Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Barnsley NHS Hospital Foundation Trust in South Yorkshire runs a 500-bed hospital, which was built in the 1970s.

In 2014, following a successful tender, Franks Portlock was awarded a contract for the provision of asbestos services. The award decision was based on our ability to demonstrate effective delivery of asbestos services for other NHS clients including Belfast, Derbyshire and South of Tyne.

We provided full asbestos consultancy surveys to all the buildings and blocks on the Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust site and to date we have provided 31 full asbestos management surveys.

Following the surveys, all data was successfully gathered and entered onto the Barnsley NHS Hospital Foundation Trust’s Internet Property Register Database Micad.

Utilising Micad, re-inspection data is successfully collected using a bespoke asbestos app installed on a tablet device which enables, more than 3,400 positive or presumed items to date, to be seamlessly transferred to and from Micad’s asbestos management module. The surveyor is able to efficiently inspect each item and update the asbestos module with the correct information. Findings are instantly transferred back to the surveyor’s system, allowing both the client and their contractors to access live records almost immediately following re-inspection.

Ongoing management of the database system was subsequently provided following completion of this, including periodic re-surveys, asbestos removal, remedial works and ownership of action plans.

We also provided telephone advice to staff of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, its nominated representatives and maintenance service providers to allow them to gather information needed to permit safe site working.

In addition, we provided Micad Internet Property Register user training for the ‘Asbestos Module’ on the database. We also utilised our extensive in-house expertise to support the development of Barnsley NHS Hospital Foundation Trust’s asbestos management policy and management plan and effective co-ordination with estate staff.

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Bernard Interiors

During a recent review by our Health and Safety consultant, it was noted that a Legionella Risk Assessment was necessary for our studio. We contacted Franks Portlock who undertook a full review of the premises and provided us with a greater understanding of the UK regulations and requirements. Sean Green supplied us with a detailed Legionella risk assessment and offered pragmatic advice and guidance on the procedures required to remain compliant, the whole process was seamless from start to finish.. Sean attention to detail and dedication was faultless throughout the entire process and it was a pleasure to work with both him and the team.

The de Ferrers Trust

Six months ago, we instructed Sean and the team at Franks Portlock for their services in Water Hygiene and we have been blown away by the service he has provided us. We have a number of different schools on board with him that range from full water hygiene monthly management, to RA's and Annual services. When tendering we found that Frank's Portlocks cost were similar to what we were already paying, however the level of detail that the contract covers far outweighs any previous contract we've ever had. The Monthly meetings have made a massive difference in ensuring that faults and risk items are dealt with promptly and appropriately. As the person who oversees compliance across our trust, I no longer have to worry about the water hygiene compliance in our schools that use Franks Portlock.

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