Emergency Situations Best Practices for Healthcare Facilities

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Emergency Situations Best Practices for Healthcare Facilities

If you work in the healthcare industry, we thank you—and we want to support you. A major part of delivering exceptional care for your patients is making sure everything in your facility is operating without a hitch. Air conditioning design for hospitals needs to be optimized for peak performance and provide safe conditions for staff members and patients alike.  

Emergency HVAC: What You Need to Do to Keep Your Facility Safe

Trying times demand reliable solutions; the last thing you need right now is for an integral part of your facility to malfunction when your patients need quality care. And while ongoing maintenance and routine repairs can go some way toward offsetting the chance of machinery issues, there are always instances you just can’t prepare for. There’s never going to be a convenient time to perform HVAC emergency services, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to put them off. If you’re in healthcare, HVAC that functions at an optimal level is essential. In this blog, we’ll talk about how Brandt’s emergency HVAC services can help your facility operate at a high level and what steps you can take to make sure you avoid costly fixes when possible. 

How You Can Plan for an Emergency

Just because you don’t know what’s coming doesn’t you have to be unprepared. Preventive maintenance is a crucial aspect of keeping your space up and running, but even beyond that, you can mitigate downtime and make sure your facility has the capacity to deal with unforeseen issues. 

Asset Management Planning

Brandt’s Critical Asset Management Plan (CAMP) helps your facility prepare for a shutdown caused by an HVAC or electrical failure as well as a planned downtime event. Our team specializes in not only HVAC design for healthcare facilities, but helping you systematically prepare the logistics of how you’ll continue to operate using temporary power. 

 

Because we’re already familiar with the system we installed for your space, we can finalize the coordination and connections necessary for continued performance. 

Budgeting

As mentioned above, there’s never a convenient time for disaster to strike. For most companies (regardless of industry), their wallets are what ultimately get hit the hardest. Our team has the experience and resources to help you structure your budget accordingly, allowing you to continue operations as needed but with cushion added for contingencies. 

 

We recognize that some companies may not have the same level of financial flexibility as others, but that doesn’t mean our team can’t find a way to save you money on your system. With years of contracting experience that spans working with companies from several unique industries, we’re confident we can find a way to help you avoid serious financial issues. 

Perform Preventive Maintenance

The easiest way to mitigate the impact of an emergency is never to ignore your system. Even if you assume everything is functioning as expected (and you might be right), there’s always a chance that a small, avoidable issue can transform into something far more destructive if you’re not careful. Obviously, healthcare facilities were always going to be caught a little off-guard when it comes to a global pandemic; you can still take steps to minimize the chance of other issues cropping up when you already have your hands full. 

 

The only thing worse than dealing with one impossible situation is dealing with a second one at the same time. Scheduling preventive maintenance for your HVAC system is a simple way to mitigate the likelihood of serious issues, and save you the headache of having to put out multiple fires at once.  

Are You Prepared?

If you don’t know the answer, then you probably aren’t. But that’s OK—Brandt is here to help. Our team specializes in disaster preparedness for healthcare facilities, providing them with contracting services that allow them to maintain high performance and functionality even in trying circumstances. For more information on how our team can provide reliable, high-quality HVAC solutions, reach out to Brandt today.