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Sunlight, the UK’s market leader in textile rental and laundering services and a major supplier to the NHS, has become the first UK-based organisation in its sector to obtain EN14065, the highest level of bio-contamination control certification

All of the company’s healthcare facilities have now been accredited with EN14065, which is independently assessed and awarded.

The highest European standard on bio-contamination control, EN14065 applies to industrial laundries that provide services to hospitals, health, food, pharmaceutical, catering and hotel sectors. It has taken Sunlight up to a year to put the necessary systems in place to gain accreditation for all its facilities.

Steven Finch, Sunlight’s managing director UK and Ireland, says: “Our goal is always to lead and not follow. While this has involved a significant investment on our part, both in training and internal systems, it demonstrates our commitment to maintain our position as the market leading provider. Microbiologically clean linen plays an essential role in helping to eliminate Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), and in achieving EN14065 we are maintaining our critical role in that process.

Sunlight carries out regular microbiology tests on surfaces, staff hands, washing machine processes, vehicles, containers and water samples, through its own UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited laboratory. Sunlight is the only linen provider to have such a microbiological lab. The EN14065 accreditation also covers Sunlight’s Irish operation, Spring Grove Services.  

Sunlight is the UK leader in textile rental and laundering services for industry, commerce and the NHS and public sector organisations. It has more than 9,000 employees across 60 sites in the UK, and services thousands of organisations across all sectors of the economy. 

For more information contact:

Nigel Lawrence
Tel: 07880 917796
Email: [email protected]
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Written by Scott Buckler
Friday, 09 March 2012 16:04

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