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Ontario, inspection services are provided by the Insurer that provides Boiler and Machinery Insurance coverage. York University has arranged this service through its insurance broker.

Insurance and Risk Management Services receives copies of all inspection certificates and will distribute these to the appropriate designate with a copy sent to the Biosafety Officer.

A current certificate must be posted near the autoclave at all times. If there is no valid certificate of inspection posted, the autoclave should not be used. Copies of service records should be accessible to the designate for audit purposes.

If an autoclave is not working properly, discontinue use immediately. Users are not to make repairs. A sign should be posted alerting others not to use the autoclave, by the designate.

VIII. AUTOCLAVES PURCHASE

The designate must notify Insurance and Risk Management Services and the Biosafety Officer of new or existing autoclaves which have not been previously declared. The Biosafety Officer should update the autoclaves inventory and provide a copy of this guideline to the designate.

IX. AUDIT CHECKLIST

Autoclaves should be audited yearly by the designate. The following checklist should be completed to verify ongoing compliance at the same time as maintenance and inspection check with York University’s current insurer.

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Revised: Nov., 2007

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