What’s Your Plan for Equipment Failure?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018

When you’re at the hospital during a crisis, the last thing you think of is the HVAC system. We get it, that’s not your job to worry about; it’s ours. However, buildings are not immune to disasters.

The surgical suite of a local Washington DC hospital recently felt this pressure when two of their six chillers went down in the middle of the night. Boland’s Critical Services team raced in at 2:00 in the morning with two spot coolers to them back online.

Despite system failures, our team was tasked with preserving a sterile and healing environment for patients and staff that was comfortable, reliable, and safe. Our temporary coolers allowed the hospital to continue performing surgeries, but also saved them money in the long run and allowed for time to repair their existing equipment.

Planning: A Way to Protect Yourself

Unfortunately, equipment fails all the time. Even in surgical units when people’s lives are at stake. When possible, planned outages are the best way to reduce downtime of your equipment, save money, and ease anxiety.