SNZ - AS/NZS 3003
Electrical installations—Patient areas
|Publication Date:||1 April 2011|
This Standard sets out requirements for new electrical installations and for alterations, additions and repairs of existing electrical installations in patient areas.
Areas other than patient areas are not covered by this Standard, but are covered by the relevant requirements of AS/NZS 3000.
This Standard nominates specific maximum values of electromagnetic interference. This matter needs careful consideration at the design stage. In some patient areas, these values need to be measured.
This Standard specifies the patient area classification for certain locations.
1 Where a patient area is not listed in this Standard, refer to AS/NZS 2500 for guidance. AS/NZS 2500 outlines the procedure for determining where cardiac-protected electrical areas are required. These decisions are made by the governing body or proprietor of the health care facility, based on the classification of the medical procedures undertaken in each area and the protection against electric shock provided in the medical electrical equipment available for these procedures.
2 Requirements for mobile trolleys supporting electrical equipment are given in AS/NZS 3551.
3 Requirements for emergency lighting are given in AS/NZS 2293.1.
4 Requirements for emergency power systems in hospitals are given in AS/NZS 3009.
5 In New Zealand, mobile medical connectable installations must comply with the requirements of this Standard and NZS 6115.