Questions and Answers

New fire doors

13 April 2017

We are replacing all of our internal fire doors as part of a major refurbishment. Are there any specific regulations I need to be aware of when having the new fire doors installed?

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste?

11 April 2017

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste? If so, how can we dispose of it responsibly?

Reducing reliance on email

11 April 2017

How can our organisation reduce its reliance on email and improve efficiency?

Digital tools and efficiency gains

11 April 2017

Should our organisation invest in more digital tools to improve productivity?

New circular economy standard

4 April 2017

What kind of support to business will be offered by the new British Standard on the circular economy?

Air quality in offices

31 March 2017

As air quality in our cities continues to deteriorate, how can we ensure good air quality across our premises?

Inspection of commercial coffee machine

31 March 2017

Our workplace has a small cafeteria that includes a commercial coffee making machine that we own. Our insurer has requested a copy of the written scheme of examination for this equipment. Do we need such a document?

Checking fire gas suppression systems

27 March 2017

We have a fixed fire-fighting gas suppression system in our premises that contains HFC 227ea. I have been informed that we must have this checked regularly for leaks of the gas by a competent person. Is this the case?

Lighting levels

24 March 2017

A member of staff has completed a display screen workstation checklist and has raised an issue with the lighting in the open-plan office. What solutions can I consider to resolve the issue?

Creating a security campaign

10 March 2017

Following a recent breach of security, a member of staff was assaulted. I have been asked to run a campaign to improve employee vigilance and awareness of the security measures we have adopted. Could you outline how to develop such a campaign?