Employers have a duty to protect their employees from harm and to ensure the workplace is as safe as it can possibly be. If there is a risk that cannot be controlled or avoided by other means, then it should have a sign clearly warning of the potential dangers. The Health and Safety (Safety Signs […]
Preventive building maintenance helps keep your systems up and running, efficiently too. Better yet, it helps cut costs on emergency repairs plus the hassle involved when some part breaks down during that low time of the month when every expensive thing is a luxury.
Portable Appliance Testing: a key element of health and safety at work and in the home Portable appliance testing (PAT): when is an appliance portable? What makes an electrical appliance “portable”? The definition is flexible, and so it might not be immediately apparent which items fulfil the criteria for PAT testing (portable appliance testing) maintenance. […]
Why preventive building maintenance is a necessity When you think about it, everything that is required to run effectively and efficiently requires maintenance. The car you own is serviced annually, the boiler at home is serviced, as is your gas oven, your log burner and road bike. The building in which you run your business […]
Leading superstore chain to bin less environmentally friendly compressor based air conditioning systems As far as the environment is concerned, it’s a case of ‘every little helps’, in terms of air conditioning units. Tesco aims to withdraw compressor based aircon systems by 2025. Instead of the less energy efficient system, in will come Air2O IDEC […]
A selection of video clips featuring industrial boilers in their full glory Once upon a time, the area around our base in Lancashire was right at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Manchester was once known as Cottonpolis and its outlying towns were Northern Powerhouses in miniature form. It is appropriate that our latest post […]
How not to install an air conditioning unit, plus countless other fails with HVAC equipment Who remembers summertime? So far, we have had a bit of a raw deal with the sunshine in Swinton this month. Thankfully at this time of writing, the big yellow ball has got us switching the air conditioning on. Yes, […]
Could hydrogen eclipse natural gas for our fires and central heating? Some of us remember the days when ‘town gas’ was replaced by high speed gas: the natural gas we know today. The original town gas was derived from coal, whereas natural gas is methane based. Both coal gas and methane gas are carbon based. […]
Integrated asset and estates management service contract for the Department of Work and Pensions’ properties This week, Sodexo, the multinational outsourcing giant has signed a £60 million integrated asset and estates management service contract with the DWP. For a minimum five-year period, the conglomerate will provide facilities management to the DWP’s estate.
Recently formed ALL + Management wins facilities management for the Old Granada Studios on Quay Street, Manchester Who remembers the good old days of ITV when we had our own regional franchises? Back when the late Tony Wilson used to co-present Granada Reports as well as managing Factory Communications? In our neck of the woods, […]