How Often Do You Need a Building Report?
Having the right equipment in place is the first step to securing your commercial premises. That applies to fire and water protection as well as preventing break ins. But to make sure that equipment is fully functional and compliant, you’ll need a building report.
The question is – how often do you need one? In this post, we’ll explore the merits of a professional building report and how frequently they’re required.
Why do I need a building report?
All premises need a building report. It’s that simple. They include a professional assessment of your security systems for suitability and an inspection of all system components to make sure they’re working as they should.
For one, this ensures that the system components are ready for action when needed. Nobody wants to find out their CCTV cameras weren’t working, after a break-in has taken place. Or even worse, discovering your fire alarms and smoke detectors were faulty after a fire has ripped through your building.
However, the report also documents all tests and inspections so they can be referenced and verified whenever required. That will make sure you’re compliant with the relevant regulations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (1982). In turn, this will show you’ve taken the necessary steps to mitigate liability should anything occur on your premises.
How often do I need one?
Building reports are a necessary step to ensure your security system is fit for purpose and fully functional. But it’s not just a one-off procedure. With fire, water damage and criminal activity a constant threat, you need to make sure your equipment is constantly up to the task.
Regular building reports will do exactly that. They will provide proactive, preventative maintenance instead of reactive service calls – which could save you money and a lot of hassle. Most importantly, this maintenance will extend the life of your system, nipping small issues in the bud before they become major problems.
A full building report is recommended at least once a year to keep your systems in good working order. However, this may vary depending on the size of the building, the type of equipment and even the environment – with industrial settings requiring more frequent inspections, for example.
In these cases, a quarterly or semi-annual report may be more suitable. An experienced security team will always be able to recommend the right plan for your building going forward.
State-of-the-art building reports
Operating throughout Bermuda, Selectron is committed to providing export building reports that are tailored to your requirements. From the specific equipment to the correct frequency, we’ll make sure your system is properly inspected and well maintained going forward.
Using state-of-the-art BuildingReports software, all checks, reports and documentation is completely accessible and verifiable, so you’ll have everything you need for complete peace of mind. To find out more or arrange a building report for your site, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.