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Help prevent a second wave: BSI updates Covid-19 guidelines

The BSI has published version 2 of its Safe Working Guidelines to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience. The newly updated Guidelines include hundreds of contributions from experts across ...

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Survey highlights impact of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health and safety

A new survey from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has identified the hidden impact of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health, with findings revealing that the majority of workers favour a full return to the office. The findings indicate that ...

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BESA elects Neil Brackenridge as its new president

Neil Brackenridge has been confirmed as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2020/21. He was confirmed in his role at yesterday’s (2 July) annual general meeting and takes over from John Norfolk of Imtech Engineering Services. Brackenridge ...

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London Councils purchase over 7,000 mobile devices to manage remote working

London Councils have purchased a total of 7,792 new devices since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak to facilitate remote working, according to official figures obtained by Parliament Street Think Tank. The data revealed a surge in purchases of mobile ...

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Regime change

By Simon Giles, Chief Operating Officer, Axis Cleaning & Support Services Cleaning has often had an image problem, but in a COVID-19 and post-COVID world that image is steadily changing. Whilst from the start of the crisis, cleaners were included ...

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IWFM publishes Living Wage guidance

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has published guidance, in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, which outlines the practicalities and benefits of paying the real Living Wage The new guidance comes at a time when the vital ...

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Incentive FM bags five shopping centre deals

Property development and investment firm, British Land, has awarded Incentive FM three new shopping centre contracts and renewed a further two more contracts at sites across the UK. Incentive FM has secured contracts to provide a range of soft facilities ...

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How recovery-ready is your business?

With lockdown restrictions being gradually relaxed, many business owners will be anticipating how they can safely return to work and begin recovering their businesses. To help with the anything-but-ordinary return to work, Moneypenny, the outsourced communication provider, has created ‘How ...

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Jaguar takes Belgrave House deal

Jaguar Building Services has secured a hard services contract at Belgrave House, SW1, following a competitive tender process. The prestigious building located on Buckingham Palace Road provides 270,000 square feet of office space over six floors and has a unique ...

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SFMI white paper outlines sustainable ambition for the FM sector

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has published a new white paper which provides FM organisations with a framework that can help propel them to leading sustainability status. The document titled, ‘Sustainable Ambition for the FM Sector’, outlines the current ...

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