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ACI Reports Increase TM44 Capacity.

Jan 04
, 2016 By ACI Reports

In the past 3 months of 2015 ACI Reports has seen its busiest period yet, with more Government/Retail and Commercial Clients placing Orders and TM44 renewals from 5 years ago, when ACI were undertaking their early TM44 Reports. In recent weeks we have has Assessors undertaking TM44 Surveys in such far flung places as Guernsey, Jersey, The Scilly Isles, the Isle of Man, the Highlands of Scotland (including not only Inverness and Aberdeen but also Islands of Scotland). We have even had enquiries for Portfolios of properties throughout mainland Europe, based on the UK TM44 Regulations.

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ACI Reports re-commence TM44 training programmes.

Oct 28
, 2015 By JE

This year, 2015, has seen unprecedented growth for ACI Reports and we are pleased to see that 2016 is going to beat all records. The Company has seen new enquiries arriving daily from all Sectors, many of those opportunities come from potential Clients who are moving towards us as industry leaders and because we are able to offer high volume, high quality TM44 Reporting at a sensible price. In order for large numbers of TM44 Reports to continue to be processed in due time the Head Office team has recently been increased, both from a general management perspective, but also with an extra Auditor being employed. ACI Reports have always maintained stringent quality control procedures in TM44 Reporting, and with up to 500 TM44 audits taking place each week, the team continue to be busy.

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The TM44 order book for ACI Reports is now at its highest levels ever.

Aug 15
, 2015 By JE

Having seen month on month growth throughout 2015. This increase in TM44 Inspections is in line with the long term strategy at ACI of providing customers with high quality TM44 Reporting, supplemented with EPC Certification. 2014 was the first year that TM44 Renewals started to come through our door. Loyal Clients have now been with us for 6 years and we are now providing those Clients with Renewal TM44 Assessments. Interestingly, many new Clients are approaching ACI Reports as their historic provider has gone out of business, leaving them exposed to Trading Standards fines and missing reports. The consequences of not having lodged TM44 Reports when it was not mandatory in 2010 and 2011 are that, for many customers, the reports cannot be found.

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TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections Highlands of Scotland.

Jun 15
, 2015 By JE

ACI Reports are pleased to announce that they have won a major TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Report project in the Highlands of Scotland against competition in a Public Tender. The contract is over a three year period. This portfolio of buildings brings its own challenges are many are in remote locations and on Islands. ACI are able to provide competitive quotations for all Towns and Villages throughout the UK as they have multiple Clients with large property portfolios, which include most UK Towns. Being able to undertake multiple surveys for various Clients whilst in a Scottish Highland Town is a benefit to ACI Reports and the instructing Client. Cost reductions resulting from economies of working this way are always passed to the Client. 

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The Environment Agency call ACI Reports to discuss ESOS.

Dec 11
, 2014 By JD

We at ACI Reports were delighted to receive a phone call on 8th December from the Environment Agency, who had carefully read the content of the ESOS section on our website. The positive discussion included E.A. stating that they were trawling the internet and calling up various Organisations to talk about web-site content, and asking for minor corrections.  

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TM44 and BSI ISO 14001.

06th, 2013 By JP

BSI ISO 14001 is an issue that is being raised almost daily in respect of TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reports, here at ACI Reports Ltd. We have been making clients aware for some time that not having a TM44 in place will cause the failure of an ISO 14001 audit as it is a legal requirement.

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Top Safety Accreditation for ACI Reports Ltd.

Apr 5th, 2013 By Neil

ACI Reports Ltd. has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. ACI Reports Ltd. safecontractor accreditation recognises the high value they place on, and reflects their dedication to customers’ health and safety needs.

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ACI Reports NEBOSH Health & Safety Appointment

November 20th, 2012 | By JP

As part of our on-going commitment to excellence in Health & Safety, ACI Reports are pleased to announce that they have now employed a fully qualified in house NEBOSH inspector. Neil Ormesher has been with ACI for two months and is reviewing all Health & Safety procedures for our Air Conditioning Assessors, EPC and DEC staff. As part of this commitment, ACI Reports are not only accredited with Altius, which has been in place for two years now, but Neil is overseeing the more recent registration we have with Safe Contractor and Constructionline.

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TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Landmark Database Lodgement Statistics.

August 8th, 2012 | By CR

Statistics on the Government Landmark Lodgement Database indicate that ACI Reports are lodging over 45% of all TM44 Assessments Reports onto their database for the UK, month in, month out.

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ACI Reports have just completed a portfolio of TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections on some of the largest buildings in the City of London.

March 3rd, 2012 | By Chris

This group of 9 bank buildings comprises a few of the largest single TM44 reports undertaken in the City to date; ACI Reports cannot disclose the client due to strict confidentiality and security, but we have been delighted to have undertook the Portfolio.

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ACI Reports are able to report that they had an excellent 2011.

February 20th, 2012 By Chris

ACI Reports are able to report that they had an excellent 2011 with mainly Blue Chip clients placing multiple orders throughout the UK, with significant numbers coming from Northern Ireland and Scotland. We have also seen some of the larger Portfolio clients continuing with work into Southern Ireland to ensure that all building stock is taken care of.

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ACI Reports have uncovered a “black hole” in the Professional Indemnity insurance being offered my many self-employed Assessors.

November 25th, 2011 | By Chris

ACI Reports have uncovered a “black hole” in the Professional Indemnity insurance being offered my many self-employed Assessors and small Organisations offering to undertake TM44 Air Conditioning Reports. ACI Reports carry £5 million Professional Indemnity cover for their surveys, including £10 million Public Liability and £10 million Employers Liability cover. However, some Accreditation bodies are offering small companies and self-employed Assessors what is known as “pay per click” insurance. On the face of it this insurance is valid, although it has a limit as low as £50,000, and has no PL and EL sections to it, leaving the Employer at risk. What ACI Reports have uncovered is that the insurance is “paid for” as each Assessment is lodged with the Accreditation Body to be transferred to Landmark.

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ACI Reports Appointed Altius Vendor Member.

October 10th, 2011 | By Chris

Altius is a high level Health & Safety accreditation organisation who demand only the best in terms of supplier quality. ACI Reports are proud to be able to inform all their Air Conditioning Assessment clients that they have achieved the status of Approved Altius Vendor.

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ACI Reports receives an TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection order for 370 High Street Stores

October 11th, 2010 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

“An order has been placed this week by a Multiple High Street Jeweller for ACI Reports to produce air conditioning assessments on 370 of its portfolio of 547 stores. Jol Pearson of ACI states that “ We were put through a thorough tendering process including due diligence checks on all our internal procedures and a review of our sophisticated web based CRM system. I am delighted to see the client having confidence in our being able to deliver. With  over 65 Assessors Nationwide we are able to clear this piece of work during the next three to four months, even taking consideration of working around a busy retail customer during its Christmas period”

ACI Reports have been commissioned to undertake the TM44 Inspection on 60 Stores for one of the UKs largest clothing Retailers.

1st, 2010 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

“ACI Reports have been commissioned to undertake 60 Stores for one of the UKs largest clothing Retailers. The Stores are currently being completed over an eight week period and we hope there is more to follow. We have also embarked on a programme to produce other data for the client as a commencement of the Group producing Display Energy Certificates throughout their portfolio. In choosing ACI Reports the client had made a  decision to ensure independence in its reporting procedures.”

ELCAS ex forces funding first Air con Assessor course

December 22nd, 2009 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

The first ex forces candidate to be funded through the ELCAS scheme to join the ACI Panel has now passed through, we at ACI Reports are delighted with this and seek more ex forces ELCAS people to join up.

Major Northern property group sends its first batch of ACI instructions to ACI reports

December 7th, 2009 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

We are delighted to announce that a major Northern property group has sent through its first batch of buildings over 250Kw as part of their commencement of next years Air Conditioning Inspection report programme.

AC inspection figures

September 29th, 2009 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

FIGURES from energy services firms show a fall in the number of new inspection contracts placed in recent months, despite the fact that tens of thousands of inspections, which were required by January 4, 2009, are still to be carried out.

It is estimated that fewer than 1,000 buildings are compliant - less than 2% of the 50,000 in England and Wales which are believed to have required a first inspection by the January 4 deadline.

Contractors - your obligations on F Gas Inspections

29th, 2009 | By ACR-News | Category:
ACI Reports News

I employ engineers who work on RAC Systems containing F gases – who needs re-training?

You must use only qualified personnel for installation, commissioning, service or other refrigerant handling activities on stationery RAC systems that use HFC or HCFC refrigerants. The qualifications that are acceptable in the interim period - CITB J01 and C&G 2078 - do not meet the new minimum standards set out in Commission Regulation 303/2008, but where individual hold these certificates issued before 9th March 2009 they are considered to be be valid until July 2011 to work on RAC containing F gases. The only exception is for those working on equipment with a refrigerant charge of less than 3 kg where there may also be the option to hold an in-house qualification or to apply for an interim certificate based on previous experience 
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F Gas Certification

September 29th, 2009 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

ACI Reports now have the capacity to undertake F Gas certification in addition to their air conditioning assessment core business. Chris Rodgers has made it clear  to the growing network of clients and panel members that the Company seeks to extend its services beyond AC Reports into F Gas certification and legionella testing/certification. Client demand is starting to show through for a one stop shop of compliance in this sector, moving towards CRC compliance next year. 

First level 3 and 4 ACI exams to take place from November 2009

September 29th, 2009 | By Chris | Category: ACI Reports News, Air Conditioning Inspections

ABBE have now confirmed that the Level 3 and Level 4 Diplomas in Air Conditioning Energy Assessment have now been approved by Ofqual and exams will take place from November.

ACI Reports air conditioning training scheme APEL route for those with prior experience.

July 17th, 2009 | By Chris

"ACI Reports air conditioning training scheme has now been written to allow a full APEL route for those with prior experience. For EPC assessors who have trained to Non Domestic Energy Assessor level 4 and/or are able to undertake DECs ( Display Energy Certificates ) ACI Reports offer a 1 day top up course through APEL.

ACI Floor Plans go Hand In Glove

June 9th, 2009 | By Chris

ACI Reports have now started to undertake floor plans on all buildings as requested by clients. These plans are extremely high quality and low cost due to new software introduced through our software partners.

Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems

June 9th, 2009 | By Chris

" For those wanting to understand more about their responsibilities on ACI Reports the bible has got to be TM44;Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems, this provides guidance on carrying out the required air conditioning inspections. Building Energy managers should at least take time to read the introductory section 1 and the explanatory section 6 , its worth the cost to any person about to place a large ACI order , or ask us of course , we will explain what's needed . Available through at about £40.00 ".

F-Gas testing to meet European Regulation (EC ) 842/2006

June 9th, 2009 | By Chris

Apart from ACI Reports will shortly be offering F-Gas testing to meet European Regulation (EC ) 842/2006 , the F - Gas Regulation which came into force on 4 July 2007 , and requires regular inspections of some refrigeration systems to test for leakage of fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant from systems. Some refrigeration systems containing cfc or hcfc refrigerants may already be subject to regular leakage testing under other regulations and the legislation is only set to get tighter ".

ACI Reports partners in New York and New Jersey

June 9th, 2009 | By Chris

" At ACI Reports we have just opened up communication lines with partners in New York and New Jersey , they are ahead of the game on the other side of the pond and we are now passing data and systems/procedures between us for the benefit of all. Welcome to our overseas colleagues , some of whom do pest control inspections alongside all the compliance stuff...........not for us in the UK yet ! "



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