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Decontamination - Washer-disinfectors (SHTM 2030)

Published on 01 October 2001

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 2030 Parts 1, 2 and 3: guidance for WDs for processing medical devices, laboratory ware and sanitary products.



This series covers the choice, specification, purchase, installation, validation, periodic testing, operation and maintenance of washer-disinfectors (WDs) for processing medical devices, laboratory ware and sanitary products. No guidance is given on WDs intended for use in processing textiles or for dishwashers in general catering applications.

  • Part 1: design considerations
  • Part 2: operational management
  • Part 3: validation and verification

This SHTM is intended as a guide for technical personnel with appropriate training and experience and also for users responsible for the day to day running of WDs. It will also be of interest to architects, planners, estates managers, supplies officers, and others.

This is an updated version of the Guidance document, please click here to see the archived version.

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