Washington & Riley has added Bluesky’s Fire Door Maintenance Scheme to its scope of certification. The Staffordshire based company wanted to stand out from others in the marketplace, and Bluesky’s certification has helped them to do this. Word of Bluesky’s Fire Door Maintenance Scheme has spread within facility management circles, leading to an expansion in Washington & Riley’s customer-base.
One new customer read about Washington & Riley's Maintenance certification in the local newspaper and within weeks had placed a large order. Anthony Hammond at Washington & Riley said “The entire certification process took less than four weeks and we’d paid for it with our first contract!”
Anthony believes that “everyone installing or maintaining a fire door should have certification because it assures the customer that with proper, regular planned maintenance the door’s fire resistant properties can be preserved as close as practically possible to the original level of performance for the installed fire door product.”
Anthony describes how becoming certified was a straightforward process, despite the high standards that are required by Bluesky. “Our first audit revealed a few non-compliances but Bluesky talked us through each of these. When they came back the following week we’d implemented changes and they were then able to award certification to us.”
But it doesn’t stop there. To ensure they continue meet the standards of the Bluesky Fire Door Maintenance Scheme, the Washington & Riley maintenance team will undergo rigorous on-site inspections every six months. Anthony said “This is ideal for us. We want our customers, particularly those managing public access buildings such as schools and hospitals, to have peace of mind, that Washington & Riley can be relied upon to maintain their fire doors to an independently verified standard of competence.”