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How Does Lightning Protection Work?

August 18, 2023

Protection from lightning can be life-saving. It may even be a term of business insurance, or recommended in a risk assessment due to the location or structure of a building. How does lightning insurance actually work and why does it keep us safe from this natural phenomenon?

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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.

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PAT Test Checklist

July 12, 2023

PAT testing is not 100% essential, but keeping your employees and visitors safe is the responsibility of a business owner, and PAT testing is the best method we have to do this.

In this guide, we’re exploring a couple of types of PAT testing checklist. Firstly, the checklist that any tester should go through, including visual checks, to ensure that the item is safe. We’ve also provided a huge list of items that may need checking. Obviously, every workplace is slightly different in terms of which items may need testing. Premises have different layouts and equipment, so multiple tests are required.

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PAT Testing Classes Explained

July 6, 2023

PAT testing, short for Portable Appliance Testing, is an important procedure that ensures the safety of electrical appliances used in various settings. PAT testing involves assessing the electrical safety of appliances through a series of inspections and tests.

It can be a bit confusing if you are the business owner or operator of a commercial premises. You need to work out what your responsibilities are when it comes to electrical items. The legalities of PAT testing don’t make things any simpler. While it is strongly advised that you get your items tested, there is no specific legal framework for it. However, PAT testing helps people prove they have met their obligations.


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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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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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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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