One of the UK’s leading independent medical device sales and service companies has specified Rigel Medical’s range of advanced testers for improved compliance testing.

The move by High Wycombe-based BCAS Bio-medical Services (BCAS Biomed) has simplified testing procedures as part of its in-service preventative maintenance programme for NHS, emergency and rescue and private healthcare sector customers in the UK and Middle East.

This has seen improvements in the speed and ease by which electrosurgical units (ESU), vital signs monitors, infusion devices and defibrillators among other items of medical equipment are maintained and checked for electrical safety and performance accuracy.

BCAS Biomed, established in 2005, has grown to become a leader in medical device maintenance and currently has a national team of 26 biomed engineers completing more than 1,000 compliance safety tests a week using Rigel instruments.

The 288 automated safety analyser, electrosurgical generator calibrator Uni-Therm, Uni-Pulse defibrillator analyser, Multi-Flo infusion pump analyser and combination vital sign simulator Uni-Sim are among the Rigel products used by BCAS to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations to the appropriate standards including IEC/EN 62353 and IEC/EN 60601.

Managing director of BCAS Biomed Ian Roberts said Rigel Medical met the requirement for high quality, robust and mobile test solutions that were easy to carry and use by the engineers.

“Rigel supplies us with a range of high performance, high quality instruments, which provide the engineers with convenient, versatile and accurate on-site testing solutions,” he said.

“Our engineers appreciate the fact that they are compact enough to carry from site to site, offering full automation of test procedures and leading to more efficient testing schedules and, ultimately, better standards of customer service and care.

“They incorporate an excellent range of features, while the added value benefits, such as increased connectivity and easy to follow instructions, are particularly impressive.

“The fact that they are supplied by a British company is also important. It means that quality is assured and good after sales maintenance and support is always available.”