Bio-Medical Equipment Electrical Safety – Level 3

in Medical Engineering

Bio-Medical Equipment Electrical Safety – Level 3


1 Day.



Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners

Delivery Model
  • Block release options available.
Entry Requirements

The prerequisites of the courses are that students have a sound knowledge of Electronic Engineering either to a HNC or equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience, as the Level 3 courses are both practical and theory based. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.

Occupational Profile

This course is aimed at staff who are involved in the Safety Testing of Electrical Equipment and require training or an update refresher.

Training and Development Summary

This course covers an introduction into and the Principles of Patient Safety Testing of Biomedical Equipment. To provide students with the basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out Electrical Safety Testing across a variety of bio-medical equipment in accordance with Health and Safety legislation, MHRA Guidance, IEC Standards and relevant manufacturers’ manuals.

On conclusion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the physiological effects of electricity on the body.
  • List the relevant legislation, standards and guidance relating to bio-medical equipment electrical safety.
  • Describe and explain bio-medical equipment classification and type.
  • Describe and explain bio-medical equipment electrical safety protocols.
  • Carry out electrical safety testing across a variety of different bio-medical equipment in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers information.
Professional Recognition and Career Progression

On successful completion of the course students will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 award in Bio-Medical Equipment Electrical Safety Testing. Students should consider enrolling on the 10-day Medical Equipment Technologies course or one of our 3-day equipment specific programmes to provide further focus on particular medical equipment. Students should also consider enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies.

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