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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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Planning tomorrow’s care today

Paul Djuric, Operations Manager at Urgent Technology explains how facilities management can safeguard the future of care in an ageing world Recent research suggests that almost 90 per cent of local authorities in England will face a “crisis” in care ...

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Breathe easy

New evidence suggests indoor air quality directly contributes to staff productivity. We look at the ways a ventilation system can both enhance occupant comfort and contribute to a green infrastructure within buildings The recent shift in attitudes towards employee wellbeing ...

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Creating a ‘clean air zone’

As more evidence is found that the air quality at work can directly affect health and productivity, Business Specialist at Office Depot, Nigel Crunden suggests ways in which FMs can improve workers’ breathing space The UK is currently undergoing an ...

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Compass ‘nudges’ foodservice industry to design with health in mind

Compass Group UK & Ireland and Footprint Intelligence have launched a new report ‘Designed with health in mind’ which shows how using simple ‘nudges’ could help to encourage people into making more healthier choices. The report acknowledges that campaigns based on education ...

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Achieve clean and healthy air with HygroMatik HPS and LPS systems

With approximately 14,000 new cases of breathing and lung problems each year caused or made worse by work, according to the Labour Force Survey[1], 25.9 million days were recently lost due to work-related illness, affecting the UK economy. A clean ...

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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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Compass launches health and wellbeing website

Food and support services business, Compass Group UK & Ireland, has launched a new website ‘Nourished Life’ as part of its commitment to support people in making healthier choices. The new site aims to provide the wider consumer market with top ...

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Measure of comfort

The WELL Building Standard is creating a lot of talk, but are the benefits enough to convince hard-pressed FMs to spend time and money on yet another level of certification? Accreditation to sustainability standards such as BREEAM and LEED are ...

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Improve employee wellbeing with workplace detox

Employee wellbeing is being jeopardised by ‘toxic’ workplaces according to multi-national engineering firm AECOM, who says while most responsible organisations recognise the importance of keeping their employees safe, the same focus is not currently given to wellness. With 9.9 million ...

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