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Automated gates on site are they safe?

Automated gates are a regular feature on commercial properties. However, these gates are legally defined as machines, and as such, if the appropriate safety protocol is not adopted, they are capable of inflicting serious injury and ultimately can cause a ...

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Over two-thirds of UK industry at risk of failing on-the-spot HSE inspection

Seven in 10 organisations operating in some of the UK’s biggest industries admit that they are unlikely to comply with on-the-spot Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspection due to a lack of data proving that their fixed and moveable assets ...

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H&S workloads have never been more demanding for property and facilities managers

New legislation and an increased focus on best practice are leading to heavier workloads and excess pressure on property and facilities managers, according to a new report from health, safety and property compliance firm, William Martin. When compiling its first ...

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Compliance is the most significant problem for majority of building maintenance professionals

Seventy per cent of maintenance professionals state that staying compliant is the most significant problem in their business, according to a recent poll by SFG20. Of those surveyed, just over half report that meeting safety standards is their biggest priority ...

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ESOS explained

Companies need to prepare now for two Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme deadlines this year. Matt Chadbourn, Synergie Environ says by focusing on their energy auditing strategies to avoid costly and time-consuming revisions later The first deadline for phase three of ...

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Striking a balance: Navigating the office temperature debate

Two in five people have found themselves engaged in workplace-based conflict over office temperature. Jason Webb, Managing Director at Electronic Temperature Instruments outlines the legal requirements, the standards, and the measures needed to provide optimal comfort Legally, there is no ...

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Wave of sustainability stress and legislation lethargy hits UK firms

A new survey from Mitie has found that UK organisations are feeling overwhelmed by the strain of sustainability reporting, with legislation lethargy on the rise as they tackle the labyrinth of new and existing reporting legislation. This comes alongside an ...

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From eco-improvements to fire safety, is 2024 the year of compliance changes?

In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, the Government introduced the Building Safety Act 2022 which represents the latest phase in the effort to reduce the risk of a repeat occurrence of the fire. Rik Firth, Head of Operations at ...

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Software for standards

As more standards are introduced across building operations Penny Brinsley, Account Director, Service Works Global discusses the current trends in compliance and risk assessment, and explains how a permit to work system can offer various benefits, especially when integrated within ...

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A trio of contract wins for Churchill Environmental

The specialist water and environmental arm of Churchill Group, Churchill Environmental Services (CES), has secured three significant contracts in the last six months. The contracts, which have a combined value of a quarter of a million pounds per annum, are ...

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