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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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When Is Lightning Protection Required?

November 16, 2021

Design, installation, and maintenance of lightning protection systems (LPS) are all governed by IEC 63205, a globally-recognised standard.

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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.

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