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Compliance Testing for Manchester Hospital


The Client

Trafford General Hospital is often referred to as the birthplace of the NHS, after it was opened in 1948 by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan. What was then known as Park Hospital, served as the first NHS hospital after treating the first NSH patient.

More recently, the Accident and Emergency Unit has been closed and reduced to an Urgent Care Centre, forming part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The site continues to provide care and treatment for a wide range of conditions to adults and children in the surrounding area.

The Brief

Heightsafe have years of experience within the healthcare sector, having completed Compliance Testing and Installation works on several hospitals and medical facilities across the UK.

Trafford General Hospital Fire Escape Staircase tested by Heightsafe

Heightsafe were instructed to attend and carry out the annual Compliance Testing on all assets across the Trafford General Hospital site, which consists of Fire Escapes, Access Ladders, Guardrail and Step Over Units.

The Solution

Work at Height Systems must be tested at least once annually (or bi-annually if utilised for Fall Arrest or Restraint – BS EN 795 Class A1). Trafford General Hospital have a variety of Work at Height Systems on site, including 21 Step Over Units, 5 Fire Escape Staircases, 22 Access Ladders and almost 300 metres of Guardrail.

Trafford General Hospital Guardrail tested by Heightsafe

Each system has its own standard it needs to adhere to. Each system was thoroughly inspected and tested against the relevant standards by our dedicated Compliance Engineers. The systems were tested and any recommendations for remedial works were noted, and all provided in a report to the client.

The Outcome

The systems across the hospital are used by a variety of on-site maintenance personnel and external sub-contractors who require access to various areas of the roof and plant systems. It is imperative these systems are tested annually to ensure their safety for those utilising them for access.

Trafford General Hospital Step over Unit tested by Heightsafe

Heightsafe’s engineers often complete testing with the site contact, explaining their work and the dangers of not having compliant systems. The Work at Height Systems at Trafford General Hospital have now undergone full Compliance Testing by our experts, and the Facilities team can be safe their systems are all up to date and in line with the relevant standards.

Compliance Testing from Heightsafe

Heightsafe offer Compliance Testing for all Work at Height Systems and Equipment. Our team have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in their field, and thoroughly inspect and test all systems. A report of recommendations and certifications is provided upon completion of the work, along with the peace of mind that the systems on your site are safe and compliant.

Don’t delay, get in touch with the team at Heightsafe to carry out your Compliance Testing. Call us on 020 3819 7199 or fill out a form here.

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