Each and every WAS vehicle is manufactured and delivered with the utmost care and highest quality. You can be sure that we care about the long-term quality of our vehicles – even after they have been handed over to our customers. That is why we have developed a maintenance concept, making your vehicles – and therefore your operations – safer on an ongoing basis. Our service extends quality management to the use of your vehicle.
Six maintenance modules that you can rely on:
Having to jiggle and tug at a stretcher table to quickly raise and lower it is not good enough. Correct maintenance and checking of ambulance tables can only be carried out by someone who is authorised to perform maintenance work according to the manufacturer's specifications – such as WAS.
Maintenance and checking of ambulance tables must be carried out annually in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
The gas systems in the vehicle must function reliably. Even the most minor leaks lead to increased concentrations of the gases in the air in the vehicle and result in the bottles becoming prematurely empty. Patients and personnel are put at increased risk. To ensure reliable testing, WAS has developed a completely unique mobile testing unit which can be used for in-place testing for all customers.
Leak tightness and flow rate testing must be carried out every two years in accordance with DIN EN 1789, DIN EN ISO 9170-1 and the manufacturer's specifications.
To protect ambulance crews and patients, regular checking of the electrical system is both necessary and mandatory. The VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, describes inspection of the system as “the most important point”. WAS specialists not only inspect the system; they also test and measure it in accordance with standards. This kind of rigour should be standard.
This check must be performed once a year in accordance with DIN VDE 0100.
The vehicle batteries in emergency vehicles are subject to enormous loads. For this reason, the condition of the batteries should be checked regularly as this has a considerable effect on the operational readiness of the vehicle. Furthermore, external influences and wear and tear can result in the charging equipment (vehicle/box body) no longer being sufficiently effective. This check also ensures that the electrical output can be reliably sampled at all sampling points and that there are no problems with power supply to the vehicle's equipment.
Required once a year as per manufacturer's recommendation.
Moisture collects on the surface of the evaporator in the air-conditioning unit when it is in operation. As a result, contaminants can also form or deposit here over time and, in some circumstances, spread through the patient compartment. The result is not just unpleasant smells. It is important to clean the air ducts regularly here in order to prevent these problems.
WAS recommends annual disinfection of the air-conditioning units.
We don't just test, we provide documentation too. Complete documentation is part of the WAS Service Plus Maintenance concept. This includes test records in the form of maintenance logs and inspection plates. The technical content will be discussed with in person. So that you always know what has been tested, and with what outcome.
The all-round carefree package: cost-efficient and with even more service! You can also book a practical all-round carefree package for your vehicle, bringing you not just cost savings but other benefits too. With a Service Plus Maintenance contract, you also get maintenance management included in the package.
This is where our electronic reminder system comes into play: You will be informed in advance by email and/or by phone when a service or maintenance work is due soon. Then you can plan in advance and your operations are not put at risk.