BS EN 1276:2019 Suspension Testing



Chemical Disinfectant

Unlock the Power of Disinfectant Testing

BS EN 1276 is a crucial European standard that sets forth guidelines for evaluating the bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic, and institutional areas. This standard ensures that disinfectant products demonstrate a high level of effectiveness against harmful bacteria, contributing to improved public health and hygiene.

To measure a disinfectant’s bactericidal potency, BS EN 1276 prescribes a quantitative suspension test that assesses the product’s ability to reduce bacterial contamination, including strains such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus hirae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The standard provides a clear testing methodology and evaluation criteria, facilitating the identification of effective disinfectants by manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and end-users.

Adherence to BS EN 1276 is vital for maintaining high standards of cleanliness and infection control in various sectors. By ensuring the efficacy of disinfectants against harmful bacteria, this standard aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination, the reduction of infection rates, and the promotion of a harm-free and clean environment for all.

Contact us now!
to ensure your product efficacy


Link to standards issuing body  BS EN 1276:2019

Reviews From Our Happy Clients
We had a requirement to test a sample of a large stock of face masks, to ensure their suitability for use by those supporting the response to the "COVID pandemic".  4ward Testing were recommended to us and they delivered their report well within the agreed timescale. I was impressed with their recognition of the urgency this work required and communications with Polly & Anthony were excellent so I would have no hesitation in using their services again, or in recommending them to others!

NHS Services Scotland

image shows 4ward testing icon in white

Contact us today and discover how we add value to our clients

Let's work together to discover your true business advantages
Scroll to Top