South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust

Following an on-site meeting in 2015, Guardian Electrical Compliance were chosen to conduct our fixed wire inspection and testing programme across the 40+ property portfolio.
The Estate comprises of 2x large Mental Health inpatient Hospital sites (Kendray/Fieldhead) and various NHS community properties across the south west region. From preliminary discussions through to the work being undertaken, it was clear that Guardian had a vast knowledge and experience of testing in the healthcare sector. It was agreed that the best way forward would be to have full network drawings of the site completed, and these were done to a high standard, accompanied by a full thermographic survey. The inspectors were very professional in their manner, causing no disruption around the hospital and adhering to our strict site guidelines/regulations of the control of contractors policy and Health Technical Memorandum 06 – Electrical Safety.
Following the successful first visit and a second meeting with Guardian’s attentive Operations Team, it was decided that they would complete the full testing programme over a 3-year cycle. This met the extensive legal requirements of the hospital while allowing the associated cost to be managed and spread. It also allowed me to take stock of the safety status of the whole site and arrange a plan to suit the urgency of each individual area and minimise disruption.
The final aspect of service was the collation of the test results on my own, bespoke website known as TraQit. As opposed to mounds of paper work on my desk, I am now able to access all relevant records from my desk printing off and amending records as appropriate.

My experience of using Guardian is that they are professional, diligent and are at the forefront of the Inspection and Testing industry. I would recommend them to any establishment in the healthcare sector.

Chris Kelly
Estates Operations Manager South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust