Monthly Archives: August 2018

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GW Powers 10 Rules For Success

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GW Power have invested in staff with all the usual training courses such as the New Electrical Regulations and Health & Safety Qualifications but we are also investing in the Qualitative side of things too such as Staff Motivation, Customer Focus and Being Professional. All of these have a major impact on how we perform on a daily basis and the experience both our customers and colleagues go home with.

So here they are:-

GW POWERS TEN RULES FOR SUCCESS

1) If we don’t take care of the customer someone else will!
2) Having a professional appearance is key.
3) Focus on being productive not busy.
4) Think positive and be positive.
5) Quality is everyone’s duty.
6) Choose possibilities not problems.
7) Never reduce a target, always increase actions.
8) Remember talent means nothing if you’re not reliable.
9) Always have a growth mindset.
10) Measure twice, cut once!

It was a challenge initially to get the staff to buy into this ethos so we created these Ten Rules For Success and it has had a huge positive impact.

It has become Best Practice for all our staff right from the top down and in every position. The rules complement our Company Mission which is:

“To deliver first class Mechanical and Electrical solutions and be the most respected for our professional appearance, high quality workmanship and our ability to get things done!”

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Hedon MSC Awarded to GW Power

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GW Power have now started work on the Mechanical and Electrical installation at Hedon’s library which is now closed for a £600,000 restoration. The project comprises of a full refurbishment of the existing structure and re-modelling to create a combined library, CSC and adult social services day care. A small single storey extension to the rear is also being constructed for a drop-in office space.

Working together with Geo. Houlton the locally based Main Contractor, GW Power are providing a full M&E solution including:-

Mechanical
– BMS & Controls
– Above Ground Drainage
– Plumbing & Heating
– Hot & Cold Water Services
– Ventilation Ductwork
– Insulation
– Water Flushing & Chlorination
– Water Heaters
– Gas Services
– Plant Room Installation

Electrical
– Solar PV System
– Mains & Distribution
– Power in Floor Pods and New Dado Trunking
– Lighting with energy saving intelligent controls with daylight dimming sensors and presence detection.
– Fire, Intruder & Disabled Alarms
– Data Cabling including Computer Network, Fibre Optic and WIFI access
– CCTV & Access Control System

Luke Howlett, Estimator at GW Power said “It’s good that as a locally based contractor, we are involved in a project that is so important to our own local community. We can’t wait to see the finished project and we are planning a follow up news item along with before and after images”.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s new Multi Service Centre will re-open in 2019 following the refurbishment. The library has now temporarily moved modular building located in the Church Lane Car Park, off Church Lane whilst the works are carried out. The completed Centre will have some new features such as:-

– New Extension
– Computer Suite
– Office Space
– Qmatic Queueing System
– Childrens Area
– Automated Payment Machine
– Self Service Kiosks
– Self Issue Points
– New Lift
– Activity Area
– IT Area

Don’t forget to check back to see the follow up News on the completion of the project.

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New Image Gallery

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The GW Website now has an image Gallery which showcases some of the varied work carried out for numerous clients in different environments. It’s well worth being Nosy so take a look.

There are actually 12 individual galleries to see listed below:-

Lighting
Power
Mains & Distribution
Data, IT, Telecoms, TV, AV
Fire, Security, CCTV, Access Control
Plumbing & Heating
Air Conditioning
Gas & Boilers
Ventilation & Ducting
Above Ground Drainage
Sanitaryware
People & Miscellaneous

Rob Dixon, General Manager at GW Power said “We will be constantly updating the galleries with new content on a regular basis so it’s worth checking back from time to time to see what we have been up to”

You can access all of the Galleries here: https://www.gwpower.co.uk/gallery/

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Lesser Known Water Approvals & Qualifications

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GW Power would like to highlight to existing and potential customers some of the lesser known qualifications we hold and approvals we have with governing bodies. Even some existing customers aren’t aware that we have these Water Industry capabilities. These lesser known services are detailed below:

We carry out Water Sampling & Testing
We carry out water sampling and testing and use a UKAS accredited specialist laboratory on any type of system whether Domestic, Commercial or Industrial.

We test Water Quality by taking samples and provide results for Legionella, Ecoli, Cryptospridium, TVC, Coliforms, Pseudomonas and others.

Water Quality Testing & Monitoring
Sampling Service
Tank Cleaning
Flushing
Chlorination & Disinfection

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We are Members of WIAPS and WRAS
WIAPS which is the Water industry Plumbing Scheme. WIAPS is the largest UK Approved Contractors’ Scheme and is administered by WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) on behalf of 15 of the UK Water Utility Companies. It provides water industry backed accreditation to qualified plumbers.

Some of the benefits received by GW Power’s clients are:
– GW Powers customers get reassurance that GW Power employs qualified plumbers who understand the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws.
– GW Power gets the backing of water companies who refer customers to WIAPS and Water Safe to find competent contractors.
– As Approved Contractors, GW Power are allowed to start certain works without issuing prior notification to the local water company.
– Every installation must comply with the Water Fittings Regulations and a certificate is issued stating that the work complies with the Regulations. GW Power are by membership rules, periodically audited by the local water company, thus ensuring high standards are maintained.

More information about WIAPS and WRAS can be found at: https://www.wras.co.uk/

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We are Members of the WaterSafe Installers’ Scheme
Watersafe is a free online search facility funded by the water industry to help customers find competent and qualified Plumbers in the UK. The scheme is a national accreditation body which checks and approves businesses and their Plumbers to give customers reassurance about the tradesmen undertaking work for them.

Mike Sylvester, Mechanical Contract Manager at GW Power said: “Watersafe is government supported. NHS Hospitals guidance is to only use Watersafe approved contractors due to the potential risks to public health”. “Our Plumbers that are approved through WaterSafe have undergone specific training in the Regulations which ensures that they meet the legal requirements for installing pipes and associated fittings”.

Watersafe brings together thousands of qualified contractors employed by plumbing businesses from the seven existing approved contractors’ schemes across the UK. Using an approved contractor like GW Power helps prevent the risk of drinking water being contaminated by poor plumbing practices or sub-standard products. The scheme is supported by the government watchdogs for drinking water.

More can be found about Watersafe at their website https://www.watersafe.org.uk/