Testing Sterilisers

Test and validation schedules for sterilisers based on the various guidelines available.

Installation, Commissioning and Periodic Test Schedules

There are several guidance documents providing different test and validation schedules for sterilisers.

Although there are commonalities throughout, each guidance presents an individual method of validation.

It is important that the correct schedule is chosen and adhered to as the validation carried out will be audited by an authorising person/body to that specific standard.

If there is doubt as to which document is to be followed, the authorising person/body should be contacted for confirmation.

As there are several types of steriliser, this section has been divided into the following machines: