Legislation introduced last year (1st September 2023) began the phasing out of fluorescent lamps in the UK. Although there are some exemptions, most companies will have to phase out their existing lighting to comply with the UK and EU-wide effort to phase out hazardous materials in fluorescent lighting, such as mercury.
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On 1st September 2023, the UK passed an important milestone in the phasing out of fluorescent lamps. The long T5 and T8 ‘light tubes’ that formed the mainstay of commercial lighting infrastructure across the country for decades are now unavailable for sale from this date, as are the halogen capsules used in small-scale fluorescent lighting, and the ring form T5 and T9 variants.
After sitting unused for six or more months, many commercial radiators and central heating systems are in need of a good service as the colder season approaches. In this article, we look at seven tell-tale signs that your office radiators need servicing, and why you should address them promptly before using your central heating on a regular basis.
Topics: Building Maintenance
September and October are traditional times of year for offices to service their air conditioning units after a summer of long and heavy use, and this is especially the case in 2023, as aircon systems across the country struggle under the pressure of an unprecedented late summer heatwave!
Fixed wire testing is a critical aspect of maintaining a safe and functioning environment for businesses, and it is the responsibility of business owners or their designated responsible person to ensure that any electrical systems are up-to-date and in compliance with safety regulations.
Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a complex and often misunderstood condition. It is characterised by a collection of non-specific symptoms that occupants of a particular building experience, often linked to the time they spend within the premises.
Among the many hazards associated with commercial heating systems, one of the most covertly menacing is the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. This colourless, odourless gas is notoriously difficult to detect, yet it can pose fatal risks if inhaled in high quantities.
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Surviving in a world without an energy cap can be a daunting prospect for businesses. With the cost of energy constantly rising, it's crucial to find innovative and practical energy solutions to keep costs manageable. Here are five strategic ways your business can reduce energy expenditure and stay competitive.
As a business owner, your priority often centres around driving growth, building strong teams, and exceeding customer expectations. However, there's one essential aspect that sometimes slips under the radar - the quality of air within your business premises. It's a silent, often overlooked, yet critical factor in creating a healthy, productive work environment.
Solar energy is an attractive, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly power source. One of the most popular and efficient ways for businesses, schools, and public organisations to harness this renewable resource is through photovoltaic (PV) panels.