Many healthcare facilities make use of medical gas, and there's a good chance that you either use medical gas in your facility or that you will need to in the near future. In order to make use of medical gas, you will need to install medical gas outlets. When doing this, you will need to focus on compliance, since there are quite a few regulations in place that you have to keep in mind. These are some of the important things that you should know about compliance when installing medical gas outlets in your healthcare facility.
Requirements Can and Do Change
First of all, before you install medical gas outlets in your business -- or before you make changes to your medical gas outlets -- you should be sure you're looking at the most recent and updated information. After all, recommendations do change, and you'll want to make sure you're following the most up-to-date regulations.
You'll Need Proper Ventilation
You might have never thought about the need for ventilation when installing medical gas. However, proper ventilation is actually required if you're going to be storing more than a certain amount of medical gas in your facility. Louvered vents that are installed near the ceiling and floor are often used for this.
You Should Install Fire-Resistant Materials
Typically, you are required to use certain fire-resistant materials in the area where you're storing your medical gas. For example, you'll need to install fire-resistant ceilings, walls, and doors. Not only is this important for compliance reasons, but it's also important for safety purposes, too.
The Right Pipes and Lines Should Be Used
Pipes and lines will have to be installed so your medical gas outlets will work and so you can hook up your equipment to them. Make sure that you use medical-grade, proper pipes and lines.
When installing medical gas outlets in your medical facility, it's important to be sure that you are compliant with all rules and regulations. This is important both so you can be sure that your medical gas outlets work like they're supposed to and so that you can be sure that you don't get fined for not being compliant. Luckily, you will probably be working with a professional installer when you're installing medical gas outlets in your facility, and they should be able to help you with setting them up in a compliant manner. Also, they shouldn't leave until they're sure your medical gas outlets are working like they're supposed to.