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.


Top Tips for Arranging Fire Marshals & Wardens

fire marshal warden property management guideYou mention a Fire Marshall to most people and they will have an idea of what you mean – a person who puts a bright-coloured jacket on in the event of an emergency and helps people leave a building.

And technically there is a difference between the two names, a Marshall more the day-to-day assessment of areas and helping people leave the building, and a Warden then overseeing everyone leaving and safely being at the Fire Assembly Point.

Without getting into too much technical detail, it’s important to get the basics right and see the bigger-picture. When you’re managing a property interest this is the key, to spot where things are not right and then bringing in fire specialists where necessary to resolve.

Therefore here are seven...

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The Seven Fire Extinguisher Secrets

fire extinguishers property management guideFire extinguishers are common at a lot of properties nowadays, particularly the larger and multi-occupied ones. Often, they’re not noticed day-to-day, but people understand that these can be used if there was a fire to defend.

However, reality is often different, with most people not even being aware of how and when to use them, never mind checking that they’re the correct ones and regularly serviced.

In actual fact, they may be more useful as a door-stop for people.

Well managing property means you do have to correctly deal with them, without getting bogged-down in all the techie detail.

Therefore, here are our top seven pointers to get to grips with. These deliberately take a bigger-picture look on things to ensure everything is...

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The Nitty-Gritty of Managing Passenger Lifts at Properties

passenger lifts nitty gritty property management guideIf you have a lift at a property, then you will know that they can be daunting pieces of kit to look after and manage. There can be a whole lot of technical-talk along with people’s fear of using and paying for them all coming to the surface.

However, like a lot of things in property management, the trick is to get the right balance; to not necessarily know all the answers yourself, but know those that do and make sure the right questions are being asked.

The Basics of Managing Them

We have an overview resource here of lifts in general, and a handy ‘CAP’ acronym. Firstly, get your C for compliance sorted, before then looking at the A actions you need to take to see the lift safely running.

This then all ends in a P for procedures and...

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