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Water safe

Paul Millard, Technical Manager at Water Regs UK, explains the importance of making sure washrooms comply with the water fittings regulations and byelaws In properties across the country, facility managers are responsible for ensuring that washrooms comply with the Water ...

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Taking charge of batteries

The trend for cordless products is triggering a dangerous increase in battery incidents. James Nash, Commercial Manager at Valpak, explains how free waste battery collections can help prevent fires and other hazards How many electrical items is your business responsible ...

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Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe. Why safety signs matter

Peter Clayton Head of Sales for Spectrum Industrial on the importance of safety signs following the launch of the ‘Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe’ campaign In our daily lives we see signs, they tell us to stop at junctions, ...

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Lessons from abroad

Conor Logan, Colt’s Technical Director looks at how UK fire safety design regulations compare to those of other countries in the EU. Could we learn from their example? Responding to the tragic loss of life following a fire at Grenfell ...

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Experts warn hospitality sector must prioritise compliance as restrictions lift 

As the hospitality sector once again prepares for full capacity following the lifting of restrictions, facilities experts are urging businesses to pay close attention to compliance regulations, as many properties may have gone without inspection during the lockdown period. According ...

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Legionella testing

The LCA requires its members to have in place management procedures and appropriately competent staff, that give them the capability of responding appropriately to positive legionella results. Positive legionella results following sampling are one area where it’s possible to misinterpret ...

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Fire resistance inspections for existing buildings

Allan Jowsey and John Dunk, Directors at PFP Specialists Ltd on the importance of demonstrating fire protection capability in older buildings PFP or Passive Fire Protection products and materials are installed in structures to provide fire protection in the event ...

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Floor matting systems

Lee Fox, Sales and Marketing Director for Kleen-Tex UK, discusses the key compliance areas facilities managers should be aware of when choosing, installing and maintaining floor matting systems As many businesses prepare to reopen their premises to employees, customers and ...

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Are you sure your premises are not at risk from high levels of radon gas?

Exposure to high levels of natural radon gas remains one of the least understood areas of statutory compliance, this is despite radon being the second highest cause of lung cancer and directly attributable to thousands of deaths each year. With ...

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Life safety fire risk assessments

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate, explains the implications of life safety fire risk assessments and how ‘Duty Holders’ can best discharge their legal responsibilities. No matter how extraordinary the now routine pandemic circumstances, it’s important to ...

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