Monitoring risk of infection

Monitoring the environment is important when considering health and wellbeing.

The example below shows how one site focused on the risk of infection to the workforce and local community:

  • In order to help protect the hospital environment from any risk of infection due to transfer of spores during their refurbishment works, the contractor with their specialist, has introduced a 24 hour pressure monitoring system into the negative pressure enclosures at working interfaces;
  • This system developed by Harley Scientific constantly reads and records the pressure levels inside the enclosure and measures them against the external ambient level, in the event of any change greater that the set allowance the system automatically triggers a stand by vacuum pump to restore the safe level, an alarm is sounded and a text message sent to the on call emergency crew to initiate a visual check;
  • This is the first time a machine of this sophistication has been introduced into a real time live environment in the UK and is raising the level of infection protection in the hospital environment to the highest degree presently attainable.

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Monitor report. Laing O'Rourke Construction Ltd. Denbighshire. October 2016


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