AS/NZS3003 Patient Area Routine Inspection Requirements
AS/NZS3003 has a requirement for all patient areas, Cardiac or Body protected, to be routinely inspected. An annual test of LPDs, earthing systems and visual components is required to provide ongoing compliance, and ensure patient safety.
Testing and Inspections
Preventative Electrical Services conducts all testing in accordance to AS/NZS3003. LPD’s are tested to ensure correct trip time and leakage limits, with specifically compliant tester compliant to AS/NZS3003. Earthing is testing to ensure continuity and potential differences verified in Cardiac Areas, ensuring not potential voltage differences across a patients heart or body during procedures.