As we weren't funded or staffed to do PPM on all the equipment (we were just about coping with the repairs !) we persuaded users to put the critical stuff on contract. The defibrillators have almost all been replaced by H.P. Codemasters (not my choice
) which have a five year cover deal built into the price, but we are now doing all the patient ventilators and anaesthetic machines in house. We stick strictly to the manufacturers schedule.
I agree absolutely with the point made further back - we should be doing everything possible to prevent incidents and death / injury rather than worrying about who gets blamed. Err on the side of safety !
[This message has been edited by Roy (edited 20 September 2000).]