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Commercial gas

We assist our clients with the oversight of plant rooms (both large and small), as well as the district heating schemes.

The pressures on landlords with regard to efficiencies, consistency of supply and safety have never been greater, with further changes in legislation likely to have an even greater impact in these areas.

Clear is appropriately qualified through Gas Safe, CIBSE, HETAS, IGEM, BREAAM and BAFE and the FIA to provide complete advice around the safety, functionality, design and lifespan, efficiency, building management and contractor activities surrounding plant rooms, district heating schemes and the appliances they are associated with.

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Clear's portfolio of services includes:

  • Advice to landlords around all elements of compliance certification, PPM, HIUs and supply networks
  • Guidance on building management strategies such as the golden thread, interactions with Fire Safety legislation (ventilation and compartmentation), life cycle planning (BREAAM), Building information modelling (BIM) and any amendments to both the safety and environmental legislation
  • Detailed Plant room audits
  • Design and specification of installations
  • Efficiency reporting
  • CAD drawings and schematics
  • Asset data capture and monitoring
  • Water quality monitoring and reporting
  • Outage investigations
  • Heat monitoring advice and improvements
  • CP1 advice
  • Temporary heating solutions and enabling works

Commercial gas inspections – our regime

Our inspection regime is fully integrated into our reporting software and outcomes from inspections are reported live, especially those identified as ‘Immediately Dangerous (ID)’, these are automatically notified to duty holders.

All our reports are openly available to clients and contractors to facilitate honest and open conversations around quality and working collaboratively.

We can benchmark multiple suppliers of service, as well as analysing individual engineers for training or quality gaps.

Our inspectors

Clear Safety employs appropriately Gas Safe qualified individuals to complete thorough quality assurance and investigative inspection regimes. All our inspectors have extensive experience of the issues around Social Housing, especially with regard to vulnerable residents and the skills required to provide the highest quality service to landlords.

Our administration team

Diary bookings and access rates are always a challenge in the Social Housing environment and our administration team is highly skilled at making confirmed bookings at convenient times for working residents. We offer out-of-hours appointments, where requested, and having worked through COVID we have a strong understanding of the nuances of individual residents and what can be done to ensure we meet as many of the residents’ requests as is possible within the confines of our remit.

Our systems

  • Our industry-leading systems are accessible to all stakeholders.
  • Our diary booking system includes text reminders and tracking of inspector progress.
  • Our inspectors are provided with a lone working system which has alarm and notification functionality. In addition, the data capture audit system allows inspectors considerable flexibility to record situations on-site with the appropriate corroborating evidence.
  • Our clients benefit from the inherent flexibility of our system which makes it possible to alter what we are recording and reporting, based on the clients’ needs. Therefore, if a client requests changes to the audit form, this can be immediately activated and be in place the next working day.

The system for contractor works and cost control provides a complete audit trail of all decision-making, all finance commitments and the associated point of approval, complete forward and current budgetary control, as well as a fully auditable set of annual accounts for analysis (including spend patterns).

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What makes Clear different?

We provide regular updates to our landlord clients ahead of planned changes in legislation and offer toolbox talks to their contractors to ensure best practice. For clients with larger housing portfolios, Clear provides representation within the wider elements of the landlord’s business and liaises with other key personnel such as Housing Officers, Leaseholders etc.

In addition, clients using Clear for guidance on commercial gas compliance can tap into our broader experience across a range of compliance streams, ensuring access to advice including:

Compliance Streams