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Safety first

Ignorance and poor practice in construction are compromising fire safety – and something needs to be done about it, argues Glyn Coates, Director at Zeroignition Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, it was reported that the intumescent cavity closers, ...

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Something in the air

The UK’s dismal productivity performance could be improved by a fresh approach to creating stimulating and appealing work environments, argues Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK From governments responsible for the health of national economies to CEOs looking to boost ...

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Emergency announcement

Voice sounders provide clear and unambiguous messages in the event of a fire or other emergency, and are an effective technology for public and commercial buildings Facilities managers are responsible for fire safety and emergency planning. As such they must ...

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Planet before profit

Nick Oettinger, Managing Director of The Furniture Recycling Group, looks at the need for effective policies to recycle bulky waste and promote a circular economy Every year, we throw out 1.6 million tonnes of bulky waste in the UK, and ...

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See the light

Sam Rylands, Marketing Manager for DURABLE UK, explains why visual ergonomics are the next logical step in workplace lighting Mega-trends like increased digitisation, individualisation and urbanisation are rapidly changing the way we work. Stereotypical offices are a thing of the past, and ...

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Going for Gold

The biennial Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards provides an opportunity for FM and contract cleaning companies and in-house cleaning teams to showcase their exceptional cleaning standards Kimberly-Clark Professional is committed to driving high standards in the washroom and believe that ...

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Power trip

Alex Georgiev of building services company Polyteck argues that more action is needed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles among businesses and consumers Electric vehicles offer an exciting future. More efficient, quieter, and a major part of the solution ...

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The future of waste

  Harvey Laud, Divisional Director at Reconomy, considers the likely impact of Defra’s resources and waste strategy on the FM sector Last December, Defra published its long-awaited and highly anticipated ‘Resources and waste strategy for England.’ The document set out ...

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Lasting value

A recent survey by FMJ and Grundon Waste Management revealed that many organisations struggle to convince staff of the need to recycle. How can employees be encouraged to think and act more sustainably? For many of us, a typical day ...

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Water matters

Zip Water UK looks at how the wellbeing concept has well and truly infiltrated workplaces and what employers can do to ensure their drinking water supply is part of this Living healthily has transformed over recent years, and the wider ...

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