Manufacturing enterprise Seaward electronic is creating equipment for electrical safety testing in its Peterlee factory to aid the NHS in its battle against coronavirus.
The company is supplying crucial equipment for electrical safety testing to hospitals throughout the world and here in the UK, including the Nightingale Hospitals. The firm currently constructs electrical safety testing apparatus for a wide range of healthcare equipment, including hospital beds and ventilators via Rigel Medical, its healthcare arm.
Managing Director at Seaward, Andrew Upton, confirmed that a smaller than normal workforce was ensuring the factory in Peterlee in County Durham stays in operation. He said the highest demand at present was for checking that ventilators were tested for electrical safety. Since the equipment is either old and returning to service after some time, or new and untested, safety testing is vital for all the ventilators.
“We are supplying to the UK and the rest of the world and our team is working flat out to cope with demand. We see it as our way of being able to say ‘thank you’ to the NHS.”
Seaward joins a list of firms working to assist hospital efforts during the outbreak, including Dyson, Ford, Mercedes, McLaren, and Rolls-Royce.
Electrical safety testing is an essential process to safeguard both property and personnel. For businesses based in Northern England, from Peterlee and Chester, electrical services are a must, and they should only employ certified professionals to carry out safety tests and checks.