Previously known as CfPP 01-04, HTM 01-04 is a Health Technical Memorandum governing the thermal or chemical decontamination of soiled or infected linens in health and social care. Thermal disinfection is achieved when linens are washed at 65°C for no less than 18 minutes, or at 71°C for no less than 11 minutes (this includes mixing times). Chemical disinfection must provide ‘a disinfecting efficacy equal to or exceeding that of the 65°C or 71°C thermal disinfection processes’. This is incredibly important for CQC inspections, during which laundry rooms in care homes will need to demonstrate appropriate infection control measures.
In response to growing demands for better infection control in health and social care, we developed the OTEX disinfection system, which uses ozone to destroy bugs, viruses and spores in linen during a cool wash cycle. A printed receipt of the disinfection process is generated after every use, proving that you are meeting HTM 01-04 chemical disinfection standards.
Each of our washers, from the smallest model to the largest industrial machine, also offers a thermal disinfection cycle. No matter what, you’ll get clean, fresh and hygienic laundry in every wash.