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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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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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Compass signs Race at Work Charter

Compass Group UK & Ireland has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC). The Race at Work Charter is designed to foster a commitment to improving outcomes of black, Asian and minority ...

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Salisbury rebrands for next stage of growth

Facilities services company, Salisbury Group, has unveiled a new branding for the next stage of its growth story. The modern and fresh rebrand nods to Salisbury’s position as an increasingly prominent player with a growing number of high profile clients. ...

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CCS FM Marketplace goes live online

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has opened an online portal enabling buyers from both central government and the wider public sector to purchase a range of FM services, from maintenance and cleaning to security and catering. The portal has been ...

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CBRE joins Buy Social Corporate Challenge

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) has committed to engaging with more social enterprises by joining the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, a ground-breaking initiative led by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK). CBRE and a selection of other high-profile businesses have committed to contributing ...

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FSI and FMJ webinar: Meeting the new building reality

As lockdown rules slowly start to ease, FM’s key role is to assure stakeholders, from operatives to occupants, that their buildings are being safely managed. To do this, they must undertake comprehensive strategy planning to prepare buildings for reoccupation, to ...

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BCC elects two new directors

Delia Cannings of the ahcp and Kim Phillips of the ABCD have been elected to the board of the British Cleaning Council (BCC). Cannings, National Lead for Education & Training, the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), Phillips, Chair of the Association of Building Cleaning ...

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Covid-19 safe training programme launches in the UK

An online employee training and business certification programme that is helping beat Covid-19 in Australia has been launched in the UK. Soul Safe has arrived in the United Kingdom from Australia to train, educate and certify thousands of UK businesses ...

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New award recognises efforts in the fight against Covid-19

The IWFM Impact Awards 2020 has created a new category in recognition of the work that workplace and facilities individuals have undertaken at the frontline of the nations effort to combat Covid-19 and protect the public. The Covid-19 Response Award ...

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