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Workwear an important line of defence

Whether FMs are working with a team of engineers or security guards, or working in an industrial, manufacturing, catering or food production environment, PPE is very much about workwear Traditionally, it has been the role of whoever is responsible for ...

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Water cooler movement

As much of the purchasing decisions regarding water coolers are made by FMs, it pays to know which coolers to order to suit the needs your organisation. Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, General Manager of the British Water Cooler Association warns that not ...

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The perfect floor

The Specifier’s Guide to Flooring, which was launched in May during Clerkenwell Design Week, is a guide intended to help FMs, designers, architects and specifiers with their installations It’s not always easy being a Facilities Manager. There are so many ...

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Protecting the partition

Julian Sargent, Managing Director of partitioning experts Style, looks at the benefits of regularly maintaining and servicing your operable wall system and the relevant health & safety legislation Today’s moveable partitioning walls come in all shapes and sizes, some towering ...

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Clean data

Data centre management and the cleanliness of the environment are the two main risks that leave data centres exposed, explains Stuart Wells, Business Development Director at ABM Critical Solutions Retail businesses are faced with many risks when it comes to ...

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Building management systems for the future

Lee Jasper, Head of Products and Solutions at Johnson Controls, offers advice on how building managers can use system integration to guarantee the future of their buildings  Technological advances over the last few years have armed facility managers with an ...

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All sound in the cloud

These days, it can almost feel as though the cloud is being foisted upon us. New computers come with cloud services preinstalled, waving trials and additional features before we have even had time to set up a browser. But how ...

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In the frame

Public and private sector organisations alike are turning to frameworks to procure planned maintenance services. Richard Sutton, General Manager of Horbury Property Services, explains why Procurement can be an expensive process, especially in the world of planned maintenance. Public sector ...

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Artificial Intelligence friend or foe in FM?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the FM landscape, according to a new Insight report published by RICS in collaboration with IFMA. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul ...

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Lean and Keen

A Lean culture can help to motivate employees, satisfy clients and deliver continuous improvement, says Gary Codling, Performance Director at Vinci Facilities. Pressures on cost, quality and timeliness, alongside the requirement for excellent service and sustainable operations, demand constant change ...

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