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What Are Water Parasites and How Can Businesses Protect Themselves?

May 24, 2024

Following outbreaks in the west of England and other locations around the UK in 2024, many businesses are wondering if water parasites impact them. What do they need to consider in terms of keeping employees and visitors safe?

In Devon, cryptosporidium was detected in the water supply in the Brixham area, and this led to 17,000 households and businesses being told by South West Water they must boil their water before use.

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How to Disinfect a Room: Fogging Cleaning and Other Methods

November 29, 2023

In the wake of global health concerns and the ongoing battle against infectious diseases, maintaining a clean and sanitized living or working environment has become more critical than ever. Disinfecting a room goes beyond the routine cleaning we are accustomed to; it involves eliminating harmful pathogens and creating a safer space for occupants. One highly effective method gaining popularity is fogging cleaning, which provides thorough coverage and ensures that even hard-to-reach areas are disinfected.

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The Role of Commercial Kitchen Grease Traps: Do They Help?

November 2, 2023

In a commercial kitchen, with great flavour comes a great deal of grease and waste. The accumulation of grease can wreak havoc on kitchen operations and even pose safety hazards. To maintain a safe and efficient kitchen, commercial kitchen grease traps play a crucial role. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of grease traps in commercial kitchens and discuss whether they can help with other vital components like ductwork and ventilation.

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Legionella in Air Conditioning Systems: Can Legionella Spread Through AC?

October 26, 2023

Air conditioning systems have become a common feature in modern life, providing heating and cooling in homes, offices, and public spaces.

You may have heard horror stories about HVAC systems carrying Legionella, a bacterium responsible for Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal respiratory illness. In this blog post, we will explore whether Legionella can be carried and grow in air conditioning systems and discuss preventive measures to mitigate this threat.

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Commercial 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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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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Lead Testing in Water – is it Needed in the UK?

May 5, 2023

A lot of us have heard about high-profile cases of lead being present in the water supply and causing illness and even death in certain communities. The risks of lead have not always been understood which is why it was used in some circumstances where it shouldn’t have been. This includes pipes.

Some of the tragic cases of lead contaminating a supply of water include the health crisis in Flint, Michigan, where both lead and possibly legionella were causes of fatalities and illnesses.

So do we need to be vigilant in the UK? Is lead as much of an issue as it has been in some other parts of the world?

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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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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.

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