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.


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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Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment

fire risk assessment pointers property management guideWhen a Fire Risk Assessment is completed for a property, there can be a raft of paperwork and reports to then wade through and try to make sense of. Whilst a lot of this may appear generic information, amongst this there will be important action points and guidance.

Some of this will be straightforward things for contractors and the ultimate responsible person to get on with, for example making sure the fire alarm servicing records are up to date, or installing new fire-exit signage. However, there can be more procedural issues, where individual occupiers or interests need to make note of something, or a matter effectively communicated to them.

This is particularly important when assessing communal areas in multi-let properties with many...

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