The Heat Is On

UNISON members will have noticed an improvement in heat ing arrangements in the County Hall campus in Chichester. After problems last year that saw members wearing gloves and bring hot water bottles to work, Branch Health & Safety Reps have worked with facilities managers to secure an improvement.

A series of works were completed to the campus heating system. Boiler maintenance was deferred to later in the summer to ensure that they were ready for ‘switch on’. The system was flushed and filters replaced, and a significant amount of sludge was removed, which would have prevented full flow of hot water through the radiators.

‘Switch on’ was undoubtedly smoother this year. Get in touch with the Branch office if you have any remaining concerns about the heating system.