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The Royal Mail is one of the oldest organisations in the world, with its origins tracing back over 500 years. Today it employs around 162,000 people across the group, 143,000 of which are in the UK. its contribution to the UK ...

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Slips, trips and falls

According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of major incidents in UK workplaces, accounting for 20% of all reported specified (major) injuries in 2016/17. The key risk factors are: Poor ...

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Working at height

The first FMJ/Barbour EHS regular compliance piece covering Health and Safety, Environment and Energy, Estates and Facilities Management; focuses on working from height The main piece of legislation governing work at height is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These ...

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Within these walls

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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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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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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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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Compliance: Asbestos – legal duties

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) advises that owners and managers of properties – commercial properties, hospitals, schools, factories – constructed prior to the year 2000 are responsible for ensuring that employees and non-employees are not exposed to health risks ...

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Compliance: Health & Safety

Gary Duce, MD of Reset looks at the duties of FMs to control, manage and monitor contractors working on their premises and sites to ensure compliance with legal and health and safety obligations. Most organisations have policies in place concerning ...

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