Safety Corrective Action for Products with Electromotive Adjustment
We present our safety concept for products with pneumatic drives that are already on the market.
According to the recommendations of the highest state authority and subsequently the BfArM (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices), examination and treatment tables that can be height-adjusted by electric motors, which in the past were equipped with a locking box as a safety device, no longer correspond to the current "state of the art".
To that end, we are presenting our safety concept for the examination and treatment tables with pneumatic drives that are already on the market.
For the examination and treatment tables, foot switches which are provided with a protective cover made of steel offer the greatest security and prevent unintentional activations. The foot switch is screwed into the hood. Due to the high stability of the hood, it is not possible for it to be damaged by a person's weight. Therefore, it only allows a conscious actuation of the foot switch.
Please note that examination and treatment couches with a foot switch may no longer be operated without a safety hood.
The manual controls of the examination and treatment tables have a recessed button or a raised border on the side. Please also see the photo below.
These hand switches must be replaced by foot switches with protective hoods as previously described.
For new product deliveries, the respective hand and foot switches control the electric motor via electronics. The adjustment system is now designed in such a way that there is a lock key. An unintentional starting of the motor is therefore not possible just by actuating it.
We hope to have helped you with this information and are happy to answer any questions you may have.