Validatie van Endoscopendesinfectoren

Validation of endoscope washer-disinfectors

INTRODUCTION

Preventing cross-contamination is very important in every healthcare institution. So you must be able to trust that the cleaning and disinfection processes of your endoscope washer-disinfector(s) are always in perfect order. You should therefore have the device validated periodically. Bureau Veritas can carry out this validation accurately on your behalf.

Bureau Veritas' Validation & Monitoring department was established in 1985 from Krachtwerktuigen (Kwant) and later KW2. Due to our extensive experience involving process validations, you are assured of a professionally executed procedure. And with our team of ten highly skilled validation technicians, we can plan flexibly.

SCOPE

We validate endoscope washer-disinfector(s) in the medical sector when required or desired.

STANDARD CONTENT

ISO15883-1, 4 and 5 standards apply when validating endoscope washer-disinfector(s). Where possible, we also take recommendations from the SFERD manual.

VALIDATION PROCESS

What does the validation process look like? First, we draw up an audit plan with you as a client/user. Important focus points included in this plan:

  • the applicable standard
  • the type of device (make, type, age, status, size etc.)
  • load bearing
  • the processes.

In consultation with you, we also determine at this stage when the validation takes place.

Our validation technician conducts measurements during the cleaning process and assesses the measurement results according to the applicable standards. Afterwards, the technician will discuss the results with you, and you will receive a preliminary assessment. Within twenty working days, you will receive a final report with all findings and conclusions.

ACCREDITATION

Bureau Veritas' Validation & Monitoring department is accredited as an ISO/IEC17020 type A inspection body. This means the validation we perform is completely independent. In addition, our validations are periodically assessed by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA - Raad voor Accreditatie) and by various certification bodies. On the RvA website, you will find the scope of the work areas for which we are accredited.

ADDITIONAL STANDARDS

Instead of the default standards, a client can also opt for its own validation plan, which deviates or goes beyond the applicable standards. A review condition is that the plan refers to those standards, or that the assessment requirements have been fully recorded.

INFORMATION

Would you like to know more about Bureau Veritas' validation of endoscope washer-disinfector(s)? Then call our Validation & Monitoring department (+31 (0)88 450 5710) or send an email to validatienederland@nl.bureauveritas.com.