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Hospital's access problems cured

19 September 2017

Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment situated on the new Emergency Department’s roof. 

Sunderland Royal Hospital, Part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, is a 970-bed acute hospital and has been undergoing an £18m redevelopment, upgrade and extension project which comprised the construction of a new Emergency Department.  

Part of the Emergency Department works included the installation of new plant and equipment to the roof area, installed by M&E specialist H Malone & Sons Ltd.  However, pipework and ducting presented access issues to some of the air conditioning units. H Malone contacted Kee Systems who carried out a full site survey and recommended the installation of bespoke access platforms.

Custom built access platforms constructed from Kee Klamp fittings provided safe access over obstructions and difficult to reach areas. By using Kee Klamp fittings, Kee Systems was able to design each platform to the exact site requirements. Installation was quick and easy on site, with the fittings installed using a standard hex key, saving considerable time and overcoming the need for specialist tools and hot works on site. The end result is a series of robust and durable platforms which provide safe and clear access to all areas around the roof.