Inspection & Testing
At Smart Facilities Management we offer a complete, integrated facilities management service tailored to suit each individual client’s needs. We not only guarantee the best possible service outcome but also greater communication, costs effective and better service for you and your clients
Smart Facilities Management can carry out the vital inspections and testing of your facilities needed to ensure your organisation runs smoothly, safely and most of all in line with current industry legislation. This also helps to identify and prevent problems before they become serious, which can save you a lot of unnecessary hassle and expense.
All our services are designed with the ‘best value’ in mind to help save you money, not just in their upfront cost but also in their long term implementation. Having systems in place and one number to call should anything be required, comes as a great relief to many of our long-standing clients.
Smart Facilities Management Inspection And Testing
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Installation | Testing | Maintenance
Good lighting can make all the difference when it comes to an emergency situation. People may need to exit a building safely at night when there is no natural light, or could be trapped deep inside a building with no way of telling where they are going. We test your emergency lighting to ensure that it is reliable and up to the latest BS industry requirements.
Having specially fitted lighting for emergencies, highlighting safe means of escape, is crucial for the safety of all those inside a property and also so that you’re covered legally, should a situation emerge where they are needed for people to escape.
As with all emergency equipment regular inspection and testing are required and can be expensive and problematic if you hire the wrong company or if scheduled testing is missed and an issue occurs. So let us take this ongoing burden from you. We can design, install, maintain, and also carry out the required routine checks on your behalf, helping you to achieve full compliance and most of all have complete peace of mind.
Where necessary to safeguard people, emergency routes and exits requiring artificial illumination must be provided, with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in case the normal lighting fails (e.g. during a fire). Where there are defined escape routes, the relevant parts of BS5266 now require a luminance level of one lux on the centre line of the escape route.
Smart Facilities Management can advise you on the extent of protection your business will need from emergency lighting to meet the required standard.
Fire Call Point Testing
Fire call points are emergency devices located within buildings to enable a person to alert those inside the building and the fire services in the event of a fire.
Fire Alarms should be regularly tested to ensure their functionality and ability to safeguard persons and premises. British Standard BS5839-1 recommends this is undertaken weekly or as determined by the fire risk assessment. There can be penalties for non-compliance.
Many of our clients turn to Smart Facilities Management to manage the safe efficient management of their mandatory call point inspection and testing, to ensure this is completed on time and as required.
Gas Safe Inspections | Landlord Certificates
Commercial | Residential | Industrial
Many organisations currently turn to Smart Facilities Management to manage their business or rental portfolios’ gas safety and boiler servicing. We manage, inspect, maintain and certificate gas-fired appliances. From commercial kitchens, commercial boilers, domestic boilers, landlord certificates for rented properties to landlords
verifying that their properties are safe for people to live and work in. Equipped with our pool of Gas Safe accredited engineers, we’re able to carry out gas safety inspections and can declare a property to be up to the standards required by law in terms of safety equipment and practices.
It’s a legal requirement for any gas appliances within rented businesses and residential properties to be inspected by a professional organisation with Gas Safe registered engineers. The landlord is responsible to ensure all gas appliances (such as cookers, boilers, and any other gas appliances) are checked routinely to ensure that they are safe for use by tenants and occupants.
We are able to arrange for one of our gas safe registered engineers to annually attend your properties to carry out gas safety inspections at a convenient time to suit you. Following our inspection, you will be provided with a full inspection report and gas safety certificate, valid for 1 year. To make things as cost-effective as possible, we often combine our clients servicing and routine repairs of any gas appliances during the same visit. Our office will contact you prior to the due dates to book a convenient time for the visit and your certificates can be uploaded to your online portal for ease of access.
We often combine our client’s servicing and routine repairs of any gas appliances during the same visit. Our office will contact you prior to the due dates to book a convenient time for the visit and your certificates can be uploaded to your online portal for ease of access.
NICEIC Periodic Fixed Wiring Inspection
Many organisations currently turn to Smart Facilities Management to manage their business or rental portfolios’ electrical safety. We manage, inspect and certificate electrical installations, from large commercial installations, office blocks, schools, colleges, public buildings, to rented properties for landlords verifying that their properties are safe for people to live and work in.
Electrical installations can deteriorate with use and age, periodic fixed wire testing is vital to ensure the safety of users and the safety and serviceability of equipment. Often referred to as ‘hard wire testing,’ ‘periodic inspection’ or ‘Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), fixed wire testing is a regime involving professional testing of the electrical systems, circuits and services carrying electricity around a building. It covers the majority of the hard wiring throughout a building, meaning items such as main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets and air conditioning are all tested.
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting requires wiring to be inspected regularly by accredited individuals to carry out the checks. At Smart Facilities Management, our NICEIC engineers are certified to declare your wiring safe.
Equipped with our pool of NICEIC accredited engineers, we’re able to carry out periodic fixed wiring safety inspections and testing can declare a property to be up to the standards required by law in terms of safety equipment and practices.
Smart Facilities Management offer a Portable Appliance Testing service to many organisations, both multi and single sited which is both thorough and affordable. We are highly experienced and carry out tests for many companies. We make sure that none of your time is wasted waiting for your appliances to be tested, completing the tests as efficiently as possible.
Portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) is the process of periodically testing your electrical appliances. This helps to ensure they are effectively maintained and safe for use within the appropriate environment, according to the manufacturer specifications. PAT Testing is an essential aspect of every company’s health & safety policy to ensure that staff aren’t harmed by any electrical equipment within a business premises.
PAT tests are requirements for businesses whatever the size, to ensure all portable appliances are safe and up to standards - by having your appliances PAT tested you are ensuring your employees and premises stay safe and that your business conforms to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999 acts. Essentially if you’re a business owner, having your items PAT tested is a requirement that helps keep everyone safe at work and you should make sure your PAT inspection and testing frequency is in line with the recommended guidelines.