Our work at Heathrow Airport
Planned and reactive maintenance
New build lighting installation
New build lift control panels
LOLER and PUWER testing
Structural testing and remedial works
Emergency light testing
Internal fit out
New build and refurbishment
Safe entry guidance system (SEGS), software updates and commission, walk testing
FEGP (fixed electrical ground power) reconditioning and new installation
Flood tower lighting LED upgrades, CAP168 compliance testing
Fuel hydrant emergency stop system
-Functional testing of emergency fuel stop break glass
-Alarm zone panel inspections
-Cable integrity testing
-Planned upgrade works
Work in secure areas
Many of our skilled staff are trained and certified for work in zones such as baggage handling, operations centres, control towers and other secure and restricted access areas.
Confined space works
Team qualified in entry into confined space using breathing apparatus
AP qualified staff
Top man and AP services
Confined space projects
Reactive and planned maintenance
Cable tracing surveys
Reactive and planned maintenance
Cable tracing surveys
Building/mechanical and electrical projects
Cable tracing, pit and duct surveys
Identification and tracing of often obscure and unidentified cables leading to comprehensive and up-to-date working knowledge of cabling in and around current projects to enhance safety and ensure there is no disruption to other systems and services.
Let’s walk through a typical Heathrow project
Basically, stillages hold large numbers of “load-ready” cargo cases. They house a surprising
amount of controls, electrical and mechanical parts and their performance is critical to airport
operations. Stillage problems can rapidly become flight and schedule problems.
Taking a look at how we’ve approached the request to keep the stillages in good order will tell
you a lot about how we work and what we do.
We look, think and act on things that may be separate to the job in hand. That doesn’t distract us from what we’re doing, it simply means that if we see something that is or may become a problem, we do something about it. For example, at the stillages we saw damage being caused to the stillage skirt by tug vehicles transporting containers (ULD’s) to and from the stillage.
This damage had several negative knock-on effects. Structural damage was causing misalignment of proximity sensors, leading to failure and downtime. We reported this to HAL (Heathrow Airport limited) and subsequently created and installed bespoke “roll-on/roll-off” barriers to eliminate the effects of tug impact and thereby remove other problems tug collisions had been causing, thus saving time and money.
Fast reactions are important. If HAL send an e-mail, call, or speak to one of our people about something that needs attention our engineers are there! Our 24/7 reactive maintenance call out plan gives priority to stillage maintenance and dealing with any HAL owned Health and Safety faults.
Our work covers all aspects of planned maintenance of the stillages, but also involved significant upgrading. From re-designing and installing hydraulic lifting equipment controls, motors and mechanical safety devices to ensuring smooth operation of moving parts and functional operation of the roller beds, we maintained continuous operation with only minimal down time.
Our focus and abilities allow us to deliver full “ground up” production and installation of a complete unit through to minor repairs and adaptions. Whether these works require replacement parts or bespoke components our far-reaching contact and supply network means we can source and supply parts to meet any need.
We deal equally well with full design and installation and planed maintenance. A focus here involved reducing the amount of maintenance required by examining the root causes of recurring problems. Similarly, we sought and achieved significant improvements in operative safety by major improvements in lighting. At the same time we quite deliberately improved energy efficiency by designing and installing a lighting system that reduces consumption by 66%.
We complete regular planned preventative maintenance (PPM) electrically, mechanically and structurally. In this example this would comprise…
• Monthly emergency lighting inspections and fault reporting in accordance with BS 5266-1: 2011.
• Three monthly LV (low voltage) inspections, identifying lighting replacements, lift functionality and safety devices, control panels and switching and control devices, inspection for damage to wiring and evidence of damage to the LV infrastructure from the elements or persons to BS7671 wiring regulations.
• Three monthly mechanical inspections, identifying requirements for mechanical maintenance, inspection of hydraulic hoses, functionality of the lift and moving parts, control of mechanical safety devices and inspection of roller beds. We also incorporate this inspection with a general structural inspection of the stillage and an opportunity to clear FOD (foreign object debris- in other words rubbish!), to ensure this does not cause an issue to aircraft.
Heathrow Airport is an immense jungle of equipment, cables, parts and components. Nothing is more critical than the creation and maintenance of accurate databases, which provide the foundation of asset management and maintenance schedules. In combination these resources allow us to ensure parts are available on demand and facilities remain functional.
Sign-off and hand-over
As we draw to the end of a project our quality and compliance team will again check all work and installations, ticking every conceivable box, ensuring accuracy of recording and traceability, as well as confirming the quality of work. All aspects of functionality are checked and confirmed prior to hand-over.
Our path to winning and completing successful projects
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