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Compliance: Wiring Regulations

Chris Cerisola, NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) at Artic Building Services looks at some of the changes made from the 17th to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. RCDs (residual-current device) is every electrician’s favourite subject in the designing of new electrical ...

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Workplace matters

IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis explains the Institute’s new suite of workplace management courses World FM Day took place on the 15th of May. The idea behind it is to encourage discussion, argument, debate and hopefully motivate people into exchanging a ...

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High principles

A proactive culture around safety basics will stop preventable working at height deaths, says Ken Diable, Managing Director of Heightsafe Scan the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) list of recent prosecutions and the risks associated with working at height will ...

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Aloud and clear

Andrew Thomas of Contacta Systems, and Chair of the International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association (IHLMA), explains why assistive listening technology should be incorporated into every project Hearing loss affects one in six of the UK population (almost 11 million people), ...

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Fatal impact

Simon Slade, Principal Technologist at Pilkington UK, discusses the role of glass and glazing in making buildings more bird-friendly Bird protection is becoming an important consideration in building design. Some estimates suggest that collisions with buildings are responsible for the ...

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Hot topics

Clerkenwell Design Week is a barometer for trends in the workplace sector, says Beth Harrison, a Director at Sketch Studios The trick with visits to exhibitions like Clerkenwell Design Week, the huge workplace design event which takes over London’s home ...

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Opportunity knocks

ESOS and SECR legislation should not be regarded as a burden but an opportunity to make the case for serious energy-saving action, argues Richard Dormer, MD of BCR-ECS The international report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified ...

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What we really, really want

What do employees really think about their workplace and wellbeing? We report on a recent survey examining the attitudes of those who are the target of the trends Prevailing workplace trends appear to be moving in a progressive direction. All ...

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Streamlined approach

New legislation requires FMs to step up their energy and environmental reporting. Sebastian Gray, Director of 2EA, explains the new reporting framework When you look at the energy legislation landscape for the UK, you can see its history is not ...

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The Brexit Effect

Take advantage of the current Brexit breathing space by reviewing your commercial contracts, advises Lindsay Ellis, partner at Wright Hassall Although there is still uncertainty surrounding the timing of Brexit, the recent vote to delay the process has given businesses ...

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