Services & Compliance

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the services and compliance at a property, with sub-categories of Fire Safety, Security, Cleaning & Hygiene, Health & Safety, Utilities & Energy, Maintenance, Other Services, Facilities, and Planning. These range from say your fire and health and safety compliance, through to services like cleaning and utilitities. These resources help provide an overview of each area without getting too technical, so you can plan it all in at the right time and best cost.


The ‘RUSTI’ Way to Deal with the Occupier’s Health & Safety Compliance

rusti health safety property management guideWe have come across a great way to summarise a whole spectrum of health & safety compliance for a business or organisation.

This is more from an operational rather than property perspective, so under an entity’s duties as an ‘employer’ and other ‘competent’ or ‘responsible’ person roles.

Property will of course play a part in this, but there will be all kinds of other duties. Saying that, these same principles can be still applicable for a business that is dealing with property interests anyway, for example a managing agent or developer, and could be applied for more general property health & safety issues.

The R.U.S.T.I Acronym

The way to summarise this is a 5-stage acronym where the first letter of each stage together forms...

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Sorting Out Safety Works to Powered Gates & Doors

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If you’re involved in managing any form of powered gates and doors, then the law has tightened up regarding how they are maintained; not only concerning ongoing servicing, but also one-off safety and protection works to make sure no one can be harmed from them.

With such automatic-power behind often large gates, without these precautions people can easily get harmed, as in the unfortunate cases of two children dying during 2010 in unrelated incidents. This is serious stuff to take account of, to make sure no accidents like this can happen.

Therefore legislation and guidance has sharpened up, and you may even find that gate contractors can no longer deal with these unless such safety works are in place. Those managing properties can...

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Emergency Fire Evacuation Procedures – How to Get Them Right

emergency fire evacuation procedures property management guideWhen you hear about fire compliance at properties you'll often hear reference to a ‘fire evacuation procedure’, or other similar items like fire drills, fire emergency evacuation plans (FEEP), and fire action signage. These are all about forms of basically communicating to others how to react to a fire at a property and what to do about it.

Although this may sound obvious, the primary way is to just leave the property and get out. Simple.

However one problem is that people deal with this too flippantly. They see it is a chore to do, and want a simple template or standard policy to quickly apply.

Whereas in actual fact the whole thing should indeed boil down to simple and common-sense things like this, and being able to then tweak...

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