Fire Alarm Engineer (Electrically Qualified) – Birmingham, West Midlands

Vacancy code- FA-WM

Job Summary

Veriserv provide a range of electrical compliance services nationwide for many large public and private organisations. Due to further recent success and contract awards we have a vacancy for an experienced electrically qualified Fire Alarm engineer.

Primarily the role will be to serve one contract undertaking the works as detailed below for a busy retail client. You will serve your own region, though working out of town and on our other contracts will also be required.

The applicant must be fully electrically qualified plus hold inspection & testing qualifications and the IET Wiring regulations 17th edition.

Key Skills & Experience

Inspect, test and service 2-wire & addressable Fire alarm Panels in accordance with BS5839, from manufacturers such as C-Tec, Rafiki, Kentec and other similar systems.

Provide technical support, training to other engineers in and out of hours as well as on the call out rota.

Additionally;

Undertaken periodic inspection and test to fixed wiring installations, single and three phase, within working premises.

Recording findings within an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

Inspect & Test emergency lighting systems to BS5266.

Inspect & Test portable electrical equipment in line with the current IET code of practice.

Repairs to all aspects as detailed above including reactive works which will include out of hours.

Qualifications

Fire alarm FIA Units 1, 4 & 5

City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & 3 (or equivalent)

City & Guilds 2391 or 2395 Inspection & Test

City & Guilds 17th Edition

Remuneration Package

Hourly rate dependant on experience- Guide rate £13.20 to £14.00 per hour

Overtime, travel and average earnings holiday pay included

Van, uniform, mobile phone and specialist equipment such as test kit all provided.

Veriserv are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £27,456.00 to £40,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer) – Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Vacancy code- PAT-WAK

Job Summary

Our mission: provide all our customers with an exceptional service that is fit for purpose, when it matters, delivered by experts to reduce risk.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Portable Appliance Testing division for a full time PAT engineer.

The role requires you to undertake electrical safety inspections to portable and similar equipment at clients’ premises locally, within the North of England and occasionally throughout the UK.

You will be based from home, with work booked on a weekly basis from our head office.

The position requires travel on a daily basis and often overnight stays for sites further a field.Travel*, overnights & expenses will be paid.

Training, equipment, uniform, PPE & a pool van will be provided.

Following training you will carry out safety inspections and electrical tests to the equipment recording the data within a handheld computer and further advising the client of your findings.

The role is customer facing so good communication skills will be required.

Some experience/knowledge of “PAT Testing” is preferred though full training will be provided for the right applicant.

Salary;

Full time- 40 hours per week

From £7.50 per hour (or in line with living wage at the time of appointment) plus a generous bonus incentive. *All travel paid from first half an hour to last half an hour as per tracker.

OTE £22,000 (£24k upper)

Requirements of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer) Role

  • A full driving license
  • Good communication skills
  • Preferably living within a 15 mile radius of our Burntwood office near Cannock
  • You will be working nation wide so naturally this role is for a hardworking, committed person
  • Must pass a DBS check
  • Able to work under your own initiative

Responsibilities of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer) Role

  • Conduct electrical safety inspections to portable and similar equipment at clients premises throughout the UK
  • Traveling on a daily basis to our clients
  • At times, over night stays in order to facilitate testing our clients appliances (Overnights and expenses will be paid)
  • Recording data from inspections

Benefits of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer)

  • 28 days holidays (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Uniform and PPE are provided
  • A company vehicle is provided
  • Full training
  • Based from home
  • Generous bonus incentive

Veriserv are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £21,000.00 to £24,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Approved Electrician – Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Vacancy code- ETE-SOT

Job Summary

We require an experienced electrician to undertake Electrical Periodic Inspections, remedial and other related works for our prestigious social housing client.

The role requires an enthusiastic and conscientious approach with the possibility of progression to a supervisor status.

Experience is essential with a proven track record of working within social housing with an approach that promotes the improvement to the clients housing stock.

Qualifications

Full apprenticeship with AM2 and/or equivalent Electrical City & Guilds qualifications.

C&G 2382 17th Edition

C&G 2391 or C&G 2394/5

Essential Experience & Skills

Good communication skills and resolve for technical issues

Conversant with BS7671 with particular regard to amendment 3

Good working knowledge of Domestic Installation Conditions Reports (DEICR)

Experience of BS5839-6 Smoke and Heat Detectors in dwellings

Remuneration Package

Salary negotiable dependent on experience though a guide hourly rate of £13.20 (£27,456) with OTE of £35,000 is indicated for this role.

Van, uniform, mobile phone and specialist tools & equipment will be provided.

40 hours per week, plus travel, quality bonus & average earnings holiday pay

Veriserv are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £27,456.00 to £40,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer) – Maidstone

Vacancy code- PAT-MAI

Job Summary

Our mission: provide all our customers with an exceptional service that is fit for purpose, when it matters, delivered by experts to reduce risk.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Portable Appliance Testing division for a full time PAT engineer.

The role requires you to undertake electrical safety inspections to portable and similar equipment at clients’ premises locally, within the South of England and occasionally throughout the UK.

You will be based from home, with work booked on a weekly basis from our head office.

The position requires travel on a daily basis and often overnight stays for sites further a field.Travel*, overnights & expenses will be paid.

Training, equipment, uniform, PPE & a pool van will be provided.

Preferably the successful person will live within a 15mile radius of our offices in Burntwood near Cannock.

Following training you will carry out safety inspections and electrical tests to the equipment recording the data within a handheld computer and further advising the client of your findings.

The role is customer facing so good communication skills will be required.

Some experience/knowledge of “PAT Testing” is preferred though full training will be provided for the right applicant.

Salary;

Full time- 40 hours per week

From £8.00 per hour (or in line with living wage at the time of appointment) plus a generous bonus incentive. *All travel paid from first half an hour to last half an hour as per tracker.

OTE £22,000 (£25k upper)

Requirements of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer) Role

  • A full driving license
  • Good communication skills
  • Preferably living within a 15 mile radius of our Burntwood office near Cannock
  • You will be working nation wide so naturally this role is for a hardworking, committed person
  • Must pass a DBS check
  • Able to work under your own initiative

Responsibilities of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer) Role

  • Conduct electrical safety inspections to portable and similar equipment at clients premises throughout the UK
  • Traveling on a daily basis to our clients
  • At times, over night stays in order to facilitate testing our clients appliances (Overnights and expenses will be paid)
  • Recording data from inspections

Benefits of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Engineer)

  • 28 days holidays (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Uniform and PPE are provided
  • A company vehicle is provided
  • Full training
  • Based from home
  • Generous bonus incentive

Veriserv are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £22,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Electrical Test Engineer (Electrician) – Guilford

Vacancy code- ETE- GUI

Job Summary

Veriserv provide a range of electrical compliance services nationwide for many large public and private organisations. Due to further recent success and contract awards we have 3 vacancies for ‘multi-discipline’ electrical engineers.

Primarily the role will be to serve one contract undertaking the works as detailed below for a busy retail client. You will serve your own region, though working out of town and on our other contracts will also be required.

The applicant must be fully electrically qualified plus hold inspection & testing qualifications and the IET Wiring regulations 17th edition.

Key Skills & Experience

Undertaken periodic inspection and test to fixed wiring installations, single and three phase, within a working premises.

Recorded findings within an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

Inspect, test and service Fire alarm Panels in accordance with BS5839 (Training maybe provided for a suitable applicant)

Inspect & Test emergency lighting systems to BS5266.

Remedial to all aspects as detailed above.

Qualifications

City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & 3 (or equivalent)

City & Guilds 2391 or 2395 Inspection & Test

City & Guilds 17th Edition

Fire alarm FIA Units 1, 4 & 5 (Desirable though training provided for suitable applicant)

Remuneration Package

Hourly rate dependant on experience- Guide rate £15.50 to £16.30 per hour

Overtime, travel and average earnings holiday pay included

Van, uniform, mobile phone and specialist equipment such as test kit all provided.

Veriserv are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £32,240.00 to £45,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Electrical Test Engineer (Electrician) – Glasgow

Vacancy code- ETE-GLA

Job Summary

Veriserv provide a range of electrical compliance services nationwide for many large public and private organisations. Due to further recent success and contract awards we have 3 vacancies for ‘multi-discipline’ electrical engineers.

Primarily the role will be to serve one contract undertaking the works as detailed below for a busy retail client. You will serve your own region, though working out of town and on our other contracts will also be required.

The applicant must be fully electrically qualified plus hold inspection & testing qualifications and the IET Wiring regulations 17th edition.

Key Skills & Experience

Undertaken periodic inspection and test to fixed wiring installations, single and three phase, within a working premises.

Recorded findings within an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

Inspect, test and service Fire alarm Panels in accordance with BS5839 (Training maybe provided for a suitable applicant)

Inspect & Test emergency lighting systems to BS5266.

Inspect & Test portable electrical equipment in line with the current IET code of practice.

Remedial to all aspects as detailed above.

Qualifications

City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & 3 (or equivalent)

City & Guilds 2391 or 2395 Inspection & Test

City & Guilds 17th Edition

Fire alarm FIA Units 1, 4 & 5 (Desirable though training provided for suitable applicant)

Benefits

Hourly rate dependent on experience- Guide rate £13.20 to £14.00 per hour with OTE of £40,000 per annum.

Overtime, travel and average earnings holiday pay included

Van, uniform, mobile phone and specialist equipment such as test kit all provided.

Veriserv are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £27,456.00 to £40,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Electrical Test Engineer (Electrician) – Bristol

Vacancy code- ETE-BRI

Job Summary

Veriserv provide a range of electrical compliance services nationwide for many large public and private organisations. Due to further recent success and contract awards we have 3 vacancies for ‘multi-discipline’ electrical engineers.

Primarily the role will be to serve one contract undertaking the works as detailed below for a busy retail client. You will serve your own region, though working out of town and on our other contracts will also be required.

The applicant must be fully electrically qualified plus hold inspection & testing qualifications and the IET Wiring regulations 17th edition.

Key Skills & Experience

Undertaken periodic inspection and test to fixed wiring installations, single and three phase, within a working premises.

Recorded findings within an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

Inspect, test and service Fire alarm Panels in accordance with BS5839 (Training maybe provided for a suitable applicant)

Inspect & Test emergency lighting systems to BS5266.

Remedial to all aspects as detailed above.

Qualifications

City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & 3 (or equivalent)

City & Guilds 2391 or 2395 Inspection & Test

City & Guilds 17th Edition

Fire alarm FIA Units 1, 4 & 5 (Desirable though training provided for suitable applicant)

Remuneration Package

Hourly rate dependent on experience- Guide rate £13.20 to £14.00 per hour

Overtime, travel and average earnings holiday pay included

Van, uniform, mobile phone and specialist equipment such as test kit all provided.

Veriserv are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £27,456.00 to £40,000.00 /year

Click here to apply – Remember to insert the VACANCY CODE stated above and select ‘Advertised Vacancy’ when applying for this particular role to enable us to process your application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Veriserv Sponsor the Realise Foundation Darts Competition

Veriserv Sponsor the Realise Foundation Darts Competition which was held on 8th October 2016.

The Realise Foundation held its fourth Darts Competition on Saturday 8th October, attracting a range of darts players, from pub players to a former World top 10, Andy Hamilton. The aim of the day was primarily to raise funds for the Charity, but also raise awareness of the Realise Foundation’s work and the support they offer to young people, whilst providing a great day to everyone that attended.

veriserv-sf-board The day proved to be a huge success, with over 100 people attending and over £6.5k raised. This will enable the Charity to support at least 13 young adults into apprenticeships, thus improving their future career prospects.

Ben Morris the charity co-ordinator said; As a semi final sponsor, Veriserv’s support to the Charity is invaluable, ensuring that the event was a huge success. Next years event will take place on Saturday 7th October, with further details to be confirmed closer to the date.

Aspire Housing provide support and work together with the Realise Foundation charity to provide essential support to over 650 young people each year in the Staffordshire region, to help progress them in their education and subsequently gain employment.

Gift aid from PM Training and donations from local people and business, provide Realise with the financial support required to make this happen.

Also supported are a number of progressive initiatives to improve neighbourhoods and disadvantaged communities; help people overcome barriers to skills, support people into employment, tackle health inequalities, and assist in the development of people’s confidence,independence and self-reliance.

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This essential support includes the provision of work wear, tool-kits, lap tops, driving lessons, personal development training, creative artwork and environmental improvements.

The Realise Foundation work together with Aspire Housing and PM Training to blend commercial expertise with social purpose, to revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment and support.

To find out more about;

the charity visit The Realise Foundation Website

and Aspire Housing here.

Veriserv are proud sponsors of The Realise Foundation.

 

 

 

Protect your Staff and Property from Electrical Fires

Protect your Staff and Property from Electrical Fires. As an owner of property used for business it’s likely you have thought about the risks of fire and what preventative measures should be employed, but have you thought about how to protect your staff and property from electrical fires ?

The risk of fire caused by an electrical fault can be hidden from normal view and less obvious to detect for someone who has responsibility for the safety of persons  in a non domestic situation. This is one reason why it is important to have your electrical systems inspected and tested by a competent person and in accordance with BS 7671. Below are three examples of where overheating, with the potential to cause fire, have occurred. All three examples were found by a Veriserv engineer whilst carrying out inspection and testing prior to delivering an Electrical Installation Condition Report to our customer.

This first example is an electrical wall socket that had been overheating. It did become obvious as a fire actually started and was thankfully spotted and extinguished before it spread. It was then left in a live condition before being picked up during the electrical inspection and testing by Veriserv.

burnt electrical socket

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) produce Electrical Inspection & Testing Guidance Note 3 to BS7671. Section 2.5.2g states that fire barriers, suitable seals and/or protection against thermal effects should be provided if necessary to meet the requirements of BS 7671 to minimise the spread of fire.

electrical fire

In this example a live electrical cable has been touching the moving mechanical parts of an isolator switch and has rubbed through the insulation causing overheating and the risk of electric shock. This was found by Veriserv during a visual inspection of the isolator.  IET Guidance note 3 2.5.1c states that cables and cable management systems should be designed and installed taking into account the mechanical stresses that users of the installation will make upon the installation.

Burning in an electrical distribution board

In this example a cable connection within the electrical distribution board had become loose and overheated. As this is a relatively modern board manufactured using fire resistant material, and the overheated parts are contained within a closed compartment, this fault it is unlikely to cause fire to spread.  Older equipment however may be higher risk as more susceptible to combustion or the spread of electrical fires.

Make sure you employ a qualified electrical engineer to periodically inspect your electrical installation. For more information or to make an enquiry please contact Veriserv Limited.