Dental Equipment Inspection and Certification

Dental Equipment Inspection and Certification

Bowen Dental Engineering provides dental inspection, testing, and certification services to surgeries in South Wales and the West Country.
Dental surgeries must meet a number of legal standards for the standards of some of their equipment and of their premises.
Dental testing and certification services from Bowen Dental Engineering ensures your equipment and surgery meet legal standards for:
PSSR testing for autoclaves and compressors to make sure your pressure vessels meet standards and are safe to use.
HTM01-05 Validation passes your practice’s equipment meets the legal standard for decontamination in primary care dental practices.
X-ray testing: both annually and to pass Health Protection Agency (HPA) standards every three years.
Combine dental testing and certification services with a maintenance contract for a schedule and budget to suit your practice.

Dental PSSR testing

Steam sterilising autoclaves and their associated pipework and protective devices are covered by the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1992.
These legally enforced standards help keep your staff and patients safe around pressurised vessels.
Owners and users of systems must show that they are aware of the safe operating limits of their equipment, must have a written scheme of examination for their equipment, and must adhere to this inspection schedule by arranging examinations by a “competent person”.
Bowen Dental Engineering are qualified to carry out these inspections and can ensure all your pressurised equipment is fully compliant with this regulation.

Dental X-Ray Testing

X-ray equipment must comply with the provisions of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.

Under this legally enforced standard, your x-ray equipment must be properly maintained, and it must be regularly tested.

Most x-ray equipment should be tested annually to see that it is good working order.

Radiological checks should be carried out at intervals of less than three years for some dental x-ray equipment, and annually for others. It must also be tested after any major repairs.

Bowen Dental Engineering can test and certify all your dental x-ray equipment in compliance with these regulations.

Decontamination in primary care dental practices: HTM 01-05

The Department of Health’s “Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices” sets the standards of decontamination and sterilisation that must be met by your dental practice.

These rules set both “essential quality requirements” that must be met, and “best practice recommendations” towards which each practice should be working.

Dental Inspection, Dental Servicing, Emergency Call Out

Bowen Dental Engineering will keep your dental practice in line with all the latest health and safety and legal standards in dentistry. Our regular servicing contracts will keep it working at its best, cut down on breakdowns, save you money, and provide your patients with a better service. Bowen Dental Engineering also provide emergency call out services for when critical equipment failures mean you need expert, friendly service on demand 24-hours-a-day.