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Should I Turn My Boiler Off in the Summer?

May 26, 2023

The combination of rocketing bills and the warmer months approaching means many business owners will be wondering if it’s possible to turn off their boilers during the summer.

Of course, there are benefits to consider, it’s essential to understand the implications, and whether you could be doing harm by switching off your boiler. We will explore the options below and discuss whether turning off boilers in the summer is a wise decision, with a focus on commercial boilers.

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Property Maintenance Services For Landlords – How We Can Help

May 18, 2023

Private landlords, commercial landlords, and letting agents all need to be aware of their legal responsibilities with regards to health and safety. This differs considerably from what you are required to do in your own domestic property and is a critical and ever-changing feature of a landlord’s list of duties.

This is why many landlords, estate agents, and letting agents contact us at Robinsons Facilities Services and design an agreement which looks after all the important services in a rental property, with regards health, safety, security and the environment. A planned preventive maintenance agreement ensures that we keep all your equipment and installations in order and that you comply with your many and varied legal obligations.

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Fire Training For Employees – What is Required?

May 12, 2023

If you run a business with employees, you have a number of responsibilities regarding their safety while they are on your premises. Fire training for employees is one of the ways to make sure that you are meeting these responsibilities.

In this guide, we explore whether fire training is essential and what the training may involve. Fortunately, it is usually relatively straightforward to bring everybody up to speed and do the right thing when it comes to fire safety.

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Lead Testing in Water – is it Needed in the UK?

May 5, 2023

A lot of us have heard about high-profile cases of lead being present in the water supply and causing illness and even death in certain communities. The risks of lead have not always been understood which is why it was used in some circumstances where it shouldn’t have been. This includes pipes.

Some of the tragic cases of lead contaminating a supply of water include the health crisis in Flint, Michigan, where both lead and possibly legionella were causes of fatalities and illnesses.

So do we need to be vigilant in the UK? Is lead as much of an issue as it has been in some other parts of the world?

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EICR, Fixed Wire Testing, and Fixed Appliance Testing – Are They Different?

April 28, 2023

This is an area that has caused some serious confusion for many people who are looking to work out their legal obligations when it comes to commercial properties.

You can’t take any chances, and if you are the business owner and occupant of a building then it is your responsibility to ensure that you keep the building compliant.

You will probably come across the terms EICR, Fixed Wire Testing, and Fixed Appliance Testing. So, is there a difference between the terms?


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Do Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather? Our Guide

April 21, 2023

Heat pumps are a popular and eco-friendly alternative to traditional heating systems in the UK. They use renewable energy sources, namely as the air or ground, to heat commercial buildings as well as homes. They can help reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills.

Partially because of the technology not being fully understood, there is often a concern about whether heat pumps work effectively in cold weather, particularly during the winter months. In this article, we will explore the different types of heat pumps, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps, and address the question; do heat pumps work in cold weather?

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Office Spring Cleaning Tips and Checklist

April 13, 2023

Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to embrace the concept of brushing away the cobwebs ready for the sun. While many of us associate this annual event with clearing out our homes and gardens, it’s also an ideal opportunity to tackle the clutter and mess that can build up in office spaces over the winter months.

Not only can a thorough office spring clean create a much more pleasant place to work, but it can also help businesses remain compliant with health and safety laws in the UK.

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Catering Equipment Repair: What to Do When Something Goes Wrong

April 6, 2023

So many different types of business rely on some sort of catering equipment. Whether you run a full commercial kitchen, a food van, or have a kitchen within your premises, for instance within a school or office block.

If something goes wrong with your catering equipment it can be very costly and leave you searching or commercial catering equipment repair companies. In this guide, we explore some of the common issues that may occur with your catering equipment, and what you can do to get up and running again in no time.

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How Often Should Fixed Wire Testing Be Carried Out?

March 31, 2023

It is an employer or business owner’s responsibility to ensure that certain health and safety precautions have been taken and that employees and customers are protected. One of the specific tests that must be carried out is fixed wire testing, part of an EICR Test.

In this guide, we cover some of the specifics. How often should fixed wiring be tested? Is an EICR test a legal requirement? 

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