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CFM are finalists in the Casey Business Awards 2021 – INNOVATION

The team at CFM Air Conditioning are proud of being a finalist for the Casey Business Awards 2021 in the Innovation Category out of 81 businesses. We are always working to improve technologies and sustainable practices in HVAC for our clients.

The Casey Business Awards 2021 finalists are: 

Innovation Category
– Australian Precision Technologies
– Commercial Facilities Management
– Doogood Australia

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Updated COVID Guidelines now includes ventilation of indoor spaces

* You have seen media reports recently (herehere, and here) highlighting the potential airborne transmission of COVID-19 under certain conditions.

** SafeWork Australia has also recently issued a short guidance note relating to Improving ventilation in indoor workplaces – COVID-19.

Inspections of sites are likely to be conducted by WorkSafe and The Victorian Building Everyone should ensure all measures are in place to ensure compliance.

There is a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines (Revision 10) for Victoria for the Building and Construction Industry consistent with DHHS Workplace Directions No 19, issued 12 February 2021.

The following are the major updates relevant to HVAC.

  1. 2021 – New Variants of the Coronavirus
    The Guidelines now acknowledge the risks posed by new variants of the
    coronavirus, the extended State of Emergency in Victoria and current Workplace Directions. 19.
  2. Ventilation and Air Flow in enclosed spaces
    Reference is now included to the risk posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus and measures that should be taken to improve ventilation and airflow in enclosed areas:

    Ref 3.9.10 – “Adequate ventilation and air flow should be maintained in enclosed amenities, for example by opening windows/doors to allow fresh air, installing fans and/or exhaust fans and/or purifiers, turning air conditioners to ‘fresh’ not recirculate.”

    Note: CFM Air Conditioning has amended our Construction COVIDSafe Plans and consulted with employees and representatives.

    References from notifications:
    * Scott Williams, CEO, AMCA
    ** Ref: Michael Paynter, Industry Liaison Officer, Building & Construction Industry – 16 February 2021 (Revision 10)

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CFM LEADS THE WAY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION

CFM Air Conditioning are proud to announce our ISO 14001:2015 “Environmental management systems” certification by SAI Global as part of our ongoing commitment to our Environment responsibilities & contribution to sustainability in facility management and HVAC.

Now with a triple certification; ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and ISO 9001:2018, we are providing our customers the best quality assurance, OH&S & Environmental management in the industry.

What this means for our customers:

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

  • Outstanding communication
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Improved understanding of our client requirements
  • Improved customer response

ISO 04001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

  • Advanced Environmental & sustainable knowledge
  • Enhancement of environmental performance
  • Reduce your energy bill
  • Recommend energy-efficient solutions
  • Promote waste minimisation on all projects
  • Lower your carbon footprint

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

  • Zero tolerance towards hazards, incidents or accidents to employees
  • Identify hazards and mitigate safety risks
  • Demonstrates our commitment to the OH&S Act
  • Ensure our OH&S Policies, objectives and KPI’s are met
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Service your HVAC system prior to restarting or returning to the workforce.

HVAC systems that have been shut down temporarily should be correctly maintained and inspected by CFM Air Conditioning technicians in-line with the building HVAC regulations and standards.

Cooling towers and condenser water systems can build up corrosion, water can become stagnant, bacteria can grow and indoor air quality compromised.

It is important offices and building managers ensure HVAC systems are serviced prior to restarting.

Before workers return to work and the HVAC system has been temporarily shut down, you must abide by the health and safety regulations to ensure your HVAC system is inspected, serviced and maintained.

A qualified HVAC technician should provide you with a letter of inspection to ensure ongoing building compliance is met.

CFM Air Conditioning can provide you with a letter of inspection if we attend your premises and inspect, and or service your heating, ventilation and cooling system.

“There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through HVAC systems, however having your HVAC system set to allow more air circulation in common areas and limiting or not using recirculated air and increasing outside air intake, if possible, may help minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace.

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AIR CONDITIONING ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE & COVID-19

NOT having a well-maintained HVAC system in commercial buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic can pose a risk.

The virus is known to be spread mostly by droplets on surfaces, however, there is a possibility of airborne transmission of the COVID-19 virus spreading as droplet nuclei (2.5 to 10 µm) can remain suspended in the air for hours and therefore can be entrained into HVAC systems.

It is highly recommended that building owners and operators take the recommended measures to further reduce these risks, and prioritise having their ventilation systems checked and cleaned to industry best practices as a preventive measure during this time. Failure to service and maintain these systems can create significantly higher safety risks in both occupied and unoccupied buildings.
Measures include:

1. Cleaning, disinfection & filtration

In commercial HVAC systems, air filters can be readily changed, and cooling and heating coil surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected using approved methods and chemicals.  This will kill and remove any residual particles.

Cleaning and disinfecting of HVAC systems that include wall-mounted or console type induction type units at this time is imperative, as well as the supply, exhaust and return air registers/grilles, the attached ductwork of exhaust and ventilation systems.

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Awarded “Highly Recommended” Australian Achiever Awards 2020

CFM Air Conditioning is awarded “Highly Recommended” by The Australian Achiever Awards scoring 92.48% for customer relations and service, one of the highest results in the Building Services & supply industry.

View 2020 Australian Achiever Awards Certificate

  • Time-related service 96%
  • Addressing client needs
  • Care and attention 95%
  • Value
  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Overall perception

CFM Air Conditioning (Commercial Facilities Management) has been highly recommended in 2000; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2020, spanning over 20 years of outstanding customer service.

What our customers are saying:

CFM Air Conditioning is very efficient. The team do whatever I ask of them, and they complete the jobs as soon as possible. The staff are very good at servicing air conditioners. I have always been happy with them.

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The team at CFM Air Conditioning are good. I get them here as needed, and they are very prompt. When one of the systems breaks down, they repair it on the same day. I am very happy with their service and have been a long-term customer of theirs.

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I use them to service my air conditioners. The products they provide and their service is of real quality. The staff and products are reliable, and I am very happy with what they do.

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