Essential maintenance works continue across RFCA estate

24.03.2020

The RFCA is complying with latest Government COVID-19 guidance by ensuring only emergency repairs and essential maintenance continue to carried out across the 600-plus buildings that are home to our cadet and reserve units.

By the end of this week work on all non-essential projects will be suspended. Work on non-essential repairs reported to the organisation’s helpdesk has already stopped.

Government guidance

“We have been studying Government guidance as it emerges and have agreed a way forward with our contractors who share responsibility with ourselves for the health and well-being of staff onsite,” said the RFCA’s health and safety officer Ian Hardbattle.

“Builders are currently bringing works to a close in a way that ensures sites are left in a safe condition. This is essential not least because some of the sites are reserve centres which are still being used.

Keeping buildings legal

“As well as emergency repairs such as leaks and heating problems, we will also continue to ensure we carry out statutory maintenance works needed to keep buildings legal.”

The RFCA is engaging with stakeholders to ensure they understand the position. The RFCA’s estate team helpdesk continues to operate as normal for emergencies.



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