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Compliance Maintenance &Testing

C|S|M carries out compliance testing and compliance maintenance to ensure your premises falls within current legislation guidelines. This is achieved through a series of tests and C|S|M will help to recommend solutions if your premises are found to be non- compliant.
Compliance Maintenance &Testing

What is compliance testing?

Compliance testing is about ensuring that your business is compliant with all of the laws that surround commercial buildings and premises. This largely involves keeping your employees safe through compliance maintenance.

Why do we need compliance testing?

Compliance testing is an essential part of your building maintenance requirements. It ensures that the building is safe and legally compliant. It is your responsibility to keep your team safe. You wouldn't let them drive a company car without insurance, so it is key to keep your building compliant too.

What is involved in compliance testing?

It is a series of tests. Typical tests include:

Emergency light testing - Flick test and Dead test.

Fire Risk Assessments - Ensuring your team remain safe in the event of a fire

Water Treatment: Hygiene - testing for Legionella. Temperature - ensuring hot water does not scald your employees.

Fire Extinguishers - Checking the expiry dates and testing.

PAT testing: Ensuring electrical equipment is tested annually.

5 year fixed wiring inspection - Ensuring the electrical wiring has not been compromised.

Why should I get C|S|M in to complete my compliance testing?

C|S|M have worked for many years with many clients ensuring that their premises remain compliant. Many of our clients book us in for an annual visit to ensure most of these tests are completed in one day.  C|S|M are dedicated to maintenance in London and the major cities of the UK. We work in commercial maintenance and pre planned maintenance and have both the knowledge and experience to make your buildings safe and compliant.

What would happen if we were found not to be compliant?

The main way in which you would be discovered to be none compliant would be if there was an accident with one of your employees on your site. A serious accident has to be reported to the HSE, which ultimately results in an investigation, should you be found not to be compliant in any of the regulations in reference to protecting employees, you may be prosecuted and fined.

The table below demonstrates which laws are applicable for compliance in commercial premises. Not all partsof maintenance are related to a law, but it is important to consider some of these elements in regular maintenance as the table suggests.

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Applicable Law

Boilers (gas)

Regular servicing, ‘Gas Safe’ Inspection

Provision of Gas Safety Certificate


Gas Safe

Electrical System

Fixed electrical installation inspection and testing

5 yearly or 20% per year

NECEIC Regulations

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Emergency Lighting


Replacement of bulbs and batteries

Monthly flick test, Six monthly 1 hour test, Yearly discharge test – 3 hours

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire Alarm

Regular maintenance, Testing of call points and sounders, Testing of detectors

Weekly alarm test

Yearly test of detectors

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire Extinguisher

Servicing and inspection


Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire Doors

Maintenance and inspection


Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Lighting Protection



Electricity at Work Regulations 1989


Servicing, Insurance Inspection

6 months

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

PAT Testing

Visual inspection, Formal PAT test

Annual – three yearly depending on risk

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Pressure Systems

Maintenance and inspection

Generally annually

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000

Emergency Communication System



Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Water Hygiene

Disinfection, Flushing,

Microbiological Testing


Weekly flushing low use outlets

Monthly temperature checks

Quarterly microbiological sampling

Disinfection when required

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002



Expansion Vessels


As per L8 recommendations

COSHH 2002 / L8

Cold Water Storage

Cleaning / Temperature Checks

Generally Annual cleaning / inspection, monthly temperature checks.

COSHH 2002 / L8

Fall Arrest

Testing and Inspection

At least every 12 months

Working at Height Regulations 2005

BSEN795: ‘Protection Against Falls From Height, Anchorage Devices, Requirements And Testing’

Fire Risk Assessment

Inspection / Review

Generally annually

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005