Commercial Premises Audits
Employers have a general duty under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. In addition to this, people or organisations responsible for commercial properties including purpose built residential blocks, have a duty under section 4 of the Act towards people who are not their employees but use their premises.
This is also applicable to Landlords and those in Property Management, who often have a diverse range of premises to manage at any one time. These can be currently occupied or vacant between tenants, or a mixture of both. Assessing the Health and Safety issues through a commercial premises risk assessment or audit is a good way to manage that portfolio and to address health and sissues that arise from having tenants, vacant properties, right of way across land and issues with trespassers.
The types of premises that we audit are:
- Business Parks
- High Risk Offices
- Industrial premises
- Shopping Centres
- Multi Occupancy retail parks/areas
- University Campuses
- Science Parks
- Other Commercial Premises
- Car Parks
- Sports facilities
- Exhibition, Event and Conference Facilities
A Commercial Premises Audit can identify all the Health and Safety legal issues affecting a property which will allow the Owner, Landlord or Property Management Company to be aware of both the merits and failings of the current practices in operation throughout the premises.
Our Property Management Safety Consultants are all experts in health and safety management of commercial premises and will detail all findings in a fully comprehensive report, containing guidance and recommendations on the necessary alterations required to make any improvements. In addition the report will set out the obligations of the Owner, Landlord or Property Management Company to ensure that they are fully aware as there have been ever increasing penalties imposed when things go wrong.
This will ensure peace of mind for those responsible for property management and guarantee that they are doing everything possible to achieve compliance with legislation, whilst simultaneously providing a safe and comfortable environment for all those who frequent their premises.
Contact us to find out how we can help your business remain safe and compliant, or to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert consultants.