Schools, Colleges & Universities

At Smartway, our experience undertaking electrical work on behalf of a range of customers in the education sector means we have a good understanding of the challenges that head teachers and facilities managers face.

We appreciate that schools, colleges and universities are unique environments. Compliance with statutory regulations is critical, safety considerations are always paramount, budgets need to be carefully managed, and scheduled work will often need to be carried out within tight deadlines while staff and students are off site.

We have worked with various academic establishments in the Thames Valley, including the University of Reading, and in a previous role, Smartway owner Aaron Smart had responsibility for managing the electrical requirements of 26 Victorian schools in east London.

We can provide a highly responsive service, supporting you with a full range of electrical solutions including advice, specifications, installations and repair work. As well as assisting with day to day issues, we are able to respond to emergency call outs within a maximum of 4 hours for customers within x miles of Reading.

While Smartway is able to support you in whichever way best suits your needs, we ideally like to develop long term relationships with our customers. Working alongside you as your dedicated electrical services partner, we can help you adopt a more strategic approach to managing your electrical systems, helping you save money and reduce term time disruption by scheduling regular maintenance, planning ahead to anticipate future needs and making best use of technology. However you engage us, you will benefit from open and transparent pricing.

With our team of fully qualified, commercially trained electricians, we have the capacity to schedule work around school holidays and ensure that deadlines are met. All our work is carried out in accordance with Safe System of Works, and Smartway has the necessary insurance cover to undertake work in all kinds of academic environments.

Areas we can assist with include:

  • Critical data centres.
  • Emergency lighting, automated lighting & lighting control systems.
  • Preparation of schematic drawings.
  • Maintenance of mains LV switch gear.
  • Thermographic imaging.
  • Safety inspections & PAT testing.
  • Fault finding / discrimination surveys.
  • Completion of risk assessments

If you are responsible for the electrical services in a school, college or university, we’d welcome the opportunity to meet with you and tell you more about how Smartway can help you operate more efficiently.