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Ensuring building compliance is crucial for any business. However, staying compliant with evolving health, safety, and environmental building regulations is demanding. Falling out of adherence puts your property, occupants, and business at risk.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of building compliance experts proactively manages every aspect of meeting legal standards. We will ensure your business meets all necessary building regulations and standards through risk evaluations, audits, and certification guidance.

Call our Yorkshire office today at 01423 226578 for a free quote or send an enquiry to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

What Is Building Compliance?

Building compliance refers to a set of building standards and regulations that ensure the safety of occupants and users of commercial buildings. It is the responsibility of the building owner or occupier to make sure that their building meets these standards, which are set by local authorities.

What Building Compliance Checks Are Required?

A building compliance check will assess a variety of different systems within your building, including

Electrical systems

You need to ensure that appliances are regularly tested by a competent person for safety. PAT and FAT testing are popular solutions.

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Fire safety

You must have a fire risk assessment carried out by a competent person and put in place appropriate measures, such as fire alarms and extinguishers.

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Gas safety

All gas appliances must be regularly serviced and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

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Asbestos checks

If you have asbestos on your premises, you need to ensure that it is managed correctly in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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Water safety

Your building must have a suitable water supply and be regularly checked for Legionella bacteria.

Consult our various Water hygiene services →

Kitchen appliances

If you have any kitchen appliances, such as dishwashers or fridges, you need to ensure that they are regularly cleaned and maintained.

We offer Commercial catering maintenance services →

These are just some of the checks that may be required to ensure building compliance. As such, it is important to get expert advice to make sure that you are meeting all the relevant standards and regulations. Remember that every business and every commercial property is different, so only a qualified expert can assess the situation and ensure compliance.

What Happens if You Don’t Comply?

If you do not comply with building regulations, you may be liable for damages or injuries that occur as a result. You could also face legal action from the local authority or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

It is your responsibility to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the people on your premises are as safe as possible.

There are also examples where your premises may be closed down if it is deemed unsafe. This could have a devastating effect on your business, so it is important to take building compliance seriously.

How to Know if Your Building Is Compliant

Legal compliance involves a complex web of building regulations, health and safety regulations, fire safety requirements, accessibility standards, and other laws.

If you want to know if your commercial building is legally compliant, we recommend talking to the experts at Robinsons Facilities Services.

As well as being able to conduct comprehensive assessments and audits, we can identify potential issues, recommend necessary modifications, and guide you through the regulatory landscape.

Additionally, staying updated on relevant legislation and periodically reviewing and renewing your building regulations compliance certificate is essential. This ensures your commercial property continues to comply with the ever-evolving legal standards in the UK.

Planned Preventative Maintenance with Robinsons Facilities Services

Compliance in buildings is something that needs constant observation. A building is a complex system of facilities services and products that all have to work together. To maintain building compliance, regular planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is essential. PPM involves routine inspections and servicing of all systems and components. This identifies issues before they become problems, improving safety and saving money.

Contact your local experts at Robinsons Facilities Services today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency callouts across Yorkshire. Call 01423 226578 or send an enquiry – we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Building Compliance FAQs

Mandatory compliance relates to your legal obligations within a business. If something is required by law it is considered mandatory. This can include a number of elements of building compliance, such as testing alarm systems and water hygiene.

Building compliance is all about meeting the specific legal requirements relating to your commercial premises and their equipment within. By definition, compliance is a legal requirement.

Compliance maintenance is ensuring that your premises and facilities have been checked and that they abide by regulations that are relevant to them. Maintenance companies can offer surveys of your building to ensure that everything has been checked and maintained to legal standards.

Many different systems need to be checked and maintained to ensure overall building compliance. The cost of building compliance maintenance depends greatly on the number of systems and the size of the business. Contact us today for a free quote.

Depending on what is found to be non-compliant it is possible that you could face a warning and demand for corrective action, a fine, or even time in prison for certain offences.

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