As difficult as it might be for some to imagine, there was a time – only a few generations ago – when health and safety law in the UK was much more haphazard and challenging to keep track of, than it is now. While various health and safety laws began to be introduced from the […]Read More
Who is responsible for completing a fire risk assessment?
We’re sure we don’t need to emphasise to you the moral duty that you have, as someone responsible for given premises, to do everything possible to ensure the highest level of on-site fire safety. And, of course, you are also likely to have good financial reasons to adopt measures to help protect the premises themselves. […]Read More
5 Steps to Fire Risk Management.. Compliance AND Control..
1 When tendering for the management of fire risk safety, ask the right questions and ALWAYS consider the bigger picture. Do you just want a regular fire risk assessment or do you want to manage your fire risk? 2. Undertake the Assessment using trained and experienced professionals. If you’re unsure, visit the Health & Safety […]Read More
What Is RFID Asset Tracking And How Does It Work?
The last few decades have seen a real boom in asset tracking software for business use, and this can surely be no surprise. After all, for any organisation that has physical assets – such as IT equipment, vehicles, portable tools, machinery, stock or even employees – to manage, monitor and track, having to depend on pen and […]Read More
Equipment Tracking: What Is It And Who Needs It?
Equipment tracking is also referred to as ‘asset tracking’; as its name implies, it allows you to keep track of an organisation’s tangible assets. There is a wide range of physical equipment that a business or organisation requires in order to operate – think everything from diagnostic and life support equipment for healthcare providers, right […]Read More
What Is A PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessment?
There’s no question that in recent years, the devastating 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has further helped draw attention to the critical importance of fastidious fire safety legislation. The tragedy has seemingly served as a catalyst, for example, for major updates to PAS 79, which helps ensure that all of the necessary information in relation to […]Read More
Tips To Help Estate Managers Better Manage The Risk Of Legionella
If you are an employer, landlord or another individual in control of a commercial or residential premises, it is your responsibility – as set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – to adopt measures to reduce the risks of legionella exposure on-site. But what is legionella, and why should you […]Read More
A Landlord’s Guide To Fire Risk Assessment
As a landlord, it will always be in your interests – not just those of your tenant(s) – to ensure the buildings for which you are responsible pose the lowest possible fire risk. Integral to this will be ensuring your properties are thoroughly assessed for the risk of fire, with suitable measures subsequently put in […]Read More
What Is A Building Condition Assessment And When Do You Need One?
At a time such as this, when many longstanding restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus are being loosened and workers are returning to commercial premises, it is important for those responsible for properties and property maintenance that may have long been left empty to adopt sensible measures. One such measure could be undertaking […]Read More
Types Of Fire Risk Assessment For Purpose-Built Flats
Purpose-built flats can represent an especially distinctive challenge as far as fire safety is concerned. Flats have been a key part of the UK’s housing stock since Victorian times, and it has long been recognised that any building effectively containing multiple residential dwellings – rather than just one – brings with it the possibility of […]Read More