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Trollies, Beds and Operating Tables

Course ref: TBT

Duration: 3 Days

Course Description:

This course covers the servicing and maintenance of patient trollies, patient beds and operating tables commonly in use in a healthcare setting.

Who Should Attend:

The course provides an excellent grounding for medical engineering staff involved with the servicing and maintenance of medical equipment.


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.

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs across a variety of Patient trollies, patient beds and Operating tables in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers’ information.

Course Objectives:

On conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Explain the Health, safety and Infection Control aspects when dealing with patient trollies, beds and operating tables
  • Explain the purpose of a patient trolley, patient bed and operating table
  • Explain the common faults with patient transfer trollies and beds
  • Demonstrate how to service and repair patient transfer and patient’s beds
  • Explain the common faults of an operating table
  • Demonstrate how to service and repair Operating tables


On successful completion of the course learners will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 award.

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What Next?

Learners should consider enrolling on 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.

Course Duration:

3 Days

Course Fees:

    £749 +VAT (Accommodation available at additional cost)


Training is delivered at our purpose built training facility located in the West Midlands Find Out More

Upcoming Dates:

  • 2020
  • 17 - 19 March
  • 20 - 22 October



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