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CSA Z32

Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities

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Organization: CSA
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 91
scope:

General

Application

This Standard deals with the following subjects:

a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and

b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities.

Note: See Clause 3 for the definition of "health care facility".

Exclusions

This Standard is not intended to apply to veterinary facilities, although its electrical safety principles could prove useful in the design, construction, and operation of such facilities.

Uninterruptible power systems, which may be used for specific critical applications are not covered by this Standard.

Note: If a UPS is used within a healthcare facility, refer to Annex J for more information.

Relationship to the Canadian Electrical Code

Provisions of this Standard are supplementary to the installation requirements specified in Sections 24 and 52 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and require compliance with Canadian Electrical Code, Part II standards.

Electrical safety

Areas

This Standard applies to

a) patient care areas of Class A, Class B, and Class C health care facilities; and

b) areas outside health care facilities that are intended for patient diagnosis, treatment, or care involving intentional electrical contact of any kind between patients and medical electrical equipment.

Electrical equipment

This Standard applies to

a) medical electrical equipment;

b) health-care-facility-owned non-medical electrical equipment;

c) patient-owned electrical devices; and

d) the use and management of the equipment and installations in patient care areas.

The electrical equipment described in Items a) to c) can be portable or permanently connected.

Document History

CSA Z32
January 1, 2015
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
General Application This Standard deals with the following subjects: a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities....
February 1, 2010
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
A description is not available for this item.
December 1, 2009
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
Application This Standard deals with the following subjects: (a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and (b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities. Note:...
December 1, 2009
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
General Application This Standard deals with the following subjects: (a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and (b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities....
January 1, 2009
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
General The minimum number and general arrangement of receptacles in patient care areas should be as specified in Table 6. Additional receptacles and circuits shall be provided for equipment placed...
January 1, 2009
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
General Application This Standard deals with the following subjects: (a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and (b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities....
September 1, 2004
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities
General Application This Standard deals with the following subjects: (a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; (b) electrical installations for health care facilities; and (c)...
August 1, 1999
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities
General Application This Standard addresses (a) electrical safety associated with the provision of health care; (b) building electrical installations for health care facilities; and (c)...
August 1, 1999
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities
A description is not available for this item.
August 1, 1999
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities
General Application This Standard addresses (a) electrical safety associated with the provision of health care; (b) building electrical installations for health care facilities; and (c)...

References

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