Following successful competitive tendering, phs Compliance was awarded a contract for electrical power distribution installation services to the Trust’s adult mental health services. Across the site, phs Compliance replaced local distribution boards, switch gear and cable connections, installed RCD protection, conducted full commissioning electrical tests and also replaced the main low voltage panel.
Any electrical installation works in a highly operational and sensitive hospital environment is one of the biggest challenges faced by both our engineers as well as by the customers’ Estates team. The hospital which houses acute mental health services required experienced qualified engineering teams who could work securely, with sensitivity toward safeguarding issues, and without disrupting services to patients. Our engineers ensured temporary generators provided ongoing electrical supply whilst the conventional supply was isolated during works.
The nature & function of the wards on the site necessarily dictated no disruption to operations. We delivered all works to a carefully pre-agreed programme of works. Local distribution boards were replaced over a weekend shutdown with temporary 60kVA generators ensuring that all essential circuits remained operational. The main low voltage panel was also replaced during a weekend shutdown, and three 100kVA temporary generators and fuel tanks were strategically positioned around the site to power all essential supplies. We worked closely with a leading panel manufacturer to install, test & commission their new purpose-built low voltage panel.
phs Compliance were successful in a competitive tender process to carry out extensive electrical work at one of the Trusts’ mental health in-patient sites. Works included a complete five year periodic test of the installation, replacement lighting in ward and corridor areas, and replacement of main electrical switch gear including the mains/generator auto changeover.
phs Compliance worked diligently, preparing the site for replacement works and set up a number of temporary generators and electrical supplies ensuring minimal disruption to the hospital whilst the main switch gear was replaced. They provided teams who worked around the clock during weekends thereby meeting Trust deadlines for works completion.
Communication with the project manager and the site team was good and the quality of work on site was excellent. I have no hesitation in using phs Compliance to carry out any future electrical work for the Trust.