Microbe Detection Service
OCE is a leading microbe detection service company in Western Australia. The purpose of cleaning is to create a safe and hygienic environment – and it is accepted that a visually clean appearance is a poor indicator of hygienic cleaning. Cleaning is more than the removal of micro-organisms. It should include removing surface contaminants which create mould, odours, stains, slime and pathogen contamination.
OCE provides a rapid hygiene testing and reporting service. Swab results are known within 10 minutes of testing and detailed information is provided by our mobile hand held laboratory with 7 hours.
"Visual assessment is a poor indication of cleaning efficiency."
(Rifhat et al., American Journal of Infection Control 2003; 31; 181)
- Where many people are in contact with each other – like office, hospitals, schools and public areas - there is a higher risk of contaminant transference.
- Either directly – through handshakes, coughing and sneezing in the vicinity.
- Or indirectly – through door handles, basin taps, toilet seats, keyboards, telephones, kitchen surfaces, crockery, tea towels, desks, door push plates, elevator buttons and so on.
- Flushing the lavatory without the seat down creates ‘toilet sneeze’, releasing bacteria into the air which settle on surfaces