Water Testing

Ensuring you the Best Quality of Water

Requirements for the Health Service Organisation

It is a requirement for each Health Service Organisation (HSO) to ensure the best quality of water being used to process their Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs). Each HSO is also responsible for implementing the correct servicing and maintenance schedule for these systems and all associated equipment.

ECO JEMSS provides a comprehensive water testing and system flushing service to give the HSO piece of mind that their RMDs are being cleaned correctly and efficiently. Our water testing as per the requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014 – Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organizations (incorporating all amendments).

We also provide servicing and maintenance for all makes of Washer-Disinfectors (WDs), Sterilizers, RO Units and all other associated equipment.

Requirements Under AS/NZS4187:2014

Water supply requirements

It is a requirement that the water supplied to a reprocessing facility be of a quality fit for it’s intended purpose. Water testing should be conducted prior to the installation of equipment with all results recorded for future reference.

Steam supply requirements

Steam quality tests are required to be performed whenever steam supply is altered and upon installation or relocation of large sterilizers – defined as having a chamber ≥60 L in volume. Testing of steam quality is to be performed annually.

Water quality requirements

All contaminants are to be removed before use to ensure efficacy of the final product. If the water is untreated then quality needs to remain consistent with the initial IQ and PQ results. Testing the quality of water before equipment installation provides a baseline reading for future reference.

Servicing, maintenance and monitoring schedule requirements

Please contact ECO JEMSS to discover all these requirements for your: Cleaning and Disinfectant Equipment; Sterilizing Equipment and WDs for Thermolabile Endoscopes.

What ECO JEMSS Can Provide For You

ECO JEMSS supplies the entire suite of water and equipment testing providing our clients with a “one stop shop” for all their testing, servicing and maintenance requirements. Our highly qualified and motivated staff are experienced and can provide you  with the solution that is right for your HSO.

All of our testing strictly follows all the requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014 and incorporates all the latest amendments as found in tables: 

  • 7.2: Final rinse water – Manual Cleaning, Manual Disinfection and Washer-Disinfectors
  • 7.3: Final Rinse Water – Washer Disinfectors in Accordance with ISO 15883-4 for Thermolabile Endoscopes
  • 7.4: Feed Water to a Dedicated Steam Generator – For Steam Sterilizers
  • 8.1: Requirements for Routine Monitoring and Control of Cleaning and Disinfection Equipment
  • 8.2: Requirements for Routine Monitoring and Control of Sterilizing Equipment
  • 10.3 Recommended Frequency for Recalibration, Preventative Maintenance and Testing of Washer-Disinfectors for Thermolabile Endoscopes.