Running A Medical Treatment And Imaging Center In An Old Building? Different Concerns And Changes To Make

Posted on: 20 November 2017

If you have opened a medical treatment or scanning and imaging facility in an older building, and you want to do some renovations, there are some things that you want to consider. You want to make sure that you are doing all of the renovations safely, and that you aren't at risk because of the services or treatments that you are offering. Here are some of the things to look into before you start the project, to protect yourself and everyone else.

Lead and Asbestos Inspection

The property can be inspected for lead and asbestos by a property inspection company. You want to have this done to make sure that no one is exposed to either of these toxins during the renovations, and exposure to lead at any time can be very harmful and dangerous for both adults and children. This inspection should be done before any construction projects are started. Many materials could have these hazards and the construction will put these toxins in the air.

Ionizing Radiation Detector

You want to make sure that you don't have radiation problems throughout the building because of the treatments that you administer, and because of the different machines you are using. Have an ionizing radiation detector installed so you can be sure that you don't have free particles floating around the building and causing harm to all that in the space. Contact a company like IMI - International Medcom, Inc for help with this.

Security Enhancements

Since you are already making changes around the building and you are trying to make the building safer, there are some security enhancements that you also want to look into making. This means you could add in cameras, automatic locking doors, or anything else that you think your medical facility should have to protect all of your staff and patients. Talk with a security professional about what specific security needs you have.

You don't want to put all of your staff and patients at the risk of dangerous lifelong illnesses or other problems because you haven't cared for the property as needed, or because the air isn't safe. There are a lot of different things that you have to do to protect everyone, and the type of images and treatments you offer may be putting everyone at risk. Investing your money and taking the time to make your facility safe will improve the property value, and help to prevent liability concerns and lawsuits from others in the future. 

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