WASHtAK and the Standards

WASHtAK and the Standards

ISO 15883 is the standard that is relevant to washer disinfectors.

In addition to the quarterly and annual washing testing and validation, the standard recommends routine testing of cleaning efficacy. It recommends daily tests to be carried out on the load (as opposed to just the chamber). It recommends using a simple soil test, but these soil tests have their shortcomings, namely that they are subjective and often very easy to clean meaning they don’t represent a realistic challenge.

 

Wouldn’t it be ideal if we could replicate the annual validation on a day-to-day or even cycle-to-cycle basis? Well that’s exactly what WASHtAK enables you to do. You can include WASHtAK tests at the point of validation and establish a benchmark, and then use the WASHtAK test to compare day-to-day or cycle–to-cycle performance, back to the point of validation.