What factors legally need to be considered?
Keep the workplace clean
PPVS provide cleaning facilities for businesses all over Peterborough; this is because it can be hard for business owners to keep up with cleaning duties, especially with a larger business. However, cleanliness is a legal requirement to maintain when it comes to the workplace. The floors must always be washed and hygiene must be present at all times. Cleaners should always be professionals, this is so you can guarantee that they follow rules correctly and ensure a thorough clean of your workplace.
Facilities management are in charge of providing a vetted cleaner to both medium and large businesses, ensuring that signage is set up effectively and that we achieve the best cleanliness for your business.
Lighting and Electrics
Your electrical work is one of the most important factors to consider. Legally, if you own a business or are lending out a property, landlords and business owners are expected to have their electrics installed by vetted, electrical contractors. PPVS have dealt with many electrical installations and testing for business, we understand the importance of safe electrics so we always ensure a professional examination and process.
It is a legal requirement that you have reliable lighting present within the building at all costs, this is both for the safety of your employees and nay visitors you may receive. If your lights stop working, you should have emergency lighting installed, especially illuminated signage directing people to fire exits. Whether it’s a complete electrical installation or minor wiring details, PPVS have facilities manage net plan to help you and your business run smoothly in regards to lighting and electrics.
When it comes to designing your office spaces, ergonomics are a legal requirement to follow. No matter how many employees you have, orthopaedics and practicality is an important matter to focus on when it comes to designing your office spaces. Your employees need to be comfortable at all times and receive the correct posture when working. Slippery floors should be avoided at all times and caution signs should be set up when necessary. Ceiling height and office space should be measured out in accordance with the median measurements of correct ergonomics.
If you are unsure of how to put together a viable office workspace design then PPVS provide an office re-design service where which our interior designers, do all the hard work for you. Whether it’s an office design you need, flooring, ceiling or portioning, you can count on PPVS to deliver.
It is a legal requirement that your employees have access to clean, drinking water. Whether it’s a water dispenser or a working tap, your employees are required to have easy access to water to abide by health and safety regulations. Plumbing is also important for cleanliness and hygiene reasons, it is also the law to provide toilet facilities, which requires professional plumbing work. PPVS offer a vetted, reliable plumbing service that deals with both minor and complete installations and maintenance of plumbing for businesses.
If you own a property, whether it’s for business purposes or to lend to tenants, your plumbing must be fully functional and reliable to follow law regulations. If you are unsure to whether your plumbing is working to the best it could be, you may need a facilities management team to care of the issues or to provide a professional, verified plumbing installation or replacement.
Does your workplace meet the expected standards?
Whether you have a start-up business or have been running for a few years, you should always be making sure that your assets and functionalities behind the business are working to standards. One of the most important subjects to consider when you manage a business is the ‘workplace health and safety’ act. Your business should always meet the legal requirements needed for an efficient and safe workplace, however, when your business is growing and client numbers are rising how are you going to look after all aspects of your business luckily that is what a facilities management team does.
If you are aware that you need extra help looking after your assets and maintenance needs then why not speak to the PPVS team, we can provide you with a further insight into the service of facilities management.
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Is your workplace a good working environment?
The satisfaction of your employees and visitors are just as important as your existing clients, a business’ reputation is also developed by first impressions of your workplace, whether that’s in terms of its practicality or aesthetic.
It’s also more than important to make sure your workplace abides law regulations if your workplace environment isn’t health and safety approved then you could be heavily penalised.However, PPVS have put together a blog to help business owners and management teams create an effective law-abiding workplace that is safe and secure for their employees and visitors.
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