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Commercial Property Pres-Inspections

The Brief:

The following outlines an inspection criteria brief, which provides a list of inspection considerations for commercial property from retail strip shopping to multilevel office buildings. The core of the inspection list relies upon two critical, the first being the provision of photographic evidence with a date stamp, and the second accessing areas real estate agents would not typically access including the roof, ceiling space, under the floor (data centers) and other similar areas.

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Maintenance pre-inspection in commercial office tenancy

Contractor’s License

We are licensed Electrical Contractor and Air Conditioning providers for installation, services and maintenance.

Work Health and Safety

Our Construction experience combined with our facility services expertise provides you with the knowledge we are experienced and capable of accessing difficult areas in line with the WHS legislation and governing acts. We understand confined spaces, working at heights and so forth. Accessing the roof to inspect air conditioning units, access the ceiling space to inspect the internal services such as ducts, air conditioning fire, lighting, plumbing, and other ceiling space services and roof mounted services is in a typical days work for our team.

WHS Systems, Equipment, Insurance

In our works, we have the systems, equipment (such as fiberglass ladders) and the appropriate insurances for working in these hazards areas. Our Business insurance is for $20,000,000:00 We also understand when activities can’t be done without specialized equipment or additional team members present, we will provide this information before any additional costs are incurred. 

Legislative Compliance

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Pre-Inspections can reveal hidden maintenance and reliability issues with HVAC air conditioning equipment

We can assist with the following:

  • Annual fire Safety Statement
  • Annual Fire safety statement testing
  • Emergency light testing
  • Elevator certification
  • Test and tag including “RCD” Testing
  • Thermal imaging scans for Switchboards
  • Carbon Monoxide Car park ventilation Control
  • Slip protection
  • Fire Systems including six monthly testing
  • Water testing and chemical dosing (cooling towers)
  • Air Conditioning Systems Refrigerant gas
  • Pest control

Basic Inspection

We define a basic inspection as that which you would find in the residential environment where items such as doors, walls, windows, kitchenettes, bathrooms and their chattels are inspected for condition and working order. Digital Photographs are always supplied. The “basic Inspection” is included as a part of our “global inspection”

Global Inspection

The Global inspection includes access the roof, basements, under floors, roof space, ceiling space, and other areas which may require specialized equipment, and specialized experience in noting anomalies and/or potential risks in the services.

What do we look for?

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Site Management of assets, repairs, maintenance and recording this valuable information can start with a site inspection at the start of a new lease arrangement. Ensuring the Landlord is aware of life terms or potential failures in the near term ensure for good facility management.

We look for the following (but not limited to) conditions in our inspections:

  • Cleanliness
  • Operations
  • Genera physical condition
  • Likely hood of breakdown
  • Serviceability
  • Signs of Fatigue: Rust, Water, oil, burns, shape, noise, rub markings, stress, Age, Obsolescence
  • Compliance with legislation
  • Relevant documentation

Asset Register:

A typical asset register includes parameters such as:

  • Model number
  • Serial number
  • Cost to purchase
  • Cost to replace,
  • Obsolescence,
  • Life term,
  • Remaining life,
  • Expected failure Date

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