Keele University was founded in 1949 and is located in Staffordshire, UK. With over 10,000 students, it is ranked top 3 in England for overall student satisfaction. They approached System Hygienics because they wanted fire damper testing for 40 student housing and the campus building’s fire dampers; this equated to 500 fire dampers in total. Fire dampers stop the spread of fire, and they knew that having their fire dampers adequately tested was of critical importance to the safety of their students.
Their previous company managing the project had not performed up to standard and they needed a company they could trust. System Hygienics came very highly recommended from previous clients.
Due to the scope of the project, the work was initially planned to take place over summer break so as not to interfere with classes or housing. However, some exchange students were still on campus for the summer, so System Hygienics had to adjust their initial project plan.
Luckily, System Hygienics prides itself on being able to work with client’s needs and timelines. They implemented 14 man days, phased over four weeks, in order to complete the testing with minimal disruption.
The project was successfully completed to the client’s satisfaction, especially given the large scope and the short time frame of the project. According to Adam Worthington, the Planned Maintenance Coordinator for Keele University:
"Both parts of the job have gone very well indeed in part to the engineers that have been sent to site. Dayle and Adam have been excellent, they have done everything asked of them and have remained professional and polite throughout. I have also had very positive feedback from our Head of Operations Support regarding their conduct. It is to their credit that the site work has gone so well."
Further feedback in 2020:
"Would just like to say, once again, many thanks for the work you have completed over the past 4 weeks or so. I now believe we have covered every building on campus and know, pretty much, where each fire damper is. I believe over the last 2 years we have gone from just over 200 to just over 500; next year there will be more as we include our new buildings.
As per last year Adam and Dayle have been excellent, especially considering the extra site rules that have been introduced due to Covid-19, could you please pass on my thanks."
- Adam Worthington, Planned Maintenance Coordinator for Keele University