UL 1069
Standard for Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment

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Edition Number:7SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2007-10-12DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-08-12
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 The requirements in this standard cover the individual units and equipment that operate within the context of a fundamental hospital signaling nurse call system (NCS).

    1.2 A fundamental NCS provides audible and visual communication between patients and staff in a health care facility and conforms to the minimum requirements established in the Health Care Facilities Code, NFPA 99, and the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.3 Accessory equipment or devices which are intended to be interfaced with a fundamental NCS to initiate routine calls or supplementary operation and which do not initiate emergency or code call signaling can be evaluated for compliance with applicable requirements described in this standard.

    1.4 A minimal fundamental NCS performs the following operations:

    a)    Call Initiation – Activation of a staff or patient request for assistance via fixed or portable call initiation station,

    b)    Notification – Call annunciation (audible and visual) at a primary nurse control station,

    c)    Notification – Call-placed indicator (visual) on the call initiation station,

    d)    Notification – Call annunciation at a corridor lamp,

    e)    Notification – Zone annunciation (audible and visual) on a zone lamp, and

    f)    Call reset/cancellation.

    1.5 A fundamental NCS may employ a wireless interface to perform fundamental operations or a supplementary operation such as notification at a redundant portable nurse’s station.

    1.6 The units comprising a fundamental NCS covered by this standard are intended to be installed in patient care areas, staff areas, and support areas of a health care facility in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the Health Care Facilities Code, NFPA 99.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover medical and dental equipment, line isolation monitors, X-ray equipment, electrically heated pads, therapeutic lamps, refrigerated oxygen therapy equipment, food warming cabinets and carts, equipment employed in inhalation anesthetizing or hazardous locations, office intercoms, or similar equipment and products covered by individual requirements.

    1.8 These requirements do not cover equipment employed in an area of hyperbaric oxygenation, in which a patient is exposed during oxygen therapy to pressures greater than ambient atmosphere.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Fundamentals
            • 2.1 General
            • 2.2 Nurse call system (NCS) fundamentals
            • 2.3 Components
            • 2.4 Units of measurement
            • 2.5 Undated references
            • 2.6 Maximum voltage and power
            • 2.7 Manufacturer documentation of devices and operations
          • 3 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 General
          • 5 Enclosures
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Cast metal
            • 5.3 Sheet metal
            • 5.4 Nonmetallic
            • 5.5 Ventilating openings
            • 5.6 Covers
            • 5.7 Observation opening covers
          • 6 Electric Shock
          • 7 Corrosion Protection
          • 8 Field Wiring System Connections
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Terminals
            • 8.3 Leads
            • 8.4 Interconnecting wiring
            • 8.5 Equipment grounding connection
            • 8.6 Supply connections
            • 8.7 Grounded supply conductor connection
            • 8.8 Compartments
            • 8.9 Strain relief
          • 9 Internal Wiring
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Wireways
            • 9.3 Splices
            • 9.4 Barriers
            • 9.5 Bushings
          • 10 Bonding for Grounding
          • 11 Components
            • 11.1 Printed-wiring boards
            • 11.2 Coil windings
            • 11.3 Switches
            • 11.4 Lampholders and lamps
            • 11.5 Protective devices
            • 11.6 Connectors and receptacles
            • 11.7 Pendant controls
            • 11.8 Transformers
            • 11.9 Current-carrying parts
            • 11.10 Insulating material
            • 11.11 Mounting of parts
            • 11.12 Operating mechanisms
          • 12 Secondary Power Supply
          • 13 Storage Batteries
          • 14 Spacings
          • 15 Testing, Servicing, and Maintenance Protection
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 16 General
          • 17 Normal Operation Test
          • 18 Electrical Supervision
            • 18.1 General
            • 18.2 All centralized systems
          • 19 Voltage and Current Measurements
            • 19.1 Input circuit
            • 19.2 Output circuit
            • 19.3 Volt-ampere capacity – low-voltage power-limited circuits
            • 19.4 Deleted
          • 20 Overvoltage and Undervoltage Operation Test
            • 20.1 Overvoltage operation
            • 20.2 Undervoltage operation
          • 21 Jarring Test
          • 22 Temperature Test
          • 23 Overload Test
            • 23.1 Signaling unit
            • 23.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 24 Endurance Test
          • 25 Variable Ambient Temperature Test
          • 26 Humidity Test
          • 27 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 28 Leakage Current Test
          • 29 Transient Test
            • 29.1 General
            • 29.2 Supply line transients – high-voltage units
            • 29.3 Internally induced transients – all units
          • 30 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 31 Static Discharge Test
          • 32 Drop Test
          • 33 Component Failure Test
          • 34 Abnormal Tests
            • 34.1 Abnormal operation test
            • 34.2 Burnout test
            • 34.3 Circuit isolation – ancillary equipment
          • 35 Tests for Special Terminal Assemblies
            • 35.1 General
            • 35.2 Mechanical secureness test
            • 35.3 Flexing test
            • 35.4 Millivolt drop test
            • 35.5 Terminal temperature test
          • 36 Polymeric Materials Tests
            • 36.1 General
            • 36.2 Temperature test
            • 36.3 3/4-inch flame test
            • 36.4 5-inch flame test
          • 37 Strain Relief Test
            • 37.1 Power supply cord
            • 37.2 Field wiring leads
          • 38 Water Spray Test
          • 39 Impact Test
          • 40 Oxygen-Enriched Environment Tests
            • 40.1 General
            • 40.2 Oxygen-enriched atmosphere testing
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 41 Production-Line Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 42 Production-Line Grounding Continuity Test
        • MARKING
          • 43 General
          • 44 Label Design
          • 45 Label Colors
        • INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALLATION DRAWINGS
          • 46 Details
        • PROGRAM-CONTROLLED SIGNALING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
          • 47 General
          • 48 Program Access and Control
        • WIRELESS DEVICES
          • 49 General
            • 49.2 Primary batteries
            • 49.3 Low-power radio-frequency signaling
            • 49.4 Frequency selectivity
            • 49.5 Clash
            • 49.6 Clash error
            • 49.7 Error (falsing) rate
            • 49.8 Throughput rate
            • 49.9 Transmitter stability tests
            • 49.10 Transmitter accelerated aging test
            • 49.11 Reference level determination
        • PRIMARY BATTERIES
          • 50 Primary Batteries Test
            • 50.1 Life test
            • 50.2 Battery trouble voltage determination
            • 50.3 Battery replacement test
            • 50.4 Butt-type connection pressure test
    • APPENDIX A