Services & Compliance

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the services and compliance at a property. 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.

 

How to Easily Deal With Property Fire Drills

fire drill property management guideDoing a fire drill at a property can cause people’s eyes to roll in disappointment and having to do a practice-run of leaving the property when the fire alarm goes off – particularly when its cold and wet outside.

Fire Marshall jackets suddenly go on, everyone stops everything, and there is a slow exodus outside to the Fire Assembly Point awaiting for someone to check that everything went okay.

However inconvenient they are, they are still very necessary in order to actually go through how people safely vacate the building in a fire or emergency, after all lives are literally at stake.

And unfortunately, even with all the best theory and preparation in the world, there will always be issues to iron-out in a practice-run, even for the...

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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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  9. The Practicalities of Arranging Outside Lighting at a Property
  10. A Property Manager’s Quick Guide to Water & Legionella Compliance
  11. The ‘RUSTI’ Way to Deal with the Occupier’s Health & Safety Compliance
  12. Sorting Out Safety Works to Powered Gates & Doors
  13. Emergency Fire Evacuation Procedures – How to Get Them Right
  14. Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment
  15. 3 Classic Fire Door Types to be Aware of
  16. Top Tips For Getting Properties Properly Secured
  17. Stop! Make Sure Your Fire Alarm is Connected and Monitored
  18. How to Manage Pests and Predators at Properties
  19. Demystifying How Defibrillators Can Practically Work at Properties
  20. Twelve Pitfalls When Dealing with Utility Providers & Accounts
  21. The Daddy of Checklists for Risk Assessing Property Communal Areas
  22. The 10 Basic Fire Alarm Points for Any Property Manager
  23. The Quick Fire-Door Safety Checklist
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  25. Let’s Learn From the Horrendous Grenfell Tower Fire Incident
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  27. Easily Make Sense of Asbestos Issues With Properties
  28. At Last, an Easy Emergency Lighting Guide for Properties
  29. How Not to Get Stung By MEES & the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
  30. Back-Handers and Bribes Under the Bribery Act 2010
  31. The Low-Down on Property Electrics – From Testing & Checks, to Certificates & Regulations
  32. The Essential 3-Point ‘CAP’ Steps For Managing Passenger Lifts in Properties
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