MEH Facilities were commissioned by Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust to carry out this challenging contract. The contract, valued at £35,000, covered electrical refurbishment works in the administration blocks, including the replacement of distribution fuse boards with new MCB distribution boards, and remedial electrical works recommended in a previous electrical test and inspection programme. Prior to replacing the existing distribution boards it was necessary to identify all areas that the individual circuits served as in most cases the circuits were not marked.
The replacement of the distribution boards involved a number of shut downs over weekends, that required careful planning and close liaison with the hospital’s engineers and staff. MEH Facilities were able to carry out the shut downs with minimal disruption, maintaining services wherever possible.
The remedial works involved repairs and the installation of additional sockets in the offices, to prevent the need for extension leads. The new sockets were wired from the existing ring circuits and involved the isolation of the circuits. This required careful planning and close liaison with the hospital’s staff to keep disruption to a minimum. MEH electricians working arrangements were very flexible and some of the works were carried out early in the mornings and at weekends as required.
In addition to the specified works, MEH Facilities successfully removed two 4m cast iron street lighting columns and replaced them with client supplied 4m steel raising and lowering columns, complete with post top lanterns.