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Heroes give HVAC industry more reasons to celebrate

As word of the H&V News HVAC Hero campaign continues to spread around the industry, more examples of extreme effort and heroism are emerging.

One example is a team of 12 from cfes, who worked in the worst of the snow to complete the installation of a steel roof-top plant room for Spire Dunedin Hospital in Reading.

After delivery of the steel was delayed by 25 cm of snow, the team of engineers and labourers worked in below-freezing conditions to lift the steel into place and erect the new plant room in two days.

The operations manager at the hospital contacted cfes immediately after and wrote: “What a fantastic team you have - they worked like Trojans and I have nothing but admiration for you all as it was so cold and horrible here yesterday.”

A member of the public has also nominated Worcester Bosch engineer Matthew White for his considerable efforts during the recent freezing conditions.

Mrs Fiona Osmond, from Salisbury in Wiltshire, said that Mr White was forced to walk “quite a distance” through thick snow to reach her property.

In order to fix the fault, he had to make several more journeys to and from his van to bring parts and equipment.

“He remained professional and cheerful through difficult circumstances and did a great job,” said Mrs Osmond, who also praised the efforts of other Worcester team members.

Another example of heroism came from a situation in completely different weather conditions.

Baxi salesman Gary Wainright was hailed as a hero by family and friends when he protected them from an attacker wielding a three-foot sword while on holiday in Tenerife.

Mr Wainright’s main artery in his arm, which was broken in four places, was severed in the attack.

His manager, Graham Parkes, said: “He needs to have further surgery to repair the damage to his nerves, but he is in good spirits.”