Chubb Fire & Security has secured a new contract to provide fire extinguisher maintenance services at more than 50 sites belonging to or managed by the Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) NHS Foundation Trust.
Hospitals, private general practitioner offices, health centres and dental surgeries are all included in the three-year contract.
As part of the agreement, Chubb will ensure that more than 1,500 fire extinguishers and fire blankets are regularly serviced and maintained to British Standards in order to protect patients, employees and assets.
“We’ve worked with Chubb previously and it’s good to be working with the company again,” said Emma Morten, procurement officer at DCHS. “The sales team and engineers are superb. There has been a seamless process from signing the contract to mobilisation.”
On being awarded the contract, Chubb serviced all of the fire extinguishers at each site.
“The contract is flexible and we’re continually adding sites at very short notice,” continued Morten. “This is a great advantage to us.”
DCHS provides care for more than 4,000 patients every day in 13 community hospitals and 28 health centres. It’s one of the largest providers of specialist community health services in the country, serving a patient population of more than one million.