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FDS operates new contract at busy EENT department

Posted onPosted on 28th Mar

An Ashfield company has just begun a six-month contract to carry out extensive work on fire safety doors at a busy health centre that forms part of one of the East Midlands’ largest hospitals.

Fire Door Specialists, based at Brierley Park Close, Stanton Hill, will inspect more than 250 doors and carry out any remedial work needed at the Ear, Eye, Nose, and Throat department at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

FDS, which will also supply and fit doors and door sets as required, won the £200,000 contract with Ideal Cleaning Services, the company that manages facilities at the EENT centre.

Kieran Percival, co-director of FDS, said: “This is a prestigious contract for us and further cements our reputation for being the fire door specialists people in public sector organisations can trust.

“We have allocated 12 of our personnel to be on site throughout the contract, which has just begun, with work scheduled to be completed by the summer. Additionally, we are carrying out a lot of the work at night so that any potential disruption is at a minimum.”

When examining fire doors, FDS inspectors check out whether or not they are damaged, whether they conform to standards and regulations, and whether or not they have previously been repaired.

Fire doors should meet strict criteria, as should the frames they sit in and any accessories that are attached to them, such as hinges, handles, and locks.

Andrew Bentley, of Ideal Cleaning Services, added: “This work has to be carried out by the experts, and, because of the setting, it has to be done with as little disruption as possible. In FDS, we have a partner that ticks the right boxes.

“Before issuing the contract, we’d worked with FDS for well over a year. Initially, for one-off fire door replacements and then for the six-monthly fire door inspections. I was impressed by their efficiency and practical, rational approach to rectification work and the stress-free reports and project management.

“I know the project will go smoothly even in the challenging environment of a working healthcare facility.”

FDS has built a reputation for its attention to detail, dedication to carrying out excellent work, and for being open and transparent in what it does.

It already has contracts with a number of private and public sector organisations across the UK. FDS can inspect and install doors, and it can manufacture fire doors at its premises in Stanton Hill.

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