The medical gas pipeline specialist explained: “A design consultant can approach any medical gas pipeline system provider for designs. These might look perfect on paper, but what if they don’t function correctly following installation. Who pays for any remedial work? Public Indemnity Insurance doesn’t cover it, and the client could face a large bill and a headache trying to resolve everything, and have to deal with building delays and even possible shutdown of facilities. Our unique new DesignSafeCover (DSC) is a guarantee that removes this compliance risk from consultants and customers. Come to BeaconMedaes for MGPS designs and installation, and we will guarantee both to complete the design in line with HTM 02-01 guidelines, and that it will work as specified for the system’s lifetime.”
BeaconMedaes says one way it can guarantee this is via the use of detailed BIM level 2 models and 3D design. Its in-house team runs calculations through the software to ensure accuracy ‘at every stage of the planning’. It said: “Because we know the designs are right, we can guarantee the installation is too.”
Recently, BeaconMedaes gave a design consultant detailed design guidance and assistance to complete a new medical gas pipeline system for a hospital in the north of England. DesignSafeCover was included, subject to BeaconMedaes also completing the installation. The hospital requested it be appointed as MGPS contractor to the main contractor, but when the tender was issued, this information was not transferred to the MEP company, which chose a different sub-contractor based on price. BeaconMedaes said: “Thus not only was there no Public Indemnity insurance for the system design, but the DesignSafeCover guarantee was not valid. This led the hospital to exposure and bad feeling, as the design consultant had zero cover for design failure on any flows and pressures for the system.”
For certain project values, the National Hospital Programme requires an Environmental Management System with tangible chain-of-custody results and mandatory measures. As standard, BeaconMedaes operates a triple-accredited Management Business System, which includes:
ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management System for Medical Devices.
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System – General.
ISO 45001:2018 OHSAS Health and Safety.
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
MDD 93/42/EEC Medical Device Directive allowance of the medical device CE marking.
It also has additional controls and accreditations for the installations side of the business that it say ‘guarantee impeccable contract service and delivery for all customers’:
BIM level 2 – System Design and Product Modelling.