AS4187 Draft Amendment Comment Sought
16th Oct 17
The views of the dental industry have been sought on amendments to AS/NZS4157-2014: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations that address water quality requirements.
Key Issues For The Dental Industry —
In order to ensure that standards for the design, performance and operation of dental products reflect contemporary practice, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) encourages its members to comment on drafts for new Australian Standards or amendments to existing documents. It is in this context that ADIA member businesses are encouraged to review draft amendments to AS/NZS4187-2014: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations. which has been issued for public comment.
The objective of this Standard is to ensure that health service organisations correctly clean, disinfect and sterilize reusable medical devices prior to, and between, patient uses in order to produce reusable medical devices that are able to be used safely without risk of transmission of infectious agents.
The proposed standard sets out amended requirements on water quality supplied to, and used by, sterilisation equipment. The standard also sets out requirements for steam quality tests that shall be performed upon installation or relocation of large steam sterilisers or if a significant change to the steam supply system occurred.
ADIA member businesses are encouraged to download the amendment with a view to providing comment:
Comment can be provided by using the online form (link above) and please note that comment should be forwarded to Standards Australia by 19 December 2017.
This draft standard was prepared by the HE-023, Processing of Medical and Surgical Instruments and Equipment. committee convened by Standards Australia. ADIA is represented on this committee along with other key stakeholders such as Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA).
Member engagement —
ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the technical standards for dental products members contribute to the development of these through their membership of the ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee.
Currency & Disclaimer —
This update was issued on 16 October 2017 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here.
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