Richfords Fire and Flood are an unusual type of business. In fact few people know this business sector exists. Some people have referred to technicians who do this work as a ‘hidden army’, committed to keeping the country on its feet when disasters strike. Richfords are committed to ‘giving people their lives back’ after fires and floods. For over 30 years they have been carrying out the emergency and recovery works to enable buildings to be re-occupied as quickly as possible after an incident.
They firstly limit damage and loss by taking action to prevent secondary damage. This includes damage from corrosion, mould growth, and water swelling of timber. Their work includes controlling the humidity, improving air quality or treating metals to prevent corrosion damage/ For this to be effective the service needs to be highly responsive, and to be able to adapt to the needs of the individual incident.
In addition they use keyhole air injection systems to remove trapped moisture from building structures.. This reduces the amount of internal demolition required. This means that the recovery time for the building is much less.
Working for several large insurers, Richfords have built a solid reputation for being innovative when working with complex fire and water damage restoration projects. Providing their expertise as a service, they use technology such as an in house developed remote monitoring system and web portal. These advances have revolutionised the industry and reduced costs for their clients. As a result there is a greater demand for their services which has put pressure on their resources, leading to a unique recruitment drive.
They are. launching a recruitment campaign in the South of England for ex Fire Services personnel. Spread across their three depots in Redruth, Tiverton and Bracknell.
Why ex firefighters?
When asked why he was looking specifically for ex firefighters, Steven Richford, Managing Director and Founder of Richfords commented: “We already employ ex firefighters with really good results. They come from an environment similar to ours where responsiveness and good decision making skills are key. I am confident there are retirees out there who want to continue working, earn additional income with flexible hours, and have a valuable role assisting in recovering people’s lives”.
In a fast paced, hard working environment, Richfords have built an exceptional reputation over the past 30 years in the Damage Management industry for helping people recover their lives after traumatic incidents in their homes. This, coupled with the numerous awards they have won for an innovative approach to their work, makes them an industry leader in the UK, and thus the need for continual expansion.
For more information, go to www.richfords.com/jobs