ON-PREMISE Laundry Facility:
A BARRIER LAUNDRY SYSTEM
• From hospitals and clinics to homes for the
elderly—healthcare facilities around the world
are facing a growing problem.
• You can’t see it, but it’s there: BACTERIA
…. that can cause infection, illness or even
• Although you can’t see bacteria with the naked
eye, it is typically present all around us.
• The goal is to eliminate the risk of
microbiological contamination by reducing the
levels of bacteria present in Healthcare…..
particularly HOSPITAL LINEN.
• acquired by patients while in
health care facilities such as
hospitals and clinics.
• a growing problem that cannot
• All processes at a health care
facility are interrelated.
• To minimize contamination
risks, a successful hygiene
strategy must consider every
activity on the premises.
• Nosocomial infections can be
• There are many sources of
and the laundry process is an
• This is why laundry flows must
be included in any
comprehensive strategy for
better hygiene routines.
DRY / IRON
• With a barrier laundry,
a WALL separates dirty
linen from clean linen;
• Cross contamination is
A Barrier washer extractor has two
doors located on opposite sides of the
This allows the machine to be installed
in a wall that divides two separate
Dirty linen is loaded into the
machine in one room
(the dirty side) and the
clean linen is then
unloaded into the other
room (the clean side).
A hygienic barrier washer extractor is a special
type of side loaded drum machine
The laundry is fed into the drum through a large door
opening on one side of the machine, the soiled side.
When the laundry has been washed, the clean linen is removed from the
washer extractor in another room, the clean side of the laundry area. In
this way, the bacteria, dust or other dirt particles are given no chance of
coming into contact with the clean linen.
Both doors can
never be opened at
the same time and
staff moving from
the dirty side to the
clean side must
pass through a tiny
gloves and gowns
are removed and
On a regular basis
and at several stages
of the laundering
process, laundry staff
check and monitor
correct & standard
engineers may have to
be brought in to help
with the layout of the
new Barrier Laundry
Careful planning is required on the lay-out of a Hygienic Barrier
Laundry System in consideration of the WALL that will divide
the SOILED /WET area from the CLEAN/DRY area
The use of BOILER to create STEAM (at 100 degrees
centigrade and above) as the main heating element for
Washers, Dryers, and Flatwork ironers ensures the
hygienic processing of Hospital Linen.
Automatic Chemical Dispensers ensure exact dosing, no spillage,
no wastage in the application of Chemicals for washing &
• Laundry processing
discards huge volumes
of waste water.
Therefore , considering
a WATER RECYCLING
SYSTEM is one option to
operate the Laundry
Plant economically and
fulfilling your Corporate
Social Responsibility to
• Adding “Cold Wash”
programmes to front load
washers would mean the
laundry could process
delicate items of clothing
and Hotel beddings/Catering
linen that you normally
send out for dry cleaning.
• These delicate linen will be
processed separately from