The risk classification model ensures considerable cost savings on equipment maintenance
The quality of equipment maintenance often leaves room for improvement. Considerable savings can also be made on maintenance. How? Through risk-based maintenance, according to Marcel Hoge Bavel of Logitecq Medical.
Risk-based maintenance is a new form of maintenance management. The philosophy is based on alignment of the management and maintenance measures and analysed risks which affect the functioning of the devices. Especially to this end, Logitecq Medical has come up with a model which deviates from certain maintenance criteria, the so-called risk classification model, explains Hoge Bavel. “This model consists of a database of about 7,000 common devices. We have mapped out per device what type of maintenance is carried out. Is there a high risk? In that case, we follow the supplier’s instructions. If the risk is low, no or limited maintenance may be the answer. Preventive maintenance or premature preventive replacement is sometimes not necessary at all for example.”
According to Hoge Bavel this offers the big advantage of the costs being significantly below market. Ultimately, the customer even makes money because less maintenance is required. Before Logitecq Medical starts working with the risk classification model the organization first carries out a baseline-measurement. This determines the level of maintenance required. Logitecq Medical may optionally organize maintenance trainings for the staff.
Orguyoso nos ta komuniká ku for di awe nos a lansa un partnership ku e kompania Meduprof-S. Meduprof-S ta spesialisá den kreashon di programanan di edukashon den ramo di kuido. E kolaborashon entre Meduprof-S en Logitecq Medical lo konsistí di mas desaroyo di, entrenamentu i edukashon denter e dominio di téknika médiko.
The Fundashon Mariadal (Bonaire) is one of the most advanced hospitals in the Caribbean. The hospital has recently completed the successful implementation of a digital safety management system. [link]
Logitecq Medical Services has participated in the realisation of this implementation by offering know-how and support within her medical technology speciality. Logitecq Medical services has helped with:
- The development of a risk analysis of medical technology
- Drawing up of management measures
- The preparation of digital check lists for medical equipment for the:
- Ambulance service
- Operating room
- Air Ambulance
In the cooperation with the hospital, LMSC shows to be of great added value to a hospital when it comes to maintenance and maintenance management of medical technology. In this way LMSC actively contributes to increase quality and safety of care in the Caribbean.