Engineering and Design Services


The goal of SiD is to eliminate or minimise the risk to health and safety early in the design stages.  By doing so, it can decrease the cost of implementation while increasing effectiveness of these safety systems.  As a corollary, trying to eliminate risks at later stages in the project can lead to major increases in cost, with limited options to improve safety.

To facilitate this, Ward Chandler keeps close contact with all other disciplines involved during the design phase alongside the client to review how the equipment is being installed, operated, maintained and eventually how it will be dealt with at the end of asset life.

Electrical Design

Ward Chandler’s experienced engineering team deliver leading-edge designs.  Engineering projects will usually include:

  • Electrical drawings in most formats, typically AutoCAD
  • Cable schedules and cable tray design
  • Schematics for termination and switchboard building
  • Load, fault current, and discrimination studies
  • Full documentation, including operations and maintenance manuals
  • Class submissions

Functional Description and Design

A functional design is a document that captures all requirements of the system that is being designed.  After the document has been approved by the client, the system will be implemented according to this document and at the end of the project the document will be used to verify and validate the outcome of the implementation.

Operation and Maintenance Manuals

An operational manual is a document that describes how an installation is operated by the end-user.  It normally contains an explanation of the safety aspect, how the installation is run, how the user-interfaces are used, and some basic fault finding.  A maintenance manual is a document that describes reactive and preventive maintenance procedures used by the maintenance technicians, including detailed fault finding procedures.