Barrier laundry systems for outstanding infection control

Strict standards in barrier washer  technology ensure every wash program performs to the end of its cycle before unloading on the clean side – the very best defence against the spread of microorganisms and cross-infection.

With two doors, barrier washers are built into a ‘barrier’ – a partition or wall that separates the doors, meaning soiled laundry is loaded in a room on one side and clean, decontaminated laundry emerges in another.

Invented by Electrolux in 2003, barrier washing systems were specially designed to reduce infection outbreaks, and the brand’s Evolution barrier range is now the bestselling in the world. With hygiene and infection control a number one priority for Richard Jay clients, our experts can recommend Electrolux barrier solutions that are proven to deliver reliable infection control for the healthcare, aged care, childcare and hospitality industries. Additionally, all barrier laundry technology on offer at Richard Jay is certified worldwide for the Risk Analysis Bio-contamination Control method (RABC).

Barrier laundry systems can solve many issues arising from particular industries where the risk of cross-contamination is imperative.


When it’s crucial that clean laundry doesn’t come into contact with soiled laundry – particularly useful for preventing cross-contamination between garments and linens in hospitals, aged care facilities and food manufacturing.


When various contaminants need to be removed from the laundry – important when it comes to cleaning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which has been in high use during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as in the mining, fire service, hazardous chemicals and nuclear power industries.

Particle suppression

When garments must be cleaned of all particles, regardless of whether or not they’re contaminated – used by the pharmaceutical, biotech and microelectronics industries to keep cleanrooms totally free of contaminants.

There’s never been a better time to consider investing in a barrier system – specialised industrial washing machines that provide the highest possible standard of infection control. To see how we successfully provided a barrier laundry solution to aged care residence Star of the Sea, watch this short video – and to find out how we could help you meet all your hygiene requirements, get in touch today.