In medical gas installations it is very important that a standard is followed.
We at Tektraco can supply and install to any standards however from our experience, we feel that the best, safe and most reliable standard to follow is the Health Technical Memorandum British Standard.
Engineering Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs) give comprehensive advice and guidance on the design, installation and operation of specialised building and engineering technology used in the delivery of healthcare.
The focus of HTM guidance remains on healthcare specific elements of standards, policies and up-to-date established best practice. They are applicable to new and existing sites, and are for use at various stages during the whole building lifecycle.
The HTM standard is written and constantly updated by people with vast experience in Medical Gas Design systems. Engineering consultants, Healthcare specialists and NHS staff all contribute thus ensuring the safest practical standards possible.
HTM 02, Medical Gases (Replaces HTM 2022)
3.2.1 Brief overview
Design, Installation, Validation and Verification (HTM 02-01, Part 1)
This document replaces the existing prescriptive code. The purpose of this guidance is to provide comprehensive advice, but not all-inclusive, on design considerations applicable to healthcare premises. It outlines the “best practice” philosophy for systems where patient, safety and well-being are of prime importance. The guidance produced is for a point of reference by all parties associated with the design, installation, validation and maintenance of Medical Gas pipeline systems within healthcare premises.
Operational Management (HTM 02-02, Part 2)
This document sets out the necessary arrangements for managing healthcare. Medical Gas pipeline systems across the majority of premises. Whilst not mandatory, the guidance is good practice and may encompass the compliance of other industry legislation and standards. The sophistication of Medical Gas pipeline systems in healthcare premises is ever increasing. Patients, staff and visitors have a right to expect that these systems will be designed, installed, operated and maintained to standards that will enable it to fulfill its desired functions reliably and safely. To this end current legislation requires both “management” and “staff” to be aware of the individual and collective responsibility.