PHS Compliance successfully won through competitive tendering a major electrical project at a large and fully operational police station.
The work involved installing and commissioning a new addressable fire alarm system; a new low voltage distribution panel; replacement of all existing distribution boards; installation of new sub-main cables and containment; installing new power factor correction systems; replacing an obsolete uninterruptible power supply system; and project-managing all major building works required for the project.
PHS Compliance installation engineers needed to be specially security cleared, and the police station had to remain occupied and operational throughout the project. Therefore works needed to be phased to allow members of Force staff access to their offices and operation rooms. In addition there were other projects on site at the same time involving different contractors under separate contracts.
We escalated security clearance within four weeks of project start. The programme of works was drafted by the projects team and coordinated with our site Supervisor and the Chief Inspector on site. We also fully involved the Electrical Consultant in planning all required electrical shutdowns required, and our site Supervisor coordinated and planned all sub-contractor resource so as to not disrupt station operations.