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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.


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What is a Remote Legionella Monitoring System?

March 16, 2022

Technology helps us to improve legionella control, and this includes remote monitoring. This makes it easier to keep records and keep costs down.

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