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Design considerations. Washer-disinfectors

Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 2030 Part 1

Design considerations. Washer-disinfectors

Document Status

Partially replaced or revised by new document


Core Supplement


Scottish Health Technical Memorandum


Offers guidance on the choice, specification, purchase, installation, validation, periodic testing, operation and maintenance of washer-disinfectors (WDs) in use in the NHS for processing medical devices, laboratory ware and sanitary products.


Sections of SHTM 2030 (2001) which relate to Endoscope Washer Disinfectors (EWDs) are replaced by SHTM 01-06 Parts A-E (2023). Version 2.0: October 2001. Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 2030 is published in three parts. NHS Scotland Property and Environment Forum is now known as Health Facilities Scotland.


Publisher History

Documents now produced by Health Facilities Scotland, a division of National Services Scotland. Content was published under the Open Government Licence v3.0.



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