It’s vital for every business to comply with health & safety legislation and when you have a number of properties to manage, it becomes a complex yet vital part of your workload.

That’s where we come in. MSL can manage your planned maintenance visits to help you reduce your overall costs and give you the peace of mind you need to focus on your business.

We’ll reduce the time and costs required to maintain up-to-date compliance records, and save you from worrying whether your estate is compliant with every possible regulation.

Electrical, fire, gas, water, asbestos and air conditioning are just some of the planned maintenance visits we’ll manage on your behalf. We do this through the compliance module of our maintenance management system – an efficient and wholly transparent one-stop shop giving you a compliance management solution.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that all electrical systems are maintained safely. The regulations state that ‘as may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger’. Periodic Inspection (EICR) in line with IEE Regulations and BS7671 is considered an accepted method of achieving this compliance.

Our services include:

  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports
  • Portable Appliance Testing
  • Microwave Emission Testing
  • Thermal Image Testing

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and in Scotland. The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, places the responsibility of fire safety firmly onto the business employer, manager or owner. It states that you must ensure all equipment used for fire safety must comply with the relevant British Standard.

Our services include:

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Emergency Lighting Systems
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Fire Door Servicing and Maintenance
  • Fire Safety and Escape Signage

Gas

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 clearly state that the users of gas systems must ensure that they’re safe and suitable for use.

That includes responsibility for the annual servicing, inspection and certification of all in-service gas boilers and any other type of gas-burning equipment. These must be carried out by a registered gas-safe engineer and in line with the HSE’s ACop.

Our services include:

  • Gas safety Inspection and Certification
  • Gas Appliance Servicing and Maintenance
  • Energy Surveys and Efficiency Assessments
  • Installation, Maintenance and Servicing of Commercial Gas Appliances

Business water systems can harbour deadly bugs, such as legionella. By law, businesses must control the risk of legionella in their water systems.

To do this, you must comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to health (COSHH) Regulations. There are other regulations you must comply with too, such as identifying and managing any potential risks in line with the Approved Code of Practice (L8 ACoP 2001) Management of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems. And certain healthcare sector organisations must comply with Health and Technical Memorandums (HTM) Regulations.

Our services include:

  • Legionella Risk Assessments and Audits
  • UKAS Approved Microbiological Sampling
  • Control, Management and Monitoring Systems
  • Water Treatment and Bacterial Control
  • System Modification, Cleans and Chlorination
  • Tank Refurbishment / Replacement
  • Training Services

Businesses are responsible for locating any possible asbestos on their premises, and for finding out how much there is and what sort of condition it’s in.

You’re legally responsible for this under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, which requires you to identify, manage and control any asbestos in your workplace.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 is the governing legislation that requires the identification, management and control of asbestos within the workplace. The intention is to locate, as far as is reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials in a property and assess its condition. The Surveying is carried out in line with the HSE Document HSG264 “Asbestos: The Survey Guide” which replaced the MDHS100 guidance in January 2010. Any identified ACM’s are then required to be removed or managed in line with HSE guidance in HSG 227 A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Asbestos in Premises.

Our Services Include:

  • Management Surveys
  • Management Survey Annual Re-Inspections
  • Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
  • Removal Services
  • Encapsulation Services
  • Training Services

The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007 introduced a legal obligation on operators of Air Conditioning systems to undertake a regular energy inspection on the; design, installation and operation of such systems. These inspections must be completed every 5 years by an approved inspector. The F Gas Regulations 2006 require systems with more than 3kg of refrigerant gas to be inspected and certified every 12 months, more frequently for larger systems. General planned maintenance and servicing of systems though recognised as “best practice” is not a statutory requirement.

Our Services Include:

  • Planned Maintenance and Servicing Programs
  • TM44 Assessments
  • F Gas Certification
  • R22 and HCFC Replacement Programmes