INQ296

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ296 REC296-1349 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 1

Conduct an assessment of the current essential loads and determine if there are loads that should not be on essential power.

INQ296 REC296-1362 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 14

Carry out a detailed audit of the current Hospital essential loads to determine the current load requirements of the Hospital.

INQ296 REC296-1361 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 13

Prepare and carry out a testing regime and testing strategy and ensure testing of the generator is done every month for 4 hours over that month and under full Hospital load with test result recorded every 15 minutes.

INQ296 REC296-1360 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 12

Carry out regular load bank testing on the generator with a load bank large enough to fully load the generator to 110% which will clean out the engine and also identify whether the generator is capable of providing full load for a sustained length of time.

INQ296 REC296-1359 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 11

Renegotiate the maintenance contract at the end of the current contract and have DPTI through AGFMA take on the maintenance contract.

INQ296 REC296-1358 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 10

If the existing generator is capable of providing the current essential power requirements then the generator needs a major inspection and overhaul all items that may need to be replaced due to age and condition.

INQ296 REC296-1357 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 9

Monthly test results need to be accurately recorded.

INQ296 REC296-1356 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 8

Accurate records need to be provided as to what is done for each service.

INQ296 REC296-1355 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 7

Replacement of all original pipes and hoses not yet done.

INQ296 REC296-1354 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 6

Monthly and annual maintenance servicing needs to be scheduled for the generator to DPTI or CHSA schedule requirements.

INQ296 REC296-1353 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 5

Regular annual testing at 100% on a load bank needs to be scheduled into a maintenance schedule.

INQ296 REC296-1352 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 4

A monthly testing regime needs to be developed that will allow the generator to be tested at full essential load capacity and to ensure that 4 hour monthly testing can be done every month.

INQ296 REC296-1351 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 3

From the above assessment determine the existing generator load requirements and provide a new generator to meet those loads.

INQ296 REC296-1350 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 2

Remove any loads that do not need to be on essential power.

INQ296 REC296-1363 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 15

Due to the age of the generator, reliability and reparability risk due to age and the apparent under capacity of the generator it is recommend to replace the generator with a new generator and associated control system designed for the current load requirements and allowance for some future expan