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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.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
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?Read more
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
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
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