Warnings, Cautions, and Safety Precautions Relating to Wall Mount Installation
Warnings, Cautions, and Safety Precautions Relating to
Wall Mount Installation
• Make sure that you have read all applicable instructions before attempting to install the wall
• Wall mounts that are intended to support monitors must be capable of supporting four times
the weight of the Monitor when properly installed.
If wall mounts are to be installed on plaster board walls, we recommend that the mounts be
installed using steel or plywood plates sufficient to distribute the load over a large section
of the wall. Lead expansion bolts are neither adequate nor safe for this purpose.
• It is the responsibility of the hospital, institution, or its designated representatives to deter-
mine that the wall is adequate to safely mount monitoring instrumentation. This includes
the selection of and proper installation of the appropriate fasteners and mounts. In a new
construction, or in a remodelled construction where the wall can be completely or partially
removed, a 16-gauge steel stud should be mounted for the purpose of attaching the wall
channel. This design safety factor is based on four times (4x) the maximum rated load.
• GCX Wall Channel: Always reposition the adjustable channel safety stop under the
adapter plate when the height of the Instrument is changed.
The channel safety stop prevents the mounting device from inadvertently falling or being
pulled out of the wall channel. Do not remove this stop while the mount is supporting an
• Do not mount any portion of a monitoring instrument over a patient's bed.
• Do not exceed the maximum rated load specified for each wall mount.
• Ensure that no electrical wiring, utilities, or piping interfere with the selected wall mount-
• Do not install wall channel onto solid brick or brick veneer walls. Do not attempt to install
wall mounts onto crumbly wall material.
• Check the mounting hardware holding the wall channel or bracket to the wall every 12
months. Tighten if necessary.
Installing the Instrument