R P COMPLIANCE TESTING LTD - LATEST NEWS

Overview for 2016: 
In 2016 we expanded our workforce, won 2 awards, invested in more equipment to increase capacity for testing large-scale building
   
23/12/2015: It is our policy to advise the industry when we have a Client that has failed to pay an invoice despite several reminders, an opportunity to pay by instalments and a final reminder sent that they have signed for. Today we regrettably inform our visitors that the following Client has an invoice outstanding since the payment due date of 29/10/2015:
 Sulinder Singh, Palama Developments Ltd. Round Coppice Farm, Denham Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire SL0 0PH
27/11/2015: Since Lee O'Brien (Director) qualified as a SAP/EPC Assessor back in March 2015, the demand has been incredible and resulted in the Companies investment in Test Engineer Jonjo Cope as he also now begins the Level 3 DipOCEA course. We wish Jonjo the best of luck and thank him for his commitment to the business.
09/10/2015: Today we received the news that our UKAS extension to scope for sound insulation testing for Part E compliance has been granted! Fantastic effort by the Team - thank you!
24/05/2015: Yesterday Ros & Lee met with Ray Powell, the manager of Hunstanton Football Club First Team, to secure sponsorship of the 2015-16 football kit and training tops. Paul Shanks and Dave Baxter (Honorary Secretary) also attended. Ros & Lee look forward to working alongside club personnel with activities and wish them every success for the future. The kit has been ordered and promotional photographs will be published when available.
16/04/2015: Today saw the launch of our new branding and logo, which we are delighted with!
18/03/2015: Yesterday R P Compliance Testing received a recommendation for accreditation for our UKAS extension to scope for 'Sound Insulation Testing' (Building Regulation Part E compliance). A fantastic effort by the team who have pulled together yet again to demonstrate their commitment to the business and ultimately their future. Well done team!
04/02/2014: R P Compliance seek Trainee Test Engineer - visit the 'Vacancies' page for more details
08/12/2014: Check out the latest addition  to our range of services here: Air Leakage Rating of Internal Structures
04/12/2014: Fantastic news earlier this evening from UKAS - we've been granted our extension to scope for 'Air Leakage Rating of Access/Plenum Floors'. This makes us one of only two UKAS accredited field test laboratories providing this service in the country. We owe a huge thank you to Phil Major and Carl Binney of Kingspan Access Floors Ltd in Hull, for their support and use of R & D test facilities. Full details of this new service will be available to view on our website from Monday 8th December, when we will be launching our marketing campaign. Brilliant Team effort.
23/09/2014: MORE GREAT NEWS - Lee O'Brien has successfully passed all the assessments/case studies for his ABBE Level 3 OCEA Diploma and now has just the final exam to gain his qualification. Well done Lee - good luck with your exam!
22/09/2014: CONGRATULATIONS to Jonjo Cope who has gained his Bpec Domestic Ventilation qualification. He will be able to support the team with the increased workload, brought about by the need to test ventilation systems for compliance with Building Regulation Part F 'Means of Ventilation'. Well done Jonjo!
16/09/2014: Our UKAS assessment for an extension to our scope took place at Kingspan Access Flooring in Hull today. At the end of the day we received a recommendation for approval. A big thank you to Carl Binney & Phil Major (Kingspan) and Peter James (UKAS). As soon as receive formal notice that the extension has been granted, it will be announced on here together with full details of our new service.
12/09/2014: Today our MD Ros Piggott received notification of her becoming an Associate Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Her admission to the class "recognises your ability to practice at the higher technical level in a professional office". Special thanks to Richard Payne of SBS Energy and David Taylor of DTAUK for supporting her application.
22/08/2014: We're pleased to confirm our assessment for an extension to scope of our UKAS Accreditation will take place on Tuesday 16th September in Hull. We have our fingers crossed for it all going smoothly and the extension being granted by the end of October! This will then make us one of only two UKAS accredited laboratories qualified to field test certain internal structure types in the UK 
11/07/2014: FINALLY... our application for an extension to our scope (5 additional services) with UKAS has been sent. Now we wait patiently to hear when we will be assessed, which will hopefully be the 2nd or 3rd week in September and fingers crossed all will go smoothly
07/07/2014: we will be taking delivery of new equipment this week, which has been purchased from and calibrated to UKAS standards by BSRIA. Next will be our application for an 'Extension to Scope' of our UKAS accreditation that should be ready to send off to them by the end of this week! It's all go at R P Compliance Testing!!
25/06/2014: today we placed an order for more specialist testing equipment to enable us to provide a varied range of additional services for Building Regulation Part B 'Fire Safety'. 

Such a busy time for us but very exciting with new challenges resulting in new Clients!!

18/06/2014: R P Compliance Testing are pleased to announce the transfer of Clients to the business from one of our partners, who has decided to relocate overseas to pursue another business interest. This has meant a very time for us but if you are one of our Client's please be assured that everyone will continue to receive the high level of customer service that we know you all expect from R P Compliance Testing Ltd.

02/04/2014 We are back on Facebook for a trial period to see how things go. Provided we don't receive any more abuse from our local competitors in Downham Market then we will continue to bring you news, views and our 'Quote for Today' at 

facebook.com  Please visit and like our page - don't forget you can also find us on LinkedIn here

14/03/2014 The certificates for Lee & Jonjo's City & Guilds Qualification for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) arrived today (click on thumbnails below to view copies). Full details of this new service will be available on the website during next week, together with our launch offer!

      

28/02/2014 Tuesday and Wednesday this week saw us assessed as continuing to operate in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by UKAS, We received some excellent feedback with comments such as "

The laboratory is continuing to provide a good level of service to their customers and demonstrated a high level of competence in the tests covered by accreditation" and "Overall the visit was positive with excellent cooperation from the laboratory management and staff." A big thank you to all those involved, especially Jonjo who performed the witnessed test on this occasion for the Assessor. 

23/02/2014 We are pleased to support the 'Parliamentary Yearbook' - for our profile & editorial visit www.parliamentaryyearbook.co.uk/r-p-compliance-testing-ltd-company-profile.html or to view a .pdf version click on the thumbnail below.

21/02/2014 CONGRATULATIONS to Lee & Jonjo who have both passed their City & Guilds Level 3 P.A.T. course. We will shortly be offering 'Portable Appliance Testing' for local industry. Check back soon for full details.

10/01/2014 We are pleased to note that a local competitor caught infringing our registered trademark, has finally conceded somewhat by making 'RP Air & Acoustic Testing Limited' a 'dormant' company. That company was set up by Mr James Suckling, who is thought to have made the company dormant after receiving extensive proof of his activities contained in a document sent via his solicitor at the end of November 2013. We hope that this will be an end to what has been constant harassment and bullying over the last 2 years, however, should anyone notice further infringement by Mr Suckling or anyone related to any of his businesses i.e. Miss Angela Gromoff, please contact us urgently so that we can address this issue through our legal team. Thank you.

06/01/2014 R P Compliance Testing will be offering another compliance testing type service by the end of the first quarter 2014. Details will be announced at the end of February 2014.

23/12/2013 We've collected another full building leakage kit today in readiness for our next new recruit, who will be based in the West Midlands. This will enable us to provide a more efficient service for Client's requiring compliance services along the west side of the country and into Wales. A healthy order book and a growing Client base has given us the confidence to invest in line with our business plan, which is on target for a strong year ahead.

10/12/2013 Since the public exposure of a local competitors attempts to discredit our business (among many other things, including their 'passing off' as us), we have been on the receiving end of constant abuse from one of their employees via the social network 'Twitter'. As this has caused a great deal of upset for our Directors and their families, we have decided to deactivate our Twitter account and Facebook page. If you would like more detail regarding this issue we would be pleased to share our experiences, which might prevent other businesses have this happen to them in the future. We hope that this situation will be resolved very soon. especially as children are caught up in this.

04/12/2013 A local competitor has put about a malicious rumour that our business has "gone bust". This is absolute nonsense and yet another vicious attack by them to damage us. If you have heard anything like this, please get in touch with the details, which will be treated with strict confidence. Thank you.

04/12/2013 Our final external audit for this year coming up next Monday 9th December for ISO14000 with BSI. We're confident the outcome will result in continued certification!

18/11/2013 

Our business started out January 2012 as ‘R P Air Testing®’. Since that time it has grown and evolved so much that we feel the name does not reflect the range of services we now offer. So, our name has officially changed to ‘R P Compliance Testing’. It will take a while to implement all the changes, which we plan to complete by the end of 2013.


21/05/2013 "

CO Awareness Event at Brancaster Primary School, Norfolk a great success" - The event sponsored by R P Air Testing Ltd of Hunstanton, Norfolk was organised by Managing Director Mrs Ros Piggott aimed at educating children about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide gas poisoning.
Also attending the event held on Friday 17th May were Mrs Stephanie Trotter, OBE (President & Director of independent registered charity CO-Gas Safety No. 1048370); Mr Ian Aldridge (Engineering Policy Manager of National Grid); Julia Heywood (Environmental Health Officer KLWNBC); Mr Leigh Bagshaw (Community Fire Officer); Mrs Michelle O'Brien (Parent) and Mr Lee O'Brien (Technical Director at R P Air Testing Ltd).
Prior to the event, Year’s 5 & 6 children learned all about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and produced posters to highlight the causes and effects of poisoning. Julia Heywood and Leigh Bagshaw judged the posters, with prizes presented by Mr Henry Bellingham MP.
(Pictured below are Mrs Ros Piggott, Mr Henry Bellingham MP, Mrs Stephanie Trotter, OBE and the poster entrants)

The afternoon consisted of presentations, quizzes and team activities, which all children participated in.
During the event, Ian Aldridge of National Grid announced that he would arrange for all the pupils to each receive a portable Carbon Monoxide Alarm from his organisation, which they could use in their homes, take with them when camping or on holiday abroad. A very generous donation.
The afternoon was rounded off with the issue of 'goodie bags' for all the children, which included fire alarms, stickers, posters, pens, etc. donated by the Fire Service & R P Air Testing Ltd.
Head Teacher Sarah Bocking said that it was a “ wonderful afternoon, fun, but with such an important message.”
Everyone agreed it was a hugely successful event thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Any school wishing to take part in the national poster competition should visit www.co-gassafety.co.uk for details or contact Ros at ros@rp-airtesting.co.uk

04/05/2013 - R P Air Testing Ltd have registered the business name with IPO.gov.uk as a 'Trademark' following discovery of local competitors 'JSD Air & Acoustic 

Testing Ltd' (JSDAAT) having registered the business name 'RP Air & Acoustic Testing Limited' with Companies House. Mr James Suckling is named as 'Director'. They now appear to be trading under this name (see below), which is thought to be an illegal activity known as 'Passing Off'. This is now in the hands of the relevant authorities. If you have any information regarding this issue we would be really pleased to hear from you (all information treated with stricted confidence). Tel: 01485 580018 or e-mail ros@rp-airtesting.co.uk


11/04/2013 - Following 2 days of assessment, R P Air Testing Ltd has achieved recommendation for certification to ISO17025 for Building Leakage Testing (Domestic L1A & Commercial L2A). This latest accreditation means that R P Air Testing Ltd will be the most highly certified pre-completion testing company in Norfolk and within a 150 mile radius of Head Office in Hunstanton. Certifications will include: ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO17025, CHAS & Constructionline - and we're not stopping there with more to come!


28/03/2013 - 
We're recruiting - for further information visit our 'Vacancies' page

06/03/2013 PRESS RELEASE - 'Local company supports Carbon Monoxide Awareness poster competition' click here for full details.

08/02/2013 It's been a fantastic week for us - our ISO14001 annual assessment went well with only 1 minor non-conformance identified. The Kia Sorento 4X4 was collected late on Monday from NMG, Norwich and another building leakage test kit from BSRIA today. We've also secured a partnership deal with a company based in The Midlands - we will be providing building leakage tests for all their projects.......and we have a near full order book! Looks like we may be placing more orders for vehicles and equipment if the business carries on like this!

30/01/2013 we are all looking forward to our first annual assessment for continued certification to the Environmental Management Standard ISO14001. What do you do to minimise your impact on the environment? Let us know - we would love to hear from you and may be able to implement some of your tips! Please send your comments to marie@rp-airtesting.co.uk and if there are enough, we will dedicate a page on our website for them.

25/01/2013 WATCH THIS SPACE - exciting developments are taking place within the business that will take us to another level. We will release updates as soon as we can!!!

25/01/2013 WE ARE EXPANDING! Today we placed orders for an additional Building Leakage Test kit and another 4x4 vehicle, which we hope to take delivery of within the next 10 days. MD Ros Piggott said " our first year of trading has been exceptional and the current order book already has over £50,000 worth of business to be completed over the next few months. This is due to our very valuable and loyal Client base who constantly reassure us that we are providing an excellent service & pass on referrals - for that, we thank them very much!

22/01/2013 MD Ros Piggott attended the CO Gas Safety presentation of the 2013 Press Pack & awards to winners of the childrens poster competition at the House of Lords today. If you are interested in the facts & figures regarding Carbon Monoxide poisoning, please visit their website and download the Press Pack at http://www.co-gassafety.co.uk/press_pack_2013.html They also have lots of other useful information on this extremely important issue.

10/01/2013 R P Air Testing Ltd achieve scoring an average of 9.75/10 with CONSTRUCTIONLINE while the national benchmark is set at 8/10, a fantastic result! A big thank you to all our highly valued Clients that supplied the feedback to CONSTRUCTIONLINE!

02/01/2013 R P Air Testing Ltd announce minimum 5% lower fees than other suppliers,  for details click here

17/12/2012 Annual assessment visit by BSI auditor for ISO9001 continued certification resulted in not a single non-conformance being identified! Fantastic effort by all involved.

04/12/2012 Director Ros Piggott invited to attend CO-Gas Safety charity childrens poster competition 'winners presentation' at the House of Lords on 22/01/2013. Ros was delighted to accept.

15/11/2012 Director Ros Piggott is accepted for CIBSE membership. More information about the organisation can be found here (you will be directed to their website in a new window)

01/11/2012 R P Air Testing Ltd announce resistance to being drawn into any 'price war' with local competitors. "Our fees are competitive within our marketplace and allow a small operating profit margin" states MD Ros Piggott. "We are maintaining steady growth and our loyal and valued customers have continued confidence in our ability to deliver - ultimately building long-term relationships for the future".

09/10/2012 R P Air Testing Ltd can now be followed on LinkedIn - follow this link to find us: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2754601?trk=NUS_CMPY_FOL-pdctd

27/09/2012 more media coverage for the company with buildscotland.co.uk & build.co.uk covering the launch of our energy improvement service for homeowners - read the full story here http://www.buildscotland.co.uk/construction_news.asp?newsid=151433 

31/08/2012 second information video published on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZpdHtjrxQE

03/08/2012 another press cutting from our local paper the Lynn News & Advertiser - click on the thumbnail below to view a pdf version

25/07/2012 further media coverage published on BUILD.CO.UK  - click on thumbnail to view pdf copy  

25/07/2012 information video published on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t16A7V4hZnY

17/07/2012 CHAS and Constructionline certificates added to website

13/07/2012 promotional video published on YouTube - go to our home page for a link

13/07/2012 another press cutting - this time the Lynn News supplement in the EDP 12/07/2012......

12/07/2012 R P Air Testing Ltd approved for inclusion on the Constructionline database

11/07/2012 Our first piece of publicity with the local press, published today on Page 2 of the EDP Business Supplement....

06/07/2012 in just one week and at the first attempt, we have received notification of our compliance with CHAS. As soon as we receive our CHAS Accreditation pack, we will publish the certificate and the CHAS logo on our website and documents

29/06/2012 ISO14001:2004 accreditation mark added to the home page of our website

28/06/2012 application for CHAS assessment made today to ensure our health & safety policies and procedures meet current regulations. We will let you know the outcome as soon as we hear from them! As soon as we notofication of a pass, we will then finalise our application to ConstructionLine.

27/06/2012 we finally received our certificate for our ISO14001 Environmental Management System, which was completed at the end of April 2012 with BSI, a copy of our certificate can be seen here

08/06/2012 our new look website is launched - tell us what you think, e-mail admin@rp-airtesting.co.uk

30/04/2012 we are delighted to announce that R P Air Testing Ltd have been recommended for certification to ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) by our BSI Assessor today. We hope to receive our certificate in a few days, which will be displayed on our website with great pride!

11/04/2012 R P Air Testing Ltd are pleased that the first quarter review of accounts shows that we have already reached order levels forecast for the end of the second quarter - a big thank you to everyone involved. We are on track for a fantastic first year of trading!

02/04/2012 we are pleased to announce a 'partnering agreement' has been made with local company Gemstone Energy Management - for more information  of the services they provide visit www.gemstoneenergy.co.uk

12/03/2012 our assessment for the Stage 1 ISO 14001 certification went really well today with very positive feedback and just a few adjustments required prior to our final assessment on 17 April, when we hope to be awarded a recommendation for approval

02/03/2012 News of a substantial order today means that we are now in a position to purchase a new vehicle and more equipment for the business. So far the value of orders has signicantly exceeded our budget forecast, which is due to everyone's hard work and dedication

01/03/2012 Stage 1 for certification to the ISO14001:2004 standard is set for Monday 12 March and we aim to complete by the end of May 2012 at the latest

27/02/2012 Todays Stage 2 assessment by BSi for the ISO9001:2008 accreditation resulted in R P Air Testing Ltd being recommended for certification. We are hoping to be presented with our certificate in a couple of weeks and will be published here when we receive notice of the date. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Assessor for the valuable feedback given to us

21/02/2012 Ros Piggott receives notice of her British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing 'BINDT' affiliate membership approval

14/02/2012 Feedback from recent Customer Satisfaction Surveys demonstrates that our Clients are 100% satisfied in every aspect of the service they have received from us, and we aim to keep it that way!

06/02/2012 British Standards Institute (BSi) Stage 1 assessment for the quality management system ISO9001:2008 accreditation held today, with excellent feedback and just some 'fine-tuning' required prior to the Stage 2 assessment set for 27/02/2012

04/07/2013 R P Air Testing Ltd begin legal action against 'J Suckling Developments Ltd'  ('JSD Air & Acoustic Testing Ltd') for infringement of the company 'Registered Trademark'. Norwich company 'IP21' are acting on behalf of R P Air Testing Ltd to stop the unlawful use of a company name (RP Air & Acoustic Testing Ltd), which is similar and provides the same services as our company (also known as 'passing Off'). It is hoped the situation will be resolved promptly.

30/07/2013 R P Air Testing Ltd granted UKAS Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Testing - Air Leakage. Following assessment earlier this year in April, the company received a formal offer letter on 26/07/2013 and today were granted with the accreditation.

28/05/2013 Lynn News & Advertiser press cutting taken from todays issue

07/06/2013 We are pleased to welcome our newest member of the team, Jonjo Cope (pictured below), who joins us as a Trainee Test Engineer. We believe that he will be a great asset for the business having already demostrated his enthusiasm, energy and keeness to learn.

28/07/2013 R P Air Testing Ltd granted UKAS Accreditation to' ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Testing - Air Leakage'. Our UKAS Testing Laboratory number is 7970.
30/07/2013 R P Air Testing Ltd are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with renowned company Miller Knight Ltd who are based in Nuneaton. R P Air Testing Ltd will be performing air tightness tests on their behalf.