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Invest in the future

Invest in the future

The training and education of young people is an increasingly important factor within the facilities management industry. Andrew Hulbert, managing director of Pareto FM, gives his take on education and training in the FM sector and how the sector can ...

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Career ladder talks to MD of Mitie’s Technical Facilities Management

Career ladder talks to MD of Mitie’s Technical Facilities Management

Q: What was your first ever job? I had a part time role for six months transporting furniture around the West Midlands for a local firm. Q: When did you first hear the term ‘facilities management’? And what did you think ...

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FMs role in improving working conditions for cleaners

FMs role in improving working conditions for cleaners

A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed that employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff on pay, holiday or sick leave or dealing with their concerns. How ...

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Satisfying surveys

Satisfying surveys

ADVICE & OPINION In this edition of FAST Facts, Lucy Black, managing director of Facilities Analysis, explains the importance of user satisfaction surveys for facilities managers and how to compile a good survey. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND USERS’ PERCEPTION ...

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Managing the state of the estate

Managing the state of the estate

This month’s FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, takes a look at the management of key property data such as rent reviews, lease information etc. There is a clear trend towards closer integration of facilities management and ...

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Your fuel duties

Your fuel duties

Fuel is the life-blood of almost every business, so keeping it in top condition and properly stored is essential. Alan Scrafton, from leading environmental services provider, Adler and Allan, provides advice for businesses that store fuel on-site and explains the ...

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Healthy Floor, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Floor, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

The need for specialist technologies, equipment and training in healthcare settings is often taken for granted. But flooring requirements are almost completely overlooked, at least by people outside the Healthcare business. FMJ explains more Think about the last time you ...

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A current event

A current event

Batteries as an energy source are vital to the uninterruptible power supply’s (UPS’s) role, yet they are also its weakest link. In this article, Kenny Green, technical support manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company, looks at how UPS ...

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The Future of Vending

The Future of Vending

As the vending industry prepares to celebrate its 2000th birthday at AVEX 2015 next year, CEO of the Automatic Vending Association, Jonathan Hilder looks at what lies ahead for vending, with a particular focus on technology and the growing demand ...

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The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

In the 2012 autumn statement, the government announced reforms to the Private Finance Initiative, through a new model called PF2. Eighteen months since its introduction Angela Mackay explores the technical content of PF2 reform, focusing on the substantive changes which ...

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