In the healthcare sector, emergency response during flood scenarios, can play an important role in connectivity for all operations. These can be true life or death decisions.

In a flood environment, a hospital must immediately shut down the electrical distribution in the basement of the facility. Backup generators must be set up, and sometimes even generators designed to be backup start to fail. Wetness can continue to be an issue for days to come. This is where Comstock Bros. Electric has the experience, ensuring that patient care can continue, and safety is part of the quality control equation.

Key questions to ask in an emergency situation where water is involved:

  • Are the electrical units energized?
  • What’s already underwater?
  • Is the facility experiencing power surges?
  • Where are there loose wires?
  • Has equipment that has been damaged been fully de-commissioned?
  • Does your crew need to find multi-generator rentals?
  • Can all damaged equipment be replaced in a timely manner?
  • Which circuits need to be backed up for critical needs?
Comstock Bros. Electric has the resources. Once the crisis has past, then testing for stability must begin. This would include cable testing, breaker testing, and specialty testing. Comstock Bros. Electric is available for first and fast response.

Energized Testing

Example: Kentucky One Health. The company is held to certain industry standards, like those of the Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Testing is required, and on an annual basis at every major facility, this must be completed in a few weeks window. This may often include:

  • infrared scanning
  • guaranteed maintenance
  • NFPA 99 requirements
  • system reliability
  • no downtime requirements.

Comstock Bros. Electric offers the benefits of:

  • Knowing What It Means to Be in Compliance
  • Catching Problems in a Timely Manner
  • Avoiding Large Breaker Failings
  • Setting Up Planned Replacement and Scheduling Maintenanc