Tees Fire Systems (TFS), has won a seven-figure contract to install a new hybrid system in a busy North Tees Hospital. TFS are one of twenty companies nationwide that are part of life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe’s, exclusive Systems Partners Network. The accolade recognises TFS Limited as a company with extensive expertise in the life safety and security industry and gives them use of the latest products and technologies available from Hochiki Europe.
The University Hospital of North Tees provides services to people living in East Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and the surrounding areas. The hospital was founded in 1968 and has capacity for 563 beds across eight floors and the estate is managed by North Tees and Hartlepool Solution LLP.
As part of the contract, TFS made the decision to specify innovative products from Hochiki Europe for the project, as they boasted the highest compliance to standards, flexibility and unrivalled reliability.
Kevin Hynes, Managing Director at TFS said: “When our tender for the North Tees Hospital contract was successful, we were praised for our technical knowledge, which is a testament to the hard work of our sales team, and our status as an Hochiki Europe Systems Partner.”
During the course of the contract, TFS is providing ongoing technical support for the end-user around the installed solutions. The company also held monthly progress meetings with hospital facilities managers to keep disruption to staff and patients to a minimum.
Mark Smith, UK Sales Manager at Hochiki Europe, added: “Installing life safety systems in healthcare environments can be challenging due to the complex layout of these buildings and the vulnerability of occupants. As well as keeping disruption to a minimum, it’s also important that the new installation does not compromise the functionality of existing systems.
“Over the next two years, we will work closely with TFS to ensure that the new fire alarm system will provide the highest levels of safety from the very moment it is installed, to best protect staff, patients and the premises.”
Steven Taylor, Assistant Director of Estates and Capital – North Tees and Hartlepool Solution LLP, the organisation responsible for the management of the healthcare estate said: “We were very impressed by the technical knowledge and significant experience demonstrated by TFS of working within a busy hospital environment. TFS’s approach and insight is refreshing and provides the trust with confidence that the project will be well managed and progressed in a collaborative manner.
Work to install the new system started in June this year and is expected to be completed by Summer 2020.