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Smooth running

James O’Hare Head of M&E Services at PHS Compliance explains how an effective maintenance policy supports client operations while ensuring compliance Planned maintenance regimes for buildings and their electrical and mechanical assets are used to guide duty holders and responsible ...

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PPM gets smart

Could data be the key to unlocking value? Stuart Davies, MD M&E, Bellrock, looks at the potential of technology to improve maintenance outcomes  The more optimistic among us were expecting the pressure on the economy to lift, but with uncertainty ...

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Entry standard

Installing LPS 1175-compliant security portals is the best way to prevent forced entry to commercial buildings, argues Martin Washby, Technical Services Manager at Meesons AI Damage caused by unauthorised entry into commercial buildings can be far-reaching, not just in terms ...

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Unwelcome visitors

Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill Pest Control, offers practical advice on keeping your premises free from pests When it comes to pest control, FMs should never rest on their laurels. A mouse can get in through a gap the ...

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Slippery slope

When clearing snow and ice from the organisation’s premises, it’s everyone’s neck on the line should something go wrong, warns winter maintenance specialist Gritit No ifs, no buts. If you run a business or are responsible for employees, customers or ...

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Office jungle  

Biophilic design is all about reconnecting human beings with nature. So why not get creative with your office planting and enjoy a walk on the wild side? says Kirsty Jones of Plant Designs There’s a growing body of research suggesting ...

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Plastic isn’t the problem

Our infrastructure is, argues Steve Fox, Purchasing Director, Bartlett Mitchell. Why banning the use of plastic packaging isn’t the answer, having a strategic government policy to enable an integrated recycling infrastructure is Until we have an efficient UK wide infrastructure ...

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Lost in translation

For FM service providers with large dispersed workforces, staying in contact can be a problem. FM communications specialist Cathy Hayward finds out how different vendors keep in touch with their people The FM sector employs roughly 10 per cent of ...

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Source of strife

Outsourcing has had somewhat of a bad press this year. Here Valerie Bonnin, Director at Incendium Consulting explains why she thinks it still works and how to avoid its pitfalls The demise of big firms such as Carillion has left ...

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Creative expression

The company behind Tommee Tippee wanted its new HQ building to support growth and agile working, wow its staff and celebrate the ‘rollercoaster ride’ of bringing up baby Mayborn Group, the global company behind parenting super-brand Tommee Tippee, recently invested ...

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