Installation, Validation, Maintenance & Testing

This section highlights the changes in the sections 'Installation, Validation, Maintenance & Testing' from the 2009 and 2013 editions of HTM 01-05.

12.0, 13.0 and 14.0 Installation, Validation,
Maintenance and Testing

The information below shows the paragraphs from HTM 01-05 2013 Edition Section 12.0, 13.0 and 14.0 that have changed from those within HTM 01-05 2009 Edition.

Paragraph 12.2, 13.2 & 14.2

Manufacturers’ guidance on validation should be followed.

What the changes mean and how do they affect your practice?

The 2013 Edition stipulates that for ultrasonic cleaners, washer disinfectors and sterilisers, the manufacturer’s instructions for testing and validation are to be followed, even if this deviates from the periodic schedules provided within HTM 01-05.

Manufacturer testing and validation is usually the same as HTM 01-05 with regards to what tests are required, however it is the frequency of test that is usually different and this does tend to change from manufacturer to manufacturer.

The manufacturer will also be able to provide information regarding the use of specific test product for their specific machine.