Hospitals have high levels of footfall which means that all that footfall can bring potentially harmful bacteria and contaminants into your building. Hospitals contain sick individuals who are undergoing treatment for a sickness or illness which means they are potentially more vulnerable and susceptible to picking up diseases or infections.
Installing hand sanitizers and wearing facemasks only do so much. Often, many hospitals neglect peoples shoes which a recent study showed that the average shoes can contain up to 240,000 units of bacteria. Our shoes can contain and transport dangerous levels of bacteria across wide areas as these are the parts of our body that are in direct contact with the ground.
Implementing the correct measures and protocols will stop and prevent the spread of bacteria around a hospital and protect both patients and staff.
Having the proper procedures and technology in place is crucial for keeping a clean environment in such a sensitive setting. Contamination control mats will help protect all staff and patients from potentially harmful contaminants but it will also help to keep clean rooms and critical control rooms clean too.
Benefits of Contamination Control Mats in a Hospital
- Ensures total particulate and bacteria contamination removal before entering your facility or critical environment with six full steps
- Provides an electrostatic proof barrier before entering your critical work area
- Life cycle of 4-5 years if properly maintained
- Full 2-year replacement guarantee
- Huge cost saving in comparison to peel off mats
- Aesthetic improvement in the appearance of your workplace
- CC Worksafe/Heavy Duty Mat is recyclable and environmentally friendly
- Anti-Microbial – Silver Biocide kills 50+ organisms including MRSA & amp.
Why Choose CC Matting?
Although contamination from foot, wheel and airborne particles is often dismissed as simply ‘dust’ or ‘dirt’, the dangers it poses can be devastating. Contamination in the medical device critical environment can have a major impact on quality, product yield, effectiveness and profitability.
According to a 3M study 80% of contaminants/harmful particulates enter the critical area of a medical device environment via the feet or wheels of trollies. A contamination control mat supplied and installed by CC Matting will provide 99.9% protection from these harmful particulates over 6 falls of the feet.
The high tack contamination control mat is made of a polyester polymer with a polyester fabric backing. The properties of the cocktail of materials used in the sophisticated manufacturing process together create a material that has a very optically smooth, soft and supple surface with a natural tack and a high level of short-range electromagnetic forces, known as van der Waals forces.
These properties enable the surface to attract, collect and retain particles ranging in size from over 100 microns down to a few nanometres.
To enhance the performance of the material special additives are mixed in to give static dissipative and anti-microbial properties.
All CC Matting contamination control mats are totally non-volatile/non-toxic – which makes them suitable for any grade of area. Also, there is zero outgassing from our mats ensuring they are optimally suitable for use in any medical device facility.
All of these properties combine to ensure that your medical device facility is being optimally protected for both your staff and contractors alike. There is no other proven method in the world today that can remove 99.9% of potential harmful particulates/contaminants from the feet or wheels of trolleys.