The Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) commissioned local electrical specialists Norcroft Energy to carry out a complete electrical rewire at their incident control centre in Barnsley.
The WMRT provides an emergency service to the north east of the Peak District National Park – An essential service not only to walkers and climbers but also to the local community. So the ability to respond quickly to callouts and have an electrical and communications system they can rely on, is essential. As WMRT Team Director John Smith explains, the headquarters was in desperate need of updating.
“From an electrical point of view, our HQ was essentially still an old farmhouse with rooms simply not fit for purpose. We needed to bring our electrical and communications systems up-to-date and we approached Norcroft to discuss our options. Philip was very helpful and fully understood our requirements. As we are a charity, run on tight budgets, we need to account for every pound spent. We needed an electrical team we could trust and who were able to offer us the best value – Norcroft met the brief.”
The work completed by Norcroft included the installation of additional socket outlets in the control room which were installed in dado trunking to make it easy to add further outlets if required in the future. Norcroft also installed emergency lighting and networking cables, and LED lights both internally and externally to ensure low running costs.
Philip Mosley, Managing Director at Norcroft Energy said, “The rescue team now have an electrical system that is fit for the future, with a much more flexible and appropriate power supply network for all their specialist communications equipment.”
Philip added, “In addition, we were able to advise the charity on ways they could reduce their energy bills. We replaced all their lights with low-energy LED lighting inside and out, saving them money throughout the year whilst providing a better quality of light resulting in a more comfortable workspace for incident control staff.”
The WMRT now have a system they can rely on and can continue to provide an excellent support to the community. All electrical work was certified on completion.
John added, “It is great to now have a building which really works as our training and incident control centre. When we have a call-out, day or night, and lives are at risk, we can fully rely on our electrical and communications systems. Philip and the Team were very professional and completed the work with minimal disruption allowing us to continue our work supporting the community.”