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Installing new IPS/UPS units to upgrade theatres at University Hospital Bristol

Installation and Maintenance | Healthcare

Early in 2021 we began a rolling project to install new UPS’s (uninterruptible power supplies) and an IPS (isolated power supply) units along with EBB’s (equipotential bonding bars) as part of the Group 2 improvement plan to 24 theatre units and 6 recovery areas at the University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust.

Minimising disruption...

Our team was responsible for both preparing the program of works and managing the complete installations within these busy theatres and the project required an extremely flexible approach to working hours to fit around hospital appointment lists. We also made sure we carried out as much pre-installation work as possible to help limit theatre closures.

...maximising value 

During the project we discovered that several theatre units actually required some alteration to their lighting systems to achieve compliant light levels. To address this we designed bespoke theatre lighting systems that could be installed within the existing apertures and connected these to new DALI lighting control systems  with dimmable LEDs. This work was also carried out in conjunction with the main project to minimise theatre shutdowns.

“Electrio provide a first class service and a fully competent support service regarding the planning and co-ordination of the works. I would recommend them to anyone who is considering carrying out similar works. Hospital precincts contain critical service areas and I fully trusted Electrio to maintain these services throughout, they have a conscientious and professional approach and fully appreciate the need to maintain these critical services.”

Senior Engineer, North Bristol NHS Trust

“Thank you for your help in being able to complete on time a very difficult project. This was a lot of work condensed into two weeks and without your help could not have been achieved, please pass our gratitude onto all your operatives who took part.”

Operations Manager, MIDAS property services

“Clarks Distribution Centre, this job was a great team effort and I am grateful to your Guys for being practical and flexible in what can be a difficult environment. We will be keeping your details on record for future reference and thanks again for all your hard work in bring the LED project to a successful completion ”

Group head of facilities Management - Clarks

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