Air Conditioning Inspection Report Compliance Audit (commonly known as an ACI TM44)

Jane Meadows made this Freedom of Information request to Merton Borough Council

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

This request relates to TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reporting, which is mandatory for buildings which are air conditioned above a statutory minimum size. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently taken over compliance.

Q. How many buildings do you occupy which have air conditioning. Provide addresses?
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are legally compliant on the TM44 requirement? Provide the name, position, address, email address and direct telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. All reports are mandatorily lodged on the MHCLG database. No reports are currently lodged or are out of date, you are therefore non-compliant. When do you intend to rectify the situation?
Q. Air conditioning and air handling systems can cause increased risk of Covid-19 spread, have you included the TM44 into your return to work risk assessments?
Q. If you use a Facilities Management Company to manage compliance, who are they?

Yours faithfully,

Jane Meadows

foi, Merton Borough Council

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Edwin O'Donnell, Merton Borough Council

Dear Ms Meadows

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below. 

 

You asked: Our answer:

 

How many buildings do you occupy which have air conditioning. Provide
addresses?

 

The following buildings contain air conditioning but not all of them have
over 12kW of cooling:

 

Acacia Intergenerational Centre, Mitcham, CR4 1SD Bond Road Family Centre,
Mitcham, CR4 3HG Brightwell Respite Care Centre , Morden, SM4 5LT Colliers
Wood Library, Colliers Wood, SW19 2HR Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX
Gifford House, Morden, SM4 6HY Jan Malinowski Centre, Mitcham, CR4 4ND
Lavender Childrens' Centre, Mitcham, CR4 2JA New Horizon Centre , Pollards
Hill, CR4 1LT Raynes Park Library, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA South Wimbledon
Community Centre, Pincott Road, SW19 2XF Transport Offices, Morden, SM4
4AX Vestry Hall, Mitcham, CR4 3UD West Barnes Library, New Malden, KT3 6JF
Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon, SW19 7NB

Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are
legally compliant on the TM44 requirement? Provide the name, position,
address, email address and direct telephone number of the responsible
person.

 

Mark Humphries

Assistant Director of Infrastructure & Technology

Corporate Services Department

London Borough of Merton

Merton Civic Centre

London Road

Morden

SM4 5DX

 

Tel: 020 8545 3193

e-mail: [email address]

 

Q. All reports are mandatorily lodged on the MHCLG database. No reports
are currently lodged or are out of date, you are therefore non-compliant.
When do you intend to rectify the situation?

 

A contract was recently tendered for TM44 certificates and an order is
being placed with the successful air conditioning assessor.  The programme
shows that certificates will start to be lodged from the second week in
November 2020 and all sites will have certificates lodged by the end of
December 2020.

 

Q. Air conditioning and air handling systems can cause increased risk of
Covid-19 spread, have you included the TM44 into your return to work risk
assessments?

 

All air conditioning and air handling systems are maintained in line with
statutory requirements or best practice and form part of the Covid-19 risk
assessments.

 

Q. If you use a Facilities Management Company to manage compliance, who
are they?

 

Compliance is managed in-house by the Facilities Management Team.

 

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the Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic Centre,
Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail [1][Merton Borough Council request email].

 

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There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Edwin O’Donnell

Head of Facilities Management

Corporate Services Department

London Borough of Merton

Merton Civic Centre

London Road

Morden

SM4 5DX

 

Tel: 020 8545 4176

e-mail: [email address]

 

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