Electro Medical Testing and Calibration Services
We can perform safety testing of medical electrical appliances on a casual basis, however the advantage of having us regularly carry out your testing is record storage and automatic reminders when retesting is due. We also do free or minimal charge repair work to our regular customers. Unfortunately we only offer a repair service if you are a regular client. WARNING! beware of any company that tries to 'LOCK' you in. It may end up costing you more in the long run.
There are several facets to our testing programs as described below:
Electrical Safety Testing
All electrical appliances used for patient treatment, diagnosis or monitoring are required by law to be tested for electrical safety at least every 12 months. This involves both a physical inspection of the appliance and a number of electrical measurements of insulation resistance, earthing integrity and leakage currents. For medical appliances these tests are specified in the AS/NZS3551 standard.
Once an appliance has passed an electrical safety test, EMTaC will label it to say it is safe to use and provide you with a copy of the test record.
Repairs and practical help
Please call us and ask for help. (only if you are our client. We do not offer this to Practices who are with our competitors unless you agree to get your annual testing carried out by us) We are very happy to help our medical centres and physio customers with repair advice. We will ALWAYS try hard to suggest the best and more economical solution for you. Sometimes it is just not economic to repair but better to put the money into buying a new item. This may be a ECG machine, diathermy or Otoscope. However, sometimes we may be able to save you money on a repair. Please be assured that we at EMTaC Ltd have a combined experience in medical electronic repair of over 70 years!! We will ALWAYS do what is (in our opinion and experience) best for YOU.
Performance verification is a check to see that a medical device is operating correctly and within expected parameters. Many medical electrical devices (such as an electrocardiograph) are required to be performance verified as part of their mandatory tests, but various non-powered devices are also routinely checked. Examples are tympanic thermometers and sphygmomanometers, and scales. EMTaC has the calibration test equipment for this.
Body Protected Areas
All medical procedures involving medical electrical appliances are required to be performed in a Body Protected Area. In simple terms this means the power supply to the treatment area is protected by a medical grade RCD (a type of safety switch). These should be tested and certified annually to the requirements of AS/NZS3003. EMTaC can check these for you. Please contact us for help. Note..we are not the electrical police but we are here to minimise your costs and save you time and money . We are PRACTICAL. (not legalistic) we will save you time and money and keep you safe and meeting the Foundation standards.
Firstly, do not be baffled by the legislation. It is our job at EMTaC to quietly sort this for you. In fact, we can quietly move about and get the work done without fuss.
Unlike ANY of our competitors who may try to 'lock you in', we do not do this as we want to give ULTIMATE help. This means we go the extra mile in looking after your equipment and staff. ASK US. -HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? your equipment is important to us ...but so are your staff. Doctors...What can we do to help?
We can also check the calibration of scales. We will do this at a lower price than the scale companies but only when we carry out the electrical and performance testing..
Please note. Being polite and paying your bills on times goes a long way to how much help we offer.