CSA - CAN/CSA-Z15883-1-09
Washer-disinfectors — Part 1: General requirements, terms and definitions and tests
|Publication Date:||1 March 2009|
|ICS Code (Sterilizing equipment):||11.080.10|
This Standard includes requirements for tests to be performed after installation and periodically over the life of the washer-disinfector. Some of these tests require specialized knowledge and equipment that might not be available to Canadian users, either in-house or through third-party testing services. It is hoped that the publication of this Standard will lead to wider availability of services for periodic testing and maintenance of washer-disinfectors across the country.
The use of commercially available indicators to demonstrate cleaning efficacy is recommended to supplement the testing required by this Standard. The use of cleaning indicators alone will not ensure the achievement of defined outcomes. Other parameters that need to be considered include loading, equipment inspection, visual inspection of the devices post-cleaning, water temperature, water quality, and routine maintenance.