Full and complete management of refrigerated chambers, cool rooms and freezers
Total Climate Solutions can manage and advise on full building management of existing or new refrigerated chambers cool rooms and freezers.
Our trained refrigeration engineers and technicians can pinpoint where refrigeration system failures may occur, eliminating failures which were not detected in time.
The technicians will also determine where essential safety standards need to be addressed and or where adoption of standards are required. There are essential safety requirements where a building owner or occupier, if not adhered to, could possibly be liable for statutory and or civil litigation.
Building management refrigeration and compliance
A building should comply with the current Buidling Code of Australia (BCA), to ensure that buildings are safe for the occupants of the building.
For example if people accessing refrigerated chambers within a building accidently become trapped inside and are unable to escape due to unsuitable locking mechanisms. Or the required internal cool room safety alarms fail in an emergency.
Total Climate Solutions provide full building safety and maintenance management. For example some of the building management checks will comprise of assessing and maintaining
- Essential safety measures
- Refrigeration system maintenance
- Diagnostic assessment
- Technical repairs
- Electrical safety and repairs
- Thermostatic controls
- Mechanical repairs.
Building Regulations maintenance provisions
There are specific essential safety measures for the installation and use of refrigerated chambers within buildings. Essential safety measures for building owners or occupiers is a fundamental regulatory requirement under most Building Regulations maintenance provisions.
These essential safety measures schedules vary in states and territory’s across
Australia. Copies of the essential safety measures determinations can usually be obtained from local councils.
Total Climate Solutions can help your business to meet your essential safety measures and obligations. Routine inspections and preventative maintenance will note any defects that will affect the essential safety measures determinations of the space.
Building Code of Australia – Refrigerated chambers, strong rooms and vaults
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) Clause G1.2 Refrigerated chambers, strong-rooms and vaults states:
refrigerated or cooling chamber, strongroom or vault which is of sufficient size for a person to enter must have –
(i) a door which is capable of being opened by hand from inside without a key; and
(ii) internal lighting controlled only by a switch which is located adjacent to the entrance doorway inside the chamber, strongroom or vault; and
(iii) an indicator lamp positioned outside the chamber, strongroom or vault which is illuminated when the interior lights required by (a)(ii) are switched on; and
(iv) an alarm that is –
(A) located outside but controllable only from within the chamber, strongroom or vault; and
(B) able to achieve a sound pressure level outside the chamber, strongroom or vault of 90 dB(A) when measured 3m from the sounding device.
Give Total Climate Solutions a call today and get on track to ensuring your building maintenance and management offer a safer tomorrow.
Total Climate Solutions – Coolrooms, freezer equipment and services
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