Fire Exit Door Regulations in the UK
June 2, 2023
When you’re running a commercial premises then it is likely that you will have numerous questions about fire regulations, and how you can ensure that you keep your premises safe and compliant with government guidelines.
Our experts help to advise people every single day on the right approach to fire suppression within their businesses, and that includes fire exit doors.
While we’ve all seen fire exit doors, we might not totally understand what the regulations are, if they are required and under what circumstances. We explore more.Read more
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.Read more
Fire Training For Employees – What is Required?
May 12, 2023
If you run a business with employees, you have a number of responsibilities regarding their safety while they are on your premises. Fire training for employees is one of the ways to make sure that you are meeting these responsibilities.
In this guide, we explore whether fire training is essential and what the training may involve. Fortunately, it is usually relatively straightforward to bring everybody up to speed and do the right thing when it comes to fire safety.Read more
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?
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.Read more
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.Read more
How Do Burglar Alarms Work? Understanding Alarms
March 23, 2023
The basics of how a burglar alarm works may seem obvious. An attempt to break in or steal from your property is detected, and an alarm sounds, alerting security staff or even the authorities. So why are we asking “how do burglar alarms work?”
Well, in the modern age there are actually a lot of different ways that they can work. When you are looking to have a security system such as a burglar alarm installed, you have a few different options. In this guide, we’re explaining how burglar alarms work and some of the choices you have.Read more
The PTSN Switchover – How Will It Impact Your Commercial Premises?
March 16, 2023
We have relied on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) for decades, in fact, the technology used dates back to the 19th century! The telephone exchange has allowed us to communicate for all of our lives, and though it is still used today, it has been superseded by newer technologies.
There is a switchover coming, and telephone lines that are fixed-line and not capable of VoIP will no longer be supported from 2025. This is about far more than making phone calls, though, a huge number of other services including alarms, gates, and more, have been designed and installed using the PSTN lines and other telephone services such as Integrated Services Digital Network (IDSN) lines and Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) lines. When these are no longer supported in 2025, those businesses who aren’t prepared are going to be disrupted.Read more
Health and Safety in the Office – Protect Your UK Office
March 9, 2023
A huge percentage of the UK’s workforce work in offices. There are 50,000 commercial premises in London alone, and a large number of these are offices.
While an office might not come with the same obvious dangers as some other buildings such as industrial units and factories, health and safety in the office in the UK is still absolutely crucial, and not something that should be ignored. Not only is it responsible to keep your staff and visitors safe, there are many legal restrictions and guidelines you have to meet.
In this guide, we’ve provided some of the key tips and principles you need to consider.Read more