Why is PAT Testing Important

Portable Appliance Testing: a key element of health and safety at work and in the home Portable appliance testing (PAT): when is an appliance portable? What makes an electrical appliance “portable”? The definition is flexible, and so it might not be immediately apparent which items fulfil the criteria for PAT testing (portable appliance testing) maintenance. […]

What is Preventative Building Maintenance?

Why preventive building maintenance is a necessity When you think about it, everything that is required to run effectively and efficiently requires maintenance. The car you own is serviced annually, the boiler at home is serviced, as is your gas oven, your log burner and road bike. The building in which you run your business […]

Tesco to Replace Compressor Based AirCon

Leading superstore chain to bin less environmentally friendly compressor based air conditioning systems As far as the environment is concerned, it’s a case of ‘every little helps’, in terms of air conditioning units. Tesco aims to withdraw compressor based aircon systems by 2025. Instead of the less energy efficient system, in will come Air2O IDEC […]

In Video: Industrial Boilers in Action

A selection of video clips featuring industrial boilers in their full glory Once upon a time, the area around our base in Lancashire was right at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Manchester was once known as Cottonpolis and its outlying towns were Northern Powerhouses in miniature form. It is appropriate that our latest post […]

Sodexo’s £60m DWP Estates Contract

Integrated asset and estates management service contract for the Department of Work and Pensions’ properties This week, Sodexo, the multinational outsourcing giant has signed a £60 million integrated asset and estates management service contract with the DWP. For a minimum five-year period, the conglomerate will provide facilities management to the DWP’s estate.

ALL +’s Old Granada Studios Contract

Recently formed ALL + Management wins facilities management for the Old Granada Studios on Quay Street, Manchester Who remembers the good old days of ITV when we had our own regional franchises? Back when the late Tony Wilson used to co-present Granada Reports as well as managing Factory Communications? In our neck of the woods, […]

Oldham Updates Civic Centre Boilers

43-year-old boilers to be replaced in Oldham’s Civic Centre With council budgets continuing to be squeezed, some local authorities in Greater Manchester have moved to cheaper, more energy efficient premises. Rochdale MBC have moved their council offices, whereas Tameside MBC’s new building is under construction on the site of its predecessor in Ashton-under-Lyne. Oldham Civic […]

Sheffield’s Role in Qatar World Cup

How a Yorkshire and Qatar based partnership has delivered an air conditioning solution for the 2022 World Cup In five years time, we could be seeing an England side, managed by John Terry (or Gareth Southgate), in the Qatar World Cup Finals. Whoever’s going to be in the dugout in 2022, an Anglo-Qatari partnership is […]