HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SM&MS AS 2011 GETS OFF TO A FLYING START
â€¢ New air-conditioning legislation comes into effect from this week (4 January 2011)
â€¢ Health & Safety in a Multi-Site Environment
â€¢ Updated User Manual for revamped PropertyPlus
â€¢ SM&MS registered centre with British Safety Council
NEW AIR-CONDITIONING LEGISLATION COMES INTO EFFECT
All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw must be regularly inspected by an Energy Assessor and the inspections must be a maximum of five years apart.
Guidance presented in the document â€œImproving the energy efficiency of our buildings: A guide to air conditioning inspections for buildingsâ€ clearly sets out a series of legislative dates for the inspection of a variety of commercial air-conditioning inspections and the most recent date for inspection was 4 January 2011.
From 4 January 2011, if the person in control of the air-conditioning system changes and the new person in control is not given an inspection report, the new person in control of the system must ensure the air-conditioning system is inspected within three months of the day that person assumes control of the system.
The reasoning behind inspections is to reduce energy consumption, control carbon emissions and ensure cost efficiencies.
To find out more about the legislation and what it means for your business, visit our website. If you want to discuss matters relating to air-conditioning and inspections please contact Richard Davis.
SEMINAR: HEALTH & SAFETY IN A MULTI-SITE ENVIRONMENT â€“ 27 JAN 2011
There are still places available at the SM&MS health and safety update seminar being held at RICS Parliament Square, London on Thursday 27 January 2011.
Join us to find out the latest developments, discuss your experience and pick up some good advice â€“ all in the splendid surroundings of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. There will also be a demonstration of the latest version of PropertyPlus. More details can be found on our website.
For readers of this E-Briefing â€“ claim a free place with every place purchased between now and Friday 21 January 2011. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org and write in the subject heading London Seminar 2-4-1.
SM&MS BECOMES REGISTERED CENTRE FOR DELIVERY OF BSC LEVEL 1 AWARD IN HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK
The BSC Level 1 (British Safety Council) Award in Health and Safety at Work aims to formalise health and safety induction training in the form of a nationally-recognised qualification and is a suitable introduction to health and safety at work for employees with no previous training. To find out more about this one-day accredited course contact Victoria Waddle and for the course outline visit our website.
UPDATED USER MANUAL FOR REVAMPED PROPERTYPLUS
PropertyPlus â€“ the online management tool used by many of SM&MSâ€™s clients to maximise their management information and prioritise actions across all their properties has recently been extensively revamped and to ensure it can be used to its fullest, a user manual has been produced taking you through its principal functions step by step.
If you have not already received a copy via email contact: email@example.com or visit the PropertyPlus section on our website.
If you would like to discuss your risk assessments or training needs for 2011 please contact Richard Edwards , Client Services Director.