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For landlords, EPC requirements changed in 2018 through the initiation of an energy rating of ‘E’ or better, though this was for new tenancies only. Now, however, this rule is applicable to all tenancies, not only new ones. Alterations to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards were made in 2021 and these alterations will come into […]
Organisations are vulnerable to a plethora of threats that can impact their people and their performance, as well as the longevity of the business. From natural disasters to power outages and workplace fires, organisations must deal with the pressure of maintaining health and safety in the workplace. Unpredictable and life-threatening, a major fire in the […]
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing is a procedure that is carried out to verify the safety of electrical appliances through various electronic tests and visual inspections. Regardless of whether it’s in a home, school, office or home office, electrical safety tests help to identify faulty or counterfeit goods. According to Electrical Safety First, the […]
A naturally occurring fibre, asbestos was widely used in the UK in construction and other industries until the late 1990s. It was often found in buildings for flooring, insulation, roofing and was sprayed on walls and ceilings. Although it has been banned in the UK, buildings constructed before the year 2000 may still contain asbestos. […]
Working from home has become a novelty this COVID-19 season. Less commuting, more time with family and a flexible work environment has allowed people to work in a more comfortable space. But with this, comes various issues that need to be made known as a result of this. Electrical Safety First has found that more […]
As a landlord of student accommodation, one thing likely to be on your mind is fire safety and the potential risk of a fire outbreak. Students are unlikely to consider fire safety, which is why student accommodation is always at a much higher risk of fire. According to Firemark, the risks of experiencing a fire […]
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (also known as an EICR test or fixed wire testing) is an integral assessment required to protect the occupants of a property, whether that be a domestic or commercial property. When it comes round to carrying out an EICR test, there is sometimes confusion surrounding who is responsible for arranging […]
Are you unsure about the responsibilities around emergency lighting? Well, you’ve come to the right place. If you are a landlord or owner of any domestic or commercial property, it is your responsibility to ensure emergency light testing procedures and tests are carried out efficiently and correctly under the law. These are necessary to establish […]
Are you a landlord, tenant or managing agent of a commercial property? In that case you will need to manage asbestos, which includes carrying out a survey. Asbestos related diseases are a significant issue in the UK and without a survey, there is no way of knowing if there is asbestos in your commercial property. […]
Being knowledgeable about fire alarm maintenance and how to test a fire alarm, can vastly improve how fire-safe your domestic or commercial building is. Your fire safety systems and fire alarms need to be regularly tested and maintained, to ensure they function properly in case an emergency does occur. Not only could this save lives, […]
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