United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust – Passive Fire Prevention Works
Contracts to complete fire door maintenance and replacement works for United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust.
In September 2018, we secured two contracts to complete fire door maintenance and replacement works, with associated passive fire protection works to Grantham and Boston Pilgrim Hospital for the United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust.
Upon installation, we upload individual certificates for each door set to a joint portal, so they can be allocated on the NHS MiCAD system.
Commencing in November, we installed 404 BM Trada certified door sets in 14 working weeks, completing 28 door sets per week. Immediately after completing works on Grantham, we commenced work at Boston Pilgrim Hospital, with the same tried and tested team utilised for Grantham. We completed 506 BM Trada 16 working weeks, completing 31 door sets per week.
Due to the number of fire doors needing to be replaced within a short period of time, we maintained 8 BM Trada certified joiners on the contract, installing on average 6 doors per day. We also deployed 2 laborers on the contract, and a full time Site Manager who signed off every door upon completion of works.
All fire doors were installed through the BM Trada ‘Gold Standard Service’ which consists of approved fire door sets (door leaf, frame, and all accessories) being purchased from the Exova BM Trada approved supplier list (Advanced Timber UK in this instance), and fitted by our in house approved installation teams with documented maintenance for their lifetime.
The benefits of our service ensured United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS trust had:
- Fire door sets that are fully fire tested and certified, proving they maintain fire compartmentation for the required duration
- Certification of approved installation
- Documented 6/12 monthly inspections and maintenance of installed fire doors
We provided a programme for all works which separately identified weekly schedules to identify areas of work and impact, liaising with hospital management of each area on a day to day basis. On occasion, due to the nature of a live hospital environment, some works were cancelled at short notice; therefore, we identified back-up areas in quitter areas of the hospital where works could be completed at short notice, without having implication to the overall programme timescales.
When working in a hospital environment, additional measures are put in place including:
- Method Statements will be provided and approved by IPC and will be in accordance with HBN 00-09
- The fire plan is reviewed in collaboration with the Fire Safety Officer prior to works commencement.
- Any temporary changes which may need to be changed are approved by the CA and clearly communicated throughout the hospital