MOD Corsham Electrical Compliancy

IMD Group consultants provided on-the-job training, coupled with practical and best-practice guides to upskill and equip the client’s teams.
BRINGING A LASTING LEGACY
IMD Group consultants provided on-the-job training, coupled with practical and best-practice guides to upskill and equip the client’s teams. By supporting the Design Authority to implement changes to the Joint Services Publications, we provided all stakeholders with clarity and mutual understanding of legislation and compliance. We left the client with a sustainable, internal inspection regime – empowering the team to carry out the work themselves for future work.
THE CLIENTS CHALLENGE
Delivering Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate requires a vast number of equipment cabinets.
These must all undergo mandated electrical safety inspection, testing and certification.
THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES
The MOD policy was being interpreted differently and responsibilities were unclear.
Defence Digital was unable to confirm which electrical safety risks had been mitigated or that the necessary processes were in place. Were risks mitigated to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) standards The Electrical Compliancy (El Com) project team was established to develop a through-life approach to electrical cabinet certification
HOW WE HELPED
  • Overview

    Our cyber assurance consultants worked within the El Com team to establish clear procedures, and equip the internal team to test and inspect the equipment, independent of consultant support.

  • Collaboration within an ITSUS-led team

    To develop a through-life approach to electrical cabinet certification and create a Central Asset Register. We provided project management, coordinated data and engaged with stakeholders. 

  • Establishing their current position

    We reviewed legislation, MOD policy and local interpretation, and existing systems to establish a common understanding of electrical compliance requirements.

  • Collecting multiple data sets to generate a consolidated view

    Network Equipment Cabinet (NEC) assets, locations and ownership. We actively engaged with stakeholders to understand existing El Com management arrangements and input to future options.

  • Liaising with the Design Authority

    To propose JSP updates to achieve a coherent pan-MOD understanding of El Com requirements, inspection and test regimes.

  • Undertaking site visits

    To understand local maintenance contract models and provide an independent assessment of compliance against a common interpretation of standards and legislation.

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SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES
We achieved the following outcomes
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