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Built environment: FMs role in helping to achieve 2050 net zero emission target

The heatwave that has gripped Europe this summer has been linked to the impact of global warming and brings the role of the built environment in helping to slash emissions into focus. With the UK bringing in a law to ...

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There is no easy route to a greener future

As we strive towards a greener future, we are entering a complex period of transition which requires careful navigation. As low carbon sources aren’t yet producing enough energy consistently, we cannot simply switch off the old hydro-carbon technology. The desire ...

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Watch and learn

Interactive online courses are an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver essential health and safety training, argues Alex Wilkins, Head of Business Development at iHASCO Every workplace setting presents its own unique health and safety risks. From heavy lifting to ...

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The right stuff

Nick Howes, Managing Director at Leadership Management International UK, argues that developing the skills of existing workers could be the solution to closing the UK productivity gap UK businesses continue to struggle to match, let alone exceed, the productivity levels ...

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Career Ladder talks to Signum Facilities Management’s MD

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? Facilities Manager for Doncaster Primary Care Trust. Q: What made you choose FM as a career? I didn’t! It chose me really. I had been working in the NHS for ...

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The effect of TUPE on FM is multifaceted

Blog from Laura Ryan, Legal Director UK & Ireland, Atalian Servest For almost 40 years businesses have had to consider the Transfer of Employment (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) when transferring a relevant undertaking or implementing a service provision change. ...

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Today ain’t right…

Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies with some indispensable advice for getting client-supplier relationships right I recently decided to do something different. I wanted to break the mould and ‘do good’. So, I decided to record a rock n’ roll ...

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Internal report

Earlier this year, Environmental Psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland collaborated with Sharp to research the extent to which environmental factors, such as lighting, air quality and temperature, affect employee performance Facilities managers take many factors into account when recommending an office ...

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Within these walls

Socotec, a provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, advises on managing asbestos in public sector buildings With more than 500,000 public buildings still estimated to contain asbestos today, managaging asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) remains a big responsibility for FMs. Increasingly, ...

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Nourishing nutrition

Jacqui Mee, Director of food at Olive Catering Services discusses the trend in sustainable menus, vegetarian and vegan diets, and how workplaces can ensure employees have exciting dishes with high nutrition Consumers are becoming much more eco-conscious, and are now ...

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