Seeking comment - Draft standard revision AS/NZS 2500:2019

The draft revision of the Australian/ New Zealand Standard AS/ NZS 2500 Guide to the safe use of electricity in patient care is now out for public comment period ending on the 9th of September 2019.

This standard makes multiple references to AS/NZS 3551:2012 Management programs for medical equipment, which has been included in many procurement tenders as a requirement for sellers of medical devices to provide evidence of compliance for medical devices.

Since 2015 MTAA has raised concerns about AS/NZS 3551 on many occasions, most recently in a proposal to revise this standard that we submitted to Standards Australia HE-003 committee in December 2018. Please read the MTAA proposal here.

MTAA members have an opportunity to make their voice heard and contribute to the public comments here.

On the closure of the Public comment period, the committee will be required to meet to discuss the public comments received during the Public Comment period. Please note that the composition of the HE-003 committee heavily favours biomedical engineering departments in hospitals as well as repair providers and consultancies selling services to hospitals. Therefore we are encouraging members to make their voice heard and add their own comments to those of MTAA.