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Backup Generators for Schools, Universities and Higher Education

For colleges and universities with lots of research, data, equipment and student information on hand, loss of power can be catastrophic.

The Crucial Role of Backup Generators for Educational Institutions

In the event of a power cut or mains outage, it’s so important to have a backup generator on hand. For colleges and universities with lots of research, data, equipment and student information on hand, loss of power can be catastrophic. Similarly, loss of power can compromise the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers alike. Keeping the heating system, lighting, internet connections, security systems and more online for students and staff is vital at all times.

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The User Flow

Step 1

Contact Us

Looking for a generator for your site? Contact us via the contact form below or give us a call to get started with your critical power solution

Step 2

Tell us your requirements

Our team will discuss your requirements with you, explaining the options available to you.

Step 3

Site survey

One of our highly skilled generator engineers will visit your site to map out to take note of your power requirements, where the generator will be installed, answering any questions you may have

Step 4

Delivery, installation & commissioning

Once the order has been placed, our team will then install your generator on site. We also carry out rigorous commissioning processes to ensure that your equipment is ready to support your site.

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Why do schools and universities need a backup generator?

Power outages at an educational institute don’t simply mean the lights go out for a while. It can also mean an unsafe environment for hundreds of students and staff without the heating system, security systems, air conditioning, internet and more. Outages can even cause safety and housing equipment to fail, which can cause flooding or compromise fire safety.

For higher education colleges and universities, a loss of power can also lead to serious data loss. For institutions with laboratories, data centres, computer systems or other critical facilities that rely on power systems, a loss of electricity can have long-lasting consequences.

Many universities and campuses also have medical facilities – whether onsite medical centres or medical school facilities. In the case of a power outage, emergency care, outpatient equipment, research labs and more could be affected. Life-saving equipment often needs electricity and power to function, and even things like ventilation in chemical labs and sample refrigerators will fail without access to electricity.

Power loss during exam season is another concern for any educational institution. Particularly during finals and end of year examinations, it’s a good idea for administrators to consider a source of backup power for computer networks and internet access. Power loss and the way it’s handled can have a real impact on the reputation of a university, and can even put you at risk of legal action or regulatory measures.

However, with correctly installed and well-sized backup generators, universities and schools can avoid sudden power loss. Keep the power on, protect your reputation and ensure your students and staff are kept safe.

Backup Generator for Schools Universities - Vital Power

How do backup generators for schools and universities work?

Standby generators are designed to be used in the event of a mains outage. There are a number of options for fuel when it comes to emergency generators. Whether it’s a natural gas, petrol, propane or diesel generator, the overall process is the same – the generator kicks in in the event of a mains power outage and uses fuel to convert mechanical or chemical energy into electricity.

Backup generators can be configured with an AMF or ATS panel, which will monitor the A/C primary power output and detect any power outages. It will then automatically switch to generator backup power.

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Backup generators for schools and university campuses from Vital Power

Vital Power is a UK leading supplier of critical power solutions. We stock a range of leading brand names and manufacturers. Vital Power has operational hubs nationwide, so we can guarantee a fast response and regular service and maintenance visits to your campus.

We provide major and minor servicing including load bank testing to make sure your generator can power everything you need it to. We also offer a range of fuel services including quality testing and refuelling, so you don’t need to worry about maintaining your standby generator.

Got a question? We’re always happy to help.

Contact us to learn more about our range of generator services across the UK

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Your engineer was absolutely brilliant - he got the generator working again really quickly and so I have power; he was also really professional and a real asset to your company. I would recommend your company in a heartbeat. Thank you all for helping me out in a time of need. I'm very grateful."

Site Manager

"I would like to say that your company is very customer driven. To offer a service outside your normal scope to fulfil a market need is exceptional and professional. When our new generator requires a service, I will contact Vital Power again"

Maintenance Manager

"I wanted to say a big thank you for the way my generator was installed by one of your engineers. It was done extremely professional and quickly. The engineer projected a tremendous sense of enthusiasm and confidence – and his small-talk is also most interesting to hear. I was left in awe of his complete understanding of the installation requirements. He even management to iron out a difference on the auto start that the manufacturer did not tell him about. A very clean and good working in all respects, he is a tribute to your company"

Site Manager

"Everyone at Vital Power is very professional. I was really impressed with Managing Director, he worked very hard to make sure we were happy and got everything right. The engineers were superb and extremely professional when they came to inspect our cabling requirements. We couldn't be happier with the result and I couldn't fault the work at all. We're really pleased."

Site Manager (BituChem)

"Very happy with the engineer that was on site yesterday to get involved with the power switchover. All went successfully and brilliant result! Thank you."

Maintenance Manager

"Credit to Warren, he's been absolutely unbelievable. To get the generator working in the time that he has is amazing. Great work and thanks again."

Contracts Manager

"I have just received a phone call from the client in regards to the engineer’s visit yesterday. They were very impressed by him, so much so they are thinking of switching all other generators they have over to you. It’s so good to get positive feedback, thanks again for your help"

Contracts Manager

"Your engineers are great, they are keen to help and work proactively to get things done. We were also seriously impressed with Phill Walters getting an emergency hire set to us in just 2-hours from the initial phone call!"

Engineering Manager

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