United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Grantham
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust contracted Harmony to design and install a fully inclusive damper system, fire stopping surrounding the damper penetrations, and Thorlux lighting with PIR sensor installation at Grantham District Hospital. The Trust chose Harmony due to our proven experience working within the healthcare sector and our broad array of accreditations.
Harmony’s Senior Active Fire Project Manager Alex Brierley said, “I am pleased to work in partnership with the trust to help create a fire-safe environment for the staff and patients at the hospital.”
Works consisted of the design and installation of 230+ dampers with panel interfaces connected to the fire alarm. Harmony’s technical design team worked with the NHS Trust’s maintenance team to identify their specific requirements. In addition to installing the damper system, each penetration was fire stopped per Harmony’s BM Trada Fire Stopping Accreditation. Harmony also carried out the installation of emergency lighting throughout the site.
The main challenge of working within a live hospital environment is to cause as little disruption as possible. To overcome this, we operated on tight project timelines. The team also carried out the works during the height of the COVID pandemic; however, we were able to adapt by producing COVID risk assessments and the introduction of relevant PPE to protect both the patients and staff.
“Harmony were successful in tendering for the replacement of all fire and smoke dampers at Grantham Hospital as well as fire compartmentation works. During the contract period elements have changed and Harmony has completed these changes in good time and price. They have always kept the Trust informed as to what they are doing when they are doing it and where they are doing it as per the agreed installation plan. I would have no problem in appointing them to do the same works in the other
hospitals within the Trust.” NHS Customer, Capital Projects Manager