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Common fire hazards for facilities managers

Common fire hazards for facilities managers All public and commercial environments, along with many residential premises, will have a designated ‘responsible person’ whose duty it is to consider the coordination of people, space and equipment within those premises. This person is the facilities manager, and part of their remit in this role is the health…

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Common fire hazards in retail environments

Common fire hazards in retail environments Fire hazards are a concern in any building in any environment – but they are especially concerning in any public building where there will be a constant flow of different people accessing the area. This includes, obviously, all retail environments – shops have a constant throughput of members of…

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Improve office productivity with good acoustics

Improve office productivity with good acoustics If your job is office-based then it is likely that there is an ‘open-plan’ element to your working environment. Whilst this form of workplace brings a welcome inclusivity and ‘social’ element, it can also carry distractions that can sometimes make efficient work more difficult with noise being the biggest…

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Top ways to reduce noise in the workplace

Top ways to reduce noise in the workplace Noise interference is a common problem in the workplace – studies show a significant loss of productivity through this issue, as well as having a detrimental effect on staff wellbeing and attendance. There are, however a number of different solutions you can employ in dealing with noise…

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Laminate doors with 99.9% protection from bacteria

Laminate doors with 99.9% protection from bacteria Due to the pandemic, the health and safety of employees has never been in the spotlight more than it is today. Whilst your staff return to work you may be contemplating all the changes that you need to make to minimise the risk of infection in your premises….

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The benefits of ordering bespoke interior doorsets

The benefits of ordering bespoke interior doorsets In the construction of any building project, then the doors are an important feature to be considered. As well as acting in their most obvious function of entry and exit points to different rooms and the building itself, they will often have the extra, vital function of providing…

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Specifying Acoustic Doors – Key Questions

Specifying Acoustic Doors – Key Questions Noise is bad for health. People who are exposed to constant high levels of noise, whether it’s in the workplace, home or outdoors, show increased hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases. The Architectural and Specialist Door Manufacturers’ Association (ADSMA) quotes two studies: a 2013 British Medical Journal study showed those…

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How To Reduce Sources Of Ignition In The Workplace

How To Reduce Sources Of Ignition In The Workplace When considering fire risk assessments in the workplace the designated responsible person should always consider potential sources of ignition and how to reduce the risk that these may bring. Where sources of ignition cannot be reduced they must be mitigated to ensure that all workplace fire…

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What Landlords Should Be Doing For Fire Safety During Covid-19 Crisis

What Landlords Should Be Doing For Fire Safety During Covid-19 Crisis The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a lot of change in the world very quickly and during this time landlords may well consider what obligations have changed for them and what changes they may need to make to their fire safety measures. As a…

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When To Upgrade To Fire Resistant Doors

When To Upgrade To Fire Resistant Doors Business owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their premises, and the people that use those premises, are adequately protected against fire. From appropriate risk assessments to regular maintenance, from fire door installation to fire alarm systems, fire safety measures must be taken seriously if you are…

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