All Medical Providers are responsible to ensure that their equipment conforms to safety regulations.
What is an Electrical Safety Test?
An Electrical Safety test is a check to make sure the electrical components of the equipment are secure, grounded correctly and in proper working order. As equipment is used and as time goes by there is an ever present risk of the electrical system shorting or otherwise mis-performing. This test is done with the appropriate electrical safety testing equipment to monitor the flow of electrical current. The test is performed to assess the function of the unit hence different tests are performed on units with different functions.
What Equipment Needs to be Tested?
Any Electrical Equipment that is used on or near a patient or staff. Some of the equipment that is typically checked is:
- Vital Signs Monitors
- Exam Table
- Exam Chairs
- EKG Machine
- Exam Lights/ Surgical Lights
What Makes Electrical Safety Testing Essential?
Electrical Safety Testing Regulations are in place as a way to ensure your safety and the safety of your patients. Without this assurance you put your practice and patients at risk.