Electrical Testing for several
UK wide Maritime Rescue
Ford Electrical Ltd
June - September 2014
A range of Rescue Co-ordination Centres including:
BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Their services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support
Each of the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCC) is responsible
for responding to all maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) and other emergency situations, incidents and calls for assistance in and around their given area, it is therefore imperative that their electrical systems are running optimally 24 hours a day.
Ford Electrical Ltd (FEL) were employed by BAE Systems through Chalcroft
Construction Ltd to carry out electrical installation testing to conform to MRCC
requirements and get equipment up and running.
Along with complying with exact requirements it was also important to meet
the exact timings so that other specialist computer systems engineers could
follow suit. The Ford Electrical team worked alongside Data Installers and had
a good working relationship, which all helped make the project run smoothly.
The UK wide testing programme ran between June 2014 and September 2014
and in that time FEL tested seven different MRCC’s at far flung corners of the
Brisitsh Isles including Falmouth, Holyhead, Milford Avon, Bridlington,
Shetlands, Stornaway and Belfast.
The biggest benefits to the clients is that FEL are flexible and adaptable in their
approach, helping to dovetail with the timings of other engineers and