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Quality & Safety Standards

 

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> equipment cleaning guide

> vinyl infection control

> vinyl technical / cleaning information

> framework technical information

 

 

Compliance

Meditelle Equipment complies with recommendations and guidelines provided by British Standards and CE marking:

CE Marked

All Helmsley Couches & Plinths are CE ApprovedAll Meditelle products comply The Medical Devices Directive’s essential requirements in Annex 1 of EC Directive 93/42/EEC and the technical documentation is detailed within the ‘technical file’.

British Safety

Meditelle products meet relevant British safety regulations within British Safety Standards BS3379/BS5852 and BS EN 60601-1:1190 and BS EN60601-2-38 and The Furniture & Fire Safety Regulations S11324:1989.

 

Mechanical Safety & Load Testing

safe working loadMeditelle couches, chairs, seating and trolleys have been load tested in accordance with CE requirements.

For Safe Working Loads (SWL) – see individual product pages.

 

Electrical Safety

electronic mechanismAll Electronic Couches feature a CE approved 24v DC (6000n, 3.5amp) electric motor which has been tested for mechanical safety and load bearing and complies with the relevant EMC Directive /Low Voltage Directives – see blue panel for full details. Electronic height couches are designed to descend low enough for ease of patient transfer.

 

Warranty

Meditelle guarantees couches and equipment products against mechanical defect for 1 year and framework for 5 years.

Manufacturers Annual Maintenance Service

Meditelle offers comprehensive out of warranty maintenance & servicing which includes an onsite visit by a Meditelle Technician with full equipment safety check & routine maintenance.

 

Equipment Technical Information

Meditelle products meet relevant British safety regulations within British Safety Standards BS3379/BS5852 and BS EN 60601-1:1190 and BS EN60601-2-38 and The Furniture & Fire Safety Regulations S11324:1989.

All Meditelle medical products including Plinths; Couches; Chairs; Practice Furniture; Trolleys; Screening and Seating are CE marked as a medical device and comply with The Medical Devices Directive’s essential requirements in Annex 1 of EC Directive 93/42/EEC and the technical documentation is detailed within the ‘technical file’.
Meditelle couches have been load tested in accordance with CE requirements. Electronic and hydraulic couch and chair models have a Lifting Capacity and Safe Working Load (SWL) of 225kgs; static couches and plinths have a SWL of 225kgs; portable couches have a SWL of 160kgs.

All Electronic Couches feature a CE approved 24v DC (6000n, 3.5amp) electric motor which has been tested for mechanical safety and load bearing and complies with: EMC Directive 89/336/EŘF to standard EN50082-1:97,EN50081-1:92, EN61000-3-2:95, A1:98, A2:98, A14:00,EN 61000 3 3:95; Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EŘF to standard EN60335-1:94, EN 60742. Electronic height couches are designed to descend low enough for ease of patient transfer.

 


Materials Technical Information & Infection Control

Meditelle anti-microbial vinyl's and framework incorporate an infection proof additive which is effective at reducing the spread of bacteria such as E coli and MRSA.

Infection Control

Meditelle Equipment products are designed to be used in demanding clinical environments and high risk infection control areas. All surfaces should be diligently cleaned and disinfected regularly and kept dry to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. The following cleaning guide is designed to help maintain your furniture to high standards of cleanliness and thereby prevent the spread of infection.

equipment cleaning guide

Vinyl Meditelle anti-microbial 

All Meditelle vinyl is suitable for use in high risk Infection Control areas. It contains an antimicrobial additive to provide long-lasting effectiveness even after regular cleaning. Independent laboratory tests show that it is effective against the spread of MRSA, E coli and other bacteria on its surface. Clostridium Difficile can not multiply on the vinyl surface under normal aerobic conditions.

Stain Resistance

All Meditelle Vinyl coated fabrics are hydrophobic and do not absorb water or retain dampness and can be completely dried after washing. Resistant to urine, mild acids/alkalis, drinks and beverages which can be easily wiped off.

vinyl cleaning guide

Vinyl Technical Information

Quality

Conforms to BS5790 part 1 : Type 2: Grade X : 1996 and ISO7617-1 : 2001

Martindale abrasion in excess of 300,000 rubs.

Tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 12947 1,2,3,4

Flame Retardancy

Inherently flame retardant. Tested in accordance with ISO7617-1: 2001. BS EN1021-1 : 2006 : Part 1 and BS EN1021-2 : 2006 Part 2 (ISO8191-1 : 1987 and ISO8191-2 1988 Modified). IMO Res A 652 (16) EASA.CS25.853  App F. Part 1 (a) (1) (ii )

Tested according to BS EN 1021-1 : 2006 Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture, Smouldering Cigarette; BS EN 1021-2 : 2006 Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture, Match Flame Equivalent and BS 5852 : 2006, Clause 11, Methods of Test for the Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered seating by smouldering and flaming Ignition Sources, using Ignition Source Crib 5.  Meets requirements and complies with BS7176 : 2007+A1:2011 Direct test for medium hazard. (Specification for Resistance to Ignition for Upholstered Furniture for Non-domestic Seating by Testing Composites).

Tested to BS5852 : Part 1 : 1979.  Meets requirements of Schedule 4 & 5, Part 1, of The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 S.I. 1324

Tested to BS5852 : 2006 Clause 11 : Ignition Source 5, showed Non-ignition and designated as BS5852 : 2006, Rating NI/5. Pass for Crib 5.

Test Certificates available upon request

 

 

Foam

Foam Technical Information

Quality

Foam physical properties are tested according to standards BS EN ISO 845:1995. (Density), BS EN ISO 2439 (Hardness) and BS EN ISO1798 (Tensile Strength and Elongation) and BS EN ISO1856 (Compression).

Safety

Polyether polyurethane foam meets the requirements of Schedule 1 Part 1 of The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. Also meets the requirements of FAR/JAR Part 25:App. F Part 1 (Vertical test)/EASA CS.25.853

Test Certificates available upon request

 

 

Framework

Meditelle’s framework is finished using a powder coating that incorporates an ingredient to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and fungi. This powder coating effectively inhibits growth of bacteria such as MRSA and E coli. Microbial efficiency is ensured as the ingredient is uniformly distributed throughout the coated film to ensure long term performance for the life of the powder coating.

frame cleaning guide

Framework Technical Information

Powder coatings have undergone microbiological laboratory testing for antibacterial performance using the JIS Z 2801:2000 Industrial Standard method against the two most widely encountered and problematic organisms:- Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA strain) and Escherichia (E) coli. With both Micro-organisms, at least a 3-log (i.e. 99.9%) reduction in population was seen compared to an unmodified control.

 

 

 


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