From fridge calibration to freezer servicing – here are some answers to your frequently asked questions…
Do I need to calibrate my fridge/freezer?
Yes, medical refrigerators and freezers should be calibrated annually inline with manufacturer, insurance and inspectors guidelines. Medical fridge/freezer calibration ensures vaccines, medicines and other medical products are stored correctly and don't become spoiled.
How often should I service my fridge?
We recommend that along with calibration, medical refrigerators are also fully serviced annually. This is also recommended by the NHS Green Book, CQC and GPhC. Annual services are vital in maintaining the performance of medical fridges and in monitoring their overall health. Our annual services are performed by highly trained engineers to the highest standard possible. The service takes up to 45 minutes and ensures your fridge / freezer is working as economically as is possible. Regular servicing of your fridge / freezer can extend its lifespan.
How do I know if I need a fridge calibration?
We recommend that all medical fridges are calibrated annually as standard, this is also a requirement of CQC. In the meantime, if your fridge produces excessive condensation, if you can hear your fridge running, if your fridge is over 5 years old or if products within the fridge are rapidly spoiling, then it's highly likely that your fridge will need a calibration and service.
What temperate should my fridge be?
The NHS Green Book 2013 states that vaccines, medications and other medical products that need refrigerating are stored at a temperature between +2°c and +8°c. If your fridge has been outside these parameters then give us a call and we can discuss the best course of action.