CSA Z32

CSA Z32

Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities
ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities

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Publication Date: 01/01/2015 - Complete Document *

Description :

General

Application

This Standard deals with the following subjects:

a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and

b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities.

Note: See Clause 3 for the definition of “health care facility”.

Exclusions

This Standard is not intended to apply to veterinary facilities, although its electrical safety principles could prove useful in the design, construction, and operation of such facilities.

Uninterruptible power systems, which may be used for specific critical applications are not covered by this Standard.

Note: If a UPS is used within a healthcare facility, refer to Annex J for more information.

Relationship to the Canadian Electrical Code

Provisions of this Standard are supplementary to the installation requirements specified in Sections 24 and 52 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and require compliance with Canadian Electrical Code, Part II standards.

Electrical safety

Areas

This Standard applies to

a) patient care areas of Class A, Class B, and Class C health care facilities; and

b) areas outside health care facilities that are intended for patient diagnosis, treatment, or care involving intentional electrical contact of any kind between patients and medical electrical equipment.

Electrical equipment

This Standard applies to

a) medical electrical equipment;

b) health-care-facility-owned non-medical electrical equipment;

c) patient-owned electrical devices; and

d) the use and management of the equipment and installations in patient care areas.

The electrical equipment described in Items a) to c) can be portable or permanently connected.

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : Fourth Edition

Language : English

Page Count : 91

Publication Date : 01/01/2015

Revision : 4

Status : Current

Title : Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities

Publication Date: 01/01/2009 - Complete Document Changes Incorporated *

Description :

General

The minimum number and general arrangement of receptacles in patient care areas should be as specified in Table 6. Additional receptacles and circuits shall be provided for equipment placed in a patient care environment more or less permanently (e.g., patient monitors and bedside computer terminals). When a non-medical computer communications outlet and power receptacle are provided in a patient care area, the receptacle shall be located outside the patient care environment and carefully positioned and identified so that it cannot be inadvertently used for equipment that will be connected to the patient. If the outlet and receptacle use isolated power, the receptacle shall not be connected to the patient care isolated power distribution system.

Note: Receptacles, other electronics and electrical services, and medical gas outlets are often provided using a medical supply unit (also known as a patient service module). See CAN/CSA-Z305.8 for requirements relating to medical supply units.

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : Third Edition; Update No. 1: February 2010; Update No. 2: June 2010; Update No. 3: March 2015

Language : English

Page Count : 114

Publication Date : 01/01/2009

Revision : 3

Status : Historical

Supplement : W/

Title : Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities

Publication Date: 12/01/2009 - Complete Document Changes Incorporated *

Description :

Application

This Standard deals with the following subjects:

(a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and

(b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities.

Note: See Clause 3 for the definition of "health care facility".

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : Third Edition; Update No. 1: February 2010; Update No. 2: June 2010

Language : English

Page Count : 108

Publication Date : 12/01/2009

Revision : 3

Status : Historical

Supplement : W/

Title : Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities

Publication Date: 02/01/2010 - Complete Document

Document Type : Complete Document

Page Count : 98

Publication Date : 02/01/2010

Revision : 3

Status : Historical

Title : ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Publication Date: 02/01/2010 - Amendment *

Document Type : Amendment

Edition : Third Edition

Language : English

Page Count : 12

Publication Date : 02/01/2010

Revision : 3

Status : Historical

Title : Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities

Publication Date: 12/01/2009 - Base Document *

Description :

General

Application

This Standard deals with the following subjects:

(a) electrical safety associated with health care provision; and

(b) essential electrical systems for health care facilities.

Note: See Clause 3 for the definition of "health care facility".

Exclusions

This Standard is not intended to apply to veterinary facilities, although its electrical safety principles could prove useful in the design, construction, and operation of such facilities.

Uninterruptible power supplies, which can be essential for specific critical applications (e.g., critical care equipment and computer equipment), are not covered by this Standard.

Relationship to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I

Provisions of this Standard are supplementary to the installation requirements specified in Sections 24 and 52 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

Electrical safety

Areas

This Standard applies to

(a) patient care areas of Class A, Class B, and Class C health care facilities; and

(b) areas outside health care facilities that are intended for patient diagnosis, treatment, or care involving intentional electrical contact of any kind between patients and medical electrical equipment.

Electrical equipment

This Standard applies to

(a) medical electrical equipment;

(b) health-care-facility-owned non-medical electrical equipment;

(c) patient-owned electrical devices; and

(d) the use and management of the equipment and installations in patient care areas. The electrical equipment described in Items (a) to (c) can be portable or permanently connected.

Aspects of electrical safety

This Standard deals principally with safety from the hazards of electric shock (see Annex A). Other aspects of electrical safety, such as fires and interference with proper operation, are also addressed.

Note: The Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, specifies the minimum requirements for a safe building electrical installation for supplying utilization equipment in patient care areas, but does not specify requirements for the number, arrangement, and circuit loading of branch circuits and receptacles required for the procedures to be performed. Neither does it state requirements for the use and maintenance of such installations. This Standard builds on the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and provides this additional information.

Medical risks or benefits

The medical purposes, risks, or benefits of procedures or equipment are the professional responsibility of health care practitioners and therefore are beyond the scope of this Standard, which provides general guidelines to ensure the safe use of electrically operated equipment.

Building electrical installations

This Standard applies to electrical installations in patient care areas of health care facilities.

Essential electrical systems

Clause 6 applies to the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the normal and emergency supply required to provide electrical power to those portions of a health care facility's electrical system in which the interruption of the normal supply can jeopardize effective and safe patient care, the safety of health care facility staff, and public safety. Aspects of emergency electrical power supply systems not covered by Clause 6 are covered by CSA C282.

Terminology

In CSA standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Document Type : Base Document

Edition : Third Edition

Language : English

Page Count : 86

Publication Date : 12/01/2009

Revision : 3

Status : Historical

Title : Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities

Publication Date: 09/01/2004 - Complete Document *

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : Second Edition

Language : English

Page Count : 94

Publication Date : 09/01/2004

Revision : 2

Status : Historical

Title : Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities

Publication Date: 08/01/1999 - Complete Document *

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : First Edition; General Instruction No 1-2; Update No 3; Replaces CAN/CSA-Z32.2-1989 and CAN/CSA-Z32.4-1986

Language : English

Page Count : 118

Publication Date : 08/01/1999

Revision : 1

Status : Historical

Title : Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities

Publication Date: 01/01/2003 - Amendment

Document Type : Amendment

Page Count : 6

Publication Date : 01/01/2003

Revision : 1

Status : Historical

Title : ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Publication Date: 02/01/2000 - Amendment

Document Type : Amendment

Page Count : 3

Publication Date : 02/01/2000

Revision : 1

Status : Historical

Title : ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Publication Date: 08/01/1999 - Base Document *

Document Type : Base Document

Edition : First Edition; General Instruction No 1; Replaces CAN/CSA-Z32.2: 1989 and CAN/CSA-Z32.4: 1986

Language : English

Page Count : 114

Publication Date : 08/01/1999

Revision : 1

Status : Historical

Title : Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities