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Access to the storage area restricted to individuals that have been trained and deemed competent in the handling of sterilised RMD's

Commercially prepared sterile stock is removed from outer store/transportation packaging before being brought into the sterile stock storage area

Cardboard boxes (apart from commercial dispenser boxes) are not used for sterile stock storage

Commercial dispenser boxes are not topped up or reused

Shelving is manufactured from non-shedding material, easily cleanable and with smooth surface that will not damage packaging

Shelving system does not allow sterile stock to come into contact with walls

Shelving system is flexible (not fixed) to facilitate product changes - adjustable shelving

Sterile stock storage area not used as a shared equipment storage space (e.g. Wheelchairs etc)

Walls, floors and work surfaces are non-porous, smooth, and capable of being easily cleaned

The relative humidity is within 35% to 70%

The temperature within the storage area is between 18 degrees and 25 degrees

Storage area is free from dust, insects and vermin

Designated storage shelving, containers, trolleys and cupboards are clean, dry and in good condition

Items are stored above floor level (at least 250mm) and at least 440mm below ceiling fixtures

Sterile items are protected from sunlight

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.