Electrical Services for Education Establishments

According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are more than 3,000 accidents reported in the UK each year through faulty electrical installations. That’s why if you have a major project, you need to call in a team who can deliver the electrical installation safely and on time.

If your school, college or university needs a refurbishment or upgrade, then we can work around you during term time to allow the smooth running of the establishment. And you can rest assured you will be working with a trustworthy and experienced team who can deliver on time, on a budget, matching the design and specifications to the spec.

With new installations, you will be able to see the phased stages of the project through weekly meetings to explain processes and procedures.

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Security Checked Team

Professionalism is at the heart of what we do, making sure the installation is completed safely and promptly by a team of engineers equipped with the right equipment, and a professional attitude.

Because we will be working in an environment with potentially young people, all staff are security cleared with the team handpicked to provide the best service for our customers.

With educational establishments watching every penny spent very closely, Closewood will ensure we keep costs down, and with some capital projects, we may be able to help you by arranging finance.

We also provide a comprehensive service and maintenance package following our installations to ensure that you get the very best out of your investment.

Keeping a Closewood Eye on Maintenance

Through age and use, the quality of those installations will deteriorate. You keep on top of the issue and can’t afford not to.

That’s why educational establishments need to take seriously the continuous maintenance and checking of electrical appliances.

And that’s why when it comes to facilities’ management, Closewood should be your first port of call for compliance.

Clients in Education

In schools, colleges and universities, the maximum period between inspections is every five years, but as a matter of routine, these should be six-monthly.

Regular Condition Reports

Until recently, periodic testing of fixed wire installations in schools was the responsibility of the local council. Now, with many schools becoming self-run academies and the local authority devolving responsibility, staff are having to organise these checks, and budget for them as well.

Fixed wire testing involves checks of all electrical systems, circuits and any service carrying electricity around a building. In the event of an electrical accident, it is imperative up-to-date inspection records are kept.

For educational establishments keeping a keen eye on finances, you want a reliable solution for a business which can keep on top of key issues.

Our goal is to provide you with a professional electrical engineer who is familiar with your building, understands the dynamics and intricacies of some of the electrics, and who provides a reassuring presence, so there are no unexpected surprises.

PAT testing

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is an important part of ensuring your school is a safe environment to work in, so that you comply with the basic requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act.

For portable appliances, this means anything which has a cable or a plug, and which is moved regularly. For example televisions, heaters, fans, extension leads, electric drills, vacuum and floor cleaners, kettles, photocopiers, fax machines and desktop computers.

So long as you keep on top of the issue, then it doesn’t need to be an expensive or onerous process, which Closewood can work closely with you.

We will work alongside you to eliminate the risks of electric shocks and fire by establishing a maintenance routine which will reduce safety risks.

By visually checking cables, plugs and equipment for signs of damage, non-standard cable joints, loose connections, missing screws, or overheating, electrical risks can be substantially mitigated.

You are not required by law to keep records of PAT inspections and tests, but as part of our maintenance routine, we will ensure you have documented evidence of the checks, which also serve as a useful electrical asset list.

Lamp checks

Regular maintenance of a building is essential to ensure that all the facility receives the desired quality and quantity of light, as well as energy efficiency from the lighting system.

It’s why periodic maintenance of light bulbs can produce a range of benefits, including a brighter and cleaner school, college or university, as well as a higher level of security.

Among the challenges for educational establishments is to determine a lamp checking strategy which best fits their facilities’ needs.

At Closewood, we employ a number of strategies to increase efficiency and savings when it comes to lighting. By scheduling regular lamp checks, these maximise lighting system effectiveness and control lighting costs.