Designing temporary containment for construction and renovation projects takes many factors into consideration, but safety is paramount. Particularly for use in healthcare settings, where concerns about keeping patients, caregivers and staff protected from construction dust and potentially dangerous pathogens are always top of mind.
Infection Control and Construction
ICRA barriers designed to stop cross-contamination
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) guidelines are used to prevent environment-associated infections in healthcare facilities during any construction or renovation project within patient-occupied spaces. Temporary containment systems that include negative air capability provide airtight barriers that align with ICRA 2.0 guidelines on prevention planning for construction projects.
STARC is helping to elevate these standards for infection control professionals and contractors with our line of fully ICRA compliant temporary containment systems, which are designed to be safe, easy to install, reusable and highly durable. STARC’s RealWall™, LiteBarrier™ and FireblockWall™ solutions provide airtight containment barriers that include negative air capability.
These systems meet ICRA Class IV requirements, as well as the Class V recommendation that was introduced as part of the recent ICRA 2.0 update.