Autoclave Validation / Servicing to AS/NZS 4815:2006 & AS/NZS 4187:2014
We can make sure your steriliser equipment meets industry standard and is in a condition that will allow your clinic to ensure best practice and patient safety.
The Validation process, also called Performance Qualification, includes calibration and chamber profiling as well as further testing to ensure that your sterilizer is capable of sterilizing the most challenging load that you process in your practice. Validation is required when installing a new steriliser/autoclave, and at least 12 monthly intervals. Validation may also be required at 6 monthly intervals depending on the age or cycle count of the steriliser/autoclave.
Validation also requires the completion of Biological Indicator Testing. This is easy to do by practice staff and Medworx staff can provide instructions, support and in house biological testing.
Our Validation Service includes:
A heat distribution test – chamber profiling
Cold spot identification
Customer load penetration testing
Penetration Time/Time at Temperature Test Report
Validation Certificate and report to comply with accreditation
Maintenance as required
Detailed instructions and support for the completion of Biological Indicator Testing.
We understand how critical sterilisation is to the running of your practice. When the unexpected happens and your Autoclave fails one of our friendly technicians will either repair onsite or swap out with one of our modern loan Autoclaves. Medworx provide repair and maintenance services for for all Medical, Dental & Healthcare Autoclaves.
- AS/NZS 4815:2006- has been prepared for office-based health care facilitiesthat primarily reprocess reusable medical devices using moist heat (steam under pressure) and dry heat (hot air sterilization). In 2006, the Technical Committee HE-023 reviewed and republished AS/NZS 4815-2006 Office-based health care facilities – Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment.
- AS/NZS 4187:2014- has been prepared for the reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations. The objective of this Standard is to ensure that health services organisations correctly reprocess reusable medical devices so that they may be used safely without risk of transmission of infectious agents. This standard was published In December 2014.
- While the scope and content of the two Standards may be related, AS/NZS 4187:2014 does not supersede or replace AS/NZS 4815-2006.
- Both standards are still current and depending on your needs and requirements we can offer you testing to either standard. Regardless of the standard you would like tested to both are required to be undertaken annually. If you are not sure which standard to test to give us a call and we can advise you on which on may be more relivent for your application.
Authorised service agents for…
Cominox, Dentsply Sirona, Melag, Mocom, Midmark, Scican Statim & W&H Lisa