5. Product care
Do not use Alkalis or other organic solvents for routine cleaning.
Replace torn or damaged vinyl immediately.
Always cover vinyl with fresh paper or sheet between patients.
If contamination is known or suspected always decontaminate couch before
Do not saturate hinge pin location and it is essential to ensure that they are
dry before re-use.
Disconnect any mains supply.
Do not allow the mains plug or power supply cord to get wet.
Do not use Phenol-based solutions or abrasive compounds or pads
during the decontamination process as these will damage the surface
coating. Avoid immersing electrical parts in water during the cleaning
Cleaning / Decontamination
Frequency of routine couch cleaning will depend on exact application, local policy
and contamination status.
Clean all exposed surfaces and remove any organic debris by wiping with a
cloth moistened with a simple (neutral) detergent and water.
We recommend a chlorine-releasing agent, such as sodium hypochlorite, at a
strength of 1,000ppm available chlorine (this may vary from 250ppm to
10,000ppm depending on local policy and contamination status).
Use low strength solution for upholstery.
Wipe all cleaned surfaces with the solution, then wipe with a cloth moistened
with water and dry thoroughly. Alcohol based disinfectants (maximum strength
70%) may be used as an alternative.
Ensure the product is dry before storage.
If an alternative disinfectant is selected from the wide variety available we
recommend that suitability for use is confirmed with the chemical supplier prior
This product is subject to wear and tear during use. To ensure that it continues to
perform within its original specification, preventive maintenance procedures should
be carried out at the interval shown.
This list indicates the minimum recommended level of preventive
Failure to carry out these checks, or continuing to use the product if a fault is
found, may compromise the safety of both the patient and carer. Preventive
maintenance can help to prevent accidents.
Actions to be done by operative
Check operation of side rails
Check patient handset and cable
Visually check castors
Visually chleck power supply cord and mains plug
Examine the accessories (if applicable)
Visually check the upholstery
Check gas strut controls, and moveable sections
for their full range of movement for locking