Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R25

R25 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Bed Pan Macerator

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The bed pan macerator appliance is designed to
discharge disposable bedpan liners and bottles together with their waste content to the
sanitary drainage system.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the bed pan
macerator has identified risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification
Scheme.
Outcome
The Risk Assessment identified the overall risk rating being high for the nominated
health and safety consequences incidences. In accordance with the Manual for the
WaterMark Certification Scheme, Appendix 3, Table D, any product with an overall risk
rating of high requires WaterMark Certification.
Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies will now need to evaluate these
products to the most applicable specification. If the identified risks are unable to be
satisfactorily addressed through an existing Specification, then a new, or amended
Specification shall be proposed. A submission to the ABCB shall be undertaken in
accordance with the Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme, Appendix 4,
Protocol for Developing Product Specifications.
Issued
30 July 2018.