Roof Safety – 13-01-21


In this Briefing Note we consider the safety requirements for routine access required for plant or premise maintenance, inspections etc. It is critically important to make sure that access to the place of work on the roof is safe, and the risks associated with working at height have been addressed.

Roof Safety – 13-01-212021-01-13T11:37:25+00:00

Fire Safety General Update 11-12-2020


In this Briefing Note we thought it would be helpful to provide a summary update of key changes / fire news items which have been published in the previous few weeks. The three topics we have chosen include: • Fire Safety: Approved Document B • Improved fire safety for new flats and social homes (Scotland) • Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Building Safety Bill

Fire Safety General Update 11-12-20202020-12-11T10:16:41+00:00

Legionella Risk In Domestic Water Systems & COVID-19 – 17-11-20


It has been eight months since the UK entered its first COVID-19 lockdown at which point the majority of workplaces were vacated as the population was advised to work from home where possible. The use of numerous buildings changed and occupancy has remained very low ever since. With the control of legionella bacteria relying on a good turnover of water, the sudden low occupancy of buildings created a need to manually increase turnover through flushing of water systems. Meeting this challenge was further complicated by the reduced availability of staff through the need to shield, self isolate or otherwise remain at home.

Legionella Risk In Domestic Water Systems & COVID-19 – 17-11-202020-11-18T10:18:05+00:00

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown Update – 05-11-2020


William Martin Compliance is committed to protecting our clients, their staff and premises as our country continues to tackle Coronavirus. We remain fully operational, delivering essential safety and health compliance services, continuing to keep our customers safe and compliant.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown Update – 05-11-20202020-11-05T11:17:51+00:00

Asbestos Compliance in Residential Properties – 03-11-20


“Do I need to comply with the Duty to Manage asbestos across our residential portfolio and would this include any flats?” We have been asked these questions several times recently so we felt it appropriate to compile a Briefing Note to cover asbestos compliance in residential properties.

Asbestos Compliance in Residential Properties – 03-11-202020-11-03T10:08:56+00:00

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) – 02-10-20


In order to ensure that electrical installations remain in a safe condition and have not deteriorated, the electrical fixed wiring systems in commercial and residential properties require periodic testing and inspection by a suitably qualified electrician. The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) was introduced in 2012 to replace the previously named Periodic Inspection Report (PIR). It covers specific tests and renders a property as being ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’ where electrical wiring is concerned.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) – 02-10-202020-11-17T15:13:35+00:00
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