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Bio-Medical Equipment Electrical Safety
Course Ref: EST
Duration: 1 Day
This course covers introductions to and the Principles of Patient Safety Testing of Bio-medical Equipment.
Who Should Attend:
This course is aimed at staff who are involved in the Safety Testing of Electrical Equipment and require training or an update refresher.
The pre-requisites of the courses are that learners have a sound knowledge of Electronic Engineering either an HNC or equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience, as the Level 3 courses are both practical and theory based. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.
To provide learners with the basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out Electrical Safety Testing across a variety of biomedical equipment in accordance with Health and Safety legislation, MHRA Guidance, IEC Standards and relevant manufacturers’ manuals.
On conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:
- Describe and explain the physiological effects of electricity on the body.
- List the relevant legislation, standards and guidance relating to biomedical equipment electrical safety.
- Describe and explain biomedical equipment classification and type.
- Describe and explain biomedical equipment electrical safety protocols.
- Carry out electrical safety testing across a variety of different biomedical equipment in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers information.
On successful completion of the course learners will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 award in Bio-Medical Equipment Electrical Safety Testing.
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Learners should consider enrolling on the 10-day Medical Equipment Technologies course or one of our 3-day equipment specific programmes to provide further focus on particular medical equipment.
Learners should also consider enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies.