Maintaining power continuity for the NHS Trust

Power Control
30 Jul 2021

The NHS celebrated turning 73 on Monday 5th July, with numerous landmarks up and down the UK lighting up blue ahead of the anniversary to show their support. The momentous day was an opportunity to celebrate all its achievements as well as reflect upon an extremely challenging year.

The challenges placed an unparalleled reliance on NHS services and with that comes a greater emphasis on the need for a dependable and consistent supply of power. Equipment failure due to a loss of power is not tolerated in such a critical environment where it could jeopardise patient and staff safety.

Helping the industry meet its power protection responsibilities is leading UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) solutions provider Power Control Ltd. Power Control has worked with the NHS for nearly three decades in supplying, installing, commissioning and maintaining tertiary power systems.

During this time, Power Control has been granted approved supplier status and features on the NHS SBS (Hard Facilities Agreement) and NoE CPC (North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative). To feature on this list, Power Control underwent a rigorous set of quality and commercial assessments to ensure its products and services were fit for purpose for the NHS.

As a Multivendor maintenance provider, Power Control has been awarded a maintenance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs  Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, Lincoln County Hospital and Grantham and District Hospital. The NHS Trust wanted a provider that could offer an encompassing service which included the maintenance of 13 UPS systems of 5 different manufacturers, 27 IPS (Isolated Power Supply) systems and 5 generators across their sites.

Power Control’s National Contracts Manager, Sam Rea, commented: “In an industry where critical power equipment failure could result in serious life-threatening consequences, ensuring the secondary and tertiary power supply systems are on a regular maintenance schedule is paramount”.

“A regular and thorough maintenance schedule plays a vital role in ensuring critical power systems will work when they’re really needed. Our maintenance contacts can be tailored to suit the exact needs of the site and to accommodate all budgetary requirements. For this site, Power Control provides 24/7/365 emergency call outs with a 4 hour SLA. This is in addition to 24/7 telephone technical support for all contracted equipment, a dedicated account manager with over 10 years experience and experienced maintenance engineers to advise of potential recommendations following a service visit, plus a range of other aspects.

“Following a routine maintenance visit, Power Control’s engineers noticed the urgent requirement to replace some UPS batteries to ensure power continuity. This was booked in and undertaken quickly with no interruption to power.”

All of Power Control’s engineers are provided with factory training and are backed by a company that has almost 30 years of experience in providing maintenance and servicing for emergency power solutions. The nationwide engineers are available to provide immediate assistance 24/7 and work across all industry sectors.

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