DS/EN 16616:2015

Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Chemical-thermal textile disinfection - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)


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Current
Type:
Standard
Language:
English
Subject:
Under revision:
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Scope

This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for the microbicidal activity of a defined disinfection process for the treatment of contaminated linen. This procedure is carried out by using a washing machine as defined in Chapter 5.3.2.17 and refers to the disinfection step without prewash.
This European Standard applies to areas and situations where disinfection is indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:

- in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions;

- in schools, kindergartens and nursing homes;

- institutions where patients are accommodated, which could suffer from transmissible diseases;
- other applications where hygienic treatment of linen is necessary (e.g. food processing, hotels, workwear e. g. from the pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, foodstuffs area or similar institutions).
The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE – This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 2 test (Annex F).

Under revision


Number of pages: 38

Published: 2015-09-17

Date of approval: 2015-09-11

International relationships : EN 16616:2015 IDT

ICS: 11.080.20 - Disinfectants and antiseptics

Item number: M272851


Committees

Committee

  • CEN/TC 216
  • CEN/TC 216/WG 1

Danish committee

DS/S-342