Australian Standards recommends that Responsible Owner of Medical Equipment follow the guidelines of the “Medical Gas Regulators, Flowmeters and Suction Valves to ensure performance verification and safety testing is managed throughout the service life of medical equipment.
U-Tech Medical supports this Standard and can provide assistance and guidance to adopt the best management program, specifically for the device types in your practice or medical centre.
About Gas Regulators TOP
Gas regulators, flow-meters, and suction valves, which are intended to be connected pressure regulators for the administration of medical gases must meet the specification requirements of the Australian Standard. Confirmation that these devices are performing accurately, reliably and within manufacturer’s specifications is a requirement for users of medical gases.
U-Tech Medical is ISO 9001:2015 certified TOP
ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognised Quality Management System QMS. Employing world’s best practice methods, policies and procedures, that helps organisations to meet the expectations and needs of their clients.
How Often Does My Equipment Need To Be tested? TOP
The assessment should include, manufacturers recommended intervals, impact and likelihood of failure, experience with similar equipment, level of usage, statutory requirement, and service history. Typically, it is industry standard to test devices at least annually.
What Happens If My Equipment Fails The Test? TOP
U-Tech Medical will advise the corrective action and the cost if repair is needed.
How do I select the best biomedical service company for my equipment management plan? TOP
See the “Service Provider Evaluation Checklist” attached, and ask one of our technicians to send you the report on “Mistakes Medical Professionals Make When Selecting A Biomedical Service Company and How To Avoid Them”.
What Tests Are Normally Performed During Service? TOP
Physical damage, testing of zero point, leak test, regulator performance test, pressure relief valve operation, flow across the range. Seals and filters are replaced on an annual basis, and regulator seat on a 3 year basis.
Do I Need To Purchase a Copy of the Australia Standards? TOP
This is not required, however if you prefer to keep a copy, it is available on-line at: http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/ and type “AS/NZS 3840.1” in the search window. Other standards may also be downloaded from this link.
Benefits Of ISO 9001 Quality Management TOP
Benefits of using a service provider that has an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS)
Improvement of Customer Satisfaction TOP
One of the quality management principles that are the foundation of the ISO 9001 requirements is to improve customer satisfaction by planning for and striving to meet customer requirements. As part of ISO9001, there is a documented procedure to handle customer complaints/service issues and a corrective procedure for non-conformances.
How We Can Help TOP
We can review your list of equipment and provide you with a recommendation for the specific tests required and the frequency of testing for each device.
With our calibrated test equipment we can provide a validation report indicating compliance with this standard.
We can advise on the condition of your devices, and recommendation on the life cycle of each device so you can plan a replacement program before the equipment becomes non-serviceable.
U-Tech Medical supports this Standard and can provide assistance and guidance to adopt the best management program, specifically for the device types in your medical facility.
- Testing Medical Gas Regulators & Flowmeters
- Compliance Testing to Australian Standards
- Preventative Maintenance
- Repairs and Calibration
U-Tech Medical is ISO 9001:2015 certified, iPRO Smartek and JAS-ANZ certified.
ISO 9001 2015 is the world’s most widely recognised Quality Management System. This means you are employing the world’s best practice methods, policies and procedures, it helps dental practitioners to meet the expectations and needs of their patients