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BESA survey seeks key services suppliers for the NHS

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice. The survey will run until the end of this week and ...

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Platinum offers support with remote building monitoring

Technology led hard FM service provider, Platinum Facilities, is making its Remote Building Monitoring Solution available to organisations in London and the South East as building closures increase due to the coronavirus pandemic. The system is linked to the building ...

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Swiftclean expands new Coronavirus prevention services

Ventilation ductwork cleaning expert Swiftclean has already expanded its new deep cleaning services to combat COVID-19 Coronavirus, in response to demand. In addition to its recently announced ventilation ductwork deep cleaning, the company’s new environmental cleaning for hard surfaces has ...

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Mitie provides update on the impact of Covid-19

Mitie has issued an update in relation to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak reporting that whilst it is unable to to predict with any accuracy the long-term operational impact of Covid-19 on its business at the present time, it ...

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Low skills point

Employers will need to adjust said the government when it announced the introduction to a UK’s Points-Based Immigration System, which could restrict the supply of low skilled labour, many of which work in the FM sector . Pam Loch, Solicitor ...

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BESA urges trade professionals to review contracts amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling on contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage delays to projects during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Many sites are being shut down in response to government ...

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Do you have the right characteristics for retail security?

Do you have the characteristics to enter a career within retail security? There are shops of all different shapes and sizes out there so a keen eye for detail, a focused mind and adaptability are paramount but what other characteristics ...

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Leesman & RICS-IFMA launch joint Covid-19 response group

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) collaboration is to throw its weight behind an emergency initiative by workplace assessment specialist Leesman, building a global pan-industry response group to the threat posed to ...

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ISS to deliver soft FM services at the Nightingale Hospital

ISS is to deliver cleaning, portering, waste management and other ‘soft’ FM services at the NHS Nightingale Hospital which will provide support for thousands more patients with coronavirus at the end of March 2020. Based at the ExCeL conference centre ...

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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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