UV Inspection of Hospital Equipment

UV blacklight torches reveal invisible contamination on apparently clean surfaces

Surfaces that look clean are often not!

Our high performance UV torches are widely used by hospitals, surgeries and cleaning companies to reveal contamination not visible under normal lighting. This shows on apparently clean surfaces any areas missed during cleaning, helping to achieve and maintain high standards of cleanliness for infection control in hospitals in the fight against MRSA, C.difficile and other hospital acquired infections (HAI).

  • Quick and easy method to improve and maintain surface cleanliness
  • Monitor effectiveness of cleaning procedures
  • Identify areas not cleaned properly, which can then be re-cleaned to the required standard
  • Audit tool for improving cleaning regimes to reduce bio burden and pathogen levels
  • Train new and existing staff how to clean to higher standards
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different cleaning products
  • Increase public confidence, by showing that hospitals are taking cleanliness seriously by going much further than what can be seen with the naked eye

View gallery showing contamination revealed under UV blacklight.

This process relies on fluorescence which can be induced in certain organic and inorganic substances by stimulation with UV blacklight. Fluorescence is a photoluminescence effect where light of a visible colour is emitted from some substances during stimulation under UV light.

Additional methods would be necessary in combination with UV fluorescent inspection, such as ATP bioluminescence and microbiological testing to determine specific spoilage or pathogenic organisms.

UV fluorescent inspection is widely used by forensic scientists to reveal evidence such as blood, urine, semen and saliva.

Applications include cleanliness validation of general and deep cleaning, floors, furniture, worktops, etc, multiple use equipment, blood pressure devices, bedding, commodes, toys, keyboards, pens, clipboards, telephones, taps, curtains, chairs and more, sterile services and surgical instruments.

Your ideal UV blacklight solution will provide the necessary UV-A intensity and beam spread to produce bright fluorescent effects in ambient lighting conditions over the required working area. If you need guidance or advice on which products are best suited for your process, our technical team are happy to help.

Our OptiMinUV® concept has been introduced to deliver total UV solutions that guarantee optimum product and process performance, whilst ensuring compliance with the latest statutory Health and Safety regulations.

The training course is designed to help you meet your legal obligations for compliance with personal UV light exposure limits and specific hazard awareness training for employees. The result is peace of mind that you’ve got performance, risk assessment and control covered, along with the confidence and acceptance of the process by your workforce.

Of course, we are happy to supply individual products, however why not take advantage of the benefits of our OptiMinUV® Total Solutions to optimize your process and minimize the risk.

UV-A Blacklight Torches and LEDs

UV-A 35W Blacklight TorchUV-A 35W Blacklight Torch

  • High UV-A intensity, long throw, medium beam spread
  • UV-A search light to easily reveal contamination in normal lighting.
  • Re-chargeable battery operation with interchangeable lithium-ion battery pack
  • Battery charger, requires 100 - 240 V AC / 50 - 60 Hz.
  • Full UV light output after 15 seconds and hot re-strike after 5 seconds.
  • Lightweight, compact and durable

UV-A High Output Blacklight LED TorchUV-A 3W High Output Blacklight LED Torch

  • High UV-A intensiry, long throw, narrow beam spread
  • UV-A search light to easily reveal contamination in normal lighting.
  • Nichia LED with 365 nm peak output. Re-chargeable lithium-ion battery operation.
  • Instant UV light output. Waterproof, lightweight and durable.
  • Includes spare battery, battery charger (mains and car) and pouch.
  • Battery charger, requires 110 - 240 V AC / 50 - 60 Hz or 12 V DC via car adapter.