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Entrance Control – How to Control Who Accesses Your Premises

March 7, 2024

Security is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. Whether you run a small office or manage a large commercial complex, controlling who accesses your premises is essential for maintaining the safety and security of your employees, assets, and sensitive information.

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What is Covered Under LOLER Regulations?

February 22, 2024

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, commonly known as LOLER, play a pivotal role in maintaining safety standards across various industries. These regulations have been in their current guise since 1998, and are designed to ensure the safe use of lifting equipment and protect workers from the risks associated with lifting operations. In this blog post, we’ll explore what LOLER regulations cover and why they are essential for workplace safety.

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Commercial Electric Vehicles: Worth it For Your Business?

January 3, 2024

In recent years, the automotive industry has witnessed a surge in the development and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), and commercial electric vehicles are becoming a mainstay. As businesses seek to align with sustainability goals and reduce their carbon footprint, the question arises:

Are commercial electric vehicles worth the investment for businesses? This article explores the advantages and challenges of integrating electric vehicles into commercial fleets.


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Lightning Damage: Is it a Concern For Your Business?

December 22, 2023

In the blink of an eye, a bolt of lightning can strike, bringing with it the potential for significant damage to your business. While it may seem like a rare occurrence, the impact of lightning strikes can be devastating, leading to financial losses and operational disruptions.

Particularly high buildings can be more of a risk, as you may expect, and every year the UK is faced with 200,000 or more lightning strikes, each having the potential to cause damage.

In this blog post, we will explore the various ways lightning can cause damage, the types of damage it inflicts, whether UK laws mandate lightning protection, and how implementing lightning protection measures can safeguard your business.

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Reasons to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Your Business Premises

October 13, 2023

We’re seeing a lot more electric vehicles on the road these days, and as the world becomes increasingly aware of the environmental impact of traditional petrol powered vehicles, the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is on the rise. With the growing EV market, businesses are presented with a unique opportunity to not only reduce their carbon footprint but also attract environmentally conscious customers and employees.

One way to support this shift is by installing electric vehicle charging points at your business premises. Many businesses where people park for a long time, including car parks, hotels, and supermarkets, already have put EV charging in place.

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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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