Developing Section 710 to Build a Resilient Infrastructure
Section 710 (medical locations) of BS 7671 has been developed over the past 10 years to incorporate internationally agreed standards. The IHEEM Electrical Technical Platform (ETP) have worked tirelessly to improve resilience and in turn the maintainability of electrical systems to all hospital infrastructure including emergency and critical systems.
This presentation focusses on the ETP led interpretation of the electrical standards and guidance which have been produced to improve the resilience and maintainability of electrical systems. The presentation will use anonymised examples to demostrate the changes and reasoning for those changes to Section 710.
The presenters will discuss guidance and interpretation of the wiring regulations including application of Section 710 in other parts of the standard including but not limited to Chapter 56 Safety Services.
The presenters will demonstrate the requirements of BS 7671 and associated guidance where used in conjunction with current HTM documentation so as to bring about compliant resilient designs focussed on maintainability, inspection and testing of the intallation which is able to rise to the challenge of supply availability.
- Phil Greenough Head of Hard Facilities Management - Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust
- Paul Harris Chair of Electrical Technical Platform - IHEEM