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Workplace first aid changes are on the way

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid. Two pieces of guidance have been published on the HSE website following a consultation on proposals ...

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Businesses urged to wake up to water waste

Sainsbury’s, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Sunlight and Branston are first four organisations to achieve a new international award for water reduction in pilot scheme. The Carbon Trust has launched a pioneering, international award for water reduction to catalyse business action on measuring, ...

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Sodexo’s defence arm wins public sector award for healthy eating initiatives

Sodexo, a leading provider of on-site service solutions, has won the Public Sector category in the inaugural Health & Vitality Honours. Sodexo Defence was singled out for the award as a result of the work it carries out in supporting ...

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Power balance in FM procurement addressed at FM Leaders Forum

The role of procurement in facilities management (FM) was the latest hot topic debated during the British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) second Facilities Management Leaders Forum. Following this a discussion paper has been published and is being made available ...

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FMs donate over 1,000 items of furniture to local schools through ‘giving back’ project

Premier Sustain and its FM clients have donated over 1,000 items of furniture to local schools since its inception in 2011. Enfield Grammar School has been the most recent beneficiary of Premier Sustain’s Giving Back Project, receiving a second delivery ...

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BAM to put BIM theory into practice for facilities management

Pioneering research to bring building information modelling (BIM) into facilities management, has been launched by BAM. The ground-breaking research and development project is set to bring the benefits of building information modelling (or BIM) – which is still cutting edge ...

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BIM – a smarter way of working?

The FMA Technology Working Party meets with senior managers from the Cabinet Office to understand the government’s BIM strategy for the FM sector. Annie Gales, director of Service Works Group, tells us more.  The FMA Technology Working Party comprises some ...

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29 beef products test positive for horse meat in first batch of tests

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has this afternoon announced that 29 packaged beef products have tested positive for horse meat contamination following initial and ongoing test on beef-labelled products in the UK. Many questions remain as to the wider integrity of the ...

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Compass finds horse DNA in burgers supplied to clients in Ireland

Compass UK has become the next in a growing number of food service firms to be affected by the recent horesemeat scandal. The contract caterer, which has clients across a number of sectors, such as schools, business, sports and leisure, healthcare, defence and government, has ...

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NJC adds OC&C’s New Street offices to its City cleaning contracts

Not Just Cleaning (NJC), the cleaning and support service organisation, has won a two year contract with OC&C Strategy Consultants to provide Cleaning services to its London offices at New Street Square in the City. This contract will add to ...

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