Lighting & Electrical
The Electrical Services team manages the University’s lighting and electrical systems across the estate
To request a repair to a lighting or electrical system, or to report a fault, please go to the Helpdesk.
We are responsible for the University’s electrical systems between the 11,000 volt transformer and the wall socket. We control all electrical work very closely to ensure compliance with the Electricity at Work Act. We also inspect all electrical systems every five to seven years.
We work according to the framework set out in the Estates Standing Orders and in accordance with Safety Office Policy Statement S4/10 – Working Safely with Electricity . This applies to all electrical systems including building fixed wiring installations as well as to stationary, moveable and portable electrical equipment.
All electrical systems work must be carried out in accordance with the Estates Services Code of Practice Electrical Safety of Low Voltage Systems and comply with the current edition of the M&E Design Philosophy.
Departments must not carry out any work to electrical systems without formal permission from Estates Services.
Only electrical contractors approved by Estates Services are authorised to carry out any work on the University’s fixed electrical systems.
Departments are responsible for the periodic inspection and maintenance of electrical equipment, as stated in the Estates Standing Orders - repairs and maintenance 3.3.1. For further information, please review the Estates Electrical Guidance notes