Hospital complies with the standards thanks to the uncomplicated retrofitting of the DICTATOR interlock control system
In the MCL Hospital Harlingen the complete operating suite on the second floor was retrofitted with interlock control systems
Hospital-acquired infections are becoming a much more important subject. The Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden-MCL Harlingen, in the north of the Netherlands therefore retrofitted the complete operating suite on the second floor with two operating rooms and corresponding changing, function, secondary rooms, etc. with an interlock control system from DICTATOR. This ensures that doors to certain areas can only be opened when other doors are closed – defined by the hospital’s operator or the regulations. This prevents the careless spreading of germs. The great advantage of the DICTATOR system: it doesn’t include a central with complicated programming. Simple dip switches make programming very easy here.
In this case the customer opted for a peripheral system, because it offers even more flexibility than the central one, requires less wiring and, in this case, is also more clearly arranged. All elements of the interlock control system (except the locking devices) are connected by pluggable cables. This makes mounting very simple. The distribution boxes were installed out of sight, above the suspended ceilings.
The existing doors are locked by retrofitted bar magnets. The particular operating terminals were chosen according to the requirements of the respective rooms. In the operating rooms they chose a flush installation of the terminals. They are connected with the existing foot-operated switches in the operating room, so that the opening request can be effected either by a piezo-type key on the operating terminals or the foot-operated switch in the operating room.
In total 5 interlock control systems were installed in the operating suite. Planning, mounting and placing into operation took place in close cooperation with DICTATOR Productie in Emmeloord.