Legionnaires’ outbreak: hunt for source continues

Investigations continue into the source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh. UniH2O

40 people have been treated so far, with 12 of those in intensive care.

The number of cases is expected to rise further over the weekend.

Cooling towers have been identified as the probable source of infection and four different industrial sites have been chemically cleaned. UniH2O

BBC News – Legionnaires’ outbreak: hunt for source continues


Uniassist Vehicle Tracking Goes Live

Uniassist have now installed the Quartix vehicle tracking system to their vehicle fleet.
The system allows the planning team to allocate reactive tasks in the most timely and cost effective way, improving response time and maximising engineer utilisation. Quartix reporting gives minute by minute analysis of vehicle movements and also manages vehicle service schedules. Driver behaviour is also reported and should result in improved miles per gallon, reduce wear and tear and improve environmental performance.
Jason Holt (Managing Director) said “We are already seeing major benefits for the business and our clients from the system, Uniassist is committed to investing in the most up to date technology available to enhance our delivery performance across the board.”

Uniassist Achieve “Preferred Supplier Status” for Mitie RBS Corporate Sites

Uniassist and Mitie have entered into a framework agreement for the provision of a range of facilities management service for Mitie’s RBS corporate sites. The agreement covers 117 sites located in the East midlands London and the South East.
“This is another significant contract win for the business which will reap benefits for both parties in the coming months. Mitie recognised our ability to directly deliver a range of services, through our strategically placed multi-skilled engineering team” said Jason Holt (Managing Director).

Tank Refurbishment Successfully Completed for London Hostel Association

Uniassist have recently completed a major project on the roof of Sandeman Allen House, located in central London.
Engineers successfully overcame some significant challenges in the completion of this project. Three large cold water storage tanks, located on top of this five storey building, required refurbishing and new enclosures erecting, to allow access for L8 compliance monitoring. A safe working area around the tanks had to be established with the erection of a scaffold access tower, walkway and fully safety railed platform. Uniassist specialists re-lined the tanks with a specialist coating before building new enclosures from durable modern materials.
On completion the association were “delighted” with the results.
Jason Holt (Managing Director) said “We have demonstrated that Uniassist is capable of delivering a job that some contractors would not take on, by using a little ingenuity and careful planning while creating a safe environment for our engineers.”

Uniassist wins Welwyn & Hatfield Housing Trust Tender

April 5th 2012

Uniassist are delighted to announce that they have been successful in tendering for the Water Hygiene and ACoPL8 compliance contract for Welwyn & Hatfield Housing Trust. Uniassist are to provide a full range water hygiene compliance services including support of a remote monitoring system.
Duncan Rees, operations director, said “This is an important contract win as it further underpins this market sector for us and we look forward to working with the trust in the coming months”.

Monks & Crane select Uni H2o

Monks & Crane, a supplier of tool and engineering consumables, ( part of the Wurth group of companies) have selected Uni assist  to provide Water Hygiene services, including the provision of new legionella risk assessments, for their trade counters, head office and distribution centre.

Monks and Crane network comprises of fifteen sites covering the whole of the U.K.

Duncan Rees (Managing Director) said “We are delighted to win this new business, despite competition from other providers. It further demonstrates our commitment to provide a high quality service to a wide range of clients and we look forward to a long relationship with this significant new customer”.

Uni H2o goes Posh

Uniassist added another high profile client to their rapidly expanding portfolio of Legionella water hygiene contracts today with the signing of a three year contract to manage the Water Hygiene requirements of Peterborough United.

Duncan Rees, Managing Director said “We are delighted to be associated with Peterborough United and this contract further establishes our links with local commerce. We look forward to working with the management of Peterborough United and being part of their ongoing progression up the football league, towards the premiership.”

Abbeyfield Contract Successful Mobilisation

The first programme of Planned Maintenance visits were completed this week with great success.
All 164 care homes UK wide received their visits as scheduled with excellent feedback from the estates team.
Uni H2o look to build on this already strong relationship to deliver a robust and compliant service meeting the clients needs.

Uni H2o awarded Heathrow Terminal 5 contract

Uni H2o are proud to announce  the successful bid to provide planned and reactive maintenance to the vacuum drainage systems of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.
The whole team at uni assist are looking forward to help support a world class facility.

Great start to 2011 for Uni H20

First quarter results for Uni H2o have exceeded expectation. The specialist division of the Uni assist, has taken control of several key contracts across the UK, servicing critical infrastructure.

Duncan Rees ” The results have been fantastic. I would like to thank the whole team for their unwavering commitment, we look forward to servicing some of the biggest infrastructure in the UK in 2011″.