Most centres of education feature a range of building and facilities that have been adapted and repurposed over the years to meet ever-evolving academic priorities and requirements. But it is important all facilities are well maintained and continue to add value to the teaching and learning experience. It is not just a case of considering occupancy, accessibility, operating costs and routine maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems. It is just as important to take energy efficiencies, regulatory compliance, future-proofing and health and safety requirements into account.
Our maintenance services have proved to be invaluable for thousands of schools and academies keen to ensure there is no shortfall in the performance of their facilities and support services at any time. Our team of experienced surveyors and engineering specialists will provide advice and management for all types of replacement, refurbishment and expansion projects.
Our statutory property compliance services provide you with true economies of scale and cover an extensive range of service and testing contracts from the installation and testing of heating and ventilation systems to specialist works such as water hygiene testing and passenger lifts. We’ve managed more than 10,500 compliance services and testing programmes to ensure well over 400 schools fulfil their safety requirements and adhere to all mandatory standards.
Health, safety and wellbeing is important in every workplace and is a critical consideration for every learning environment. Capita Entrust has secured Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) accreditation and provides a comprehensive range of services to help you provide and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for your pupils and staff. Working in partnership with your senior leadership team, we will provide the guidance and support to help you fulfil your responsibilities.
Our Maintenance and compliance services include:
- Maintenance support services - from planned maintenance programmes and the full range of consultancy services to 24 hour emergency services, site supervision, project management and support for remedial works.
- Health and Safety advice and support – from the provision of Occupational Health support services and Health and Safety training to fire risk assessments, the testing and repair of equipment and the provision of dedicated support services for physical, mental, social and financial wellbeing.
- Statutory Property Compliance – featuring an extensive range of service contract options to help your school comply with all legal responsibilities and legislative changes. These include everything from engineer site audits, to supplier selection and risk assessments for asbestos, RAAC and radiation as well as a 24-hour, 365-day emergency contractor call out service