Lighting maintenance and electrical testing company Quicklight has won a national contract to provide electrical testing services across 167 FirstGroup bus stations and depots. The contract, which started in September, sees Quicklight carry out electrical installation condition reports (EICR) utilising thermal imaging cameras and any remedial work required as a result of the tests.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that all electrical systems are tested on a regular basis so that they remain in a safe condition and comply with current regulations. EICR testing will highlight any electrical installations that need attention, having been damaged or deteriorated over time.
Richard McCabe, managing director at Quicklight, said: “Compliance testing can be a huge undertaking for organisations of FirstGroup’s size. Our experience in planning and implementing company-wide programmes of electrical testing takes the hassle away from them.
“We are gaining recognition in the industry for providing the same reliable, quality service for compliance testing as we do for our lighting maintenance services. And, as a result, our electrical testing service has grown rapidly over the last five years.”
David Seaton, FirstGroup’s property projects manager, said: “First Bus operates in more than 40 of the UK’s largest towns and cities and has more than 160 depots, outstations and other facilities across the country. Given the scale of our operations, we were looking for a supplier with the right expertise and the capability of providing a first class service across our UK portfolio. We look forward to working with colleagues at Quicklight over the course of the contract.”
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