High containment laboratories are required to ensure activities within the laboratory are protected against outside influences from the surrounding environment and ensuring the safety of researchers, the environment, and the public. High containment laboratories often adhere to stringent biosecurity standards to prevent the escape of dangerous pathogens.

By understanding the governing codes and standards, (especially ACDP, cGMP, GMAP and other internationally accepted design codes), and integrating these with the user’s operational needs, solutions are put forward that avoid unnecessarily elevated levels of 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 minimizing 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. Emergency response systems and containment breach protocols are also integrated into designs to mitigate the consequences of unforeseen incidents, ensuring a comprehensive approach to safety in high containment laboratories.

We have 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.