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Not an open and shut case

A new European safety standard covering the use of automatic doors came into force this year, raising the standards of specification and strengthening the requirement for more regular maintenance and testing for powered pedestrian doors. Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of ...

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Significant growth sparks the appointment of new Directors at Airius

Worldwide market leader in thermal destratification fans, Airius, is celebrating an impressive 12 months thanks to significant new sales orders, which has seen the firm achieve growth of 70 per cent. One considerable new win for the firm is major ...

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New 3M Easy Trap Duster traps and holds six times more dirt

Keeping buildings dust and dirt free is a constant and costly challenge for facilities managers and contract cleaners; which is why so many are now choosing to use 3M Easy Trap Duster. It’s simply a more efficient way pick up ...

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An energetic approach

For those charged with finding ways to achieve genuine financial savings for any organisation, the energy efficiency of buildings and facilities should now be at the top of the priority list. Richard Scott, head of energy efficiency at E.ON Connecting ...

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Socially acceptable

Recruitment experts have played a central role in the facilities management sector, volunteering for committees and associations, organising events, placing a pool of temporary facilities staff with organisations, and matchmaking senior professionals with major employers. They have provided an incredible ...

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FM improving hotel standards in the Middle East

IN MY VIEW – Sinead Bridgett, director at the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) Whilst growth in regional tourism lags behind global growth, due to political and social factors, there are bright spots and plenty of optimism abound. For ...

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Do you know the real cost of a distracted employee?

“It has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time. This may account for 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week”. (Health and Safety Executive publication ...

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Lanes Group proves its mettle with bridge refurbishment

Lanes Group has proved its growing Civils Maintenance capability with the completion of a complex project to refurbish a footbridge on the London Underground. The work to strip, repaint and repair the bridge on the Northern Line near Finchley Central ...

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Vileda Professional’s New ‘All in One’ Mopping Solution

Vileda Professional, provider of technologically advanced cleaning solutions, is once again helping to make cleaning easier with the launch of its new SprayPro mopping system. It doesn’t require a bucket, simply fill the handle then spray and mop. Sleek, compact, ...

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Novus invests in Scotland with new appointment

Property maintenance firm Novus Property Solutions is continuing to invest in its Scottish operations with the appointment of Derek Ferguson as Strategic Operations Manager at the company’s Bathgate office. Mr Ferguson will take overall responsibility for Novus’ Scottish operations and ...

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