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Guide to Electrical Installations in Medical Locations. Electrical Regulations - Product Image

Guide to Electrical Installations in Medical Locations. Electrical Regulations

  • ID: 3528080
  • Book
  • August 2017
  • Region: Global
  • IET Books
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This guide provides definitive guidance on electrical installations in medical locations, including earthing and bonding arrangements. It expands the information in Guidance Note 7: Special Locations.

This guide is aimed at consultants and designers of medical installations, manufacturers and suppliers of related medical equipment, medical electrical equipment service technicians and electrical contractors working in healthcare.

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- Section 1: Introduction
- Section 2: Related reading
- Section 3: Assessment of medical locations
- Section 4: Risk assessment
- Section 5: Review of existing locations
- Section 6: Risks to patients: shock
- Section 7: Patient environment
- Section 8: Risks to patients: lack of resilience
- Section 9: Fire survival
- Section 10: Comparison of the BS 7671 approach with HTM methodology
- Section 11: Safety integration level (SIL) rating
- Section 12: Theatre operating lights
- Section 13: Generator supplies
- Section 14: Equipotential bonding: medical locations
- Section 15: Medical location lighting
- Section 16: Defining a medical location
- Section 17: Group 0 design considerations
- Section 18: Group 1 design considerations
- Section 19: Other types of medical care
- Section 20: Group 2 design considerations
- Section 21: Inspection and testing
- Section 22: Imaging and diagnostics
- Section 23: Mobile medical locations
- Appendix 1: Information supporting medical location assessment
- Appendix 2: Common myths about medical locations
- Appendix 3: Generator fault levels
- Appendix 4: Supplementary information
- Appendix 5: Example risk assessment
- Appendix 6: Typical medical IT system loads
- Appendix 7: Thermal effects on circuit-breakers
- Appendix 8: Effects of inrush current
- Appendix 9: Group 2 handover checklist
- Appendix 10: Medical location supplementary test sheet
- Appendix 11: Recommended frequencies for inspection and testing
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Paul Harris Chartered Electrical Engineer.

Paul Harris is a Chartered Electrical Engineer who has worked in the electrical industry since 1978. Paul worked in the NHS as a design engineer moving on to become Head of Estates at a 1200 Bed City Centre hospital until he took up a position within an international design consultancy working on healthcare projects in 1999.

Paul has worked in healthcare design on various types of projects and procurement methods for different clients for both private and NHS projects. As a serving member of Panel D and JPEL 64 representing IHEEM and healthcare design matters, he is intrinsically involved in the development of Section 710 medical Locations.

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