Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea
The original fire alarm system was supplied under a new build contract when the new hospital was built near Hastings in Sussex. The original build included a number of Series 860 panels with addressable devices wired on a loop basis. In 2005 a Series 925 analogue addressable panel was added to the new Heart Centre. This was connected to the existing TDM system.
Following a formal review the whole fire alarm system was competitively tendered for upgrade .
Static Systems were awarded the contract to supply and commission the new system over a period of three financial years. Working alongside the appointed third party, installing contractor upgrade works were undertaken to firstly install a new suite of panels (900Evo) and then, on a phased basis, to upgrade detection throughout the whole hospital.
During the works both the existing TDM and the new network had to operate in tandem ensuring that signals were neither inadvertently omitted nor duplicated.
Static Systems undertook training of the installing contractor to enable their teams to effectively and efficiently upgrade and add detection circuits without involvement of ourselves.
We attended at the end of each discrete section of work to commission and set to work the upgraded devices. The contractor was also trained and supported by ourselves to enable them to decommission elements of the system as it became redundant.
System: Site-wide network with Series 900Evo analogue addressable fire alarm panels and Apollo Discovery detection devices.