High containment laboratories often must adhere to stringent biosecurity standards to prevent the escape of dangerous pathogens.

We understand the governing codes and standards – especially ACDP, cGMP, GMAP and other internationally accepted design codes – and integrate these into the user’s operational needs, so that our solutions avoid unnecessary operational complexity, leading to ease of use and maintenance.

Ventilation plays a crucial role in the design of containment areas. Our engineers can design advanced ventilation systems to maintain directional airflow, preventing the escape of hazardous materials. Additionally, specialised filtration systems, such as high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, are employed to capture and contain microscopic particles, further minimising the risk of contamination.

Access control and personnel safety are paramount considerations in the design of containment areas. Laboratories with high containment levels implement strict protocols including emergency response systems and containment breach protocols which must be integrated into designs to mitigate the consequences of unforeseen incidents.

Our team has considerable experience in designing high performance bio-safety facilities to meet these standards and offer a wide range of services that can enhance performance including risk consultancy, process design, clean utilities, logistics, fire, environmental, security, controls, vibration, and acoustics.