The Importance of Workplace Compliance
As a company who work closely with Building, Maintenance and Facilities Managers we know the one issue that has most importance is ensuring your buildings remain compliant under current regulations. We also know that trying to find those regulations, clearly explained with one reference point would save a lot of time and trouble in individual research.
Most Manager's who have responsibility over their facilities will have some idea of their legal obligations, and will probably have received training through organisations like EBOSH. However, we feel that it would be useful to provide a single overview of this complex area.
For this reason we have produced a Guide to Workplace Compliance which focuses on areas where regular maintenance plays a vital part in maintaining health and safety standards that are conducive to creating working environments that are safe and comfortable for employees and occupants. We will look at the regulations applying to the services and systems needed to run existing buildings as opposed to building fabric, new builds and construction work.
The key areas we will be looking at are:
Fire | Gas | Air | Water | Electricity
We will also briefly cover other areas such as Lifting Equipment and health and safety practices such as the prevention of Legionnaires disease.
For each category, we provide:
- an overview of the relevant regulations
- the key compliance concerns for FMs
- some interesting facts and figures
- a compliance checklist.
Our scope focuses on office and retail environments rather than factories, and construction sites. Also, whilst the rules in this document do apply to the healthcare sector (e.g. hospitals), there are also additional regulations that apply to these areas.