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Socotec, a provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, advises on managing asbestos in public sector buildings With more than 500,000 public buildings still estimated to contain asbestos today, managaging asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) remains a big responsibility for FMs. Increasingly, ...

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ASCP publishes white paper in response to Government consultation on building safety reforms

The Association of Safety & Compliance Professionals (ASCP) – in partnership with CORGI Technical Services – has released a white paper entitled ‘The Future of Safety Management’. The paper offers an invaluable insight into the Government’s consultation document: ‘Proposals for ...

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Breathe easy

Greg Davies, Director of Market Development at Assurity Consulting, an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in independently monitoring indoor air quality looks at some of the issues surrounding IAQ “Each year in the UK, around 40,000 deaths are attributable ...

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Homes for Students appoints compliance director

National student accommodation manager, Homes for Students, has appointed Mandy Blackburn to the role of Compliance Director. Blackburn joins Homes for Students from MYSHON supported living specialists and will have overall responsibility for co-ordinating compliance across the group. She previously ...

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Compliance: Benchmarking to improve recycling and waste management practices

Given the constant pressure to improve service and demonstrate added value, it would be fair to assume that most traditional disciplines within facilities management have now been perfected. Recycling and waste management seems an obvious candidate for this argument, yet ...

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Churchill awarded environmental services contract at University of Bath

Churchill Group’s environmental compliance division, Churchill Environmental, has landed a four-year contract, worth more than £280,000 with the University of Bath to provide water sampling and analysis for compliance throughout its estate. The agreement will see Churchill Environmental deliver a ...

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Research reveals GDPR compliance ‘skin-deep’ on first anniversary

A recent survey of over 1,400 UK SMEs commissioned by information security specialist, Shred-it, has revealed a positive understanding and engagement with the principles of GDPR on its first anniversary but highlights key areas of concern under the surface. The ...

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Compliance: Wiring Regulations

Chris Cerisola, NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) at Artic Building Services looks at some of the changes made from the 17th to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. RCDs (residual-current device) is every electrician’s favourite subject in the designing of new electrical ...

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Compliance: Designing for hazardous environments

Paul Mannion, Project Engineer at engineering solutions provider Boulting, explains the considerations that should be made when designing for builds in hazardous environments. The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), defines a hazardous area as “any place in ...

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There’s still much to do to embed 18th edition wiring regulation changes says Hager survey

Despite an intensive publicity campaign ahead of the mandatory introduction of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations on 1st January 2019, an exclusive survey of electrical professionals carried out by Hager, shows that many still admit to lacking confidence when it ...

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