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
SFG20 – What is SFG20 and Should You Be Using It?
November 24, 2022
SFG20 is an amazing tool when it comes to PPM, and ensuring your business meets its compliance responsibilities. If you’ve visited the Robinsons Facilities Services blog before, you’ll know that we are advocates of planned preventative maintenance.
Servicing your business assets makes all the difference, whether you’re looking to expand the lifespan of your gas boiler or just make sure your air conditioning unit is running at its full potential.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
Electric Roller Shutter Door Problems: Common Issues and Fixes
July 8, 2022
Commercial roller shutter doors can be hugely beneficial for businesses, and help to keep them secure, resist adverse weather, and put off potential criminals and vandals. However, with moving parts, it is possible that they might go wrong from time to time. In this guide, we’re looking at common electric roller shutter door problems, how to spot them, and how you can fix them.Read more
How Often Does Lifting & Hoisting Equipment Need to be Tested?
January 5, 2022
It’s vital that all lifting and hoisting equipment is tested as a part of any equipment audit, and regularly as a matter of course.Read more
Top 10 Responsibilities of a Landlord – Commercial or Residential
July 14, 2020
A landlord’s responsibilities are increasing all the time, partly due to a Governmental clampdown on the rental sector, but also because of ever-changing health and safety legislation. Here we look at commercial & domestic landlord responsibilities.Read more