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Disinfectants & antiseptics

Standards in development (26)

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BS EN 12791 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Surgical hand disinfection - Test method and requirement (phase 2/step 2)Public Comment
BS EN 13060 Small steam sterilizersTechnical Review
BS EN 13697 Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas - Test method and requirements without mechanical action (phase 2,Approval
BS EN 14675 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Public Comment
BS EN 14885 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Application of European standards for chemical disinfectants and antisepticsPublic Comment
BS EN 16442 Controlled environment storage cabinet for disinfected thermolabile endoscopesTechnical Review
Opens a new windowBS EN 1657 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics — Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area — Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Public Comment
BS EN 16615 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative test method for the evaluation of bactericidal activity on non-porous surfaces with mechanical action employing wipes or mops in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Technical Review
BS EN 16616 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Chemical-thermal textile disinfection - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Public Comment
BS EN 16777 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative non-porous surface test without mechanical action for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)Accepted
BS EN 285 Sterilization - Steam sterilizers - Large sterilizersPublic Comment
BS EN 556-2 Sterilization of medical devices - Requirements for medical devices to be designated ''STERILE'' Part 2: Requirements for aseptically processed medical devicesPublication
BS EN ISO 11138-6 Sterilization of health care products - Biological Indicators Part 6: Biological indicators for hydrogen peroxide vapour sterilization processes (ISO/NP 11138-6:2008)Accepted
BS EN ISO 15883-1:2006/AMD 1 Washer-disinfectors Part 1: General requirements, terms and definitions and testsPublication
BS ENISO 11137-3 Sterilization of health care products - Radiation Part 3: Guidance on dosimetric aspectsAccepted
BS ENISO 11140-1 Sterilization of health care products - Chemical indicators Part 1: General requirementsPublication
BS ENISO 11607-1:2009/A1 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices Part 1: Requirements for materials, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems - Amendment 1Publication
BS ENISO 11607-2:2006/A1 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices Part 2: Validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes - Amendment 1Publication
BS ENISO 11737-1 Sterilization of medical devices - Microbiological methods Part 1: Determination of a population of microorganisms on productsIdea
BS ENISO 13408-2 Aseptic processing of health care products Part 2: FiltrationIdea
BS ENISO 13408-7 Aseptic processing of health care products Part 7: Alternative processes for medical devices and combination productsIdea
BS ENISO 14161 Sterilization of health care products - Biological indicators - Guidance for the selection, use and interpretation of resultsIdea
BS ENISO 15883-4 Washer-disinfectors Part 4: Requirements and tests for washer-disinfectors employing chemical disinfection for thermolabile endoscopesAccepted
BS ENISO 15883-7 Washer-disinfectors Part 7: Requirements and tests for general purpose washer-disinfectors employing chemical disinfection for bedframes, bedside tables, transport carts, containers, surgical tables, furnishings and surgical clogsPublic Comment
BS ENISO 17664 Information to be provided by the device manufacturer for the processing of reusable medical devicesAccepted
Opens a new windowBS ISO 18362 Processing of cell-based health care productsPublic Comment

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Published standards (50)

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BS 6734:2004Antimicrobial efficacy of disinfectants for veterinary and agricultural use. MethodCurrent
BS EN 1276:2009Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics . Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current
BS EN 14885:2006Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Application of European Standards for chemical disinfectants and antisepticsCurrent, Work in Hand
BS EN 1040:1997Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Basic bactericidal activity. Test method and requirements (phase 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 1275:1997Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Basic fungicidal activity. Test method and requirements (phase 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 14347:2005Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Basic sporicidal activity. Test method and requirements (phase 1, step 1)Current
BS EN 1500:1997Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handrub. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)Withdrawn
BS EN 1500:2013Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handrub. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)Current
BS EN 1499:2013Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handwash. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)Current
BS EN 1499:1997Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handwash. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)Withdrawn
BS EN 12353:2000Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Preservation of microbial strains used for the determination of bactericidal and fungicidal activityWithdrawn
BS EN 12353:2013Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Preservation of test organisms used for the determination of bactericidal (including Legionella), mycobactericidal, sporicidal, fungicidal and virucidal (including bacteriophages) activityCurrent
BS EN 12353:2006Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Preservation of test organisms used for the determination of bactericidal, sporicidal and fungicidal activityWithdrawn
BS EN 14561:2006Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity for instruments used in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Current
BS EN 14562:2006Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity for instruments used in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Current
BS EN 14563:2008Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of mycobactericidal or tuberculocidal activity of chemical disinfectants used for instruments in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Current
BS EN 13697:2001Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas. Test method and requirements without mechanical action (phase 2/step 2)Current, Work in Hand
BS EN 14349:2004Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative surface test for the evaluation of bacterial activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary field on non-porous surfaces without mechanical action. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Withdrawn
BS EN 14349:2007Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in veterinary area on non-porous surfaces without mechanical action. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)Withdrawn
BS EN 1650:1998Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for evaluation of fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 13623:2010Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity against Legionella of chemical disinfectants for aqueous systems. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current
BS EN 13727:2012+A1:2013Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current
BS EN 1276:1997Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic, and institutional areas. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 1656:2009Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current
BS EN 13727:2003Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area. Test method and requirements (Phase 2/Step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 1656:2000Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in veterinary field. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 1275:2005Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of basic fungicidal or basic yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Test method and requirements (phase 1)Current
BS EN 1657:2000Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in veterinary field. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 13624:2003Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 13624:2013Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current
BS EN 1657:2005Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current, Work in Hand
BS EN 14204:2004Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary field. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 14348:2005Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants in the medical area including instrument disinfectants. Test methods and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current
BS EN 14476:2013Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area. Test method and requirements (Phase 2/Step 1)Current
BS EN 14675:2006Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary field. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Current, Work in Hand
BS EN 12791:2005Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Surgical hand disinfection. Test method and requirement (phase 2/step2)Current, Work in Hand
BS EN 14476:2005Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Virucidal quantitative suspension test for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in human medicine. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)Withdrawn
BS EN 1040:2005Chemical disinfectants and antispetics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Test method and requirements (phase 1)Current
BS 7152:1991Guide to choice of chemical disinfectantsWithdrawn
BS 808:1986Method for assessing the efficacy of disinfectants by the modified Chick-Martin testWithdrawn
BS 6734:1986Method for determination of the antimicrobial efficacy of disinfectants for veterinary and agricultural useWithdrawn
BS 6471:1984Method for determination of the antimicrobial value of QAC disinfectant formulationsWithdrawn
BS 541:1985Method for determination of the Rideal-Walker coefficient of disinfectantsWithdrawn
BS 6905:1987Method for estimation of concentration of disinfectants used in 'dirty' conditions in hospitals by the modified Kelsey-Sykes testCurrent
BS 3286:1960Method for laboratory evaluation of disinfectant activity of quaternary ammonium compounds by suspension test procedureWithdrawn
BS 3265:1960Method for the determination of tar acids in black and white disinfectant fluidsWithdrawn
DD 177:1988Method of test for the antimicrobial activity of disinfectants in food hygieneWithdrawn
BS 2462:1986Specification for black and white disinfectant fluidsWithdrawn
BS 6424:1990Specification for QAC based aromatic disinfectant fluidsWithdrawn
BS 5197:1976Specification. Aromatic disinfectant fluidsWithdrawn

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