How to Flush a Water System
January 6, 2023
Flushing your water system could be an essential way to help avoid diseases and ensure that your water hygiene is always up to scratch. It’s something that so many businesses forget about, but it is very important, especially if you are in the position where you have left the system stagnant for any length of time.
Why should you flush a water system anyway? Well, every business has responsibilities when it comes to water, and waterborne diseases such as legionella. While a guide to flushing won’t solve all of your problems, it is one of the many steps that you can use to help keep your water hygiene healthy.Read more
Commercial Kitchen Compliance Checks – Ensure Your Kitchen is Safe
December 15, 2022
The compliance of your building is a huge consideration, and whether you are running a business on your own or you have a whole team of people involved, the responsibility will ultimately be yours. Our commercial kitchen compliance guide can help you to make sure you have thought about all of the different responsibilities of building compliance, with a particular focus on the kitchen.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Water Chlorination Explained – Do You Need Chlorination Services?
June 26, 2022
Water chlorination is a specialist hygiene and legionella monitoring method that is applicable to all new water systems being commissioned and before being connected and used, and all existing water systems on an ongoing basis.
Have You Considered Legionella Risk In Your Restart Procedures?
March 16, 2021
The Government has this month issued new guidance regarding water hygiene, and specifically for buildings and sites which have been closed or subject to reduced occupancy. Read the advice…Read more
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.Read more
How Do You Choose the Best M&E Maintenance Companies?
May 18, 2020
Whatever industry your organisation is in, you need your facilities and operations to run efficiently and reliably. Increasingly, HVAC systems are becoming part of the fundamental infrastructure of an organisation, particularly in terms of air conditioning, heating, electrical systems, water systems and boilers etc. You hold a big responsibility to have these systems running smoothly and cost-effectively and so appointing an M&E maintenance provider is a critical decision you can’t afford to get wrong.Read more
How Do You Test For Legionella?
March 11, 2020
The Legionella bacteria is commonly found in water systems and can cause Legionnaire’s Disease – a severe form of pneumonia. This can have potentially fatal complications within the human lungs. The disease is not contagious, but it is quite easily contracted when contaminated airborne droplets are inhaled into the lungs.Read more