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Opening offices safely – CIBSE publishes ventilation and air conditioning guidance

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to ...

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Working on the front-line: Career Ladder talks to Interserve NHS Domestic Manager, Vanessa Morrison

For this month’s regular column on individual FM careers, we talked to one of the many front-line FM people working for our NHS.  Interserve Domestic Manager Vanessa Morrison runs a team of 219 people delivering catering and domestic services to ...

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Mitie signs third initiative with The Climate Group

Alongside becoming a member of The Climate Group’s EV100 and EP100 initiatives, Mitie has now signed up to its third initiative the RE100, committing to use only renewable energy across all its sites. Companies joining RE100 must target 100 per ...

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Over half of UK workers want to skill up for career success

With many people in the UK in furlough or out of work, new research from Totaljobs has found that two thirds of workers are using this time to re-evaluate their career. Those considering a career change by working in a ...

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Governments sets out return to work guidelines for businesses

The government has published a number of practical guidelines to help businesses get back up and running and operating as safely as possible to give people the confidence to return to the workplace during the current coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines, ...

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Returning to work safely with SWG

Emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown, businesses across the UK welcome the government’s phased return to normality, starting with those who cannot work remotely. Employers now need to think carefully about their workplace strategy. Facilities & HR managers face a particular ...

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Automotive giant EGR switches manufacturing to PPE for essential security and FM worker

Capacity to produce 100,000 protective face shields every day Security officers, receptionists and other customer-facing facilities management staff could soon benefit from the decision by EGR, a world-class manufacturer of precision-engineered solutions for the automotive industry, to convert its manufacturing ...

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Real-time location services webinar

Recently named a Magic Quadrant leader by Gartner for indoor location services, HID Global will showcase its real-time location services solution in a live webinar on 19 May at 10am (BST). The webinar will provide a thorough overview of HID ...

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Statutory inspections during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a range of challenges for businesses with many restrictions on normal operations. This includes difficulty of getting support from contractors in carrying out statutory inspections, examinations and tests of plant and equipment or the need ...

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ISS publishes latest CR highlights

ISS UK & Ireland has published its Corporate Responsibility report for 2019, which highlights key achievements including major reductions in single-use plastic consumables such as cutlery and trays being used across its delivery of food services, and achieving the milestone ...

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