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Importance of Building Maintenance Through COVID

Building Maintenance and Property Services have never been more important than now

Many workplaces have been mothballed or seen limited use for the duration of the last year. During this time of inactivity, a building’s health can incur problems which can cause issues for when a workforce is due to return.

With vaccines now being rolled out and an immunisation scheme piloted throughout the UK, now is the ideal time to make sure your buildings are safe, healthy, and fully functional for when employees start to return to the workplace.

There are many advisory and mandatory health checks which should be met before a building can be re-opened, such as ventilation and maintenance of these systems. There are also essential health and safety tests, including legionella testing as part of the recommissioning of water systems that must be completed to ensure a safe return to the workplace. Maintenance adjustments should also be considered to reflect the anticipated numbers of returning staff, typically adjustments to stored water turnover and reviews of duct cleanliness.

Our Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing teams at COEL are experienced and qualified professionals who can offer advice, support, and help on all concerns to do with maintaining a building whilst it is out of use and getting a building operational again after a long period of inactivity.

Please contact our team for some free, friendly professional advice at or call us on: 01223 357 777

COEL and CPMS have worked with me on various project instructions from wholesale refurbishment to maintenance programmes from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout, consistently navigating the unprecedented effects it has had on the UK construction industry.

Both teams continue to successfully partner with our client divisions during these challenging times; by adopting new and adapting existing working practices they have maintained the consistent high level of service that we are accustomed to.

The support they provide enables Bidwells to confidently meet the needs of our clients when delivering these works.”

Jonathon Wright, Associate at Bidwell’s.

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