Roofing contractor for schools at Somers Heath
Somers Heath Primary School
Munday & Cramer
South Ockendon, Essex
Roofing contractor for schools flat roof project
Roofing contractor for schools, Acclaim Contracts, carried out a 14 week, flat roof covering renewal project in June and continued through the school’s summer holiday period and up to the end of September. The scaffolding and the general site set-up were established with the school in full occupation although some of these higher-risk activities in particularly sensitive areas were completed either at weekends or out of school hours. Air handling and extractor units on the kitchen roof needed to be decommissioned and set aside to allow the roofing works to progress. This was completed at the beginning of the 6 week summer holiday period with all units fully reinstated, recommissioned, and tested ready for the start of the new school year in September when the kitchen
The 6 week summer holiday period was also used to replace the majority of the rooflights when the area below the rooflight could be isolated and secured. The increased depth of the insulation resulted in some of the higher level windows being replaced and, again, these works were completed during the summer holiday period. Similarly, scaffolding in the playground-facing areas was dismantled and removed out of hours to eliminate any risk to pupils, staff, and parents.
Effective Child Protection Policies and robust Safeguarding arrangements are always key issues for schools. Every member of the Acclaim Contracts Team, including our subcontractors, needed to hold an Enhanced DBS Check issued with the last three years. In addition to this, the Site Induction given to every person working on or visiting the site included our own Code of Conduct which included the key guidelines that needed to be observed when working in the school environment.
Routine inspections of the works in progress were completed by garland (roofing manufacturer) to ensure that all works met the specified requirements for guaranteed purpose