EN 14065 Accreditation attained by Oxwash
12 December 2023
OXWASH HAS become the first carbon-neutral laundry to attain EN 14065 Accreditation and Healthcare Hygiene Compliance.
Oxwash, a pioneering leader in the laundry industry, announced the accomplishment which means the organisation is now officially EN 14065 accredited (certified by Atlas) at its 20,000 sq. ft flagship facility, known as Big Blue.
- Oxwash is the world's first carbon-neutral laundry (en route to net zero emissions) to receive the prestigious EN 14065 accreditation.
- The EN 14065 accreditation is the essential certification for a commercial laundry company to wash items from hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
- This compliance is essential to meet the stringent demands of healthcare facilities and ensures the safety and well-being of patients and staff alike.
The EN 14065 accreditation is the essential certification for a commercial laundry company to wash items from hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This comprehensive accreditation ensures that Oxwash is well-prepared to meet the specific needs and standards of the medical and healthcare industries, providing services for bed linen, blankets, towelling, uniforms, scrubs, patient gowns, white & lab coats, chefs' wear, and more.
The EN 14065 accreditation is a symbol of Oxwash's pledge to operate at the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, aligned with Healthcare Technical Memorandum 01-04 (HTM-01-04). This compliance is essential to meet the stringent demands of healthcare facilities and ensures the safety and well-being of patients and staff alike.
What makes this achievement truly exceptional is that Oxwash is the world's first carbon-neutral laundry (en route to net zero emissions) to receive the prestigious EN 14065 accreditation. Up until now, the conventional requirement for healthcare laundry was washing at a minimum of 65-71 degrees centigrade. Oxwash has over the years developed an alternative approach, whereby even the critical hygiene standards demanded by hospitals can be reached whilst washing at much colder temperatures.This ensured Oxwash could uphold its commitment to sustainability without compromising on results and still gain the EN 14065 accreditation. Importantly, this accreditation has been attained without any corrective measures or actions, a testament to the team's exceptional efforts and dedication.
Oxwash's journey towards becoming the world's first carbon-neutral laundry with EN 14065 accreditation stands as a testament to its unwavering commitment to healthcare hygiene. Oxwash is extremely proud of this significant accomplishment and sees it as a pivotal step towards creating a healthier world.
Dr. Kyle Grant, the founder of Oxwash, reinforced this sentiment, saying, “It brings me enormous pleasure to be able to confirm our recent EN 14065 accreditation assessment was successful. For those of you not familiar with the minutiae of government and Public Health England legislature, EN 14065 is the accreditation necessary for a commercial laundry company to wash items from a hospital or other healthcare facility,”
He continued, “We received zero corrective measures or actions, according to our auditors, a first for any laundry in the UK, so we're very proud of our operational team's attention to detail and execution. It’s also the first time a carbon-neutral laundry service has ever been accredited to wash healthcare items that we know of in the world, another huge milestone for us and our mission.”
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