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Key regulations: Disinfection by the rules


When examining the regulations and directives governing the manufacture and sale of disinfectants and cleaners, Clare Clark - BSc (Hons) Microbiology, ACIST, MRB, technical support manager, schülke UK, explains why it is necessary to consider what constitutes a medical device (MD), and why this is significant.


Regulations and directives surrounding the production and sale of disinfectants into the healthcare sector are complex. These regulations are of significance to NHS Trusts and some understanding is required to ensure that chosen cleaning and disinfection products meet legal requirements for use in the hospital environment. 

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