I've been approached by a Hospital to do their PAT testing. I have heard that conventional testers should not be used to test certain medical equipment as some tests could damage them. I know that the code of practice states:
1.2.1 Medical electrical equipment
Sensitive medical equipment, e.g., ECG, infusion pump, ultrasound machines, X-ray equipment etc., should only be inspected and tested by a competent person, with suitable experience, familiar with BS EN 62353. Equipment covered by and requiring inspection and testing in accordance with BS EN 62353 is outside the scope of this Code of Practice.
I am aware that there are medical equipment electrical safety testers on the market that obviously comply with BS EN 62353. So am I right in assuming that medical equipment is exempt from PAT testing and that organisations in charge of such medical equipment should ensure that it be routinely tested with a specialists testers? Any info on this would be appreciated!