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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

MONTH IN FM TO ADVERTISE IN MONTH IN FM PLEASE CONTACT DANNY.GRANGE@KPMMEDIA.CO.UK OR CALL 01322 476811 44 MARCH 2017 MAKITA BACK-PACK VACS FAST-TRACK GREATER ANGLIA TRAINS Fast turnaround of rolling stock is essential to maintain the busy rail network schedules operated by Greater Anglia Trains across the East of England with key commuter links to London. Makita’s back-pack battery powered vacuums have recently been introduced to speed up the cleaning process and to reduce the physical burden on the cleaning staff previously equipped with cumbersome mains powered vacs. “It is essential that our trains are cleaned to a very high standard at Greater Anglia. The new Makita back-pack vacs are giving us improved cleanliness levels, faster coverage and much easier operation. We are able to be more detailed when we clean especially areas like seats and edges,” reports Jonathan Shakallis, presentation operations manager for Greater Anglia. Makita’s extensive knowledge of air flow and vacuum science, coupled with the proven Lithium-Ion battery platform, is integral in the new twin 18v Back-pack vacuum cleaner, which can be used with 3.0Ah, 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah Makita batteries with respectively 22, 36 and 45 minute rapid recharging periods. Greater Anglia has introduced an initial consignment of 11 machines for their train cleaning operations and testing the vacuums with other services. See us on stand B10 at The Cleaning Show www.makitauk.com TOSHIBA TEC PARTNERS WITH DOCUWARE TO DELIVER ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS Toshiba TEC has announced the launch of a suite of Document Workflow soft ware that simplifies integrated document management. This soft ware allows the smooth integration of the e-BRIDGE Next series of Toshiba Multifunctional Products (MFPs) into the industry-leading document management system, DocuWare. The smart, digitalised document processing improves overall eff iciency, eliminating the need to maintain paper-based document workflows. Based on Toshiba’s Open Platform MetaScan technology, the new soft ware connector allows the scanning, indexing and archiving of any documents in one seamless process directly via the MFP. Scanned documents, including Meta-data in XML format, are automatically transferred to the central DocuWare document pool for further processing. All document management and distribution processes within a company can be accomplished directly via the MFP, leading to improved staff eff iciency, increased process performance and securing a better ROI from a long-term investment in MFP technology. The benefits include: • Integrates with all DocuWare supported off ice workflow • Appropriate for all document types: letters, faxes, reports, etc. • Easy configuration and intuitive graphical user interface • Supports MetaScan (XML) and Enhanced Scan Templates of Toshiba e-BRIDGE Next MFP • Simplifies indexing & searching of documents www.toshibatec.co.uk 0843 2244 944 info@toshibatec.co.uk ERIC WRIGHT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SAVES LANCASHIRE HIGH SCHOOL TIME AND MONEY Eric Wright Professional Services, Eric Wright FM’s dedicated property management and maintenance off ering, has helped Ashton Community Science College to reduce administrative hours and optimise budgets with a programme of campus maintenance work and upgrades. The team is delivering ongoing consultancy services and completed a significant security and safeguarding project, involving upgrading several of the main entrance doors on the school estate. Eric Wright Professional Services prepared the tender package, procured the contractor and project managed the works. The security upgrade was so successful that the team has been tasked with managing a roof repair and upgrade programme. The consultancy also provided a dedicated contact who spent time getting to know the school campus and culture to add value with advice on pre-emptive maintenance and prioritisation. www.ericwright.co.uk/facilities-management psinfo@ericwight.co.uk 01772 229637 WORLD FAMOUS RESTAURANTS ENJOY ADVANCED PROTECTION Two of London’s most exclusive restaurants are now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Both The Ivy and Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square, owned by Caprice Holdings, have been fitted with MxPro 4 fire panels from Advanced. The Ivy has recently been subject to a full refurbishment, overseen by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The work included an overhaul of the building’s fire system by experts from Sussexbased ROC Solutions, who also installed the brand-new system at Sexy Fish, as well as the existing fire panels in The Club at The Ivy. Dean O’Brien, director at ROC Solutions, commented: “The Ivy project was not only high-profile, but also logistically challenging, working around the quick refit schedule and interfacing with the neighbouring The Ivy Club, which remained open. In comparison, installation of the new system at Sexy Fish was not quite so complex, but still just as vital." The Ivy system which is integrated with the existing EMS radio system in Ivy Club, covers both the public and private areas of the West End restaurant, including the dining rooms, kitchens and other back of house areas, while the brand new fire system at Sexy Fish covers all areas of the Mayfair restaurant. www.advancedco.com


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