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ABM extends partnership with Cignpost ExpressTest

ABM, a leading provider of aviation services, has been appointed by Cignpost ExpressTest to fulfil the resourcing needs at Covid-19 testing sites at Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, and retail sites across the UK. The working partnership comes after ABM ...

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Trade bodies call for caution as restrictions are lifted

As businesses return to more regular working conditions following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice alongside a warning that the pandemic has still not relaxed its grip on the ...

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Certificates of Assurance awarded at three Churchill cleaned stations

Three HS1 stations where Churchill Group delivers cleaning and hygiene services have received a Certificate of Assurance from Bureau Veritas for Covid-19 risk management. St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet rail stations have all received Certificates of Assurance from Bureau ...

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Covid fallout could lead to a harsh winter for construction

Actuate UK, the alliance of leading UK building engineering services, has warned that Covid continues to cast a dark shadow on the construction industry and says the knock-on effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt long after the ...

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Institut Pasteur de Lille evaluated the effectiveness of Daikin’s air purifiers against respiratory viruses

Renowned French laboratory Institut Pasteur de Lille concludes from its tests that Daikin’s range of air purifiers eliminates more than 99.98% of the human coronavirus HCoV-229E in 2.5 minutes*. According to tests performed in the laboratories of the Institut Pasteur ...

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IWFM urges businesses to do more to support hybrid working

Research from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) warns that half (50 per cent) of UK workers are being pressured to return to unfit office spaces by their bosses, with almost half (49 per cent) feeling they are ...

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Staff still concerned their offices aren’t COVID-secure

More than a third of workers (35 per cent) are still concerned their offices aren’t COVID secure, according to new research from Mitie. With COVID-19 restrictions set to end on July 19, more than half (52 per cent) of British ...

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Workers do want to return to the office, but in a flexible way

Demand for office working remains strong among both employers and workers but on a flexible basis, suggests new research from Office Space in Town (OSiT). While two-times the number of people are now working from their office than in May ...

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Sodexo awarded FM contract for new COVID-19 laboratory

Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of facilities management services at the new Department of Health and Social Care owned and run Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa. The new laboratory, named after Rosalind Franklin, ...

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Organisations trialling test labs to monitor post pandemic work patterns

Organisations are turning to experimental ‘pilot working labs’ to monitor working patterns of their employees before making changes to the actual office, according to data from Freespace, which reveals that global office occupancy rates decreased in June compared to May ...

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