This Standard specifies safety requirements for electrical installations in areas where it is intended that low-voltage medical electrical. Incorporating Amendment No. 1. Australian/New Zealand Standard. Electrical installations—. Patient areas. Superseding AS/NZS A. AS/NZS , Electrical installations—Patient treatment areas of protected electrical areas is set out in AS/NZS , Guide to the safe.

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AS/NZS 3003:2011 Electrical installations  Patient areas

BPA area sign not required. Neo natal ICU Level 3. Socket-outlets that are not readily accessible must have readily accessible isolating switches or a dedicated LPD.

Socket-outlet for cleaning purpose not required. Procedure rooms intended for general anaesthesia. Requirements apply to new patient areas and to alterations.

Flexible protective earthing conductors must be intact. New requirements for special patient areas: Test 2 – verify EP earthing of structurally connected, non-electrical fittings in the patient environment. New standard is not retrospective: Contractor must arrange for compliance testing to be repeated.

Where a room is intended for medical electrical equipment that will be connected to a patient in another room, both rooms are patient areas For example: Many generator-backed outlets are no longer on essential supplies ESV has issued exemptions allowing additional red socket-outlets on circuits subject to load shedding under programmable load shedding. RCDs must now be: What about trying out the room with an ECG machine? RCDs must now be readily accessible and not mounted under benches, in cupboards or cabinets, or behind heavy equipment.

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Must be up-to-date before starting any alteration or addition. Socket-outlets outside CPAs used to supply: Dedicated circuit protected by LPD required for socket-outlets used for medical electrical equipment. Safe equipment application needed: Limits apply between and mm above floor, over the whole area except within mm of the walls.

Operating theatres for non-cardiac surgery Patient ensuites Patient examination rooms in outpatients. Ed 2 hzs IEC published in Still required in each CPA. Socket-outlet colours unchanged except for some generator-backed circuits.

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Cardiac standstill and massive burning may occur in high voltage shocks e. General medical and surgical wards. Fixed means secured, attached or connected by conduit, metal pipe-work, duct, bolt, screw, clip, other fastening device or fixed wiring.

A substantive 2nd amendment to to the Ed 2 of IEC was published in Questions now emerging from az and clinical engineers about the special installation requirements for the home use of: The standard only applies in areas intended for the regular use of medical electrical equipment.


Maximum field strength and test methods are specified for locations intended for ECG monitoring and recording. Associated report form is full of errors. Alteration cannot proceed until routine safety test is up-to-date. nnzs

Socket-outlets require LPD protection if they are accessible — not just readily accessible — without a tool. Looping allowed providing it does not depend on pressure of single screw bearing directly on wiring. Certain patient areas must only be BPAs. Parent international standard for MEE.

AS/NZS Electrical installations  Patient areas – ppt download

Microshock Current passing through the nzz via direct electrical contact with the heart. ECG rooms other than those in outpatient departments. Time line leading to the publication of Ed 3: