SNZ AS/NZS 2500
Safe use of medical electrical equipment in health care
|Publication Date:||12 June 2020|
This Standard provides guidance on the correct function, safe use and application of electrically operated medical equipment used in healthcare.
Although the Standard is concerned primarily with an electric shock hazard to patients and staff, provisions to safeguard against other hazards such as thermal, radiant or mechanical are included.
Recommended measures to provide and maintain patient and operator safety, including specification of the class of equipment and electrical installation to be employed for particular medical procedures, are also included.
This Standard emphasizes the responsibility of the management of the responsible organization to ensure selective purchasing, installation, inspection, maintenance, training and coordination of all aspects necessary to ensure adherence to safe procedures.