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Light up your life

Using a combination of four elements can help you achieve the most visually comfortable and affordable lighting within the modern workplace says Paul Coggins of Zumtobel Group Effective commercial lighting needs to combine the requirement of a visually comfortable and ...

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Tread safely

Safety flooring should meet the highest standards of slip resistance. Paul Rogers of Forbo Flooring Systems explains how floor coverings are tested and rated Having a fall in the workplace is bad news for both employers and employees. The Health ...

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Don’t throw away the chance to clear up waste

In a year that has seen BrewDog launch a protest beer against President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement; P&G close in on its zero-waste and renewables targets; and 44 of 51 UK towns and cities ...

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Shining through

Switchtec’s Jeremy Lester explains the potentially disastrous impact of lightning and other disruptive events on LED street lighting, and how the sensitive components can best be protected   Outdoor lighting systems are subject to a variety of permanent, temporary or transient electrical ...

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The dead zone

As the mobile phone industry turns its thoughts to 5G and a connected future, a recent survey uncovered the shocking fact that many FMs still struggle with patchy coverage within their buildings. But whose problem is it? As we enter ...

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Time to grow

Brand expert James Hammond, known as the Brand Doctor, and the author of Sunday Times bestseller Branding Your Business, explains why creating emotional connections with customers is the path to a happy New Year As the facilities management sector heads towards ...

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Resourceful thinking

Dave Raywood of HSS Hire Group argues that rental companies have a vital role to play in establishing a circular economy In March 2016, the European Rental Association (ERA) welcomed the European Commission’s circular economy package, adding to the debate ...

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Warning signs

Liesbet De Soomer, Marketing Manager at Dymo explains how signage plays an important role in preventing slips and trips and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace           According to the Health and Safety Executive, in ...

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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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Germ warfare

Preventing the spread of germs is key to reducing sickness in the winter workplace. We ask two cleaning and hygiene specialists for their advice As Christmas and the New Year loom, the winter months bring plenty of opportunities for celebration. However, with ...

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