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Working at height

The first FMJ/Barbour EHS regular compliance piece covering Health and Safety, Environment and Energy, Estates and Facilities Management; focuses on working from height The main piece of legislation governing work at height is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These ...

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The certainty of uncertainty

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities As summer ends and the big return to work gathers a pace the only certainty in the FM sector and the built environment is the continued uncertainty that pervades our whole economy. ...

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Customer-centric cleaning

Chan Mehta, Managing Director of The Cleaning Company, reflects on the importance of prioritising the needs of the client’s client Businesses are constantly encouraged to put their customer first. According to research by Gartner, 89 per cent of businesses compete ...

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Keep on running

A UPS system depends on its battery backup to maintain power following a blackout – but winter can be hard on batteries, warns Stephen Peal, Director of PPSPower On 10 August, almost a million people were affected by a major ...

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Safety chain

Mike Wood, Product & Technology Director at Constructionline explains the ways in which health and safety standards can be better managed throughout the supply chain Many facilities managers – particularly those working on large building and construction projects – will ...

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Pick the right locks

Jo Milne-Rowe, Chair of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers, warns that the flexible working environments expected by today’s workers require smarter access control According to recent research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK worker productivity has fallen to ...

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Outside chance

Peter Fane, Founding Director of grounds maintenance specialist Nurture Landscapes, warns FMs to start planning now for managing ice and snow SAFETY FIRST All site managers have a responsibility to protect staff and visitors from accidents and risk. Education on ...

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A healthy investment

Workplace hygiene is a hot issue, with cleaning firms on the front line. Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology, explains how the firm’s commitment to staff training benefits the workplaces they service Sickness in the workplace is a pain for everyone ...

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Going into reverse

Vicky Lopez, Co-Founder and Director of De-ice, explains the concept of reverse winter timeline planning When you run a winter maintenance business, you have to look at the seasons backwards. There’s very little ‘looking forward to summer’, as we primarily ...

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Clearing the air

Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene with advice on keeping ventilation compliant over the summer and beyond Britain is in the midst of one of its hottest years. The warmest February day on record occurred this ...

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