Consultancy Services for Commercial Property

Casserly Property Management offers the following Consultancy Services for Commercial Property

Asbestos Management

Asbestos Management in commercial property is a requirement under regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. This is involves identifying, assessing and monitoring any likely Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Risk Assessments in commercial property places a legal responsibility under Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO) 2006, for the “responsible persons” under Article 9 of the Order to conduct a “suitable and sufficient” fire risk assessment (FRA) of their premises. The Fire Risk Assessments should be carried out by a “Competent Person”.

Health & Safety Audits

Health & Safety Audits of a commercial property and its occupier are often seen as “Good Practice” and can be used as an excellent benchmarking tool. A comprehensive audit would include topics such as, Fire Safety, First Aid, Disposal of Waste, Staff training etc.

Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire Fighting Equipment in a commercial property is a vital part of the fire protection duties. It is a legal requirement to have all fire extinguishers serviced on an annual basis.

Lifts & Hoists

Lifts & Hoists in commercial buildings under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 998 (LOLER) introduced new requirements for the safe provision and use of lifting equipment. Regulation 9 of LOLER requires that all lifts provided for use in work activities are thoroughly examined by a competent person at regular intervals. This applies to lifts and hoists used to lift people or loads.

Display Energy Certificates (DEC)

Display Energy Certificates (DEC) are a statutory obligation under The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Display Energy Certificate (DEC) should be in a prominent place in buildings occupied by public authorities and institutions providing public services where the total useful floor area of the building exceeds 500m2 and the building is frequently visited by the public.

Glazing Audits

Glazing Audits in commercial property are the first step for glazing statutory compliance under Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992). The legislation states that every window or other translucent or transparent surface in a wall, partition, door or gate shall, where necessary for reasons of health & safety:

a) Be of safety material or be protected against of the transparent or translucent material.
b) Be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as, in either case, to make it apparent.

In order to know precisely the situation in any building covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regualtions1992, it is advisable to undertake a Glazing Audit.

Accessibility Audits

Accessibility Audits in commercial property are undertaken to assess how well a site performs in terms of access & ease of use by a wide range of potential users. This is a starting point for an ongoing access action plan to identify any necessary adjustments to meet the needs of the disabled and the requirements of the current legislation.

Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters on commercial property whether manual or electrical should be subject to a suitable schedule of maintenance under the under Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
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