Commissioning is a systematic process of assuring by verification and documentation, from the design phase to a minimum of one year after construction, that all building facility systems perform interactively in accordance with the design documentation and intent, and in accordance with the hospital’s operational needs, including preparation of operation personnel”
A commissioning process should start as early as the design process of the facility, and extend into admission of the first patient.
It is typical for organisations to build basic operator training into contracts with vendors of equipment, but it is essential to ensure that training is documented, verified, and that staff can actually operate the equipment proficiently. The same principle applies to the engineering and biomedical engineering departments, where staff need to understand the composition, working and basic maintenance systems and equipment.
Every document that an organisation presents as its own, has to be customised to fit the particular situation.