The Building Safety Act 2022: A Comprehensive Guide for Facilities Managers

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The Building Safety Act 2022 The Building Safety Act 2022, a landmark legislation aimed at enhancing building safety across the United Kingdom, has ushered in significant changes for the construction, property and facilities management industries. With a focus on preventing tragedies like the Grenfell Tower fire, this act imposes new obligations and responsibilities on stakeholders […]

Office Cleaning Audits: Ensuring a Spotless Workspace

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Maintaining a clean and tidy office environment is crucial for enhancing productivity, employee well-being, and creating a positive impression on clients and visitors. However, merely assuming that cleaning tasks are being performed regularly is not enough. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, conducting an office cleaning audit is essential. In this comprehensive […]

Electrical Testing – Electrical Installations Condition Report (EICR)

Electrical testing is an important safety consideration for all organisations. But there are so many acronyms and rules it can seem difficult to know where to begin. All organisations need to keep on top of their responsibilities as an employer to meet the requirements needed under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. But it can […]

What is a Legionella Risk Assessment?

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In the UK, there are around 200-250 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported each year. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia (lung infection) that is brought on by the Legionella bacterium. Pontiac fever, a less deadly condition, can also be brought on by Legionella bacteria. A Legionella risk assessment is a vital process in […]

The Difference Between Statutory Compliance and Regulatory Compliance in the UK

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Regulations, laws, rules and guidance notes are often used in property management. If you are a business owner or manager in the UK, it is essential to understand the difference between statutory compliance and regulatory compliance. These terms may sound similar, but they have distinct meanings and requirements that you need to know to ensure […]

Annual Commercial Plumbing Inspections

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As a UK business leader, it’s crucial to prioritize the safety and health of your employees and customers. Commercial Plumbing Compliance One way to achieve this is by conducting an annual commercial plumbing inspection. Plumbing problems can be severe, and if left unaddressed, they can cause severe damage to your business and even affect its […]

Social Housing Compliance

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Social housing is an important aspect of any modern society, as it provides affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families. In many countries, social housing is regulated by laws and regulations that aim to ensure that these properties are safe, well-maintained, and accessible to those in need. This article will provide an overview of […]

Compliance in Facilities Management: A Quick Guide

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Is your building legal? Keeping your facility compliant with UK law can be a daunting task. Facilities management has a hugely varied remit, with everything from ensuring a building and its employees are safe and secure through to literally keeping the lights on part of a typical day.  It is a function that is tasked […]