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As businesses reopen the TUC issues warning on workplace safety

Whilst yesterday saw the easing of lockdown restrictions across the country, Frances O’ Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Congress Union (TUC) warned businesses not to drop their guard on workplace safety. In a statement issued by the TUC, O’Grady ...

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RICS survey suggests majority of workers will return to the office after COVID-19

Up to 80 per cent of workers could return to the office after lockdown, according to FMs questioned for the latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey. With the UK vaccination programme taking hold across the country, respondents believe employees could ...

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Workers refuse to go back to work unless there are air quality assurances

Concerns about catching Coronavirus in the air have risen since the end of 2020 according to new research by business services firm, Rentokil Initial. More than one in four (26 per cent) Brits are worried about airborne transmission, a 19 ...

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Regular testing is available to make your business a safer workplace

Take advantage of free regular rapid workplace testing until June by registering your business by 12th April. As we approach the 12th of April and the next step on the roadmap, we look forward to taking these next steps safely. However, ...

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products ‘Changing Workplaces’ programme investigates Covid’s impact across Europe

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has launched Changing Workplaces: an in-depth research programme to investigate the complex changes the coronavirus pandemic has spurred in workplaces and facilities across Europe. Hand hygiene, cleaning and waste management now hold a permanent place in ...

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KPMG study finds almost half of global CEOs don’t expect to see a return to ‘normal’ until 2022

The 2021 KPMG CEO Outlook Pulse Survey found that almost half (45 per cent) of global executives do not expect to see a return to a ‘normal’ course of business until sometime in 2022, as opposed to nearly one-third (31 ...

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Sodexo awarded hygiene verification label for student accommodation

The Sodexo-managed student accommodation at Northumbria University, has received the Rise Safe label from Bureau Veritas. Introduced in June 2020 the Rise Safe label provides reassurance that Sodexo’s team has successfully implemented measures to ensure Claude Gill student accommodation is Covid-19 secure. ...

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Mitie appointed to CCS agreement for Covid community testing sites

Mitie has been selected as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement for Covid community testing sites. The appointment extends Mitie’s key role as a supporter of testing services and covers new Covid test sites to be opened as ...

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Kitted out for COVID

Marta Kalas of Thomson Screening offers useful advice on how to create a COVID Safety Toolkit for your premises Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us, and will remain with us for the medium term at least. This means facilities managers ...

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Regular testing is available to make your business a safer workplace

Take advantage of free regular rapid testing until June, by registering your business before 31 March 2021. Since the roadmap out of lockdown was announced, there has been an overwhelming sense of hope that we will all soon be able ...

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