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Best practice guidance for healthcare engineering

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Building services engineering can give ‘guidance’ incorporating comprehensive advice on the design, installation and operation of specialised building and engineering technology used in the delivery of health care.With focus on health care-specific elements of standards, policies and up-to-date established best practice. Best practice guidance is applicable to new and existing sites, and is for use at various stages during the whole building lifecycle:

Healthcare providers have a duty of care to ensure that appropriate engineering governance arrangements are in place and are managed effectively. This guidance provides best practice engineering standards and policy to enable management of this duty of care.

It is not the intention to unnecessarily repeat international or European standards, industry standards or UK Government legislation. Where appropriate, these will be referenced elswhere in this blog over time.

Healthcare-specific technical engineering guidance is a vital tool in the safe and efficient operation of healthcare facilities. Special guidance is given the main source of specific healthcare-related disciplines for estates and facilities professionals.

It:

  • encapsulates the latest standards and best practice in healthcare engineering;
  • provides a structured reference for healthcare engineering.