Kimpton have a long experience of HVAC service and maintenance within the healthcare sector. The healthcare sector is different from many others we work in as there are rarely ANY times where the buildings are not in full use. Downtime is rare, so opportunities for upgrade and maintenance need to be carefully planned and delivered to very strict timetables.
With this in mind, we have three key service offerings within healthcare.
Planned work within the healthcare sector
The range of work varies from the design and build of teaching and research laboratories to the full fit-out of ward spaces. Our team are used to this type of work and often work through the night to deliver the fastest possible solution that is to the required standard with the absolute minimum disruption to the healthcare team.
Our work within healthcare also covers regular boiler servicing through to a full system upgrade that’s programmed for specific times to ensure zero risk of downtime.
The critical element is consistency. There is no room for disruption in service and a cold ward would put patients at an unacceptable risk.
This for us is one of the most important services we offer. A well-maintained system can operate more efficiently, for more years, more safely. Commercial boilers and heating systems have a habit of breaking when they are under the greatest strain – when it’s too cold or too hot outside – and this is exactly when they are needed most.
Losing wards, treatment or operating areas through broken heating systems is almost always preventable through well planned preventative maintenance.
But, even the potential for discomfort with a cold ward space, the bigger risk is in the potential for the loss of life. Many of the people being treated are vulnerable and need to be protected.
Any system that is not properly maintained can become dangerous and be a genuine risk to life. Luckily, in the UK this is rare, but not unknown and the escape of carbon monoxide and other noxious gases into the teaching and public spaces.
Within the healthcare sector, when a system fails there’s a risk that you may need to close. Good preventative maintenance should prevent the vast majority of breakdowns, but some still do occur – particularly with older systems that may not have been well maintained throughout their life.
When problems happen, the Kimpton team react fast. On-call 24/7 365 days a year, we will have you back up and running as soon as humanly possible.
Services we offer to the Healthcare Sector
Many of the services we offer within the healthcare sector are common to other industries we work in. They include:
HVAC service and maintenance within a ward or live hospital environment
Air conditioning design, installation and maintenance
Commercial Boiler planned and preventative maintenance
Cleanroom HVAC design, installation and maintenance
Laboratory design, installation and maintenance
Plant room design, maintenance and refurbishment
Fire damper design, installation, testing and inspection
Dry riser design, installation, testing and inspection
Fire hydrant system design, installation and maintenance
Oil tank replacement and upgrade
Renewable energy system design, installation and maintenance