The issue of health and safety in a working environment is a complex one. There are a vast number of pieces of national and international (EU) legislation that a business must abide by, and failure to do so can result in a hefty fine, estimated at an average of £30,000 per incident, and sometimes even court cases.

For this reason, it is key to keep on top of all rules and regulations, but doing so can be a minefield. By employing a company, like MSL, to undertake compliance maintenance for your building, it can help take the stress away.

What compliance maintenance services you choose will depend on a number of things, including the size of your company and the equipment that you use, but here are a number of the top services you may want to consider:

 

Electrical

Is accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, all electrical systems in any business facility must be regularly maintained to ensure they are safe, and to try to limit any danger to your staff or customers. A thorough preventative maintenance plan can cover all electrical compliance necessities, including running Electrical Installation Condition Reports and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).

 

Fire

Ensuring that your facility conforms to all fire safety legislation is essential to a safe business. The responsibility for this is placed on the business employer, manager or owner, and there are a series of regular tasks that you must undertake. A compliance maintenance company, like MSL, will oversee all these responsibilities, including; fire risk assessments, staff training and fire safety equipment inspection.

 

Water

Water has the potential to be incredibly harmful to your staff and clients, as, if not checked regularly, it can harbour deadly diseases, such as legionella. Companies must comply with health and safety regulations in order to ensure that their premises water is clean. Relevant compliance services offered by MSL are; Legionella Risk Assessments and UKAS Approved Microbiological Sampling, as well as tank refurbishment or replacement if needed.

 

Gas

Any gas systems present on a business’s premises must be checked regularly to ensure that they are safe and suitable for use. Gas systems must be serviced annually, inspected and certificated by a registered gas-safe engineer. These services can be carried out as part of a compliance maintenance plan, as well as other gas compliance services, such as energy surveys and efficiency assessments.