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Testing power installations in healthcare facilities

Testing power installations in healthcare facilities

A correctly installed and maintained power installation is a basic requirement for the safe and smooth operation of a healthcare facility, and also saves costs for the operator.
In the event of internal errors or a failure of the public power grid, a power supply to important in some cases life-supporting equipment and system sections has to be ensured.
TÜV AUSTRIA has decades of experience in the field of power supplies for healthcare facilities. With our experts’ know-how, we are happy to offer support for building, planning and operating power installations in healthcare facilities.
The additional requirements on power supplies for healthcare facilities can be found in ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8007 and in the preceding standard ÖVE-EN 7 (the regulations applicable at the time of construction generally apply). These standards are, or were, declared binding by means of the Electrical Engineering Order (Elektro­technik­verordnung) and thus have to be applied.
It should be noted that ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8007 applies not only for hospitals, outpatient clinics for human medicine and dentistry, nursing homes and sanatoriums but also for medically used rooms in human medicine and dentistry outside hospitals (e.g. medical practices and surgeries). The standard not only makes demands on the construction of the electrical system but also contains the scope of testing for the initial inspection (before commissioning). What’s more, the intervals and scope of testing for the periodic tests can also be found in the standard. 

Your advantages

Your advantages from a cooperation with TÜV AUSTRIA Medical Technology:

  • Profit from our decades of experience in the field of medical engineering, the great expertise of our staff and our cooperation in norms and standards.
  • We are objective, do not have a close or dependent relationship with industry, commerce or authorities and are free from any instructions in our assessments.
  • Thanks to our many years of experience in the healthcare sector, we are familiar with the procedures and can thus perform the tests quickly and smoothly on your premises.
  • Save time and money by combining the various types of services - your one-stop solution!
  • Our internationally recognized tests and test certificates are based on quality-assured checklists. This is your guarantee for legal security, and saves time and effort.
  • The measuring and test equipment we use is modern, calibrated regularly and if necessary replaced by the latest equipment on a regular basis.
  • Our nationwide network of service points in Austria helps save your travelling costs.

Target group

Operators of electric power supply systems in healthcare facilities such as

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical practices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Sanatoriums
  • Physical therapy institutes
  • X-ray, MR, CT institutes
  • etc.

Test procedure/services

  • We will be pleased to prepare a quotation for the services you desire. Following your confirmation of the order, one of our test engineers will contact you to arrange an individual appointment.
  • Our test engineers test your electric power supply systems on your premises, with due regard for your day-to-day procedures.
  • Depending on the scope of testing, you will be informed of the results either regularly or on completion of the tests – this can be agreed upon as required with the test engineer.
  • The documentation is supplied in a format of your choice: paper report or PDF.
  • We can also help with suggestions on how to remedy any faults or failings that may be discovered.

Examples of equipment

  • Electrical distribution box (main distributor, sub-distributor)
  • Medically used rooms (protective measures, sockets, equipotential bonding, conductive floors, etc.)
  • Safety power supply (backup power set, battery installation)
  • Emergency lighting systems
  • etc.
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