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Employers must comply with laws regarding workplace ventilation.
Blog post date Thursday, 4 May 2017

Workplace Ventilation Requirements for Employers


Employers are obliged by law to comply with workplace ventilation requirements. This is to ensure staff don’t fall victim to health problems caused by unclean air in confined spaces.

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Establishing an effective fire drill is a must for every office.
Blog post date Monday, 3 April 2017

7 Tips to an Effective Fire Drill in Your Office

As a business owner, you should already be aware of the fire safety requirements linked to the company premises, especially if you run a busy office.

However, as you’ve probably not encountered...

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Your home may benefit from manual or automatic window controls.
Blog post date Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Pros and Cons of Window Controls in Your Home

Manual and automatic window controls are becoming increasingly popular in residential properties across the UK. Conventionally designed for commercial, industrial or public buildings, they offer a practical sol...

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Battery and solar powered window control
Blog post date Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Battery and solar powered window control

Your traditional, ESPAG or Casement windows could well be posing a danger to your health, your valuables and your property. Here are four staggering stats that may make you re-think the need for a smarter, more sec...

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A natural ventilation system can help to keep your employees healthy and motivated.
Blog post date Friday, 3 February 2017

What is a Natural Ventilation System?

Natural ventilation is a simple concept concerning the movement of air particles throughout an indoor space without any mechanical assistance. An effective natural ventilation system is difficult to execute how...

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Office ventilation doesn't just keep your office cool, it helps to prevent the spread of infection.
Blog post date Wednesday, 11 January 2017

How does Good Ventilation Keep Infections at Bay?

Ventilation systems are predominantly installed to reduce building temperatures and keep occupants cool. However, as another bonus, the improved air flow provides fantastic health benefits and helps prevents in...

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Automated windows are particularly useful in commercial buildings and the homes of the elderly and disabled. Photo credit: Katie_Tah_Loo via Flickr.
Blog post date Thursday, 1 December 2016

Why Go Automated with Your Windows

Automated windows operate with a locking drive or device known as an actuator. They allow windows to be operated automatically via a remote control switch, commonly used in schools, hospitals and office blocks....

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Poor ventilation can do more harm than you think to your employees and therefore your business.
Blog post date Thursday, 3 November 2016

What Poor Ventilation Can Do to Your Employees

As an employer, it’s your responsibility to provide the very best conditions for staff to thrive in. A happy workforce is a productive workforce so it’s in your best intentions to create a healthy working envir...

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A well thought out and fresh office design can boost morale, productivity, energy levels and your business.
Blog post date Thursday, 6 October 2016

How to Make Your Office the Place to Be!

A fresh and innovative office design can really help boost the productivity and energy levels of your staff. Studies show that employees respond better to a positive visual environment as opposed to a bland and...

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If you're moving office, make the relocation less stressful with these tips.
Blog post date Friday, 2 September 2016

How To Ensure Your Office Relocation Runs Smoothly

There are a wealth of reasons why you might need to move your business premises - whether you are staffing up or down and need more or less space, your lease has expired or you need to be closer to your clients...

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