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The Benefits Of Commercial CCTV

As someone who owns a company, safety will be a priority, particularly if you have staff. Having a security system like CCTV will help with security, as well as helping to keep your company running efficiently and smoothly. It can help to deter any potential theft or vandalism, as well as providing the evidence needed, particularly if you need proof for any insurance claims and lowering premiums. CCTV in the building can help to keep an eye on safety and work efficiency, as well as putting your mind at ease.

Any intruders should be discouraged from trying anything after spotting the CCTV, particularly as they won’t want to be on camera from the inside and the outside. Evidence will be saved if you need to give any. Knowing you have the ability to keep your company safe will give your management of the business a lift, help with work efficiency and keep your staff safe and assured when they come in to work. For more details on CCTV installations and all Building maintenance in Essex, call us today.

The Importance of Testing Your Fire Alarms

A company needs inspections to ensure their fire safety isn’t neglected and a fire safety scheme should be put in place. The regular checks will help to put minds at rest and keep employees safe, as well as giving evidence that these things are being done, which means the authorities will be happy to let the company carry on.

There are some things that can cause issues, such as debris and dust which can damage the detectors, vandalism and water causing electrical hazards. By having tests done both electrically and visually, it will make sure these things shouldn’t happen.

You need to make sure these checks are done, as if your fire systems are found to be dangerous, too old or not correct, you could be looking at your business potentially not happening, fines, or even prison time. If someone was to get hurt, then you may be looking at legal issues and even if no-one got hurt, you may have a loss of possessions if it was to cause damage. You may not get any pay out from insurance due to not getting it regularly maintained. So, getting it regularly checked professionally will benefit everyone both financially and health and safety wise.

It need not take you much time to co-ordinate. The maintenance can be left to a professional company such as ourselves with engineers trained in all aspects of fire safety law and best practice who will supply you with the relevant paperwork so that all you need to do is file it.
Another important point to mention is that in case of a fire, however small, your insurance provider might not cover the damage if you cannot show proof that you have sufficiently tested and maintained the systems. This is also important if you want to limit your liability when it comes to your employees. For Fire alarm maintenance and all planned Building maintenance in London call us today.

The Advantages of Reactive Maintenance in Retail

There will be times when you may have to close for reasons beyond your control, such as repair work. Unfortunately, if this happens often, it can change how your customers feel about your business. You might find they go elsewhere to shop; therefore, you are losing profit and regular customers. To limit this happening, you need to have a plan for ‘reactive maintenance’. This will help to sort any unforeseen issues and have as little disturbance as possible. Financially there won’t be too much expense until there is an issue. The only thing you need to know is who to get hold of if there is a problem.

When you are looking after a business, you will have your hands full. You will find that you need to think and plan things with care and organisation. Your staff will be running around taking care of problems and trying to get hold of contractors. However, with reactive maintenance, it means you don’t need to worry about planning, as it is only needed when something actually happens. This can reassure you that if there are any issues, you will have help if you need it. If it is paired with ‘planned maintenance’ then it will cover all aspects of breakdown issues. Call Advanced BML today for all your reactive maintenance in Essex.

The Advantages Of Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance

Regular service will help an air conditioning system to continue operating successfully, with a high performance rate.

By having it checked, there is less chance of it getting blocked, and the condenser coils getting grimy. If problems like these arise, then it has to push and overwork itself. This can mean energy is used up unnecessarily, therefore raising your bills and potentially affecting the environment.

Consistent checks will allow the life of the machinery to lengthen. Although there is a limitation to how long it’ll keep going for, if you are attentive and careful, the system can continue to work. Any defective part can affect this, so the quicker you get this sorted, the more efficiently it’ll run. Regular checks will ensure you will have less reason to need emergency fixing, therefore being costly.

One example of a particular part that might need checking is the filter. If you think the system isn’t working correctly, then it is easy to remove the panel. There will be a layer of dust if there is a build up. The more there is, the harder it is for the filter to work. It needs to be clear for it to successfully cleanse the air through it.

How often you get maintenance depends on what type of system it is, how old it is and how often it’s used. If you require building maintenance for your Air Conditioning in London, the best thing to do is get advice from an expert.

A Safety Manager’s Role in Facility Management

One of the highest priority in a workplace is safety maintenance. This is important in facility management as it can help defend employees from any risks that may come their way, limiting the chance of injury or a claim from an accident.

The safety manager is skilled in health and safety, going by legal requirements. They can run inspections that assess the overall condition of the workplace, the organisation and any appliances that may affect safety. Professional maintenance employees are asked to pass on anything they may have observed, and to give any advice on any possible hazard outcomes, with a new system created to deal with these problems.

After this is evaluated by higher management, the safety manager can now consult with the facility managers, in order to train staff and make sure everyone can respond to any events that may happen in a professional and safe manner. For more information on building maintenance in Essex call us today.

Benefits of running a maintenance service

There are many reasons why running a maintenance service on your property is beneficial. Here are five to start:

1. Saves money
2. Increases the life expectancy of your assets
3. Improves safety and working conditions
4. Your property is kept in good order
5. Prevents costly large-scale repairs

The Facilities Event 2019 reveals an expert line-up

This week’s professional seminar held from 9th - 11th April 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, has an impressive list of speakers such as thinkers, idea-generators, and FM experts have been confirmed by the organisers.

This event is free to attend and will be delivered from The Facilities Hub, a central theatre. It will feature eighteen sessions by the UK’s FM industry’s most knowledgeable professionals today.

The ‘five pillars of FM’ will be a main focus and the session content is CPD accredited. The five pillars cover key elements such as cleaning services, catering, property management, security, and support & technology services.

Fire regulation changes for High rise buildings in London

As a result of the Grenfell Tower fire, builders who are unable to protect residents in high-rise buildings will not able to get away scot-free. It is learnt that owners of private towers with coating like Grenfell Tower are living with the fear a fire could also break out in their own tower. Councils are reportedly stepping in and helping fix these towers to prevent any more tragedies.

Up to 15 apartment block owners are being tricky to be persuaded in taking safety action, studies show that 1 in 10 of these towers have ACM panels that are similar to the panels that helped advance the fire can be engaged by the council.

If you would like to speak with one of our team about Planned building maintenance in London, then call 01621 772058 today.

Office Maintenance in London

When you run a busy office-based business, one of the last things you want to think about is general office building maintenance.

Ignoring proper maintenance of your office space could actually be breaking the terms of your office lease, not to mention risking your business going out of action altogether.

If you have concerns over electrical safety, structural problems or other things that may risk your employee’s safety, your business could be shut down – temporarily or in some cases permanently.

Running regular checks of your office space can help highlight current and potential problems – you can then report these issues to your maintenance company.

For professional office maintenance in London, contact Advanced Building Management first.

Carillion collapse discussed in Parliament.

Using contractors to try and drive down the cost of Public services, has been branded "folly" an official report has stated. A parliamentary committee for public administration and constitutional affairs has been reading through an official report into the Carillion collapse and it states there are flaws in the way that contracts are awarded, due to an aggressive approach to risk.

Decision makers often misunderstood the differences in quality provided by different bidders to a contract, because decisions were being made primarily upon price. Sometimes it accepted bids lower than the actual cost of providing the service, making renegotiation of the contract a regular and expensive occurrence.

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