EN 14065:2002

Biocontamination control
(EN 14065:2002 lost its validity and was replaced by EN 14065:2016.)


The RABC system (Risk Analysis and Biocontamination Control System) guarantees a set level of microbiological quality for laundered textiles in accordance with the usage of the various textiles and the requirements in terms of microbiological quality associated with their usage. The European EN 14065:2002 standard was introduced for this purpose (UNI EN 14065:2004 in Italy).


The EN 14065 standard is assigned a management system which provides for an agreed level of microbiological quality according to the intended use of the textiles.

Target groups

Industrial laundries


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit every 3 years.


The SQS EN 14065 certificate has international recognition.


The standard can be perfectly combined with ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 13485 (quality management for medical device manufacturers).

Silvio Genovese