Airmec plays key role in ensuring water quality at fire stations

Published:  04 December, 2014

Airmec, water quality monitoring, maintenance, refurbishment

Airmec has won a 3-year contract to monitor the quality of water for domestic use at 25 sites for Avon Fire & Rescue. The company will also be reviewing risks assessments for each site in line with legislation for the control of legionella and pseudomonas and other hazards.

The contract coincides with a major investment programme designed to enable the authority to make budget savings in the longer term. They include building new stations, including one in Bristol, amalgamating the two South Gloucestershire stations and upgrading facilities at others to ensure they remain fit for purpose.

Inspection and regular flushing of taps and outlets is essential. However, with so many stations unmanned it is important to maintain logs and audit trails of all activity undertaken on site. There are 900 staff and 25 sites to manage.

Legislation places responsibility with named, responsible people at Avon Fire & Rescue, even if the day-to-day work is contracted out. Key staff at Avon Fire & Rescue have attended an Airmec training course to ensure they have a good understanding of their duties and responsibilities and what to expect and demand from a contractor. Airmec has also built up a comprehensive asset register that underpins a rigorous and reliable reporting and recording regime.

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