Keeping pupils and teachers at St Mike’s safe through the crisis

Keeping pupils and teachers at St Mike’s safe through the crisis

Date: 2nd July 2020

While all businesses have experienced challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, here at DRS we are proud to have been able to continue to support clients of all types – keeping their buildings, facilities and people safe at all times.

In the case of St Michael’s School in Llanelli, we have recently completed an array of maintenance work, checks and upgrades to ensure pupils and teachers attending and working at the school are safe. While many of the school’s functions have been closed due to the pandemic, it has remained open for keyworker families and home to a small number of boarding pupils throughout the crisis.

As part of our brief, we worked around these individuals safely while preparing the whole school for re-opening in the near future. The school educates 420 pupils.

The school is an important piece of the educational landscape in Carmarthenshire contributing to the local economy. Pupils from all over the world travel to the school, which has an excellent track record and achieves consistently above-average results.

Our work at St Michael’s School included checking all gas installations and updating where necessary, completing Electrical Installation Condition Report for all appliances in the school, installing new distribution boards where required, and upgrading power supplies with high level catenary wire/SWA supply cables.

While carrying out such, work, all our staff adhere to a range of safety measures and always follow government guidelines throughout including new Site Operating Procedures (SOP) developed by the UK government in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and which align with guidance from Public Health England.

Benson Ferrari, headmaster of St Michael’s School, said:

“We were delighted to work with DRS and found them to be very understanding of our setting and the precautions needed.  They were responsive and communicated well throughout the works.  We have been very satisfied with the standard of their work.”

Mark Phillips, our managing director, said:

“Here at DRS we have worked throughout this crisis, supporting our clients in every way we can while also adjusting our working practices to follow government guidelines. We were delighted to have been able to help such a prestigious institution as St Michael’s to ensure that its facilities are completely safe for pupils at all times when it reopens after the pandemic.”

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