PAT & Fixed Wire Testing Framework Saves West Lancashire College Money and Time


West Lancashire College


The Background

West Lancashire College have over 3,500 students ranging from school-leavers to adults. The College offers full-time, part-time and evening courses. There’s a range of Apprenticeships for all ages and a variety of industry standard training, from entry through to degree level.


The Process

The College was looking for a supplier to conduct their Portable Appliance Testing and Fixed Wire Testing and so used our PAT & Fixed Wire Testing Framework. The supplier chosen to carry out the work was OCS Group UK. Sales Director, Graham Parker said: We have been working with Colleges and Universities alike for over 20 years. We know what equipment they are likely to have, and what frequencies would be appropriate for their risk assessments and their environment.

Building Services Co-ordinator at the College, Phil Keeley, was extremely impressed with the service he received from OCS. He said: OCS has proved to be an outstanding business partner to West Lancashire College. Since my earliest involvement with the OCS Compliance Team, I have found their service to be second to none. Their engineer representation within our campuses has always been courteous and above all, professional in every respect.


The Outcome

The College saved approximately 13.5 % in financial terms as well as making operational efficiency savings. Phil Keeley said: By using the framework agreement, it has helped us to reduce costs and time that we would spend going through the tender procedure.

Commenting about OCS and CPC’s relationship Graham said: OCS are very pleased with the quality of service the CPC provides, we appreciate their responsiveness and the way they involve contractors in the frameworks.


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Date published: 24th Oct 2016