Friday, 25 July 2014

LDS have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor

Press Release

Top Safety Accreditation for LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd
National business LDS Leak Detection Specialists 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.
Employing 12 people, LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd is principally involved in the Engineering sector, specialising in leak detection in domestic and commercial properties throughout the UK. LDS’s most recent clients have included major players such as Interserve, LAS Claims, NHS, British Aerospace, Nuclear Power Stations, Holiday Parks and many more.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

" LDS prides itself on achieving and maintaining first class health and safety standards for both its customers and staff. To have accreditation gives us the reassurance that our working practices have been approved by safecontractor's rigorous assessment and auditing procedures.
Upholding health, safety and welfare standards in leak detection is a major priority for LDS. We endeavour to show our customers that company policies and procedures are the best in the industry and accreditation to safecontractor provides independent verification of this" Mrs L Hannington, Director at LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that LDS has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

For further information contact:
Lisa Hannington, LDS Director
LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd
Tel: 0844 809 4968

For further information about the Safecontractor scheme, contact:
Tammy James
029 2026 6750

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Unsolved 3 year water leak found by LDS in 1 day at Football Club!

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd find a water leak  in 1 day that has baffled many at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for 3 years!

Case Study
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a football club in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England who play in the Championship, the second tier of the English leagues. Sheffield Wednesday are one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the third oldest in the English league. The Wednesday, as they were known until 1929, were founding members of The Football Alliance in 1889 and its first champions. They joined The Football League three years later and were also one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992.
Since joining the Football League in 1892, the club has spent most of its history in the top flight of English football but have not played at this level since being relegated in 2000. They have won four League titles, three FA Cups and one League Cup in 1991, their only major trophy since 1935. They reached the FA Cup and League Cup Finals in 1993 but lost both to Arsenal. They also lost the 1966 FA Cup final to Everton.
Since 1899, Sheffield Wednesday have played home matches at Hillsborough Stadium in the north-western suburb of Owlerton, hence their nickname The Owl. Hillsborough is currently an all-seater ground with a capacity of 39,732.

The Problem:For 3 years, the club were having problems with the central heating that supplied certain parts of a stand to include the executive boxes. Due to a constant  pressure drop on a pressure gauge inside the boiler house it was assumed there was a leak on the pipe work between the boiler house and the stadium. This section of pipe work was around 230 meters long in total and ran under a road / car park, so no obvious signs were visible. Contractors had previously been on site and excavated various holes to try and locate the leak, all of which proved unsuccessful.

The Solution:

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a leak detection service providing a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work in both domestic and commercial properties. In contrast to traditional methods of large scale excavation, LDS utilise specialists equipment coupled with our engineers technical expertise to locate hidden leaks quickly and accurately, saving both time and money.

After 3 years of the problem Sheffield Wednesday Football Club contacted LDS to help find the suspected leak. The job was booked into our system on Friday and our engineer arrived the following Monday to do the work. On arrival our LDS engineer was informed where approximately the pipe work ran under the road/car park and was then left to carry out a full leak detection survey. Our engineer used various techniques to include acoustics and tracer gas tests on the pipe work and located an area to 1 square meter. This area was marked ready for excavations and repairs. After the leak had been repaired, the central heating was finally running ok again for the first time in 3 years thanks to just 1 day of tests/surveys from LDS Leak Detection Specialists ltd.

- Non-Destructive testing solution ensured that only the area concerned was excavated.
- Fast, Efficient and Cost Effective work.

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a professional leak detection services and have a 99% success rate of finding your leak accurately due to our skilled engineers and various methods of leak detection techniques used. We have engineers all over the UK enabling us to provide a fast response and offer international Leak Detection Services. As a trusted partner of major insurance companies, plumbers and property owners we have helped thousands of people by finding leaks quickly and cost effectively, with minimal disruption. We are insurance approved for all 'trace and access' claims. For more information visit our website or contact LDS on Tel: 0844 809 4968.