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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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HD CCTV Systems: Do You Need a HD Security Camera System?

September 1, 2022

If you move into an older building or commercial premises, it might have CCTV installed, but the cameras could date back years, or even decades. Technology has come an incredibly long way in that time and this means that now, more than ever, it is simple and straightforward to find a HD security camera system that is suitable for your business.

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Commercial Kitchen Fire Safety – Tips and Regulations

August 10, 2022

Commercial kitchen fire safety is a legal responsibility as well as a moral responsibility. In a kitchen, it is also likely that there are an incredible amount of hazards. This means that you need to take precautions and think about the worst-case scenarios. This means that if something happens in the kitchen there are fallbacks to prevent the spread of the fire and to allow employees or others on site to take quick action.

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How Many Fire Extinguishers Are Required in a Business Premises?

July 22, 2022

Every single business has a responsibility to make sure that staff and visitors on site are in a safe environment, and this includes ensuring that adequate fire precautions and suppression systems are in place. In most businesses, this means that there are fire extinguishers installed. How many fire extinguishers are required in a business premises? We explore more in this guide.

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