Building Compliance Checklist
July 28, 2023
Business owners and the owners of commercial buildings have a legal duty to keep their building compliant. There are so many different laws and regulations to consider, and it can be tough to understand (and track) every aspect of health and safety.
Many larger businesses rely on the help of a facilities services company to help them manage their obligations when it comes to health and safety, but smaller businesses may want to take on as many tasks as they can themselves. Our legal building compliance checklist is not exhaustive, but it does give a strong idea of the areas you need to cover if you are an owner or operator of commercial premises.Read more
Commercial Kitchen Cooling Solutions
June 14, 2023
A commercial kitchen can be one of the hardest environments to keep cool, but it is a welfare issue and it is so important to ensure that you manage to keep everybody comfortable. Commercial kitchen cooling is required in a lot of different environments, we’re not just talking about restaurants and takeaways, a lot of large office blocks may have commercial kitchens, and schools and other environments may, too.
If you’re finding that the heat becomes unbearable in the commercial kitchen then these methods of cooling a commercial kitchen could be very helpful.Read more
Benefits of Air Conditioning in an Office
June 8, 2023
What are the benefits of air conditioning in an office? We explore a lot of the reasons why businesses are turning to air conditioning units to keep their employees cool.
Many of us have experienced being sat in an office when it is roasting hot, and trying to get work done in this scenario can be really difficult, if not impossible. This isn’t a decision to take lightly, and air conditioning units aren’t necessarily cheap. Plus, they require maintenance.
So, should you install an air conditioning unit in an office? What are the benefits of an air conditioning unit?Read more
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.Read more
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?
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.Read more
Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Services – Are They Worth It?
January 26, 2023
Keeping a commercial kitchen in the best possible condition is not easy, but it is utterly essential when you are using your kitchen to serve customers and as a food preparation area for employees. It is your responsibility in a business to keep a level of cleanliness, and commercial kitchen cleaning services can help you to achieve this.Read more
Commercial Kitchen Deep Cleaning Tips
January 13, 2023
Commercial kitchen deep cleaning is essential from time to time. When it comes to handling food and drink, cleanliness is essential. The Food Standards Agency provide ratings for commercial kitchens and often, less than a five star Food Hygiene Rating is seen as insufficient by consumers.Read more
Commercial Kitchen Compliance Checks – Ensure Your Kitchen is Safe
December 15, 2022
The compliance of your building is a huge consideration, and whether you are running a business on your own or you have a whole team of people involved, the responsibility will ultimately be yours. Our commercial kitchen compliance guide can help you to make sure you have thought about all of the different responsibilities of building compliance, with a particular focus on the kitchen.Read more
The Building Safety Act 2022 – Impact for Commercial Building Owners
December 6, 2022
The Building Safety Act of 2022 gained royal assent in April 2022 and introduced a variety of new considerations and responsibilities for the owners and operators of buildings. Both commercial buildings and residential buildings owned by commercial landlords are impacted, and the safety act has been introduced to improve health and safety, fire suppression, and other aspects of safety.
The act itself is pretty complex at over 250 pages in length. If you own a commercial building then it is definitely worthwhile taking the time to read this and better understand your responsibilities. You may be legally liable if your building compliance is not up to scratch.
In this guide, we’ve explored some of the key considerations for commercial buildings.Read more