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Compliance Services for Managing Agents

Metro Safety has over 25 years' experience of working with many of the UK's leading managing agents and property professionals.

Through our different divisions we are able to offer a unique and comprehensive range of fire, health & safety and building services available nationally. Currently we service over 12,000 properties spread across both residential and commercial portfolios; providing a combination of risk assessments, routine testing and maintenance regimes, technical consultancy and training to help ensure our clients are compliant with fire and health & safety legislation.

We are able to tailor our services by combining legislative and technical knowledge to provide our clients with practical and commercially sustainable solutions, and where possible, seek to add value through innovation.

All our services are available individually or can be combined into a service package to meet your organisational requirements. Details of some of the service combinations that are most likely to be of interest to you are shown below.

Fire Safety

Fire can be undoubtedly classed as one of the major risks within any building. If you are responsible for managing a property you are required by law to reduce the risk to people and property in the event of a fire. There are severe penalties for non-compliance.

A fire risk assessment is required to identify possible hazards and risks, it will suggest actions to protect people, especially those considered particularly vulnerable and remove the risk from fire as far as is reasonably practicable.

The fire risk assessment will also identify whether your fire protection measures are sufficient and appropriate for the premises. This takes into consideration structural and passive fire protection, alarm and warning systems, emergency lighting, sprinklers and extinguishers, signage and means of escape.

If your premises have been designed and built, and are being used in accordance with modern building regulations then your structural fire precautions should be acceptable but you will still need to ensure that your risk reduction, emergency evacuation planning, fire prevention and maintenance routines are sustained.

We offer a comprehensive range of fire safety services to help ensure you are fully compliant with legislation and that your buildings and their occupants are adequately protected from the risks of fire. To find out more please visit our fire services and fire safety training pages.

Technical Consultancy

Following your risk assessment you have a duty to action any issues found. As this can often result in expensive remedial works, experience and expertise are crucial in designing solutions which are effective whilst remaining within budget. Our team of consultants have vast experience working within the property industry and can provide you with practical and commercially sustainable solutions.

Health & Safety

You have a legal responsibility to protect the safety of occupants and visitors to your buildings. We offer a wide range of health & safety consultancy services to help you remain legislatively compliant and protect you against potential civil claims or criminal prosecution.

Our health & safety risk assessments can help to identify hazards and highlight the actions required to reduce and eliminate potential sources of harm within your properties. If any remedial actions are required, we would recommend workable, practical solutions that are cost-effective whilst still meeting legislative requirements.

We also offer a contractor appraisal service to assist in the vetting of your contractors, giving you confidence that you are using contractors who are deemed to be working safely and in compliance with current legislation.

Professional health and safety advice is also available to help with complex issues which fall outside your normal remit for health & safety.

For more information please visit our health & safety services page.

Water

Most buildings contain water systems in the form of basic kitchen and bathroom facilities with many also containing air conditioning systems and other more complex water related plant.

Given the correct conditions even simplistic water systems have the potential to harbour and spread legionella bacteria. They can present a significant risk not only to building occupants but also to visitors and the general public. You are required by law to manage the risks of legionella growth in any of the water systems within your buildings.

A water risk assessment is required to help identify any potential hazards and if necessary recommend actions to reduce the risk of legionella outbreaks at your building. A plan will also need to be put in place to monitor and manage any ongoing risks.

We have  a specialist water safety division and are able to offer a range of services to help ensure you are fully compliant with your legal responsibilities and that the risks from legionella are kept to a minimum. For more information please visit our water services page.

Asbestos

Asbestos and asbestos containing materials were commonly used in construction before being banned in the year 2000. This means there is a strong likelihood that asbestos may be still be present in a large number of older buildings.

If you are a dutyholder you have a legal responsibility to identify and manage any asbestos within your buildings. This includes making sure that you make the necessary survey arrangements before commencing any major refurbishment or demolition works.

You must also make sure that contractors or anyone who may come into contact with, or disturb asbestos during the normal course of their work have the correct level of asbestos knowledge and training.

If your building is found to contain asbestos then you will also need to put a plan in place to monitor its condition and manage the risk of exposure.

We offer a range of asbestos services which will identify and help you manage any asbestos risks within your buildings and ensure you are fully compliant with your legal asbestos responsibilities. For further information please visit our asbestos services and asbestos training pages. 

Further Information

Please contact us on 0845 058 9999 for further information

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Metro Safety
Metro House
79-80 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA
0845 058 9999

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