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Date Added: Tue 11/06/2024

Buildings And Facilities Assistant / Handyperson

Uxbridge, UB8, UK
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Company: ADECCO

Job Type: Temporary, Full Time

Salary: £18.00/hour

New Buildings and Facilities Assistant

Location: Uxbridge

Salary: £18.00 PH

Duration: ASAP - 6 months (ongoing assignment)

Contract type: Temporary

Adecco are currently recruiting for a New Buildings and Facilities Assistant to join a prestigious university based in Uxbridge.

Roles and responsibilities

To undertake preliminary investigation and repair of defect reports, (e.g. plumbing, electrical, building/carpentry, general repairs), or making safe and reporting clear information to the relevant supervisor, or University Estates Department for further action via verbal or electronic means on a daily basis.
To carry out basic electrical tasks to include replacing light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and lamps, checking external lighting, safe isolation. Resetting circuit breakers as per University procedures.
To support the Buildings and Facilities Supervisor in completing PPM (preventative planned maintenance), Health & Safety duties, planned activities and fire drills.
To inform the Buildings and Facilities Supervisor when equipment and parts are used and require replenishment on a daily basis.
To undertake manual handling as and when required.
To prioritise own work load effectively.
To provide clear and effective information to students when attending residences, directing students as and when required by verbal commands on a daily basis.
To fulfil legal requirements of critical Health and Safety / Mandatory inspection, and testing regimes, e.g. fire alarm testing, fire extinguisher checks, Emergency Light Testing, Legionella flushing/sampling, lux levels, asbestos condition reporting, PAT Testing. In accordance with the UUK Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing.
To follow University Health and Safety guidelines, specifically the asbestos register, COSHH, wear correct Uniform and PPE (provided) before completing any maintenance work.
Maintaining accurate written and electronic records including the use of digital and electronic systems and tablet / PDA devices for all work carried out on a daily basis.
To ensure that security within Residences is maintained for student's staff and contractors, following the University procedures. Repairing and maintaining all security and access systems, locks and keys using the correct procedures on a daily basis.
To support the Student Living team in achieving audits (e.g. ISO 14001, UUK), accreditations (e.g. Investors in People, Green Impact) and legislative and compliance requirements.
To liaise with contractors, or other University departments and other sections of Commercial Services as required following appropriate University guidelines daily, weekly or monthly.Person spec:

Good standard of education

Ability to carry out Portable appliance Testing (PAT) and safe electrical isolation training.

Evidence of formal trade training e.g. NVQ Level 1 / City & Guilds qualification or equivalent experience in General maintenance / Carpentry / Plumbing.

Proven experience in a similar role, either in the public or private sector and a broad knowledge of maintenance duties

Previous experience in an environment providing a service to customers

Experience in checking fire extinguishers and other firefighting equipment

Previous experience of carrying out Emergency Lighting Testing

Demonstrable experience of using IT, including tablets, electronic devices and digital technology

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