We would summarise our year as: Repeat work, new client industries, and referrals from happy clients.
Do you own a commercial building? Do you operate a building as a facilities manager, or contractor, or franchisee? How much do you know about your personal responsibility as a Duty Holder for asbestos under the law?
Asbestos has been around a long time. Its dangers have been known for many decades. Anyone who works in construction or manages buildings must surely have an awareness of the various forms in which asbestos comes. Or, so we would think.
On a fairly regular basis, we are in conversations with building owners and tradespeople uncertain about the asbestos status of a job that is already underway. In some cases, these have concerning potential consequences. In many cases, they involve breaches of longstanding legal obligations.
Water systems are often more complex than people realise. This is especially true with old buildings and those that occupy large sites. But what effect does the design of a water system have on the Legionella risk? Quite a significant one, in our experience.
We are proud to have recently completed a major programme of works across a complex heritage estate that delivered safety improvements for staff, visitors, and tenants.
Whilst landlords do have legal responsibilities to protect the health and safety of their tenants, including protecting them from the risk of exposure to Legionella, there are steps that the tenant, as the resident in the property, needs to also take, to help manage the risk.
It’s about now that many of us are returning to offices after a period of working from home. But how safe is your building for you and your staff? Amongst the range of risks that exist in properties that have stood empty, have you considered the risk of Legionella?
The law is clear that if you are a landlord, and rent out your property (or even a room within your own home), then you have legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of your tenant(s), by keeping the property safe, and free from health hazards.
In one of our notable recent projects we were responsible for a number of works on a cathedral in a busy UK city centre.