Medical devices are tested to completely different standards to domestic, commercial and industrial appliances in the general workplace.
The specialist PAT tests for medical equipment take into account not just safety but also test specific functionality of the equipment, calibration and accuracy.
Frequency for testing for medical equipment
- Routine Testing: Usually carried out at fixed time intervals, and will vary between types of equipment (Check with the manufacturer for guidance)
- After Service & Repair Testing; Carried out following a repair or product upgrade, before the item is put into service
Medical Electrical Safety Testing should always be carried out by a qualified and trained professional.