Hi mates,

We were just debating whether we should electrical safety test as a part of Major PPM for all medical equipment atleast once year ? We use ECRI guidelines and all Major procedures and check lists have electrical safety tests incorporated. I have some people debating that electrical safety tests are only after a major repair or shut down. When I was working for medical devices' companies, I never had a clue what electrical saftey analyser was as EST was not part of our PPM but in a hospital environment, be it a Risk H/M/L or Class 1 or 2, we are supposed to do EST atleast once a year.

Please reply with supporting documents/URLs where they have mentioned that ESTs are not required while performing PPM on any device.