Statutory Building & Estate Compliance
If you own or manage a building or estate in the UK, you have a duty of care to ensure your assets meet statutory compliance. Therefore, records must be kept to record any maintenance or alterations and ensure current regulations are followed, and any deviations are addressed.
Poor maintenance can result in unsafe conditions creating risks to people and property. In addition, accidents resulting from poor maintenance are liable to criminal prosecution.
It's essential to design and implement a planned maintenance program covering statutory requirements, but the frequency of inspections will differ depending on the asset.
Some of the main areas needing routine maintenance are listed below;
- Fire Detection
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Lighting & Escape Routes
- Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
- Building Fabric (Walls, Ceilings Voids, Fire Doors, Asbestos, Roofs)
- Gas Safety Checks
- Water Systems (Legionella Management)
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (F-Gas)
- Fire Dampers
- Ductwork Cleaning
- Lifts & Lifting Equipment
- Lightning Protection
- CCTV & Access Systems
- Specialist Equipment
Some of the regulations you may need to consider when evaluating asset maintenance schedules are listed below;
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Gas Safety Regulations 1998
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988
- The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007
- The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
- The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)
Boden helps our customers achieve and maintain compliance through in-depth consultation of requirements.
- We help gather data to build your asset register, task plans and preventative maintenance schedules
- Qualified tradespersons will complete all works under our safe system, which considers hazards, risks, and controls associated with the asset, environment, and type of works conducted
- Work in progress and retrospective checks are conducted to maintain safety and improve the quality of our service delivery
- Any records needed to meet statutory compliance are recorded against the asset register for ease of reference in an enforcement inspection.