High Containment

Designing, certification, management, audits and training in biosafety containment and high containment facilities.

Leading edge safety.

We provide services from planning to certification in the area of biosafety containment and high containment facilities.

With the advent of new and re-emerging infectious diseases and their potential misuse, the necessity to investigate biological agents and to mitigate risks have given new impetus for biosafety and biosecurity services.

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Designing, certification, management, audits and training in biosafety containment and high containment facilities.
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Build with confidence.

With our unyielding adherance to high standards, consultative approach and forward thinking, you can rely on us to design and assist you in all aspects of operating your high containment facilities.

Our services include:

Planning and Design
Commissioning and Certifications
Biorisk Management and Programs
Safety Reviews and Audits
Training and Competence Development

Planning and Design

We provide the resources and experiences to convert your vision of a new or retrofitted laboratory into a value engineered, certification worthy and sustainable facility. Our reference projects include research and public health BSL-2 and BSL-3 as well as ABSL-2, 3 and 4 laboratories. Speciality laboratories for work with carcinogens, toxins, genetically modified plants, engineered tissues and SPF breeding facilities complement the range of reference projects.

Commissioning and Certifications

Laboratories are complex and dynamic environments. Today’s biomedical research and clinical laboratories have to adapt constantly to changing public health needs and epidemics. An example of this is the need for laboratories to adjust priorities to meet the challenges of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. In order to assure that changes, modifications and maintenance are undertaken promptly and in an appropriate and safe manner, all biological research and clinical laboratories should be regularly tested and validated (certification).

We are a team of experienced external facility certifiers who can certify against the local and all international standards and guidelines. We provide the necessary support for your facility and your laboratory operators and workers to become fully compliant with international standards and guidelines such as the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual (2004).

Other Biosafety Guidance documents and standards are based on the same principles of facility-oriented and administrative control-oriented scope of certifications.

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Can Certify Local and International Standards

Full Support For Your Operators and Workers

Biorisk Management and Programs

To operate your facility efficiently and safely, we develop, help to implement and adopt the necessary documents, skills and competencies. With our document templates, knowledge input and training, you will become competent to manage your facility on your own.

Our support includes workshops and hands-on exercises to develop, test and improve procedures and SOPs. On one hand, our approach is based on a combination of top-down information for the institutional management, IBC, BSO and facility supervisors, while on the other hand, on bottom-up hands-on workshops for the BSO, PIs, laboratory workers and maintenance staff.

Our services are delivered by experienced trainers and auditors who ensure that your administrative risk controls will be compatible with any standard or guidance document such as CWA 15793, WHO LBM or CDC/NIH BMBL. As a result, your biorisk management system or programme will ensure a high level of safety culture.

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Document Templates, Knowledge Input and Training

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Develop, Test and Improve Procedures

Experienced Trainers and Auditors

Safety Reviews and Audits

Safety audits can either focus on biosafety issues or cover the full occupational health and safety programme of a laboratory or an institute. Our approach ensures that your safety programme is conformed with national or international safety requirements such as the Workplace Safety and Health Act, the OHSAS 18001 standard or biosafety guidance documents including the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual and the CDC/NIH BMBL. The scope of a safety review can range from the whole institute biosafety management system down to the actual bench work. The latter is often referred to as a job hazard analysis which may be used to scrutinize and improve SOPs and bench operations.

Training and Competence Development

Good laboratory design and up-to-date administrative risk controls are two necessary pillars for a safe workplace but are not sufficient in itself.

The third pillar to reach your safety goals is skilled and competent staff. In fact, staff’s skills and competencies deserve more attention at many institutions. For example, staff can cause incidents, but they can also mitigate or even prevent them.

We have developed tailor-made and successful training programmes to sufficiently improve staff performance. For instance, our hands-on workshop “Working Safely in the Biosafety Cabinet” was selected by ABSA and EBSA as a pre-conference workshop and numerous institutions have used this and other workshops we offer to enhance their workers’ skills and competencies..

Training

Registered under our parent company Basler & Hofmann, our team also consists of former Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) certifier for high containment facilities. We provide training and sharing sessions on a regular basis.

Projects

Clients

Our High Containment Portfolio

National Centre of Infectious Diseases BSL-3 Laboratory
Singapore
Indonesia NVDAL BSL-3 and ABSL-3 Laboratory
Indonesia
Hong Kong University, Queen Mary Hospital Block T PC-3 Laboratory
Hong Kong
Hong Kong University, Queen Mary Hospital, Training
Hong Kong
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National Centre of Infectious Diseases BSL-3 Laboratory
Singapore
Indonesia NVDAL BSL-3 and ABSL-3 Laboratory
Indonesia
Hong Kong University, Queen Mary Hospital Block T PC-3 Laboratory
Hong Kong
Hong Kong University, Queen Mary Hospital, Training
Hong Kong
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We love to collaborate.

arch'lab approaches every project we undertake with our partners and stakeholders with openess and utmost professionalism.

We value our partners and seek to work together as a team towards the fruition of the project.

Have an idea? Contact us and let's explore what we can build together.

Our Approach

Always collaborative and open.

Our Philosophy

Trust and value relationships.

Our Expertise

Apply expert knowledge to solve problems.

 

Our People

Value the individual as well as the team in working together.

arch'lab pte ltd

175A Bencoolen Street,
#09-08 Burlington Square
Singapore 189650

Tel (65) 6220 8378
Fax (65) 6225 6052

contact@archlab.com.sg

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