The new HTM 06-01 offers a new approach to electrical supplies in healthcare. The structure is now based on the grid incomer through to final circuits in the final chapter.

More so, the document clearly differentiates between business risks and patient risks and recommends an electrical safety group which should include clinical staff.

It is a very comprehensive document and radiology departments need to be aware of the issues specific to medical radiological equipment.

Recent experience has unturned that I have been able to help companies modify their pre-installation requirements so that the customer appreciates their responsibilities in the planning stage for the new wiring requirements.

Following recent training courses, I have found that hospitals are fitting Medical IT circuits to ensure the Location is capable of supporting devices that may require Medical IT in the future. I have developed a way of ensuring a Medical Location can be future proofed so it can become a Group A without spending tens of thousands of pounds on unnecessary Medical IT control panels.

The methodology I have developed certainly justifies the cost of the training course many times over. This will save the NHS many thousands of pounds if followed.

6 thoughts on “Guidance: HTM 06-01 (2017)

  1. Extremely good value for money. Given in a very relaxed manner which encouraged interaction, Ian went to some effort to establish the level at which to pitch it. So, everyone got something out of it, including the governance aspects of it as well as the technical details. Happy to recommend it to other Medical Physics departments.

  2. I attended the morning general session of the all-day HTM06-01 course. It introduced new concepts to me in a way that was entirely understandable and made me realise how we could improve our practice at Nottingham University Hospitals – well worth attending!

  3. Following my completion of Ian’s two day course I now feel much more confident in offering advice at the design stage of new Radiological locations and to the regular testing of such rooms that I carry out here at UHBristol.

    Thank you Ian.

  4. I attended the Electrical Installation Requirements for Medical
    locations course HTM06-01 at the Royal Liverpool Hospital Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering department. I found the course very useful and It helped me clarify the regulations and I gained a lot of knowledge from the day.
    I would definately recommend to all those involved in the installation / verification of medical locations.

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