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Toray Textiles Europe Limited biocidal and medical fabric range is specifically designed to help defeat the threat of microbial sources.See it SAFE® fabrics are re-useable, self-sanitising, technologically advanced, lightweight, comfortable and help reduce the risk of bacterial infection.
The anti-microbial agent in See it SAFE® fabrics is present and active for the life of the finished product.


See it SAFE® fabrics are 98% continuous filament polyester fibre construction with 2% X-STATIC® silver fibre and are lint free – a requirement of EN 13795 for re-usable clothing and drapes i.e. resistant to microbial penetration, efficient wash performance, clean and lint free.


Standards


Anti-Microbial Testing


See it SAFE® anti-bacterial efficacy tested to standards AATCC100, AATCC147, JIS L1902 and EN ISO 20743, for test organisms: Staphylococcus Aureus (MethicillinResitantSA) ATCC 6538, Escherichia Coli ATCC 11229, Klebsiella Pneumoniae ATCC 4352.


Wash Performance


These fabrics, in combination with regular appropriate laundering, have been designed to continue to give effective protection. For healthcare requirements, temperatures up to 71ºC can be used to achieve thermal disinfection, as per document HSG(95)18.


See it SAFE® products do require cleaning and should not be considered either as a replacement or an alternative to good hygiene practices. However, they do provide the optimum level of due diligence currently available against the proliferation of disease-causing bacteria in a wide range of areas where there is a potential for growth.


Regulation


See it SAFE® nightwear and bed linen for consumer and healthcare hygiene protection fall within the scope of the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC.
Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
See it SAFE® medical product range is within the scope of The Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.


See it SAFE® assists with compliance of the HEALTH ACT 2006 Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Health Care Associated Infections.


In particular:


  • ▪ A duty to protect patients from Health Care Acquired Infection.
    ▪ A duty to assess risks of acquiring HCAI and to take action to reduce or control such risk.
    ▪ A duty to provide and maintain a clean and appropriate environment for healthcare.
    ▪ A duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that health care workers are free of any, and are protected from exposure to, communicable infections during the course of their work, and that all staff are suitably educated in the prevention and control of HCAI.

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