BS EN 1499:2013 - Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handwash. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)

BS EN 1499:2013

Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handwash. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : May 2013



This European Standard specifies a test method simulating practical conditions for establishing whether a product for hygienic handwash reduces the release of transient microbial flora on hands when used to wash the artificially contaminated hands of volunteers. NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that tests on human volunteers are the subject of legal provisions in certain European countries/regions. This European Standard applies to products for hygienic handwash for use in areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example: - in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions, - in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes; and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient. EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations". NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test.

Standard NumberBS EN 1499:2013
TitleChemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Hygienic handwash. Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 May 2013
Confirm Date31 December 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 12353, EN 14885
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 1499:1997
International RelationshipsEN 1499:2013
DescriptorsAntiseptics, Microbiological analysis, Statistical methods of analysis, Hygiene, Sampling methods, Disinfectants, Hands (anatomy), Reports, Test specimens, Washing, Health service personnel, Disinfectant tests, Cleaning materials
Title in FrenchAntiseptiques et désinfectants chimiques. Lavage hygiénique des mains. Méthode d'essai et prescriptions (phase 2/étape 2)
Title in GermanChemische Desinfektionsmittel und Antiseptika. Hygienische Händewaschung. Prüfverfahren und Anforderungen (Phase 2/Stufe 2)
ISBN978 0 580 74827 1
File Size611 KB

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