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Watch and learn

Interactive online courses are an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver essential health and safety training, argues Alex Wilkins, Head of Business Development at iHASCO Every workplace setting presents its own unique health and safety risks. From heavy lifting to ...

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The right stuff

Nick Howes, Managing Director at Leadership Management International UK, argues that developing the skills of existing workers could be the solution to closing the UK productivity gap UK businesses continue to struggle to match, let alone exceed, the productivity levels ...

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Career Ladder talks to Signum Facilities Management’s MD

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? Facilities Manager for Doncaster Primary Care Trust. Q: What made you choose FM as a career? I didn’t! It chose me really. I had been working in the NHS for ...

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The effect of TUPE on FM is multifaceted

Blog from Laura Ryan, Legal Director UK & Ireland, Atalian Servest For almost 40 years businesses have had to consider the Transfer of Employment (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) when transferring a relevant undertaking or implementing a service provision change. ...

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Today ain’t right…

Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies with some indispensable advice for getting client-supplier relationships right I recently decided to do something different. I wanted to break the mould and ‘do good’. So, I decided to record a rock n’ roll ...

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Internal report

Earlier this year, Environmental Psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland collaborated with Sharp to research the extent to which environmental factors, such as lighting, air quality and temperature, affect employee performance Facilities managers take many factors into account when recommending an office ...

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Within these walls

Socotec, a provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, advises on managing asbestos in public sector buildings With more than 500,000 public buildings still estimated to contain asbestos today, managaging asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) remains a big responsibility for FMs. Increasingly, ...

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Nourishing nutrition

Jacqui Mee, Operations Manager at Olive Catering Services discusses the trend in sustainable menus, vegetarian and vegan diets, and how workplaces can ensure employees have exciting dishes with high nutrition Consumers are becoming much more eco-conscious, and are now making ...

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Clear as day

Jonathan Dore, Commercial Director at Kingspan Light + Air, sheds light on the benefits of balancing natural and artificial lighting in the design of a workplace In modern architectural design, building natural lighting into projects is becoming a key consideration ...

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Life with LEDs

One year on from the halogen ban, Holger Engelbrecht, LED Product Manager at Reichelt Elektronik, advises on how to make the switch from older light sources to LEDs September 2018 saw the introduction of the EU halogen ban in the ...

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