ISO 15883-4:2008 specifies the particular requirements, including performance, for washer-disinfectors (WDs) that are intended to be used for cleaning and chemical disinfection of thermolabile endoscopes.
ISO 15883-4:2008 also specifies the performance requirements for the cleaning and disinfection of the washer-disinfector and its components and accessories which may be required to achieve the necessary performance.
The methods, instrumentation and instructions required for type testing, works testing, validation (installation, operational and performance qualification on first installation), routine control and monitoring and re-validation, periodically and after essential repairs, are also specified.
ISO 15883-4:2008 can be used by prospective purchasers and manufacturers as the basis of agreement on the specification of WD manufacturers of endoscopes, cleaning products, disinfecting products, and also by users.
Legislation related to this standard
Directive 2007/47/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 5 September 2007 amending Council Directive 90/385/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to active implantable medical devices, Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices and Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market