Glossary of Terms

Air conditioning
A system for controlling the humidity, ventilation, and temperature in a building or vehicle, typically to maintain a cool atmosphere in warm conditions.
CO2 plants
Coldrooms
Commercial
Contract maintenance
Contractor
A person or firm that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labour to perform a service or do a job.
Control
CRB checked
A CRB check is a background check that is performed by the Criminal Records Bureau. It is essential that all people working with children or vulnerable adults are able to produce a current clear 'enhanced disclosure' before commencing work.
Electrical
A type of energy that occurs due to the movement of electrons and protons in an oscillating pattern.
Electrical Installation
An electrical contractor is a business person or firm that performs specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems
Energy
Engineers
A person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or structures.
Environmental
Fire
A process in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke; combustion or burning.
Heating & Ventilation
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system (HVAC) – Defined. The mechanical systems that provide thermal comfort and air quality in an indoor space are often grouped together because they are generally interconnected.
Inspect
look at (someone or something) closely, typically to assess their condition or to discover any shortcomings.
Installation
Fixed or semi-fixed location of a complete system or a self-contained unit, with its accompanying assemblies, accessories and parts.
Maintenance
The process of preserving a condition or situation or the state of being preserved.
Mechanical Services
Mechanical system, Any building service using machines. They include plumbing, elevators, escalators, and heating and air-conditioning systems.
New builds
Pipe work
Plumbing
The system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building.
Rainwater systems
Refits
Refrigeration
Refrigeration is a process in which work is done to move heat from one location to another. The work of heat transport is traditionally driven by mechanical work, but can also be driven by heat, magnetism, electricity, laser, or other means
Refurbishment
Roll-outs
Security
Security means safety, as well as the measures taken to be safe or protected.
Service
The action of helping or doing work for someone.
Superstores
A very large out-of-town supermarket.
Supply & fit
Test
A procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, especially before it is taken into widespread use.