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RTE News- Independent Test Results shows Air Ionisation reduces Viruses

Independant Test Results – Makes News Headlines

We are delighted to see that RTE news featured a summary of the independent test results undertaken by Plasma Air for the Ionisation products AMV Systems sell and distribute on the Irish market.

There is mounting evidence to suggest that clean, disinfected air plays a vital role in preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Coronvirus/ COVID-19.  Click here for more information on the range of Bipolar Ionisation products we sell and distribute in Ireland. A summary of the test results can be read here 

 

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Bipolar Ionisation Plasma Bar

Bipolar Ionisation -Enjoys Resurgence

Bipolar Ionisation (BPI) has been around for a long time. It arrived in the States in the 1970s and was largely used in the food manufacturing sector to help reduce bacteria, viruses and mould. It is now enjoying a resurgence in popularlity with the onset of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic as the world scrambles to find solutions to keep themselves, their staff and customers safe. It has already been proven effective against Sars, norovirus and other influenza strains.

AMV Systems is delighted to partner with Gibbons Engineering Group to sell, market and install 4 needlepoint ion generators.  BPI products are mounted on in centralised air conditioning systems. Ions are drawn through the coil and keep the coil clean as it kills bacteria, mould and viruses thus removing the annual need to clean the cooling coil and drain pan.  The journey of the ion continues through the ducting system, cleaning it as it makes it way to its final destination in the building to expell quality air.

In addition the ions remove harmful small particules from the air, often too small for the filter to remove. As in nature, when air flows through the system, it results in the formation of millions of of negative and positive ions which clump the particles together. These larger particles are then more easily filtered out.

BPI is excellent at removing odors like cigarette smoke, foul sewer smells or ammonia smells. It is simple and easy to install in new or existing AHUs. BPI is totally automatic and chemical free and can operate independently or as part of an integrated system.

 

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Total Coil Disinfection System

Why UVC Technology is More Important than Ever

UVC Technology is more important today than it has ever been. One of the key messages in the 5 phase roadmap issued by the Government to re-open the Irish economy, is that preventative measures will save lives.  This will be achieved by reducing the spread of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 and protecting the vulnerable. This by no means an easy task, but thankfully help is at hand.

Returning to the workplace post Coronavirus/Covid-19 poses a challenge to small and large businesses alike. Whilst collaboration between the employer and employee will help realise a safe and healthy working environment, the overarchng burden falls to the employer to provide the mechanism to do so.HSE Advice on reducing spread of Coronavirus- Covid-19

To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 in our workplace, it is essential that good hygiene etiquette is maintained and that social distancing is adhered to.

 

An additional preventative measure is to ensure that good air quality is circulated throughout your premises. UVC inactivates bacteria, mould and viruses, including Coronavirus/Covid-19, within the biofilm that can build up in coils in Air handling Units.

 

The Total Coil Disinfection (TCD) System is the go-to UVC technology that delivers 24/7 non-invasive disinfection level cleaning regime for cooling coils in AHU’s.

AMV Systems, with our partner Gibbons Engineering Group, model our TCD systems to irradiate the full face of the coil killing the growth of viruses (including the Coronavirus/Covid-19) and reinstating system performance to as built. The proven method of biofilm eradicaton is Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)

Before and After Total Coil Disinfection Treatment

Before and After Total Coil Disinfection Treatment

TCD is a tried, tested and proven ultraviolet solution for HVAC systems.  Click here for more information on TCD systems

 

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EHS Manager Sean Rath completes 10K Run in the Dark Charity Challenge

EHS Manager Completes 10K Run in the Dark Charity Challenge

A massive well done to Sean Rath, EHS Manager AirconMech and AMV Systems, who achieved his couch to 10k run in style for the Run in the Dark Charity Challenge which took place last night from Wexford Quay. Thankfully the rain didn’t materialise on this bitterly cold night.

This poignant event raises much-needed funds for the Mark Pollock Trust. Many of you will know Mark as the adventure athlete who competed in ultra-endurance races following the loss of his sight in 1998. In fact, he was the first blind person to race to the south pole. Tragically in 2010, Mark fell from a second-story window which nearly killed him. He broke his back leaving him paralysed. Mark’s new expedition is to cure paralysis in our lifetime.

Well done again Sean! You did yourself and us proud!

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Construction Safety Week

Construction Safety Week

Construction Safety Week is a week dedicated to focusing specifically on safety. It provides an excellent opportunity to take stock of safety procedures and for each of us to work together as an industry to drive home the importance of safety in the workplace.

As active participants in Construction Safety Week, AMV Systems is delighted to use the opportunity to enhance our safety culture and reinforce a number of key safety messages to help us:

  • Reduce accidents
  • Increase awareness of the importance of H&S every day
  • Inspire us to share best practices and work together to strengthen our industry’s safety culture.
  • Celebrate our exemplary safety achievements to date.

Our plans for Construction Safety Week include:

A daily email each morning to every employee with information on the selected High- Risk Activity for that day as well as other relevant safety messages.

The schedule is as follows:

Day 1, Monday 21st October

  • Daily high-risk activity focus area: Silica Dust
  • Mental Health Awareness briefing

Day 2, Tuesday 22nd October 

  • Daily high-risk focus area: Manual Handling
  • “Driving” awareness briefing

Day 3, Wednesday 23rd October

  • Daily high-risk activity focus area: Working at Height

Day 4, Thursday 24th October

  • Daily high-risk activity focus area: Hot Works

Day 5, Friday 25th October

  • H&S quiz

WORK SAFE 4 LIFE 

Pictured is Joe Flanagan from Hilti demonstrating the Hilti dustless drills range at the GSA Rathdown Road site as part of the Silica Dust high-risk focus area activity

 

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Winners NISO/NISG Highly Commended safety award

Proud Winners of NISO/NISG Highly Commended Safety Award

AMV Systems and our sister company AirconMech, were the proud recipients of the “Highly Commended” safety award at this year’s National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO/NISG) Safety Awards.

The annual awards celebrate how organisations manage health and safety at work and are recognised as Ireland’s foremost workplace safety awards for private and public sector organisations.

Sean Rath, EHS Manager, ACM/AMV Systems said: “The awards are the most respected health and safety awards in Ireland. To win a coveted award, we had to meet and/or exceed stringent criteria. We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of the whole ACM/AMV Systems teams who consistently demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude to health and safety. It is a huge honour for our business to receive this national recognition”

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AMV Systems Project Engineer

We are Hiring! Experienced Project Engineer

AMV Systems is one of the leading providers of turnkey maintenance solutions in Ireland.  We supply, install, service and maintain HVAC packages designed to suit individual clients requirements. An excellent opportunity exists for an experienced Project Engineer to join our expanding team of technicians. You will work with world-class companies in the food processing, pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

If you have a demonstrable track record in all aspects of project management, excellent attention to detail, with over 5 years’ experience in Project Management then we would like to hear from you!

Key responsibilities of the role:

Plan, develop, lead and execute agreed projects on time and on budget. Specifically:

  • Develop project specific objectives for input and agreement.
  • Review project design and complete technical studies to determine specifications, customer requirements and project KPIs.
  • Interrogate project plans to determine project schedule, calculating time requirements and sequencing project elements.
  • Manage and monitor project progress, resolving issues as they arise.
  • Identify key personnel and coordinate their activities for each project phase.
  • Review supplier bids to prepare accurate cost estimates. Award contracts in line with AMV Systems pricing policies and guidelines.
  • Control project costs and administer contractor contracts.
  • Design and conduct tests to approve product performance.
  • Develop project status reports for management use.
  • Enforce procedures, rules and regulations to maintain a safe and clean working environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ related field and project management experience.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Field management experience is a plus.

Professional Qualifications

  • B Eng Mechanical/Building Services Engineering

Competitive salary offered. CPD provided, regular training and upskilling opportunities offered to the successful candidate.

Please email your C.V. to Naomi Byrne at nbyrne@amvsystems.ie or post it to Naomi Byrne, AMV Systems, Kilcannon Business Park, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Y21 P942 no later than 5pm Friday 24th May 2019.

AMV Systems is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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Air Conditioning Unit

We are Hiring! Experienced Air Conditioning Service Technician

AMV Systems is one of the leading providers of turnkey maintenance solutions in Ireland.  We supply, install, service and maintain HVAC packages designed to suit individual clients requirements. An excellent opportunity exists for an experienced Air Conditioning Service Technician to join our expanding team of technicians. You will work with world-class companies in the food processing, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Full on the job training is provided.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Service & repair of Air Conditioning units.
  • Installation of new plant and equipment.

 The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years post apprenticeship experience working within the mechanical services industry.
  • Be flexible on working patterns.

SNIJIB rate commensurate with experience and qualifications. CPD provided, regular training and upskilling opportunities offered to the successful candidate.

Please email your C.V. to Naomi Byrne at nbyrne@amvsystems.ie or post it to Naomi Byrne, AMV Systems, Kilcannon Business Park, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford no later than 5 pm Friday 24th May 2019.

AMV Systems is an equal opportunities employer.

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Deirdre Keogh, AirconMech; Mark Keely Karcher Ireladn and Caroline Buckley, AirconMech

AirconMech win “Specialist FM Service Provider of the Year”

AirconMech win “Specialist FM Service Provider of the Year” at the 2019 Facilities Management Awards

Since its inception in 2014, the Facilities Management Awards is now a well-established platform for acknowledging and rewarding companies and their teams who strive for excellence within the FM sector in Ireland.

The awards ceremony held on the 31st January at the Ballsbridge Hotel was a glittering affair where the crème de la crème of the FM Industry was on tenterhooks awaiting their fate. Finally, in the fifteenth of the seventeen award categories, “the winner is” was ushered by Mark Keely, Sales Manager, Karcher Ireland for the Specialist FM Service Provider of the Year.

One of three finalists, AirconMech & AMV Systems were over the moon to be awarded category winner and recognized by industry peers for the services provided to FM clients. It was also an honour to be shortlisted for the “Overall Excellence in Facilities Management” Award.

Speaking about the award, Joint Managing Directors John Dempsey and Jim Mullett AirconMech and AMV Systems, said that the award was the result of a significant team effort and overall commitment to their clients. They are immensely proud of their team and the services provided as both Companies have gone from strength to strength over the past 2 decades.

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Workers Memorial Day 2018-April 28th

AMV Systems Supports Worker’s Memorial Day 2018-April 28th

Workers Memorial Day 2018-April 28thAMV Systems supports Workers Memorial Day 2018- April 28th, a day set aside to remember those people, who leave for work but sadly don’t return home. We remember those that have been killed or injured in work-related accidents and think of their families and friends at this time. Between 2008 and 2017  over 501 families lost a family member. We encourage all construction workers to work safely, every day and ask everyone to ensure that by our conscious and safe actions that no such tragedy will befall our families or our work colleagues families in the future.

 

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