Managing below-ground drainage products across a company’s estate can be a huge challenge at the best of times. Ensuring that a company’s collective separators, pump stations and sewage treatment plants are all working safely and correctly is difficult when they aren’t always easily accessible and may be widely distributed across remote geographical locations.
The situation has become even more complex during the lockdown as the COVID pandemic continues.
Travel restrictions are still in place for the foreseeable, which means large numbers of facilities team members are working off-site. But this constraint doesn’t reduce the need for companies to maintain vigilance over their underground assets.
It remains a requirement for all UK businesses under current EN 858-2 legislation in order to protect the environment and public health from local pollution events.
Kingspan’s brilliant SmartServ Pro system now offers facilities teams an all-encompassing solution to the problem of visibility and at a relatively low-cost (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj7An5CTa54&feature=youtu.be).
The benefits the SmartServ Pro brings include not just easy monitoring, legal compliance and optimum asset performance, but also significant time and cost-savings for a company.
How can SmartServ Pro help FMs save time and money?
Once installed, SmartServ Pro sends alerts to users about the need for servicing and emptying of an asset as and when required, rather than simply when a tankering contract requires it.
The system gives immediate notification of a drop in performance of any individual asset, along with details of the problem (ie. which component is failing) in order to give teams the information they need to action a repair.
This not only delivers significant time savings, but also avoids the disruption and costs associated with unnecessary tankering, plus it ensures both an asset management register and a management plan is in place.
Furthermore, if you’re looking for an outsourced management solution, the Kingspan Service team can provide nationwide preventative maintenance service packages for assets such as off-mains wastewater systems and oil separators. These start at just £12.50 per month. The team’s first-fix record of 93% speaks for itself, and we only use genuine manufacturers’ parts and spares for complete peace of mind.
Joseph Shields, Kingspan Service Director, advises: “Separators, pump stations and sewage treatment plants are not fit-and-forget products; they need regular servicing and maintenance.
Many businesses choose to service them based on historic precedent rather than need – in other words when it’s been done in the past. That’s unnecessary, potentially costly and it’s very wasteful. Added to this, you could be fined for not complying with EN 858-2 guidelines or prosecuted for polluting the local environment. Kingspan’s SmartServ Pro solves all these issues. It’s a big step forward from previous asset management solutions – even those which currently use sensor technology and end-user text alerts. And users can be confident that the system is built on tried and trusted technology and software, backed by Kingspan know-how.”
Contact us to find out more about SmartServ Pro, or book a consultation to discuss your maintenance needs for your business, by emailing email@example.com or calling:
- GB: 0333 240 6868 (GB)
- NI: 028 3836 4600 (NI)
- ROI: 0818 543 500 (ROI)
[Note: discounts may be available. Please speak to one of our Kingspan Service team for details.]