Routine Housekeeping & Safety Checks

These checks and tasks are performed to ensure that important process and safety features of the benchtop steriliser are monitored regularly.

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 ultrasonic cleaner should be disconnected from the mains.

These checks and tasks are performed to ensure that important process and safety features of the benchtop steriliser are monitored regularly.

 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 Weekly Safety Checks    15.14
SUPPLIER
or
ENGINEER
 
USER

CP(D)
or
ENG

CP(D)
or
ENG
HTM 01-05 Yearly Safety Checks    15.16
SUPPLIER
or
ENGINEER
     
CP(D)
or
ENG

 

What is the Procedure, and Pass/Fail Criteria

Document Test Procedure Pass or Fail Criteria
HTM 01-05

Weekly Safety Checks

Common weekly safety checks and tasks are, but not limited to:

  • Door seal integrity.
  • Door safety mechanisms.
  • That any pressure safety release valve(s) can operate.

Any other task as required by the manufacturer or Competent Person (Pressure Systems).

Yearly Safety Checks

These should be identified by the machine manufacturer.

Safety checks performed by the supplier or engineer during the original installation and commissioning can be used as an initial reference when identifying yearly safety checks.

Although no pass or fail criteria is provided, any issues highlighted during the above tasks should be reported to the User prior to use.