Three years ago we were engaged by a construction company to carry out a decorative refurbishment of Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School. Since then, the school has employed us directly for all its painting and decorating maintenance works.
The most recent job was to paint corridors, changing rooms, reception rooms and eight classrooms, applying emulsion to all walls and ceilings, and gloss to woodwork and doors.
The doors had an existing factory veneer finish, so we used a specialist primer before applying the gloss finish, to prevent the new paint from peeling away from the surface and to make the finish last longer.
We always take extra care to minimise the mess and disruption caused by our team, no matter how small the job.
Risk assessments are carried out at the start of each job, with necessary precautionary steps identified. These include those specifically for hazardous substances. The risks identified here are of a similar nature as will occur in the work carried out for Bradford MDC and include working at height and with hazardous substances such as paints, paint thinners, and varnish.
On a day to day basis, our site foreman Peter Alexander liaised with the school’s maintenance manager to co-ordinate the works, and our contracts director Matthew Edwards made weekly site visits to ensure that all work was meeting the specifications laid down by Janet Broxup in our initial meeting with her.
“GME have carried out painting works in our school on several occasions in recent years. We have been highly satisfied with the standard of work and the professionalism of the staff. The delivery of services was excellent and the price was competitive against other contactors. We would be happy to use GME for future contracts.”
Janet Broxup, School Business Manager