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FM firms win big at RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

A host of facilities management companies were among the biggest winners at this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety Awards – and with only a few weeks left until the deadline for the 2018 Awards, businesses are being urged to get ...

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OCS welcomes apprenticeship levy

Despite evidence suggesting that employers are struggling to recruit staff with the right skills, recent research has revealed that only one in three (32%) of UK businesses that qualify for the government funded apprenticeship levy are taking advantage of it ...

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Career Ladder talks to OCS’ group procurement director

Q: Education MBA from Henley Business School, MSc from University of Wales, Executive Diploma in Management from the CMI and MCPIS. Q: What was your first ever job? Trainee sound engineer on a YTS scheme in a small studio in south London ...

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Skanska Facilities Services named overall winner of Sustainable FM Index Awards 2017

The results of the fifth Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) were announced on 17 November at LandSec’s London offices. Developed as a framework, the Index provides a robust and transparent assessment to compare FM providers within the UK market. The results ...

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FM: Mindful of mental ill health in the workplace

What can employers within the FM sector do to help managers recognise possible mental health problems, and better support those people living with mental ill health? FM PROFESSIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE’S VIEW OWEN GOWER, BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY MANAGER, SHEFFIELD ...

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BIFM publishes guidance note on counter terrorism

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published its latest Guidance Note titled ‘Counter Terrorism advice for FM’. The guidance has been produced in partnership with UK Security Expo to help FM professionals evaluate the risks to their buildings ...

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Smart buildings revolution on show

The Smart Buildings Show 2017 – the UK’s first dedicated Smart Buildings event took place at the Barbican on 8-9 November. It should come as no surprise that our buildings are getting smarter. Technology is getting even more advanced and spaces ...

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BIFM Ireland announces award winners

Some of Ireland’s most promising and talented facilities management professionals were celebrated at the BIFM Ireland Region Awards at the organisation’s 21st annual FM Summit. This year’s Awards, sponsored by Facilities People International (FPI), recognised John O’Shea from OCS as ...

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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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Artificial Intelligence friend or foe in FM?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the FM landscape, according to a new Insight report published by RICS in collaboration with IFMA. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul ...

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