Building Compliance by Integrity FM

It is a statutory responsibility for non-domestic properties to conduct regular testing and maintenance on various aspects of the premises. These regular checks are in place to ensure that the property is safe for staff or the public to use without the risk of avoidable incidents occurring. Here, you will find a selection of some of the services Integrity can provide to aid you in your building compliance.

Water Treatment

Ensuring that water in your property is safe to use is vital in keeping your building running smoothly. Water treatment helps to ensure that your water is safe to drink and interact with by testing for legionella and other microbes which could be harmful to staff and the general public. In the event of legionella being detected in your water, a contractor can advise on remedial actions in order to flush this out of the system, making your water safe again.

Water treatment also involves temperature testing, which is important in making sure the water is flowing at the correct temperatures. Regularly checking the temperatures of your water helps to manage the risk of Legionella but also ensures that water is not flowing too hot that it could scold users while in operation.

Water Treatment should be carried out on a monthly basis to have the maximum effect on mitigating risks.

Fire Door Inspections

Fire Doors are an integral part of a building’s fire safety strategy. Fire doors stop the rapid spread of fire throughout a building and provide more time for people to evacuate and for the emergency services to arrive and put out the fire. Fire doors, especially in high-traffic areas, will suffer wear and tear over time such as cracks, holes or even splits from stress or impact. Due to the importance of fire doors to building safety, issues like these can void fire doors, meaning the door will require replacing in order to keep your building up to code.

Integrity can carry out Fire Door Inspections on your doors across site and conduct any repairs and replacements to your fire doors if they do not meet safety standards. For best practice, inspections should be carried out biannually.

PAT Testing

Modern offices are filled to the brim with electrical appliances in order to make our work more efficient. These assets are an important asset in the modern workplace; however, it is important to get these assets evaluated regularly as well.

The purpose of PAT Testing is to protect users from electric shock and equipment malfunction. By regularly testing your appliances, you can find out whether or not an item is safe to use. Regular testing can identify issues with electrical devices meaning they can be either fixed or replaced, preventing the risk of injury to users. PAT Testing has the added benefit of informing you of issues before they turn into major faults, allowing for remedial work to take place or replacements to be sourced, mitigating the effect on your business and productivity.

It is recommended that businesses carry out PAT Testing every 12 months to remain compliant with current regulations.

Emergency Light Testing

Building compliance also extends to emergency light testing. The installation and maintenance of emergency lights within your property is a statutory requirement and should be regulatory tested. Emergency lights are used to light up the internals of your building when there is a power failure. Emergency lights make it possible for those within premises to vacate a property during a fire where a building may be plunged into darkness so they can move around safely.

Due to the need to keep your emergency lights in good working condition year round, emergency light tests should be carried out monthly alongside an annual 3-hour drain down test to keep your building ready for the unexpected.

Extinguisher Servicing

Fire extinguishers play an essential role in providing a rapid response to fires and assist in controlling a fire, so it does not spread. Given their importance to site safety, companies have a responsibility to regularly carry out checks and servicing of these assets.

During an inspection, an engineer will check for signs of corrosion caused by the contents of the extinguisher which could lead to the failure of the extinguisher. General wear and tear over time can also mean your extinguishers are non-compliant. Dents, cracks, and scratches in the casing, as well as damage to the hose, can affect the integrity of the extinguisher, leading to leaks and loss of pressure. Damage to the identifying label could also lead to misidentification of the type of extinguisher when it matters most.

Maintenance visits should be carried out annually in order to meet legal standards, however, visual inspections should also be conducted regularly for best practice.

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments are also a statutory requirement for non-domestic buildings. The purpose of an FRA is twofold, to ensure that all eventualities are reviewed in order to protect the property, and the people within. During an assessment, a registered assessor will carry out a full inspection of the building, taking into account existing fire prevention measures and warning systems, existing firefighting equipment, escape routes, evacuation plans and more to compile a report with recommendations for remedial works and amendments to existing plans.

There is no specified time or period when a Fire Risk Assessment should be conducted, however, FRA’s should be reviewed regularly to account for any changes in the building which should be included In the Fire Risk Assessment.

If your property is in need of compliance checks, trust Integrity For building compliance. IFM has a lengthy history of compliance related servicing as well as remedial works following maintenance visits.

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Electrical Works From IFM

We at Integrity aspire to always aim to provide a complete package for our clients, providing the broadest range of services to meet any changes our clients face day to day. One of the many ways we provide for our clients is through our electrical works. Here are just a few of the many services we provide in order to keep our clients operating at full efficiency.

Lighting Upgrades

Fluorescent and Incandescent lighting fittings were once a mainstay of commercial and residual properties. Now with the advent of more cost-effective and energy-efficient options such as LEDs, many people are looking to upgrade and future proof their properties. Our engineers can carry out a full survey of your current lighting set up and suggest the best options to ensure your property is fitted with cost effective solutions suited to your specific needs.

Reactive Works

Sometimes, things don’t go to plan, and you need to get things sorted fast. Maybe you’ve had a roof leak and water is tracking in towards your light fittings or you suffered a sudden loss of power to your building. Our electrical engineers have the skills needed to prompt assess and carry out the most appropriate.

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)

PPMs are the best way to keep your equipment and premises safe for use and fully compliant with current regulations. Emergency Light Testing and PAT Testing are an essential part of this process. Ensuring your Emergency Lights are regularly checked means that in the event of a fire, staff and the general public can vacate the property swiftly and safely. PAT Testing protects users from electric shock and equipment malfunction. Regular testing of appliances ensures you know if an item is safe to use or remains fit for purpose. Integrity FM has a long history of providing compliance checks of this nature and would be happy to assist you in your PPM provision for other electrical works.

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Site Clearance by Integrity FM

What is a site clearance?

A site clearance is the process of removing waste/relocating equipment from a premises. Typically a site clearance is conducted to remove excessive waste and debris from an area to enable construction works or to facilitate the arrival of a new tenant. However, site clearances can also include the relocation of equipment, such as furniture and IT appliances to a new site.

What can a site clearance do for you?

As site clearances are often utilised to ensure free access to a property, relying on a good contractor to clear your site will ensure you meet your requirements if you are vacating a property. Site clearances can also make your ground more attractive to potential clients and buyers if you are selling the land.

If you are using a contractor to clear your site rather an organising things yourself, you can save yourself time and money which could be better spent on other parts of your business. Integrity will engage with any necessary third parties, such as skip hire and waste management companies, on your behalf to remove any waste from site promptly and with the utmost care given to your premises.

What types of site clearance can Integrity conduct?

Our experienced engineers have taken part in a number of site clearances, providing them with the experience necessary to carry out your site clearance safely and efficiently. Some of the types of site clearances we can carry out include…

  • Removal of vegetation
  • Remove and relocate office equipment
  • Removal of waste and debris from site
  • Decommission electrics
  • Removal of containers
  • Disposal of waste

At Integrity, we know that each site is different and needs to be taken on a case-by-case basis. For this reason, we always endeavour to have a detailed walk around site so we can fully understand your site and tailor our work to meet your requirements.

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Free Lighting Surveys by Integrity FM

With the cost of living going up, materials and energy prices are rising by the day, everybody is looking for ways to save money. An effective way of doing this is to reduce energy costs by getting rid of old light fittings and converting to LED.

Over the next few weeks, we would like to offer a free site survey alongside our electrical suppliers to discuss any light conversion requirements and how swapping from regular fittings to LED will save you and your business money.

Please drop us an email or give us a call if you would like to book in a visit and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.

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Drainage Surveys by Integrity FM

What is a drainage survey?

A drainage survey allows our engineers to explore drainage systems in depth, where it would otherwise be difficult to identify faults in pipework without carrying out more intrusive works. These surveys are carried out through the use of a specialist camera which is manoeuvred through the drainage system. This camera allows our engineers to see a live video camera feed of the system as it travels through the drain.

This allows for issues to be identified in greater detail so that the appropriate course of action can be taken to rectify them.

When might I need a drainage survey?

A camera drain survey can be used to identify blockages, leaks, cracks and other related pipework and drainage issues within a building. Blockages within a drainage system will often produce foul smells and leaks. This can make it very difficult for businesses to operate, for example, blockages on shop floors of supermarkets producing foul smells can be a deterrent for shoppers.

A benefit of a camera survey is that it can allow an engineer to ascertain and understand issues further down a run of pipework that cannot be seen from ground level. This allows us to gain a greater understanding of the configuration of the pipework which can allow us to put a plan in place to take the necessary actions to rectify and prevent issues occurring in the future.

What are the benefits of drainage surveys?

One of the many benefits of having drainage camera surveys carried out is that it enables you to gain a greater understanding and idea of the pipework configuration in the property in situations where the original drainage drawings are not available.

Camera surveys are also extremely efficient, with the live video feed function, it allows the engineer to identify issues in the pipework in real-time meaning that solutions and feedback can be provided in a swift manner to the necessary parties.

Drainage surveys are also unintrusive due to the use of the camera, this alleviates the need for extensive excavation works to be carried out in order to access sections of pipework and investigate. This means that your business suffers the minimal amount of disruption possible due to the need for any intrusive works being negated in the investigation stage.

Is your business in need of a drainage survey? Integrity can conduct your survey swiftly, provide feedback, and carry out any necessary repairs to your drainage system.

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Harness Training

At Integrity, safety is always at the forefront of what we do, both for the public and our employees. We provide our engineers with the best training possible to ensure they can work safely and efficiently.

Most recently, our team received harness training from an industry leading training provider.

Following the training, one of our engineers said “it feels good to be part of a business that want to do things right. By receiving this and other training courses, I feel confident that myself and the rest of the team will be able to perform our roles safely”.

Where will Integrity engineers use this training?

Harness training is integral to maintaining safety while working at heights. Jobs such as gutter repairs, roof repairs and recovering at high levels will require this equipment and training to be utilised. Harness training and equipment will also be employed when using a MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform), such as a scissor lift or cheery picker, if the circumstances require their use.

Is your property in need of high-level work?

Integrity Facilities Management has extensive experience in surveying and completing roofing works and other high-level services and would be more than happy to provide your property with a FREE survey.

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