Medical and biological engineering

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 542–544 | Cite as

Is money for safety unlimited

  • A. K. Dobbie


Present standards of safety for electrical equipment used in hospitals are examined. The justification for these standards and reasons why many of them are unnecessarily restrictive are discussed.


Electrical Equipment Minimum Current Earth Connection Electrical Safety Minimum Ignition Energy 
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On examine les niveaux de sécurité actuels pour l'appareillage électrique dans les hôpitaux. On débat la justification pour ces niveaux et les raisons pour lesquelles beaucoup d'entre eux ne sont pas nécessaires.


Gegenwärtige Sicherheitsnormen für elektrische Geräte in Krankenhäusern werden untersucht. Die Rechtfertigung für diese Normen und die Gründe, warum so viele unnötig sind, werden diskutiert.


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© International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Dobbie
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  1. 1.Electrical Safety EngineerDepartment of Health and Social SecurityLondonEngland

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