Periodic testing of Washer-Disinfectors

Learners will learn to perform periodic testing and validation of Washer-Disinfectors. They will also learn the underpinning knowledge to enable them to carry out these tests, and associated duties and understand their importance and the theory behind them.

Who Should Attend:

Previous experience in the testing/validation of decontamination equipment as an engineer is preferred for this course. Laboratory staff involved with the decontamination of instruments and laboratory equipment.


A background in Validation of other decontamination equipment is recommended for this course

Course Aim:

The aim of this course is to train learners to perform periodic testing/validation of Washer-Disinfectors and produce reports that are acceptable to Health Technical Memorandum 01-01

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Explain the role of disinfection within the decontamination process
  • Explain the roles & responsibilities of key personnel
  • Describe microbiology terms and definitions most commonly referred to in decontamination
  • Summarise the principles of operation of a Washer Disinfector
  • Understanding the equipment used to test a Washer Disinfector
  • Prepare and calibrate test equipment
  • Detail periodic testing requirements and complete tests to quarterly level
  • Produce detailed reports using Logger software

Certification & Digital Credential

On successful completion of the course, learners will receive a City & Guilds certificate.

They will also receive a City & Guilds digital credential which proves that the learner attended and completed the course. 



What Next?

Learners should consider attending our other decontamination engineer courses:

  • Weekly testing of Large Porous Load Sterilisers
  • Periodic testing of Benchtop Sterilisers
  • Periodic testing of Large Porous Load Sterilisers

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