AFM are very proud to provide continuous in-house training for our staff ensuring that our engineers have a diverse range of skills. This is illustrated by 3 of our mechanical services and refrigeration department staff successfully passing the 10-day F-Gas training course and examination in the UK recently.
We now have a team of 18 engineers across the Channel Islands who have successfully passed this course over the last 5 years, complimented by a strong team of qualified electricians who are also able to support the air conditioning and refrigeration engineers in their duties.
This vast capability of labour allows AFM to easily deal with new installations and planned maintenance as well as reactive breakdowns and emergency situations.
Two examples of recent installation projects are described below:
One of our newly qualified staff joined a team that installed two replacement air conditioning systems for Les Cotils in Guernsey recently. The new installation offered the company a more economical solution to their requirement and also allowed for an increase in heating and cooling for the room. Having the diversification in our team meant that we could perform the work whilst fitting in with the client’s requirement to use the room over the busy pre-Christmas period along with redecoration and the installation of a new carpet.
Fiona Naftel from Les Cotils said, “We are absolutely delighted with the work, the way it was carried out and the quality. The quote provided was very competitive, the job was completed ahead of the given time, the staff working on the job had to contend with other refurbishment but at all times were accommodating and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend AFM.”
Another recent example was for the replacement of a refrigeration condenser for a Gsy supermarket. AFM completed the works from start to finish, our team advised the client of the specification for the equipment and task requirements, they made all arrangements for lifting and disposal of old equipment which including all Health & Safety requirement associated with a crane lift.
Time constraints applied to minimise store trading disruption and works completed out of hours to suit client’s requirements, with works being completed and the store fully functional in 10hrs, well within the allotted time frame.