Ohmega Electrical Services is to carryout fixed wire testing at Coventry University.
More than 27,000 students attend the university, which is the larger of two universities in the city.
Ohmega, which is part of Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG), was awarded the contact in July.
Andrew Dack, managing director at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to carryout fixed wire testing at Coventry University. It is a large and busy facility and we are looking forward to working there.”
The university has two campuses, one in the city centre of Coventry which is currently undergoing a £160m redevelopment programme and where a large majority of the university operates, and one in London.
Fixed wire testing (also known as periodic testing) protects buildings and employees from the two main electrical risks – fire and electrical shock.
Over a period of time these risks increase as installations deteriorate and it is in the best interests of not only a company and its employees, but also its insurance company, that the building has an installation that is not only electrically sound but also free from the risk of fire.
PTSG tests electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building to BS7671..2008 standard – this is a five-year mandatory requirement. In some cases, customers insist on 20 per cent being concluded per annum.
PTSG is a fully registered NICEIC company and all engineers are trained to a minimum of C&G2391. It covers all hard wiring in a building including items such as main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning and other fixed plant.