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Safety Compliance Packages

An overview of our compliance packages that ensure as an employer you have taken a responsibility and a duty of care for all persons within your property or premises.

Bmech offer a full compliance package to ensure as an employer you have taken a responsibility and a duty of care for all persons within your property or premises. We can offer part or complete compliance package to ensure your employees, visitors and public are safe at all times within your premises.

Our custom compliance packages contain the following maintenance works for the following services:

Gas Servicing

Air Conditioning

L8 Water testing

Emergency light testing

Electrical testing

PAT testing

What is the recommended maintenance requirement?

These are maintenance activities that we recommend for your building based on good practice and British Standards.
Below is a summary of the statutory building maintenance requirements to stay within the law:

Air Conditioning

Have an air conditioning maintenance plan in place. Frequency depends on weight of refrigerant.

  • every 12 months (for buildings over 3 kg refrigerant)
  • every 6 months (for buildings over 30kg refrigerant)
  • every 3 months (for buildings over 300kg refrigerant)

Check for leaks
You’re responsible for stopping leaks from your equipment.
Contractors that install, maintain or dispose of equipment share responsibility for trying to stop leaks with the operators of equipment.
You must check all equipment for leaks.
For equipment that contains F gas above certain thresholds, you must check for leaks at specific intervals.

Thresholds at which leaks check intervals are specified
The thresholds at which leak check intervals are specified are expressed in terms of CO2 equivalent.
They take into account both the quantity of F gas in the equipment and the ‘global warming potential’ of the F gas (how much the F gas contributes to global warming).

This table sets out the:

  • F gas thresholds, in tonnes CO2 equivalent, at which leak check intervals are specified
  • maximum allowed interval between leaks checks for equipment that meets each threshold
  • quantities of commonly used HFCs equal to each threshold

Maximum interval between leak checks

CO2 (tonnes)

HFC 23 (kg)

HFC 227ea (kg)

HFC 404A (kg)

HFC 410a (kg)

HFC 134a (kg)

1 year

5

0.3

1.6

1.3

2.4

3.5

6 months

50

3.4

15.5

13

24

35

3 months

500

34

155

127

240

350

Gas Equipment

All commercial gas appliances to be inspected annually.

Water/ Legionella

A valid Legionella Risk Assessment in place. These are valid for 2 years. Monthly testing of water temperatures. A ‘responsible person’ should be identified and suitably trained.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988

Emergency Lights

System must undergo a 3hr drain down test on an annual basis after which a level of 1.0 lux, is required at floor level for defined escape routes.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire Systems

A Fire Risk Assessment must exist and be reviewed at regular intervals. A ‘responsible person’ should be identified and suitably trained. All Automatic fire detection systems are required to be tested and maintained. Record keeping of service visits / inspections and weekly “Bell testing” should be kept.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Lightning Conductors

All lightning conductors and earth grounding installations should be visually inspected and tested at regularly fixed intervals, preferably not exceeding 12 months. The testing is carried out to BS 6651. 

Section 5 of Electricity at Work Act 1989

Electrical Systems

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - The Regulations simply state that all electrical systems must be maintained in a safe condition at all times. This can be achieved by an effective maintenance regime and cyclical testing.
For all commercial buildings the fixed wiring installation must be tested every 5 years and portable appliances testing (PAT) annually.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

These can be huge for you and your company, ranging from fines and imprisonment. These maintenance activities have been proven to save lives and reduce injury. Hence why they have been written into law.

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