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LuxLive 2020 open for registration

MAJOR lighting brands and organisations are backing this month’s LuxLive Digital Festival 2020, which is open for registration. The event – an extensive online educational programme about lighting over two days – is being supported by Bluetooth, Thorlux Lighting, the ...

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Delivering generator life extension

By Billy Myers, Aftermarket Director at DTGen Standby generators are used to supply power for the duration of a mains power outage. Such a break in power can have a serious effect on life as well as a huge financial ...

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Is an AED part of your COVID‑19 health and safety plan?

Your company has a COVID-19 health and safety plan with hand sanitisers and PPE (personal protective equipment), but does it include an automated external defibrillator (AED)? Is your workplace prepared to respond to sudden cardiac arrest? With a ZOLL AED and ...

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Sodexo: Impact of Covid-19 hits revenue

Sodexo has published its full year fiscal results which reports a revenue organic growth of -12%. While the first half organic growth was +3.2%, the second half was down -27.5%, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Second half Fiscal 2020 organic ...

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BESA and ESTA create joint energy efficiency group

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has established a joint Special Interest Group with the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) to promote energy efficiency in buildings to government and industry. The Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group will include members from ...

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FM Clinic: Supporting worker’s mental health in the face of continued uncertainty

Recent research published by Warwick Business School suggests that companies that don’t do enough to support their workers’ mental health, risk seeing their overall productivity drop by a quarter. With employees facing continued disruption to their work and personal lives ...

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Parr FM receives UKAS accreditation for electrical testing and inspecting

Parr Facilities Management has announced the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation for electrical inspection the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Speaking about the renewal of the accreditation on behalf of Parr FM Brian McGivern, Technical Manager, said: “The UKAS ...

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Brayborne wins south east London primary schools cleaning deal

Brayborne Facilities Services has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning services to eight primary schools operated by Compass Partnership of Schools Trust across south east London. The appointment is the latest of a series of education cleaning contracts awarded ...

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Career Ladder talks to Whitbread Plc’s head of repairs and maintenance

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started my career as an electrical apprentice at British Aerospace. I then moved to the England, Wales and Scottish railways, progressing through design engineer and building services ...

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ISS scoops five-year deal with international manufacturing firm

ISS has signed a five-year partnership deal with a large international industry and manufacturing customer, which will see the global facilities management business providing integrated facility services across more than 63 sites, including offices, warehouses, production and research facilities in ...

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