Landlords to fit smoke & carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

The Government has announced that it is intended that landlords will be required to install working smoke alarms and where gas appliances are fitted, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as well, in their properties.  This is in a bid to raise … Continue reading

Are you using a competent Gas Safe company?

Gas is fundamentally unsafe yet used all over the UK in both domestic and commercial premises, but over the past 26 years the Regulations, Registers and best practices have improved, reducing the number of gas related incidents and more particularly … Continue reading

Asbestos – surely this won’t affect me or mine!

We find it amazing that although it has been used for centuries, and during the industrial revolution to a far greater extent – it was finally diagnosed as responsible for deaths by the early 1900’s – yet it took the … Continue reading

Air conditioning systems – can they ever be environmentally friendly?

The idea of environmentally friendly air conditioning systems may seem a little at odds with what we’ve come to believe. But while it probably is true that it would be better for the environment if air conditioning didn’t exist (although … Continue reading

Legionnaires disease: prevention through effective legionella control

Legionnaires’ disease is back in the news again – and for all the wrong reasons unfortunately. A man in his 50s has died and at least 60 others are being treated after apparently contracting the disease in or around Edinburgh. … Continue reading

Water treatment services; what to expect from your contract

As the person responsible for overseeing and controlling water treatment services and water quality for a large establishment you’ll understand the importance of doing or having things done properly. After all safe drinking water isn’t really optional is it? … Continue reading