Those responsible for business premises must ensure that buildings and facilities are well maintained and kept in a safe and serviceable condition. Services such as water, lighting, heating and air conditioning must be maintained to ensure that buildings meet all health and safety requirements are comfortable to use.

Ineffective maintenance costs money. It is usually more expensive to make urgent repairs than to take early preventive action and faults such as water leaks and cracked windows can lead to expensive problems such as damp and high heating or water costs.

Related information about lighting, heating and air conditioning can be found in the Energy Saving Measures topic.

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