Secure I.T. Environments designs and installs fire suppression for seven new rooms at Poole Hospital

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 9-Oct-2023

840m of fire protection ewquipment designed and installed as part of new-build project

Secure I.T. Environments has completed a project at Poole Hospital, installing seven switch and data centre rooms serving operating theatres with fire suppression.

Protecting a total room volume of 840m3, the project was part of Poole Hospital’s wider new-build programme.

Working in partnership with TG Clarke, the NOVEC fire suppression system, which was designed and installed by Secure I.T. Environments, included IG55 gas cylinders, combined fire extract and pressure relief vents, detectors, voice sounders, control panels, remote panels, back-up batteries, manual extinguisher release, and extinguishant hold-off buttons. 

Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments, said: “The reliance on technology in modern hospitals means that every comms room, data centre, and cabinet needs to be protected by fire suppression. 

“Many of these rooms do not have staff in them regularly, making it all the more important that any fire risk is properly controlled.”

Similar works are now underway at Bournemouth Hospital, which is also operated by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

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