South West London & St Georges NHS

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PROJECT DETAILS: Health, Safety and Fire Gap Analysis & Legionella Risk Assessments

NIFES ROLE: Consultant/Surveyor

Background

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust was formed in 1994. The Trust headquarters are at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and provides community and hospital psychiatric services to Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth as well as offering more specialist services to people throughout the UK.

The Trust requires a full health, safety and fire audit and legionella risk assessments to establish the current level of compliance to prioritise capital and maintenance investment.

Approach

NIFES Consulting Group was commissioned in January 2014 to undertake a Gap Analysis. This was primarily to offer compliance assurance to the Trust with a view to identify high, significant, moderate and low risks. Simultaneously NIFES undertook Legionella Risk Assessments throughout the estate in accordance with L8 and HTM 04-01.

A team of surveyors and consultants carried out the commission over the course of two months; the fee was approx. £8,000.

Results

These works provided a risk based, prioritised action plan to assist the Trust in planning Capital and Maintenance Investment for the next year.

The outputs from Property Appraisals were detailed in MS Excel spreadsheets for ease of use and analysis.

NIFES reported on current deficiencies, remedial actions, risk categories, timescales and implementation costs.

NIFES were commissioned to undertake a Health & Safety Gap Analysis and Legionella Risk Assessments. This established the current levels of compliance to prioritise capital and maintenance investment.