Page 1

May 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1


WEMCo awarded CHAS accreditation! In April, WEMCo gained their CHAS accreditation and are now CHAS approved contractors. The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) are established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK, and assess health and safety for all types of suppliers. When we tender for work with public and private sector organisations, we must meet and comply with their health and safety standards. Now that WEMCo is a CHAS approved contractor, it means that we comply with important parts of health and safety laws.

Health, Safety & Environmental Rulebook The WEMCo Health, Safety & Environmental Rulebooks were distributed to employees in the March engineers meeting. The Rulebook is an authoritative guide to all the key health and safety issues encountered by WEMCo employees.

Part of the JN Group

Happy 2nd Birthday WEMCo! WEMCo reaches its second anniversary on 11th May 2011. Over the two years, the company has flourished and we would like to thank you all for your continued support and business. For the coming year, WEMCo will continue to prosper as we work towards our ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, with planned certification in June and progress towards achieving ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

Vaughan Parade Fountain Refurb WEMCo have recently undertaken the refurbishment of the Vaughan Parade Fountain in Torquay. The works involved removing loose render and re-rendering including re-pointing the coping stones. The fountain was then repainted with a special rubberised swimming pool paint to match the existing colour.

Employee Updates It is a sad loss to WEMCo that one of our long standing engineers, Chris Turley passed away in February 2011. Chris was a popular character with both his colleagues and customers and his witty report sheets will be dearly missed. As a mark of respect, WEMCo have pledged that with every customer satisfaction form received, a donation will be made to the Rowcroft Hospice in October. Visit to complete a customer feedback form. Welcome to Gary Mulligan who joined the WEMCo team in January. Gary has been employed as a multi skilled mobile service engineer with knowledge and experience in building services, with a specific background in commercial gas fired boilers and air conditioning systems. Over the past 6 months, the following training courses have been attended by various WEMCo employees; Managing Safely, BOC Refrigerated Grade Hydro Carbons, Pressurised Vessels, IPAF, Commercial AGS Tickets, Refrigerant Gas Handling, Combustion Analyser Training.

Upcoming Events In late June, the West of England School & College is due to hold their annual Golf fundraising day. Like last year, WEMCo will be sponsoring a hole on the golf course and employees will be taking part to help raise money for the blind school. We’ll let you know how the team get on in the next issue!

We are pleased to announce that we have been issued with a FULL permanent Company Certificate from REFCOM Ltd, the official certification body. This Certificate is valid until 30th April, 2014. It is a mandatory requirement for any company involved in the installation, maintenance or servicing of refrigeration and airconditioning / heat pump equipment.