The University has scheduled electrical works from 5am to 7.30am on Friday 28 April 2017, for maintenance to the HV substation that supplies electricity to rings A, B and C on the Crawley campus (refer to map).
Work will be fully completed within the timeframe indicated, with no outage anticipated to occur, however, it is suggested staff take the following precautionary measures:
- Defer priority activities that require electrical power for devices and instruments to outside of the switching period.
- Turn off any unnecessary electrical equipment/instruments etc. during this time to prevent the risk of damage from unexpected fluctuations.
- Determine response actions required if an outage occurs and plan appropriately.
- Check all electrical equipment is operating normally once the works are completed.
- Provide mobile numbers to your SDC Technical Lead or Campus Management if you would like to be kept informed of the status of the works or be notified if an outage occurs.
Who to contact
If you have any queries regarding these works, please contact your SDC Technical Lead/Safety Officer or Campus Management.
If you experience issues following the works, immediately notify:
- Electrical supply issues - Campus Management Hotline on 6488 2025
- IT/AV issues – IT Service Desk on 6488 1515
We thank you for your support while this essential work is being undertaken.
Further considerations and information
- Your Faculty SDC Heads, Technical Leads and Safety Officers are assisting to gather Information about activities that require special actions. Contact them to ensure your concerns can be resolved.
- For Central Units, Campus Management is gathering information about activities that require special actions. Contact the Campus Management Hotline to ensure your concerns can be resolved.
- The Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) will be activated and overseeing response actions should an incident occur.
- If an outage occurs, it will be for a minimum of 1 hour due to the requirement to prioritise the placement of limited standby generators.
- A maximum outage time is not predictable therefore suitable business continuity measures need be in place by the activity owner to cover both a short and extended outage.
- There should be no impact to IT network connectivity due to battery back-up equipment (UPS) in place.
- Consider turning off or placing in a safe state any equipment/instruments that may be susceptible to electrical interruptions or fluctuations such as brown/black out, spikes, surges etc.
- Consider all instruments/equipment/devices that are used in your activities.
- In-house generators at Bayliss (211) will supply to limited essentials should supply be lost. To confirm coverage, please contact the Science Faculty SDC Technical Manager.
- If you have an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) unit:
Ensure your UPS will last long enough for you to arrive on site and perform the actions required.
Ensure you have provided your contact details to your SDC Technical Lead or Campus Management to enable you to respond to an outage notification.
- The Building Management System (BMS) alerts will not issue if there is an outage and if the BMS unit is not connected to a UPS. Therefore, if you want to be notified of an outage, provide your mobile number to your SDC Technical Lead/Safety Officer or Campus Management.