17A. Method of disinfecting instruments etc.
(1) For the purpose of these regulations an instrument, other than clippers, shall be disinfected if it is ¾
(a) subjected to a thorough washing in cold water with soap or detergent; and
(b) immersed in a disinfecting solution for 10 minutes and in the case of razors, 30 minutes.
(2) Clippers shall be disinfected by applying a disinfecting solution to the clipper head with a disinfected brush.
(3) Where an instrument has been disinfected it shall be stored or packaged until use in such a manner as to protect it from contamination.
(4) Any blood stained towel or article of washable material shall be immersed in a solution of household bleach in water to the ratio of 1 in 20 for a minimum time of 30 minutes and then washed in the normal manner.
[Regulation 17A inserted in Gazette 29 May 1987 p. 2219; amended in Gazette 14 Jul 1989 p. 2153-4.]