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Catering, hotels and hospitality

Electrical Safety in Catering, Hotels and Hospitality

According to the Health and Safety Executive two main types of accidents within the catering and hospitality industry are electrical injury and fire and explosion, and a major underlying cause of accidents is poor standards of maintenance. Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore describes to Tomorrow’s FM the measures that duty holders can take to reduce the risk of accidents from electrical faults. …

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Electrical remedial repairs

The Remedial Safety Gap

Many organisations are falling into a dangerous gap between electrical safety testing and remedial work. We regularly see situations where sites have been tested but the subsequent observations have not been actioned. In instances like this we find that the reason is often down to cost. However, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 regulation 3 states that this is only applicable …

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Combining statutory compliance and maintenance schedules

Companies can achieve greater efficiencies and control by planning statutory compliance alongside maintenance visits to manage the safety and performance of their buildings.  Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore describes in Facilities Management Journal some of the best methods that facilities managers can adopt to achieve this level of focus.  All electrical systems deteriorate and planned preventative maintenance and regular testing will dramatically …

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Managing risks of faulty electrical wiring in the workplace

Faulty electrical wiring is a very common cause of workplace fires however regular assessment and maintenance of electrical systems can minimise the risk to employees and the business. The impact that an industrial fire can have on a business is far reaching – with operations, profits and the company’s reputation all being adversely affected. Faulty mains powered and portable electrical …

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Electrical Safety in Leisure and Retail Facilities

Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore explains how we are working within the leisure and retail sectors to ensure that electrical systems remain safe and compliant. Leisure and retail facilities have the same statutory responsibilities as any other non-domestic premises when it comes to electrical safety, and employers have a duty of care and legal obligation to keep the public and employees safe. …

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Coventry Health Centre

Electrical Safety in Healthcare and Hospital Facilities

Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore explains the particular challenges faced when managing electrical compliance in healthcare and hospital buildings.  Electrical safety testing in the healthcare sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that patients, staff and the public are safe the services need to be accessible at all times. A specialist contractor can provide guidance on how to develop a robust test and …

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BS 7671 18th edition wiring regulations

BS 7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore explains how the introduction of the 18th Edition of the BS 7671 Wiring Regulations expected in July may affect FM processes.     Next month the 18th Edition of the British Wiring Regulations is due to be published setting the standards that all new electrical installations will have to meet. The proposed regulations are expected to be fully …

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Constructionline Gold membership

Calbarrie gains Constructionline Gold accreditation

Calbarrie Compliance Services has achieved Gold (level 3) membership with Constructionline – the UK provider of procurement and supply chain management services. The Gold level of Constructionline accreditation was introduced in September 2017 and is designed to accommodate the broadening needs of both suppliers and buyers for Third Party Governance and Risk Management. To achieve Gold membership Calbarrie had to …

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RoSPA Gold Award 2018

Calbarrie wins RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety practices

Calbarrie Compliance Services has been given a prestigious award in recognition of our health and safety practices and achievements in helping employees and customers get home safely at the end of the working day. Calbarrie has achieved Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. We will be presented with the …

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Electrical Safety in Education

Tim Beardsmore, Calbarrie’s Commercial Director, explains the electrical statutory responsibilities for the Education sector and why term breaks are the ideal time to get testing done.  The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states that overall accountability for health and safety lies with the employer of the staff in schools (state funded and independent), further education establishments and higher education institutions. However day-to-day …

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