs.
June 28, 2021

How Often Does My Safety Cabinet Need To Be Tested?

Microbiological safety cabinets are integral in protecting operators, their environment, and often the product being worked with, so it’s vital that they are tested and checked when necessary to ensure that they’re in good working order. Neglecting to do this could mean that they’re not safe to use or compliant with BS EN 12469:2000.
June 28, 2021

What Are the Best Ways to Disinfect Your Lab or Clean Room?

In this article we will discuss two different ways to disinfect your lab. The first is by using chlorine-based cleaning products for surfaces and the second is by using fumigation or full room decontamination, where application of this method may be required. Clean room and lab cleaning procedures are vital to ensuring that your working environment can comply with the highest standards.
June 28, 2021

Inspections for Containment Level 3 Labs – Do You Have a Procedure in Place?

Containment procedures for CL3 labs has been a hot topic for a while and whilst the pandemic continues on a global scale, more pressure is being put on laboratory teams to ensure that their facilities are leak free and for Lab Managers to provide evidence of containment more frequently and not simply due to an upcoming annual inspection.
June 28, 2021

How to reduce the risk of post-operative surgical site infection (SSI) rates through regular inspections

Research has indicated that the level of post-operative infection and the rate of surgical wound infections is strongly influenced by operating theatre suitability and quality, thus, the level of airborne bacteria within an Operating Theatre is directly proportional to infection rates.