Every industry has its leaders – those who set and maintain the standards to which others can only aspire. For more than a century, members of the HVCA have occupied just such a position in building services engineering.
It is they who have broken new barriers in technological excellence, risen to the challenges posed by increasingly sophisticated buildings, responded to growing environmental pressures – and offered an increasingly expert and professional service to commercial and domestic customers alike.
A business edge – In craftsmanship, commercial competence, management ability and all-round professionalism, HVCA members have the edge – a fact acknowledged by clients and specifiers throughout the country, and by householders who have cause to thank them for the efficiency of their central heating installations. All HVCA members are subject to third-party inspection and assessment by BM TRADA, a recognised certification body with a sound track record in the construction industry. Potential members must undergo independent inspection and assessment prior to admission. Inspection and assessment is then repeated for all members every three years, and comprises two elements. The first addresses commercial capability – covering such matters as administrative and business systems, financial and training records, insurance arrangements, and health and safety, environmental and equal opportunities policies.
The second is designed to evaluate technical competence. This takes place on-site and involves the inspection of work in progress against a broad range of standards, devised and compiled by the HVCA in collaboration with the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA)
JJ Engineering have been proud members of the Heating & Ventilating Contractors Association for over 15 years.
The Mitsubishi Electric Partner Programme is open to all air conditioning businesses who share their values and standards – large or small. They have created 2 types of partner – Accredited Installer and Business Solutions Partner to reflect the size of the Partner’s business. These partner types do not reflect any form of commercial bias on their part, they are a straight-forward reflection on the business’ stage of growth.
They measure candidate Partners against the following three key qualification criteria and review their status on a 6 monthly basis:
Corporate Stability – Is the Partner Company financially stable and does it have a strong trading relationship with Mitsubishi Electric. Will it be around in the future to support the lifecycle of the customer’s air-conditioning requirements?
Adherence to Standards – Is the Partner Company capable of meeting the Mitsubishi Electric Partner Programme Standards and can it form part of an enhanced business proposition to End-users?
People and Skills – Is the Partner Company committed to training and professional development of its employees and sub-contractors, both in Mitsubishi Electric equipment as well as wider industry standards such as refrigerant handling?
JJ Engineering is pleased to have achieved Business Solutions Partner status with Mitsubishi in 2010.
JJ Engineering Company demonstrates commitment to quality electrical work with NICEIC approval.
JJ Engineering Co., is pleased to announce that it has successfully undergone regular assessment since 1988 with leading voluntary electrical safety regulator NICEIC, and is an Approved Contractor/Domestic Installer. This means that JJ Engineering Co. has demonstrated its ability to competently inspect and test electrical installations, and carry out work that complies with Building Regulations and meets national safety standards.
Paul Kidley of JJ Engineering, who undergoes annual inspections by the NICEIC to ensure the firm continues to meet standards said: “JJ prides itself on providing a quality service to customers, and our approval by the NICEIC demonstrates our commitment to carrying out electrical work to a high
All contracts carried out by JJ Engineering Co., will receive a certificate with a traceable serial number, which confirms the work has been carried out in accordance with national safety standard BS 7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations). For electrical work that must comply with Part P of the Building Regulations, a building notification certificate will be sent to the householder within 30 days of the work being completed.
The Refcom Register of Companies Competent to Handle Refrigerants (now Refcom Elite) was set up in 1994 in response to atmospheric damage caused by certain refrigerant gases. Since then the Register has evolved to cover fluorinated refrigerant gases which if released to atmosphere have a global warming potential significantly higher than CO2.
To obtain a Full company certificate, businesses must:
Employ sufficient numbers of personnel holding a full personnel F Gas qualification to cover expected volume of in-scope activities; and
Have the necessary tools and procedures for the personnel to carry out the in-scope activities that require certification