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  • AS/NZS 2500:1995

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    Guide to the safe use of electricity in patient care

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1995

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Provides a comprehensive guide to the safe use of electrically operated equipment used in health care facilities. Measures are detailed to provide and maintain patient and operator safety, including details of the classes of equipment and electrical installations to be used for particular medical procedures.

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    This Standard is a guide to the safe use and application of electrically operated equipment used in health care.Although the Standard is concerned primarily with the electric shock hazard to hospital patients and staff, provisions to safeguard against other hazards, e.g. thermal, radiant or mechanical, are included.Measures required 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 specified.Separate sets of guidelines are included as appendices for certain specific types of equipment where particular methods or potential hazards are recognized.NOTE: Appendices are limited to equipment in common use by the broad spectrum of people in the health care industry.

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    Committee HE-003
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Under Revision see DR 02003 First published as AS 2500-1982.
    Second edition 1986.
    Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 2500:1995. First published as AS 2500-1982. Second edition 1986. Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 2500:1995.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2772.1-1990 Radiofrequency radiation - Maximum exposure levels - 100 kHz to 300 GHz
    AS 1169-1982 Minimizing of combustion hazards arising from the medical use of flammable anaesthetic agents
    AS 2211-1991 Laser safety
    AS/NZS 4173:1994 Guide to the safe use of lasers in health care
    AS/NZS 2398(INT):1994 Fixed diagnostic X-ray equipment - Design, construction and installation - Safety requirements
    AS/NZS 3200.1.1:1995 Approval and test specification - Medical electrical equipment General requirements for safety - Collateral Standard: Safety requirements for medical electrical systems
    AS/NZS 3200.2.25:1993 Approval and test specification - Medical electrical equipment Particular requirements for safety - Electrocardiographs
    AS 2814-1985 Diagnostic X-ray facilities - Safe practices
    AS 3003-1985 Electrical installations - Patient treatment areas of hospitals and medical and dental practices
    AS/NZS 2772.1(INT):1998 Radiofrequency fields Maximum exposure levels - 3 kHz to 300 GHz
    AS 3009-1985 Electrical installations - Emergency power supplies in hospitals
    AS 3250-1990 Approval and test specification - Mains operated electronic and related equipment for household and similar general use
    AS 3164-1989 Approval and test specification - Electric blankets
    AS 3760-1990 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    AS 3551-1988 Acceptance testing and in-service testing - Electromedical equipment
    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules) (incorporating Amdt 1)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 3003:1999 Electrical installations - Patient treatment areas of hospitals and medical and dental practices
    AS/NZS 3551:2004 Technical management programs for medical devices
    AS/NZS 3003:2003 Electrical installations - Patient treatment areas of hospitals and medical, dental practices and dialyzing locations
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