Before being certified by the NDIS Commission, you will receive an ‘Initial Scope of Audit’ document outlining the requirements for your business.
This document will determine whether you need a ‘verification’ or ‘certification’ audit (including what your business needs to comply with the relevant NDIS Practice Standards).
In a nutshell, to gain NDIS SDA certification you will need to prove that you can safely and competently provide a certain level of care – and that any products and/or services (e.g., UPS systems) meet the necessary quality standards.
As for gaining NDIS SDA certification for a UPS system, there are some minimum requirements:
There are a number of reasons why a UPS system must be certified for NDIS SDA use, primarily because it ensures the safety of the SDA individuals.
Simply put, if you installed a UPS system in specialist disability accommodation that doesn’t meet the necessary NDIS SDA certification standards – and the equipment fails when it is needed most – it can result in dire consequences.
First of all, a UPS for SDA use must be Medical Grade. This is because Medical Grade UPS equipment has a primary role in maintaining life safety equipment.
Any UPS systems that are designed for residential use (although not stipulated in the SDA Design Standard) are not suitable for SDA use.
For example, a shared house battery on a solar charge, in most cases, cannot be controlled or maintained for 2-hours or power storage.
Here’s the perfect example of UPS systems that are certified for NDIS SDA use in Australia:
Ideally, the best way to find a quality UPS system that meets the appropriate NDIS SDA certification requirements is by speaking with professionals. Simply contact us and one of our friendly and knowledgeable advisors can help you settle on the perfect NDIS SDA-certified UPS system for your needs.
In any case, below are some critical features to look out for when choosing a UPS system that meets the appropriate standards:
Again, if you are coming up short and worried that you might make a mistake, contact the professionals and have them aid you in finding a suitable system.
UPS Solutions is a government-accredited specialist provider of UPS systems and UPS installation & maintenance services in Australia. With over 18 years in the Australian market, we are perfectly positioned to provide you with industry-expert advice.
We provide a wide variety of UPS systems – many of which are indeed NDIS SDA certified. If you are looking for specialist equipment that meets the legal requirements, we will happily point you in the right direction and settle you on the perfect UPS system for you.