By Brandon Stokes | Published November 22, 2022
The goal after any disaster-related event in a medical facility is to make repairs quickly and get the business back up and running again. And while our instinct may be to look at the surface level of the space and equipment for any glaring damage, the safety of a business’ staff and patients relies on a more thorough understanding of the intricacies of medical equipment and its materials.
When equipment that is directly related to a patient’s health is exposed during a major event or disaster, OSHA consistently recommends replacement of many items. But there are times when repair can and should be considered, with the same end goal in mind.
The ultimate question for every medical equipment owner following a water or fire loss is: Should equipment be repaired or replaced? You will also need to ask yourself: Is the equipment yours or are there equipment leasing vendors involved that should be handling their particular equipment?
How can you determine which equipment can be repaired versus what needs to be replaced? Here are seven considerations experts consider when evaluating a damaged space.
After a major disaster, not every issue is what it seems at the surface level. The nuances and secondary damage to equipment is just as important to recovery — and this can be overwhelming. But with the right team of consultants and estimators, recovery doesn’t have to be so scary.
RMC’s experts can help identify priority issues and hidden risks, and our relationships with equipment and component parts manufacturers can maximize the efficiency of the repair and replacement process.
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