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Guide: Changes to Wiring Regulations For Commercial Buildings

September 28, 2022

IET’s wiring regulations are the national standard to which all wiring in commercial and domestic properties must conform. As a commercial landlord or business owner it is vital that you fully understand all of your responsibilities when it comes to building compliance and that includes the wiring regulations.

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Government Boiler Upgrade Scheme For Commercial Properties

September 23, 2022

With sky-high energy prices, businesses need all the help and support they can get. One way that they can access that support is to apply for the boiler upgrade scheme, providing grants to help with the installation costs of new boiler systems and heating systems, some of which are far more efficient than the other methods of heating that businesses use. This means that commercial premises can take advantage of the scheme in multiple ways, saving by using a more efficient boiler or heat pump, and also saving on the initial cost of installing.

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Who Can Carry Out Emergency Light Testing?

September 15, 2022

Fire safety is something all businesses need to take very seriously, and this includes emergency lighting tests. These are commonly referred to as “flick tests” and fall under the regulations of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) 2005.

Emergency lighting is a requirement under BS 5266: Emergency Lighting Testing, and state that your commercial building needs to have adequate illumination so that people can see a way out as well as find the equipment and alarms for fighting fires. The UK regulations state that all business premises, from schools to factories to entertainment venues need to have emergency lighting. Escape routing should be shown via these lights.

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How to Save Money in The Office – Top Tips

September 7, 2022

With costs rising to extortionate amounts many people are speculating about whether they will be able to afford to run their businesses going forward, or whether their business premises are a cost they can do without. Fortunately, there are ways to save money in the office which you can take advantage of to try and curb those costs.

In this guide, we’re sharing our top tips on how to save money in the office, whether you run a huge office block or a small business premises.

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HD CCTV Systems: Do You Need a HD Security Camera System?

September 1, 2022

If you move into an older building or commercial premises, it might have CCTV installed, but the cameras could date back years, or even decades. Technology has come an incredibly long way in that time and this means that now, more than ever, it is simple and straightforward to find a HD security camera system that is suitable for your business.

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Who is Responsible For Managing Asbestos?

August 25, 2022

Asbestos is extremely dangerous, as you probably already know. The fact that it was used so much in the UK for a period of time means that it is still common to find it in old buildings, and this can pose a big problem for the owners and operators of commercial premises, as well as landlords.

Who is responsible for managing asbestos under UK law? What are the rules and regulations and how can you ensure that you are not liable if there are illnesses relating to asbestos in a building you manage?

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Who Can Do PAT Testing? Legalities of Portable Appliance Testing

August 18, 2022

If you have worked in an office or commercial building before there is every chance that you have seen PAT testing stickers on equipment. Who can perform PAT testing? What is this type of test and why is it so important?

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Commercial Kitchen Fire Safety – Tips and Regulations

August 10, 2022

Commercial kitchen fire safety is a legal responsibility as well as a moral responsibility. In a kitchen, it is also likely that there are an incredible amount of hazards. This means that you need to take precautions and think about the worst-case scenarios. This means that if something happens in the kitchen there are fallbacks to prevent the spread of the fire and to allow employees or others on site to take quick action.

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Signs of a Pest Infestation – When You Need to Deal With Pests

August 4, 2022

A pest infestation can be an incredibly harmful and inconvenient event. In commercial settings, if you happen to end up with pests then you may lose business or even face legal action. Knowing the signs of pest infestation can prevent this from ever being an issue you have to deal with, and ensure that you stamp out any pests before they pose any sort of risk.

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