Whether it is medical, dentistry, psychiatry, obstetrical, surgical, or nursing care, every healthcare facility in the US is required to comply with a number of legislations and guidelines. From the building layout and construction materials, to operations and administration, every aspect needs to conform to the hygiene, safety or privacy standards defined by various regulatory bodies. One such aspect is the electrical solutions and wiring. Since each healthcare facility depends on electrical equipment for providing critical care and preserving life, electrical solutions in the medical sector come under heavy scrutiny and regulations.
At J&S Electrical Contractors Inc., we specialize in installing and maintaining electrical distribution systems for a range of institutions within the healthcare industry. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians are well-versed with the National Fire Protection Agency’s NFPA 99: Healthcare Facilities Code, National Electrical Code’s Article 517 – Healthcare Facilities, and other applicable state-specific regulations. Read on to know more about hospital grade or medical grade wiring and electrical designs.
Whether it is design, installation, or repairs, any electrical work can be quite challenging, unless the healthcare facility is new and unoccupied, or completely shut down for maintenance. The latter is highly unlikely, which means in an actively operational medical facility, at any point of time, there will be:
Any glitch or interruption in electrical supply could prove to be exponentially dangerous and fatal in a healthcare facility. Hence, the construction and installation of electrical systems, devices and components needs to comply with strict safety regulations that minimize the possibility of fires, explosions or other electrical hazards. For example:
Similarly, there are strict norms and standards for the wiring cables, cords and other electrical components within a healthcare facility. The specifications are distinctly different in the wet areas, critical care areas, and general care areas. Here are a few highlights of electrical cabling and wiring in the medial sector:
It is safe to say that electrical work in the medical sector is not just complex, but involves a steep learning curve. At J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc., our team of licensed and qualified commercial electricians keeps abreast of the legislations and norms that impact this industry from time to time. From design and installation to preventative maintenance and emergency 24×7 repairs, we offer efficient and affordable solutions that address all the electrical requirements for your healthcare facility.
Hire reliable, cost-effective, full-service commercial electricians to ensure that your medical systems and equipment run safely, accurately and optimally. Call J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc. at 215-633-8330, or contact us online.
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