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Welcome to DCS (Building Compliance Management)

Regulatory compliance is an organisations adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business processes. Violations of regulatory compliance regulations often result in legal punishment.

There is a range of legislation which governs the use, occupation and maintenance of land and buildings.

DCS Ltd provide a multi-disciplinary service (electrical,& mechanical ) for ensuring compliance with all current legislation relating to the operational safety of fixed building services/plant and equipment contained within your building. Ensuring that operational parameters are met and buildings, plant and equipment are maintained to a safe and efficient standard in accordance with all the relevant legislation and regulations.

We are experienced in working within your organisation to become a seamless extension of your service, working with you to provide a total managed service. When it comes to maintaining buildings, services and systems, we have considerable experience, which allows us to deliver a comprehensive planned and re-active maintenance solution of your physical assets. We work closely with you to determine the most appropriate planned preventative maintenance regime for your estate or building and we do our utmost to ensure that all works are carried out with the minimal disruption and in the most cost-effective manner. For a swift response to emergency situations, all of our resources are available on-call, around the clock 24/7.

DCS Ltd will determine what plant is to be maintained, how and when, identifying problems and diagnosing causes; monitoring effects; preparing and analysing records and technical information; initiating procedures to cope with situations before they arise; and ensuring the chosen techniques are achieving the required results. Effective maintenance management minimises the costs associated with non-availability of an engineering service. It should be recognised that in addition to enabling the building services to be available when required maintenance is vital to ensure that the services retain their value as assets within the building.

Service and maintenance contracts are entered into with specialist approved contractors. DCS Ltd will utilise, on the client behalf our framework of Approved Contractors, all of which have been approved to a high standard having the relevant cover for insurance, Health and Safety, Occupational Registration, DBS etc. All contract arrangements meet legislative obligations, manufacturers recommendations/specifications, service and client operational requirements.

Why should I use the Support Agreement?

Before allowing a maintenance contractor to carry out maintenance services, the building owner and operator need to understand the requirements of health and safety legislation, such as:

Health & Safety Legislation

• Construction (Design and Maintenance) (CDM) Regulations 2007
• Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1998 (COSHH)
• Environmental Protection Act 1990
• Factories Act 1961
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Offices, Shops and Railways Premises Act 1963
• Provision and Use of Works Equipment Regulations 1998
• The Work at Height Regulations 2005
• Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992

Buildings require statutory inspections to ensure that certain plant items are serviced and maintained in a safe condition for personnel to use and operate. These include:

Statutory Inspections

• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
• The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condenser Regulations 1992
• F-Gas Regulation No. 842/2006
• The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems approved code of practice and guidance.
• The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
• OFTEC Regulations
• Electricity at Work Regulations 1989  (BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations IEE Wiring Regulations (as amended)).
• Lift Regulations 1997 (Lift Directive 95/16/EC)
• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
• The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000
• The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
In order for the building owner to achieve this level of functionality, all of the above legislation and relevant documentation must be referenced and adhered to.

When driven by Statutory Legislation and Industry Regulation, this work MUST be carried out correctly, to the relevant and applicable standard, and in a timely manner to ensure that the building owner is always within the law and compliant.