PAT Testing Medical Centres
We carry out PAT testing in medical centres throughout the North East of England including doctors surgeries, dentists, care homes etc. but we test only the non-medical equipment.
Medical electrical equipment shouldn’t undergo the standard PAT testing procedures outlined in the IET Code of Practice, so should not be PAT tested.
Medical equipment should be tested separately in accordance with IEC 62353 which has its own tests, which are similar to PAT, such as the earth continuity and insulation tests, but have their own unique pass/fail limits.
Other test procedures include measuring the leakage current on parts of the equipment connected directly to the patient. This requires test instruments that can measure leakage currents below 0.01mA as well as specialist knowledge to identify the type of applied connectors.
It probably seems a bit strange that we’re telling you all this when you consider we can’t test medical equipment but we hope that by doing so you will see that we do know what we’re talking about, which should reflect the value of our service.
Sensitive medical equipment, e.g. ultrasound machines and X-ray equipment, should only be tested by a competent person, familiar with BS EN 62353, and with the correct equipment.
We do not have such equipment nor are we competent to test medical equipment; perhaps with a little bit of training we could be but at this stage we are not in a position to test medical equipment.
But we can PAT test all other electrical equipment so get in touch with us by completing the form below to have your medical centre PAT testing carried out.