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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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More for less – reduce cleaning spend without compromising on cleanliness

• A recent survey by P&G Professional showed that a typical operator in the hospitality sector in the UK spends about £35,000 on replacing linens • The new Ariel Professional System helps reduce rewash costs by delivering the perfect clean ...

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Cleaning up in the washroom

FMJ talk to experts who provide insight into how washrooms can be designed to make the job of facilities managers easier in terms of choice of materials as well as new products such as integrated consumables As with pretty much ...

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Transport’s silent army

With extremely heavy pedestrian footfall, a high level of security threats and dangerous trackside environments, rail transport is one of the most challenging sectors a facilities management professional can work in. Kevin Murgatroyd, sector director for transport at Interserve, gives ...

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Dealing with disaster

‘Disaster’, namely flooding, is high on the agenda for many businesses as we enter 2016. The Christmas period spelled devastating levels of rain, leaving much of the Northern part of the UK under water. Mark Calvert, MD for flood response experts, Adler ...

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Cost-effective cleaning

Facilities managers juggling competing demands and constrained resources may be missing a trick. James White, managing director of Denis Rawlins, explains how to manage risk and budgets through cost-effective cleaning Facilities managers have to juggle competing demands often with their hands ...

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Cleanin’ up attitudes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently launched The Cleaning Taskforce. Supported by industry bodies like the British Cleaning Council and a multitude of firms, including Servest, the taskforce aims to: • Promote employers’ compliance with employment law and ...

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Upping your game

Stadiums all over England have been gearing up for the Rugby World Cup 2015 this autumn. Charlotte Boniface from Tork manufacturer SCA – looks at the types of washroom systems that help to minimise queuing and maximise hygiene during match day ...

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How has social networking affected recruitment in the cleaning sector?

Lorraine Thomas, managing director of specialist search and selection consultancy Metzger, considers the impact of social networking on recruitment. What are the benefits for cleaning sector employers using social media as part of a hiring strategy – and what are ...

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Predict the future don’t react to the present

Jason Davis from ECEX, explains why facilities managers need to take a predictive approach when it comes to HVAC maintenance; an upfront cost that will ultimately mean improvements in energy efficiency and a reduced risk of system downtime – bonuses ...

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