Case Study.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Maintenance of Fire Alarm and Life Safety systems

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is a large hospital in West Yorkshire.  The Hospital has approximately 800 beds and a staff of 6,000, providing a full range of acute services including an accident and emergency department.  The Hospital treats in the region of 50,000 patients each year as well as 135,000 outpatient attendees.

Defensor Life Safety systems has been a trusted partner of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary since 2018, providing a comprehensive service and maintenance contract which covers all aspects of the hospital’s fire alarm and life safety systems.  This service includes:

  • Quarterly inspections and tests of all fire alarm devices, including manual call points, detectors, sounders, beacons and control panels.
  • Monthly inspections and tests of all emergency lighting units, including luminares, batteries, inverters and central monitoring systems
  • Annual inspections and tests of all aspiration systems, including air sampling devices, filters, pipes and detectors.

Defensor also provides a 24/7 emergency call-out services for any faults or failures that may occur.  We provide a team of qualified and experienced engineers who are able to respond quickly and efficiently to any situation.  We also ensure that all spare parts and consumables are readily available to minimise downtime and disruption.

Defensor has provided significant benefits for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, such as:

  • A high level of compliance with the latest standards and regulations, such as BS 5839-1 for fire alarm systems, BS5266-1 for emergency lighting systems, BS 5839-9 for voice communications systems, BS 5306-3 for portable extinguishers and BS EN 54-20 for aspiration systems
  • Increased reliability and performance of the system
  • Enhanced safety and security for patients, staff and visitors to the hospital against the risk of fire
  • A high level of customer satisfaction and trust, as the Hospital receives friendly, flexible and responsive service which meets their needs and expectations

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