Welcome to the Knowledge Hub
Welcome to The IHEEM Knowledge Portal the purpose of this digital library is to provide our members the opportunity to easily access a wide range of professional content & material to support the strategic and operational management healthcare facilities and services.
Content ranges from international guidance and standards to support health care planning and capital investment, along with a wide range of content covering an array of specialist healthcare engineering topics.
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What is an Authorising Engineer (AE)?
An IHEEM registered AE is an independent engineer (or appropriately qualified professional) with the relevant skills, competence and experience to provide specialist technical advice, guidance and support to healthcare organisations to meet the regulatory and statutory requirements across a number of engineering disciplines. They are an qualified individual appointed to take responsibility for the effective management of the safety guidance recommended by the Department of Health.
Chapter 3 of Health Technical Memorandum 00: Policies and principles of healthcare engineering (2014 Edition) summarises the professional support and management structures required to implement the HTMs for the role of Authorising Engineer (AE) as follows:
“The AE will act as an independent professional adviser to the healthcare organisation. The AE should be appointed by the organisation with a brief to provide services in accordance with the relevant HTM. The professional status/role required vary in accordance with the service being provided. The AE will act as assessor and make recommendations for the appointment of Authorised Persons (APs), monitor the performance of the service, and provide an annual audit to the Designated Person (DPs).To effectively carry out this role, particularly regarding audit, the AE should remain independent of the operational structure of the healthcare organisation.”
The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management holds 5 Authorising Engineering Registers in the below disciplines: