SANITIZATION
& DISINFECTION

Choose a sanitization or disinfection agent that can be used on the sensitive equipment. See information below on recommended agents or the guide to compatible agents. The user must determine, by suitable testing, the correct application of the agent on the CleanSpace product for their particular application.

Before sanitization or disinfection, remove used filters and insert the CleanSpace cleaning and storage Plug (PAF-0074) and clean the respirator thoroughly to remove foreign material (follow the steps in Cleaning the Respirator).

Work in a clean environment and ensure good hand hygiene. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including nitrile or vinyl gloves during the cleaning and sanitising process. Ensure adequate ventilation when using disinfecting agents.

SANITIZING AND DISINFECTION AGENTS

  • NOTE: Failure to remove foreign material before disinfection, will make the process ineffective.

Use a sanitising or disinfection agent that is appropriate for the application and approved by the facility safety manager. Read the agent’s user instructions: usability, application, dilution ratio and contact time.

  • Facepiece/masks, neck supports and harness (NOT POWER UNIT): Soak and rinse in clean water. Air dry the parts before storage
  • Power Unit: Wipe with a soft clean cloth dampened with the agent and then remove agent with a clean cloth. Air dry the respirator before storage

Store sanitised or disinfected respiratory equipment in a clean, sealable, impermeable bag away from contamination, dust and water.

Table 1. Recommended Sanitizing & Disinfection Agents:
Klercide™ Sporicidal Chlorine and Apesin AP3 5% chlorine solution or solution containing 5000ppm available free chlorine.
Klerwipe™ Sporicidal Low Residue Peroxide
Klercide™ 70 Isopropyl alcohol
Miltons (a diluted bleach based agent) can be used. Bleach based agents are generally not recommended
Incidin Plus (Ecolab) Aldehyde-free and without QAV glucoprotamine Active Agent: glucoprotamine
Dismozon (Hartman) Low residue and broad material compatibility. Broad spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast, fungi, spores and virus. Active Agent: Magnesium Monoperoxyphthalate hexahydrate 958 mg/g
Germex™ B-12 Quaternary ammonium compounds, PH 7.3 at 0.75% solution
  • IMPORTANT: Dispose of used filters according to your safety policy and local regulations. CleanSpace filters and cartridges cannot be cleaned or disinfected.
  • IMPORTANT: Ensure equipment is thoroughly rinsed with clean water and free of AGENTS before use. Air-dry the power unit in a clean environment before use or storage. After cleaning the power unit, insert the CleanSpace® Cleaning and Storage Plug Set (PAF-0074) to prevent contaminates entering the respirator when not in use.
After cleaning the power unit, use the CleanSpace cleaning and storage Plug (PAF-0074) to prevent contaminates entering the respirator when not in use.

CHARGING: 0˚C to 35˚C in a dry and protected space

STORAGE: –10°C to +35°C (–4°F to +131°F) at <90% relative humidity. Away from direct sunlight

EACH MONTH: We recommend INSPECTING the respiratory for damage, cracks or missing parts. Please check the mask exhalation valve. If tearing or distortion of the valve, the exhalation valves should be changed.

EVERY 6 – 12 MONTHS: Harness and neck pads should be replaced depending on the level of use, every 6-12 months. The masks are made of silicone and resilient to aging and wear and tear. Close inspection of the mask should be conducted at least annually. The Respiratory Protection Standards recommend a fit test annually to confirm the correct fit of the mask

Care should be taken when handling and transporting contaminated equipment.

IMPORTANT: Check your territory’s Guidelines and Regulations for transporting contaminated equipment for your contaminant. This will vary according to the contaminant.

EXAMPLE OF STEPS FOR HANDLING AND TRANSPORT STEPS FOR ASBESTOS OR LEAD CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT

Reference: Australia Act for Contaminated Waste. ALWAYS consult your specific Territory Regulations and Guidelines.

Assessment: Consult a Health and Safety Specialist, the Receiver and the Transport Company on their policies and guidelines for shipping Dangerous Goods. The Receiver of the equipment must be informed prior to packaging and shipping.

Cleaning & Decontamination: Equipment should be cleaned and decontaminated prior to removal from the contaminated zone (see notes above on decontamination). IMPORTANT: Remove used filters and dispose of according to regulatory guidelines. Use protective equipment to handle the contaminated equipment.

Packaging: Following decontamination, the equipment should be first bagged in a clear plastic bag (1) and then double bagged using a 200-micron (um) plastic bag (2).

Shipping: Packaged equipment must be clearly marked Class 9 Dangerous Goods.

Documentation: Please attach to the shipment documents in this email:

  • Shipping Document: 1 copy of the Shipping Consignment Note/Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Commercial Invoice: 4 copies of the invoice/customs documentation (Declaration of Goods)
  • Class 9 (Dangerous Goods) Diamond Symbol: Located visibly on the outside of the package. If Dangerous Goods labels are not available, symbols can be printed and stuck onto the outside of the package.
  • Hazard Material Information (MSDS): Some shipping companies required the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the hazardous material. A copy of the Asbestos MSDS should be printed and so if the transport company asks for it the customer can supply it.

This information is a guide only and should be reviewed thoroughly by your HSE manager prior to selecting the disinfecting product for your equipment and specific application. Please note CleanSpace has not evaluated the effectiveness of any agents with regard to inactivating biological material on these products. IMPORTANT: Components of respiratory systems may become damaged over time with prolonged or extended use of disinfecting products.