Washer Disinfector Validation - An Essential Safety Requirement

A dental washer disinfector is a device used in dental practices and labs to clean and disinfect dental instruments such as scalers, forceps, and burs. These instruments are typically made of stainless steel or other materials that can withstand high temperatures and pressure, and the washer disinfector uses a combination of hot water, detergents, and high-level disinfectants to remove organic matter and kill bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.

Service and Breakdown

All decontamination equipment should be validated, tested, maintained, and serviced as recommended by the manufacturer and in line with Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Provision and the Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) guidelines.  

Service and repairs to dental washer disinfectors typically involve maintaining and repairing the mechanical and electrical components of the device, as well as ensuring that it is functioning properly and meets the relevant safety and sterilisation standards.

Washer Disinfector Validation

Dental washer disinfector validation (or washer disinfector tests) is the process of demonstrating and confirming that the device is capable to consistently and effectively clean and disinfect dental instruments to a high standard. This process involves conducting a series of tests and checks to ensure that the washer disinfector is functioning properly and meeting the relevant standards and guidelines for instrument reprocessing.

Validation typically includes:

·       Measuring the process temperature during the cleaning and disinfection cycles.

·       Conducting checks and tests to confirm that the disinfectant used is effective against specific microorganisms.

·       Checking the functionality of the control systems and safety features of the device.

·     Documenting the results of the validation tests as per HTM 01-05.

The purpose of validation is to ensure that the dental washer disinfector is safe and effective for use, and to prevent the transmission of infection from contaminated instruments to patients. Validation should be conducted annually, and the full report and calibration certificate should be kept on file for future reference.

Hague Dental Engineers are qualified and experienced to repair, service and validate a full range of decontamination equipment to support your practice and to keep you up and running. Whether you need an emergency repair, an engineer to install a new piece of equipment, or its time for your annual service, we’d be delighted to help.

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