Using lean techniques and tools to recommend improvements that can help the University prevent 50% of electrician time being spent on re-lamping

Posted by hjs23 at Jul 16, 2019 03:59 PM |

Researcher(s): MEM Engineering students - Rueben Acheampong, Tabassum Patel, Yanfei Han, Mohammed Yousuff Sohaib, Darwin Mahalingam, Yerkebulan Umirov, Ian Player and Jonathan Pring

When: 2016/17

Where: Various locations across Main Campus


- To investigate techniques to reduce time spent on re-lamping

SDG7- To investigate into lighting to improve energy-efficiency, life expectancy and to reduce our carbon footprint


The engineering students analysed lighting in 3 rooms on main campus as part of a coursework project. They worked with Electricians and Estates staff members to look at all aspects of usability, installation and maintenance, from risk assessments to fault reporting related to the new lighting technologies. Based on the students research, Reactive Maintenance are currently implementing the work.