Oakleaf Continuing to Assist Clients

Oakleaf are continuing to work with clients to assist with our market leading surveys and risk assessments.

We are following the latest government guidance closely with safety of all paramount. 

Please contact us to see how we can help

Fire Risk Consultancy

Oakleaf have been successful on countless Fire Risk Consultancy contracts. These range from Fire Engineering, Fire Compartmentation, FRAs, Tender Management, Training and Authorised Engineer (AE Fire) roles in all sectors from Power Stations, Hospitals and Universities to Housing projects. 
Oakleaf are accredited under the BAFE SP205 scheme, which is UKAS accredited. We are assisting numerous clients to ensure they are fulfilling their legal obligations, where third party assurance of our service and competency is vital

Oakleaf are now providing the EWS1 form process from the RICS. The new External Wall Fire Review process requires a fire safety assessment to be conducted by a suitably qualified and competent professional . 

Only one assessment will be needed for each building and this will be valid for five years

The EWS 1 form has been developed by a cross-industry group in conjunction with MHCLG (the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The form is key to a new industry-wide valuation process to be used by valuers, lenders, building owners and fire safety experts, which will help people buy and sell homes and re-mortgage in buildings above 18 metres (six storeys).

The move is also a means of urging the proprietors of these buildings to go for independent testing of external wall materials to speed up the process for buyers and sellers, and ensure a greater level of safety

Oxford University 4 Year Contract

Oakleaf have been awarded Asset and Condition Surveys across all of the properties for Oxford University.
We are now in the second year of this project, which involves assisting the implementation of a new CAFM system.
This comprises some 256 buildings with an area of about 600,000m2 plus 6 graduate accommodation sites comprising approx. 500 study bedrooms and 90 family houses. The functional estate includes departmental buildings, libraries, museums and sport facilities, and ranges from Grade 1 listed buildings of national importance to state of the art laboratory spaces

Oxford

Further Education Building Condition Surveys

Oakleaf have a near 30 year track record in supplying colleges with market leading condition surveys.

This is a comprehensive professional condition survey that can be tailored to the client's needs, the education condition survey is based on the requirements of DfEE Asset Management Plans 'Condition Assessment' but can provide much more information than the basic requirements.

Oakleaf can now offer a combined Condition Mechanical and Electrical Asset Registers and Statutory Survey package, tailored for Schools, Universities and Colleges. Enabling the easy reporting for EMS and eMandate returns. Function Suitability and Space Utilisation studies are also available for Universities and Colleges.

 

Community Health Partnerships Space and Condition

Oakleaf have completed London wide Space Utilisation and Baseline Condition Surveys for CHP.
Working with various stakeholders;including NHS Property Services the project was successfully delivered within a 3 month period.
CHP

Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

As well as our market leading 6 facet surveys Oakleaf have created an Asset Register of all maintainable plant and carried out M&E condition surveys also on 3 main hospital and 3 satellite sites. This large contract which is largely delivered has been carried out with minimal site disruption. We also carried out DDA Audits and Fire Compartmentation Studies to the entire estate. Imperial

Cambridge University

Oakleaf have completed Condition Surveys across all of the properties for Cambridge University.
In Excess of 425,000 m2 of buildings are included in this exciting study.

Cambridge

Plymouth University

Oakleaf carried out multi facet surveys to all of Plymouth University.
The tight programme was set for the summer break and was another well received study. 
Plymouth

Eton College Condition and Access Audits

Oakleaf have started work on the world famous Independent school. Eton College required a bespoke DDA Audit covering their unique estate that dates from the 1400's.
The Access Audit will cover all aspects of the equality act and cover the students, visitors and tourist areas. Subsequently Oakleaf were awarded Condition Surveys across the varied estate. 

Eton DDA

Cranfield University

Oakleaf have completed Condition and Functional Suitability surveys for this world renowned post graduate University.

Legionella Risk Assessment

Since the publication of the fourth edition of the Approved Code of Practice L8 in November 2013 there is a good deal of confusion and misunderstanding among many Legionella Services suppliers as to how frequently a risk assessment must be reviewed.

Oakleaf have long established that a review of the risk assessment is not a review of the document submitted to the client, but a review of the risk itself and the issue of a new document taking into account the findings of the previous risk assessment. The actual review frequency of the risk will be determined by the consultant performing the assessment. This ensures that the risk assessment remains as up to date as necessary depending on the risk. For most reports.

Performing a ‘Desktop Risk Review’ without ever surveying the site has never been acceptable or appropriate and must never be completed.

It is a requirement of the Approved Code of Practice L8 (fourth edition 2013) that all systems require a Legionella Risk Assessment without exception. It is still possible that a system or building may pose negligible risk and only a limited number of measures may be necessary following the risk assessment.

ESW 1 - The External Wall Fire Review Process

The new External Wall Fire Review process requires a fire safety assessment to be conducted by a suitably qualified and competent professional . Oakleaf are now providing the EWS1 form process from the RICS.

Only one assessment will be needed for each building and this will be valid for five years

The EWS 1 form has been developed by a cross-industry group in conjunction with MHCLG (the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The form is key to a new industry-wide valuation process to be used by valuers, lenders, building owners and fire safety experts, which will help people buy and sell homes and re-mortgage in buildings above 18 metres (six storeys).

The move is also a means of urging the proprietors of these buildings to go for independent testing of external wall materials to speed up the process for buyers and sellers, and ensure a greater level of safety

UKAS Accreditation for Oakleaf

Oakleaf are one of only a handful of quality organisations to receive UKAS accreditation in relation to carrying out Fire Risk Assessments. This coincides with Oakleaf's investment in staff and an increasing number of clients enjoying our high quality risk assessmnets and consultancy. With clients ranging from Power Stations, Hospitals and Universities to single sites, schools and dentists!

Space Utilisation Hots up!

Oakleaf have been carrying out a rising number of extremely robust and detailed space utilisation surveys across the country. These can range from detailing departments and offering improvement costed options to hour by hour repeat visits to all sites in order to get the most detailed evidence of usage so informed decisions can be made on the organisations portfolio.

NHS Property Services Ltd

Oakleaf are happily supplying NHS Property Services with a range of services. The 6 facet survey including data uploading are as popular as ever and we are also seeing a high number of LATs requesting our services with Legionella, Asbestos and Drawing and Data Management.

More University Clients

Oakleaf gain more University clients who enjoy Oakleaf's market leading surveys, with Condition and Legislative Compliance being the most popular surveys.

School Condition Surveys

Oakleaf continue to provide the education sector market leading condition surveys of their schools - Particularly with the need for Condition Surveys when converting to Academy Status

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