Temporary healthcare facilities have become a vital tool in the fight against COVID-19. These facilities, either temporary construction or retrofitted structures, are crucial in alleviating pressure on the burdened healthcare system. Governments and municipalities considering this approach must consider and plan to meet building, safety and construction regulations and requirements.
At UL, we provide a complete suite of services to support emergency preparedness planning for temporary healthcare facilities and to aid in the planning, construction and operation of these critical facilities. We can review plans, perform on-site evaluations to verify compliance with installation codes, conduct vital checks for critical safety issues and assess the performance of building products and components.
We provide comprehensive Field Evaluation services to:
- Assist designers, facility owners, code official, and other authorities having jurisdiction in assessing the safety and compliance of modular, temporary and prefab construction.
- Provide temporary facility plan reviews including power grid, power distribution and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
- Conduct site-specific evaluation of power grid, electric, portable power distribution (PPDU) and HVAC to help ensure accordance with the adopted installation code(s) such as the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
Our food safety and supplier audits provide assessments of cleanliness, hygiene, social distancing and sanitation efforts in a temporary facility environment, and coaching to help team members align with safety best practices.
We also offer medical equipment and device testing services for temporary facilities, including electrical equipment testing and tests for emergency call equipment.