Fire Safety Bin Chutes Installed in Walsall

The FRA identified serious risks at some high rise tower blocks in Walsall. The existing bin chute hoppers were over 50 years old and offered no protection from smoke egress in the event of a fire. Additionally, the hoppers had no self-closing mechanism, leaving residents at risk if the bin chute door was left open. […]

CPD for the HydroChute Maintenance Team: Electrical Competency Training

To ensure safe and standardised project outcomes we widened the scope of our electrical training to include design, manufacturing, installation, and inspection teams. Whilst all the topics covered were already understood by our electrically qualified engineers, creating a space where they could share that knowledge with others in the company has resulted in increased collaboration, […]

What’s coming up in 2024?

Major investment in QMS and CRM is our focus for 2024. QMS: ISO 90001 & ISO 140001 – We’re delighted to be working closely with compliance management specialists Alpha Swanson of York. Over several years, we’ve developed robust and effective internal systems. Bringing together all our business systems under the internationally recognised ISO QMS standard […]

What exactly is a Bin “Shoot”?

It sounds like an unfair ‘shoot’-out between a defenceless bin and a trigger-happy gunman! At Hydrochute… Do we service and maintain bin SHOOTS? Nope. Do we manufacture and install bin SHOOTS? Nada. Do we clean bin SHOOTS? Negative. It always makes us smile when we receive enquiries for bin SHOOT works – the English language […]

Should bin chutes be closed and decommissioned?

Local authorities across the UK are debating this question. Why? • Bin rooms are being used by drug addicts • Chutes often get blocked and clogged • Chutes smell bad in hot weather Is there a better solution than shutting down the chutes? Yes, there is! • Invest in maintaining the chutes • Survey the […]

Raising standards of safety and compliance throughout the Housing Sector

In October, we had the privilege to support ASCP with their excellent Autumn Technical Meetings. We were there to provide professional information on judicially admissible inspections, refuse chute fire safety measures and British Standards relating to refuse chutes. Our chief expert, Charles White, delivered talks at four of the five meetings: Yorkshire/North East – 10 […]

External Bin Chute Installation for Residential Flats in Halifax

Another project completed in Yorkshire! We were excited to manufacture and install this external bin chute in Halifax for a residential building. This chute enables residents to safely dispose of their waste without even leaving the building! No more carrying rubbish bags down the stairs, outside to the communal bins! A big relief when it’s […]

BRE Training Day at HydroChute’s Training Centre

In August our team were back in the classroom, brushing up on their knowledge of Steel Fire Door Installation. During this session our team were reminded of the regulations and standards applying to fire doors along with their responsibility for correct installation. Our installation teams fit every hopper and fire closure plate to the same […]

HydroChute at the Housing 2023 Exhibition

June was a busy month for the HydroChute team with the second of two conferences – this one being held  in Manchester – Housing 2023. According to the Housing 2023 website, the exhibition “remains the must-attend event for local authorities, housing associations, key partners and suppliers, government, housebuilders, and developers”, so as a preferred supplier […]

HydroChute are Finalists at the ASCP 2023 Awards!

ASCP 2023 is a conference, exhibition and awards ceremony dedicated to safety and compliance professionals. This year’s annual event was held in June at the Telford International Centre. The Awards recognise the achievement of individuals and organisations in safety and compliance so we were over the moon to be nominated by St Leger Homes for […]

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