A MANUFACTURER of specialist biomedical testing equipment has launched a free mobile phone app to help clinical engineers performing electrical safety tests in the field.
Built as a companion to the Rigel 288+ electrical safety analyser, the Downloader app allows field service engineers using the device to create and upload digital test records.
Users can remotely attach their test records to a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) or send them to a central database.
The 288+ is an electrical safety analyser designed to perform routine tests on medical electrical equipment.
These tests play a vital role as they highlight faults with medical equipment in hospitals and healthcare facilities, picking up on issues which can compromise patient safety.
Engineers are required to carry out the tests as part of a planned preventative maintenance schedule, however traceability and the time consuming process of storing test records to asset maintenance software can pose a challenge.
Michael Walton, senior application engineer at Rigel Medical, said: “Time constraints are a key challenge for our customers – and Downloader is designed to help them complete tests quicker and more efficiently.
“The app allows technicians to attach a test record to their preferred system via email, minimising time spent on site and streamlining the reporting process.”
The Downloader app is available to download now from Google Play and is compatible with Rigel 288+ devices.
Rigel, which is part of Seaward Group, is one of the longest established names in the medical industry, dating back to the 1970s when it created the world’s first electrical safety analyser.
It now employs 160 people worldwide as well as supporting a global network of distributors across Europe, USA, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.