Maintenance & Repair
- Mechanical/Electrical Breakdown
- Lighting & Power Maintenance
- Portable Applicance Testing
- Periodic Inspection & Testing
- Visual Inspections
- Catering Appliance Maintenance
- Shutter Maintenance
As an appointed Contractor we offer a 24Hr Emergency Call Out Service and an agreed breakdown cover tailored to suit your requirements. This includes: Lighting & Power, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Fire & Security Alarm System and Small Building Works. Present arrangements include a 2 Hour to a 1-7 Day response depending on the nature of the breakdown.
Lighting & Power Maintenance
As an integral part of your business we are committed to engineering cost reductions by providing solutions that enhance light levels and save on energy and maintenance.
Due to the Duty of Care legislation we have a package that covers emergency lighting, fire alarm, periodic and PAT testing. All of our service packages are HSE compliant and all lamps and control gear are disposed of in accordance with WEEE directives requiring the lamps to be recycled.
Barden FM Ltd specialise in mechanical and electrical planned and preventative maintenance, recognising the requirements to keep your operation working.
- Retail Units
- Public Houses/ Hotels
- Nursing Homes
- Local Authorities
- Traffic Signals
- Mobile High Access Maintenance
Portable Applicance Testing
The Health and Safety executive (HSE) estimates that approx 2000 fires are caused each year by faulty leads to appliances. Current Law dictates that for public areas all Portable Appliances are tested regularly to reduce the chance of both electric shock and fire hazard. We offer a comprehensive test facility for all portable appliances, identifying faulty units repairing as required and providing certificates for those items inspected.
What is Portable Appliance Testing?
Portable Appliance Testing is a process by which your equipment is inspected and tested to see if it is safe. Every year, about 30 people die from coming into contact with electricity, and many more are injured. About a quarter these accidents involve portable appliances. By testing items of electrical equipment, we should be able to spot faults before they have a chance to harm anyone.
What needs to be tested?
As a general rule, you should test everything with a mains plug. There are, of course, exceptions, but portable appliance testing does not, for example, involve testing the mains installation within a building. Confusion sometimes arises over appliances that are connected directly to the mains, especially large industrial equipment but also appliances such as hand driers in washrooms. Although these appliances may not come under the definition of ‘portable appliance’ they do still need to be checked – we can provide further advice in this case, and can organise inspections from specialist electrical engineers if required.
What if I buy something new?
New equipment does NOT need to be tested – providing that you buy your equipment from a reputable supplier. The testing that has been carried out by the manufacturer is in any case more strict that than which is carried out during a pat test. It’s a good idea to make sure that every new appliance is added to your inventory so that it can be tested next time you have a routine check – but there is no reason why you can’t use it it the meantime.
Periodic Inspection & Testing
The Electricity at work act 1989 states that all electrical systems should be inspected and tested regularly for safety.
Site related laws (Airports, Nursing homes, Public Houses etc) dictates the frequency of these inspections and tests.
As an NIC EIC approved contractor we offer a complete range of Testing and Inspection activities to suit individual customer requirements.
Visual Inspection of Electrical Installations is carried out by experienced electrically competent personnel and provides a “snapshot” of the condition of the installation.
This Inspection will examine
- Overall Condition
- Wear and Tear
- Damage and Corrosion
The inspection is tailored to suit the inspected site and its operation. A detailed report is provided (Inc. photographs) as to the condition of the various areas of the installation
Catering Appliance Maintenance
Barden FM Ltd are able to offer a responsive break-down service to minimise any down-time of any of your catering equipment. This ensures that there is a minimum amount of disruption to your service.
The Standard Contract price allows for an agreed number of service visits per annum. With this contract option spare parts and emergency service breakdown calls will remain chargeable.
The Comprehensive Service Contract option offers all the benefits of a Standard Contract. Once again spare parts would remain chargeable but with the added benefit that all emergency service calls are inclusive within the Contract cost.
Reactive Call Out Service
A 24hr support service , providing industry expertise in refrigeration, cooking and food preparation equipment.
Our Qualified Engineers can install, service and repair Cooking Equipment, Dish Washing Equipment, Refrigeration Equipment, Food Handling Equipment and Stainless Steel Equipment.
To provide a comprehensive maintenance service we have developed a partnering relationship with a specialist door company to provide shutter and door maintenance, inspection, testing and cleaning. Including an Emergency Call Out Service. This is tailored to suit individual customer requirements.