Operating theatres electrically safe

Floor/wall mounted Isolated Power Systems

Compact electrical safety in operating theatres and intensive care units

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In group 2 rooms, the use of unearthed systems (IT systems) is a requirement as an interruption to the power supply is potentially life-threatening to the patients being treated. Treatments cannot be interrupted and repeated, tests results need to be saved. The mandatory use of the IT system means the medical electrical devices/systems remain active on a first fault and there is no dangerous increase in the touch voltage.

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Recommended equipment and distribution boards:

Analysing and reporting:

Recommended systems for insulation monitoring:

Recommended systems for insulation fault location:

Recommended transformers:

Recommended equipment and distribution boards:

Recommended systems for permanent monitoring:

  • DIN VDE 0100-710
  • HD 60364-7-710
  • IEC 60364-7-710
  • IEC 60947-6-1

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Provide emergency power supply to specific loads in the event of main power failure


Industry standards, including IEC 60364-7-710 and HTM06-01, require that if a hospital’s main power supply fails an alternative should kick-in within 0.5 seconds, at least in areas where isolated power is installed. And for some electronic equipment even this is too long.

Electrical power supplies and IPS systems can have their reliability enhanced with Uninterruptible Power Supplies, ATICs and back-up generators. UPS systems can be supplied as standalone units or for enhanced resilience, may be configured as N+ 1 solution with single, double or triple input supplies. Isolated Power Supplies configured with ATICs and N+1 UPS systems are often considered the most resilient solutions available.

Alarms and diagnostics from the various elements of the system can be integrated to provide operational reports, predictive forecasts, current and emergency information.

This can be supplied directly to theatre staff, facilities managers and other appropriate people.

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Recommended systems for insulation fault location:

Recommended equipment and distribution boards:

Guidance on the use of UPS for medical locations is provided by:
  • British Standards BS7671:2008 (2011)
  • HTM 06-01 2017
  • ETCI ET101:2008

Theatre Control Solutions

Monitor and control the entire operating theatre environment

Theatre Control Solutions

Bender theatre control solutions enable surgical teams to manage the entire theatre environment at the touch of a finger.  Unique to each hospital and theatre, they are designed and manufactured in-house to the clients exact specifications.

They are available in a range of size, finish and can accommodate a wide range of functionality and integrated technology including PACS, keyboards, monitors etc… They combine all the controls of an operating theatre into a single interface panel including services such as lighting, temperature and humidity, ventilation and critical alarms.

Most importantly Bender TCPs are designed to reduce the spread of harmful infection causing bacteria as they incorporate a unique anti-microbial finish that is easy to keep clean.

As a leading provider of theatre control solutions Bender UK works with NHS Trusts, private health groups and third party customers to provide quality, customised solutions which are maintained by the service team 24/7, 365.

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Recommended alarm and control panels:

Surgical Lights

Q-Flow - new era in surgical lights

Surgical Lights

Merivaara lights form part of Bender UK’s comprehensive range of healthcare products and services which includes critical care IPS/UPs power solutions, surgical equipment, turnkey theatre packages, service and technical support. 

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Condition Monitoring and Communication

Find out today what won't happen tomorrow


Signalling, operation, communication – Overview of your system Despite the increasing presence of technology in today's society – people retain a crucial role. These people need to be provided with the right information, in the right place and at the right time, so that they can take prompt and appropriate action.

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Analysing and reporting:

Recommended gateways:

Audio Video Systems (AV)

Digital Theatre Solution


OpenOR™ is a compact AV system which integrates operating room devices, data and image management. The OpenOR™ Classic or enhanced Over IP options are available to purchase through Bender in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Classic Benefits

  • Open architecture, specific to customer needs
  • Intuitive and streamlined interface
  • Management of camera, image, lights and operating table
  • Available in users’ own language f Compact and easy to install
  • Flexible - modules can be added at a later stage

Over IP Additional Benefits 

  • Medically certified IP transmission technology
  • No delay in image transmission
  • Plug and Play function for connecting surgical instruments
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Supply for medical gas, power and data services


Bender UK offers a full range of ceiling-mounted medical gas supply pendants for clinical areas, such as operating theatres, endoscopy suites, critical care, high dependency units and emergency departments. All pendants comply with current requirements including HTM 02-01, HBN26, and HBN57 and are individually configurable for the users’ exact requirements. User preferences on gas outlet type are also catered for. All pendants supplied incorporate medical gas, power and data services.

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Nurses' station

Everything at a glance for a safe operation

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All the information, including any alarms from operating theatres or intensive care units, comes together at the nurses’ station. It is good when the alarm indicator and test combination installed is as compact, simple to use and clear as possible. External alarms, (UPS off, laser warning on, etc.) should also be visible there. Alarm indicator and test combinations from Bender are adapted to your specific requirements.

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Recommended alarm indicator and test combinations:

DIN VDE 0100-710
Errichten von Niederspannungsanlagen - Teil 7-710: Anforderungen für Betriebsstätten, Räume und Anlagen besonderer Art – Medizinisch genutzte Bereiche

HD 60364-7-710
Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 7-710: Requirements for special installations or locations - Medical Locations (IEC 60364-7-710:2002, modified); German implementation HD 60364-7-710:2012

IEC 60364-7-710
Electrical installations of buildings - Part 7-710: Requirements for special installations or locations - Medical locations

IEC 60947-6-1
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 6-1: Multiple function equipment - Transfer switching equipment

Equipotential Bonding Bar (EBB) or Earth Reference Bar (ERB)

For safe earthing of hospital areas and equipment, ensuring electrical safety for staff and patients


The purpose of an EBB or earth reference bar (ERB) is to equalise the potential difference between conductive parts and protective conductors located in the Group 1 and 2 Medical Locations.

All extraneous metalwork within the patient area must be bonded to the EBB.  In these areas the measured resistance of the protective conductor between the earth terminal of any socket-outlet (or fixed equipment) and any extraneous conductive part shall not exceed 0.2Ω, assuming type `B` MCBs are being used and further consideration should be given when using alternative types.

Three types of Bender EBBs are available in a range of size and specifications. Options include single and multi-patient in flush or surface mount enclosures.

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HTM06-01 and BS7671:2008 section 710