Commissioned by a partner organisation, PHS Compliance installed and commissioned new electrical power and data cabling works to 392 court rooms across 109 Magistrates' Courts room as part of a nationwide government digitalisation project.
Each court room was surveyed by our lead engineers working alongside other major contractors involved in the digitalisation project. Not only did we have to deal with major security and access issues, we faced technical challenges resulting from potential asbestos, Listed Building status of some courts, and complex building fabrics including thick concrete floors and bomb-proof concrete floors.
A great deal of out-of-hours and weekend working was involved in meeting project deadlines. PHS Compliance committed 24-7 on call supervisors to the project as well as a full-time experienced Contract Manager who liaised with the prime contractor on start, completion and delivery dates. We engaged reputable asbestos contractors and worked with English Heritage to secure surveys & consents for work required on listed courtroom buildings.
The benefits to the prime contractor and client of working with PHS Compliance have proven significant: it gave us access to a UK-wide, highly qualified base of experienced engineers who know their individual regions. And the PHS Compliance project team, coordinated from one central location, provided us with one point of contact for all reports and other project administration. It was a very successful situation for everyone involved.