As of 2015, healthcare facilities are now under a new facilities code. The Healthcare Facilities Code has changed its requirements for emergency power generation systems and circuit branches that supply power to critical equipment in operating rooms, ventilators, security systems, emergency lighting, and communications systems. Here is a list of items your facility will need to address if it hasn’t been already:
All receptacles must have a grounding pole.
Tamper-resistant receptacles or tamper-resistant receptacle covers required in pediatric locations.
Receptacles, fixed electrical equipment and corded equipment must be tested after damage, after repair, or at least every 6 months.
Patient care rooms defined as wet procedure locations (operating rooms) shall have isolated power supplies (IPS) or ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI).
Receptacle covers for life safety and critical branches shall have distinctive markings in Type 3 EES.
Emergency generator maintenance and testing which includes periodic testing and maintenance if circuitry and conditions.
Beacon can help address these issues for your facility and continue to keep you compliant.
Whether it is egress lighting or individual patient rooms, Beacon knows what fixtures and its corresponding wiring will need to be utilized in order to run to keep your facility running smoothly: