Training & Support For Cleanrooms

Humans and equipment are the primary contamination risks in any cleanroom. Total Clean Air provides customised training courses and resources to educate your cleanroom personnel and supervisors with regards the correct implementation of cleanroom protocols, cleaning and contamination control.

Each training session is tailored to meet your individual needs. Certificates will be presented to all participants at the end of the course. Training is split into sections that cover practical and theory sessions.

Topics to be covered include: identifying sources of cleanroom contamination, contamination control training, hand hygiene, cleanroom cleaning and best gowning practice. The training is designed to be stimulating and fully engage each trainee. We motivate all cleanroom personnel to modify their cleanroom behaviour and incorporate the best methods for minimising contamination in the cleanroom.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

  • Modular Construction
  • Quick Assembly Time
  • Versatility
  • Reconfiguration
  • Airflow Control
  • Inexpensive Modifications

Our training package includes:

Comprehensive in-house training: We provide cleanroom technicians and experts who work with you to design a training course tailored to your facility’s needs. Training takes place on-site.

One-day training courses: At our UK centres, we run one-day training courses on correct cleanroom protocol throughout the year. These cover factors affecting cleanliness, conduct and awareness training, as well as basic principles of cleanroom technology and cleanroom gowning procedures.

Technical seminars: We offer many seminars on different cleanroom technology related topics. These include GMP compliant line operation, cleanroom clothing and professional cleaning of cleanrooms.

Cleanroom Design, Build & Validation

  • Budgeting and planning
  • Engineering, design & layout
  • Airflow and filtration design
  • Construction and Installation
  • Full Certification of our product
  • Industry-specific equipment installation
  • Validation

The importance of Cleanroom training

Understanding the risk of contamination is the first step in cleanroom training. The use of unapproved equipment, microorganisms and inadequate environment control are the main causes of cleanroom contamination.

During the manufacturing process, it’s important there are no contaminants that could derail the entire process, hence the need for cleanrooms.

Impurities cause defects in the products, which lead to recalls, lost revenue and damaged reputations. It is crucial that organisations have policies in place and train their employees to adopt proper cleanroom procedures.

For training to be effective, it must include the following:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Aseptic technique: learning sterile work processes and effective sterilisation techniques
  • Correct use of PPR
  • Basic microbiology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Storage of products, tools and equipment in cleanrooms
  • How to properly check and record all processes
  • Correct cleaning techniques for tools, equipment and PPE
  • Approved intervention for manipulating products
  • Line building/stripping
  • Working with critical equipment
  • Transferring products and equipment into and out of the cleanroom
  • Appropriate movement in the cleanroom

Understanding the first air principle

How employees benefit from Cleanroom training

  • Develop an understanding of correct gowning procedures, such as the sequence and what is to be worn
  • Proper use of cleanroom supplies
  • Improved behaviour within the cleanroom environment; no more ignorance and carelessness that leads to mishaps
  • Improvement in auditing and assessing cleanroom procedures
  • Full understanding of the new regulations concerning your specific industry

Our Cleanroom training

Contamination control training

Contamination control is the umbrella term for all cleanroom activities that aim to control the generation, spread and proliferation of contaminants. Before we begin training, we conduct an audit of the facility to ensure each step is documented in the employee handbook and all signage is visible.

Next, we develop a training guide that includes a video series, text manual and practical training via the processes and visual guide near the cleanroom space.

The goal of our contamination control training is to ensure a high level of cleanliness within a controlled environment. We teach participants how to maintain, minimise and remove viable and non-viable contaminants for an efficient rate of production.

The first step is identifying cleanroom contaminants, which includes:

People: fibre particles from bodies, clothes, hair and poor personal hygiene.

Materials: micro-organisms on packaging creates fibres, particles and dust.

Cleanroom equipment: The more movable parts in the cleanroom, the more contaminants generated.

Environment: Contaminated air, dust particles, movement ceilings, gases, work surfaces, walls and floors.

Water: Bacteria grows in water. It’s easy to generate contaminants when equipment isn’t properly cleaned, left in a damp condition or spills aren’t properly mopped.

Microorganisms found in cleanrooms include:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella enteritidis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

We wrap up the training with a discussion of the current procedures and laws that your cleanroom must adhere to. We also offer a variety of training DVDs that educate your staff on contaminants, cleanroom behaviour and working with equipment.

Cleanroom cleaning training

Developing an effective cleaning programme for your cleanroom is important for achieving overall product quality across all cleanroom classes and industries. The use of a defined cleaning technique alongside the application of disinfectants and detergents is used to achieve microbial control.

The training covers:

  • Establishing a cleaning procedure
  • Choosing disinfectants
  • Determining cleaning frequency
  • Validating the chemicals
  • Establishing appropriate application methods
  • Preparation and disposal of disinfectants
  • Training personnel on how to maintain cleaning records
  • Ensure safe handling of cleaning agents
  • Factors that affect the disinfectant efficacy
  • Dealing with residue build up
  • Cleaning techniques for ceilings, surfaces, floors, walls and equipment
  • Understanding the regulations for cleanroom cleaning

There are many things that can go wrong with disinfection and cleaning. Common errors include: not using the triple or double bucket technique properly, failure to observe contact times and not using the correct materials.

The goal of training is to give cleanroom personnel the tools they need to understand how to perform effective cleaning without re-introducing microorganisms into the cleanroom and how to choose disinfectants, based on characteristics and current contamination.

We also offer e-learning – a flexible approach to achieve higher levels of coverage amongst your target audience. The message will be consistent and all participants receive the same training. This is effective for demonstrating sound theory with good practice.

Cleanroom support services

Total Clean Air supports your project through its entire lifecycle. Our services include:

Installation: The engineers at Total Clean Air will install cleanrooms anywhere in the UK. We provide installation manuals that include a comprehensive guideline on how to set up your modular cleanroom with ease.

Testing: We provide a range of testing services upon request. Some of the services include filter leak tests and air change rates, particle counts, airflow volume, air pressure balancing and seismic analysis.

Maintenance and repair: Total Clean Air provides a comprehensive maintenance and repair service for every part of your cleanroom. This includes ventilation systems, construction fabric, air filters, fixtures and fittings. We can also service or upgrade your air handling unit, HEPA filter, smart control system, cooling and heating system, ductwork and ancillary components.

Phillip Godden

Phillip Godden is the Founder & Chief/Executive Officer at Total Clean Air.

Working Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Friday 08:00 - 19:30