Communications Room Essential Maintenance


Sharp are a long standing customer of Affinity.  Our work has mainly been for copper and fibre network cabling for office adds moves and changes. However more recently we have provided on site maintenance to include UPS Maintenance and Data Room cleaning.


Sharp have mulitple communication rooms spread over a number of floors in their Stockley Park Head Office.  All individual Communcations Cabinets are supported by rack mounted APC UPS’s. They are specified to provide a target autonomy of 20mins in the event of a power outage.  In order to acheive this good UPS battery Health is vital.

Affinity are contracted to provide UPS Maintenance support, which includes one preventative maintenance visit a year.  The operation and health of all the batteries in each UPS is fully tested as part of this work and reported back to Sharp.  Recommendations for replacement for individual battery cassettes if necessary help Sharp maintain the integrity of its communication systems.


The first floor communications room at the Stockley Park Head office is the hub of the network.  Ensuring a clean environment helps maintain the reliability of equipment ,reducing the dust levels, within sensative communications equipment.

Affinity recently undertook a clean of the first floor comms room.  It required carefull pre planning with other maintenance staff.  The fire alarm and supression systems needed to be turned off prior to the clean taking place.

The cleaning on the day involved a cleaning team using a combination of manual surface cleaning, and machine cleaning.  Wheeled in air scrubbers, and telescopic cameras were used to assess what areas were difficult to access in the raised floor, prior to special angled vacuum cleaners being used.  The Clean took a day and resulted in Sharp obtaining an ISO 14644-1 2015 Class 7 Certificate .  Communciation Room cleans are now planned on an annual basis.


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