News Release: Casella Winton’s New On-Site System For Water Assessment

Casella Winton have developed a new electronic data system which enables consultants to carry out on-site water system risk assessments with a hand-held palm-top computer and produce reports immediately, subject to laboratory analysis of samples taken.

The palm-top is used to compile an asset register of all water services within a building, carry out a risk assessment on each and to immediately generate an electronic report.

Providing observations and recommendations for remedial work against each surveyed asset, photographs and a colour graphical representation of the risk score awarded against the target risk score, all reports are rapidly produced in the same format to provide a consistent approach to recommendations made.

Casella Winton are soon to complete the second stage of the project with the development of an electronic management system. This will be of benefit to companies who:

  • Manage a portfolio of buildings and require proactive management of their water systems;
  • Use bulky paper based water log book systems;
  • Have concerns over ensuring tasks are completed;
  • Require access to information more clearly and effectively;
  • Need to establish standards and set performance levels.

The electronic management system will enable managers to build up a full historical record of their sites and assets, search the database for selected criteria and keep an overview of outstanding works, sampling results etc.

David Renshaw, Contracts Manager of Casella Winton, says: “With the completion of Stage I of our project we are able to offer clients an immediate electronic report following completion of the survey. There is no waiting time for reports to be compiled and formulated and clients will be able to receive all information by e-mail or on disk/CD-Rom, thereby reducing the need to store bulky paper reports. However, it is the second phase of the project which is even more exciting, as clients will be able to proactively manage the information from our surveys to suit their needs.

“We expect the new system to be of particular benefit to facilities managers and building managers across a whole spectrum of sectors, particularly those who have responsibility for sites which have numerous water systems and multi-site operations such as managing agents, local authorities, universities and colleges.

“We have developed this system to provide additional benefit to our existing client base and other organisations who have similar requirements.”

For further information please contact:

David Renshaw

Casella Winton

McMillan House

Cheam Common Row

Worcester Park

Surrey KT4 8RH

Tel : 0208 337 0731

Fax : 0208 335 3056

Email David Renshaw

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