Routine Housekeeping & Safety Checks

What is it?

These checks and tasks are performed to ensure that the washer disinfector is clean and that daily process elements are checked.

Routine Housekeeping and Safety Checks

The routine checks and tasks are based on the manufacturer’s recommendations and should be located in the machine manual.

Any issues highlighted during routine housekeeping and safety checks should be reported to the User prior to use.

Care should be taken when performing the required checks and tasks, and the washer disinfector should be disconnected from the mains.

 

What Equipment and Materials are Required?

  • Washer Disinfector Log Book
  • The manufacturers machine manual
 D = Day | W =Weekly | Q = Quarterly | Y = Yearly | CP(D) = Competent Person (Decontamination) | ENG = Engineer

When is it Performed, and by Who?

Document Specific Title Reference Installation & Commission Periodic Testing
D W Q Y
HTM 01-05 Remove and Clean Strainers and Filters 13.3
SUPPLIER
or
ENGINEER

USER

USER

CP(D)
or
ENG

CP(D)
or
ENG
HTM 01-05 Safety Checks    15.14
SUPPLIER
or
ENGINEER
 
USER

CP(D)
or
ENG

CP(D)
or
ENG

 

What is the Procedure, and Pass/Fail Criteria

Document Test Procedure Pass or Fail Criteria
HTM 01-05

Common daily and weekly tasks and safety checks for a washer disinfector prior to use are:

  • Clean the lid/door seal.
  • Remove and clean strainers and filters if applicable.
  • Clean external surfaces.
  • Clean channel connectors.
  • Check the level of detergent if dosing is automatic.
  • Check the level of salt if the machine has an in-built water softener.
  • Check nozzles for blockage if applicable.
  • Check rotation of spray arms if applicable.
  • Any other task as required by the manufacturer.
Although no pass or fail criteria is provided, any issues highlighted during the above tasks should be reported to the User prior to use.