Our services cover building maintenance and statutory compliance that will reduce the risks of disruptive breakdowns and ensure that relevant statutory and legislative requirements are met.

  • The relevant Approved Codes of Practice published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) 
  • The maintenance requirements from published guides of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • SFG20 guidelines published by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
  • Where applicable the maintenance requirements specified by manufacturers, other relevant professional bodies, and trade organisations.

Summary of the services available to schools are:

  • Reactive Maintenance Service – such as plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation, carpentry, roofing, brickwork, plastering, decorating
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) – such as re-lamping services, fire detection equipment, fire doors, gutter clearance
  • Statutory Compliance Testing & Servicing – including 5-year fixed wire testing, gas safety checks, legionella testing, water hygiene management, emergency lighting tests, portable appliance testing
  • Consultancy Services – such as Project Management & Monitoring Services, Water and Fire Risk Assessment reviews, preparation of PPM schedules, asset verification building defect diagnosis etc.

A programme of routine maintenance and a cost-effective pricing structure for ad-hoc services can be provided upon request.

The council will provide a team of experienced officers in connection with the management and administration of the Hard FM service to ensure these service standards are delivered. The school will also have a dedicated FM team with clear channels for communication and escalation.