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RICS launches DEI guidance to propel diversity and inclusion in the surveying profession

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a six-document guide to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for surveying firms and individuals globally. ‘Developing an Inclusive Culture’ – guidance supplements the RICS Code of Conduct ‘Rule 4’ Guidance for professionals. ...

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Guidance on storing and charging lithium-powered e-bikes and scooters in the workplace

To coincide with yesterday’s National Battery Day 2024, the British Safety Council has published an introductory guide for employers on managing the risks from storing and charging Lithium Ion (Li-on) batteries in the workplace. Most e-bikes are powered by Li-on ...

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New guide on differing carbon monoxide detector requirements across the UK is published

Following several regulatory changes across the different countries in the UK, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) and the Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) have launched a guide on carbon monoxide (CO) detector requirements across the ...

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Reconomy publishes guide to assist Welsh firms with incoming workplace recycling regulations

‘Separated waste collections for workplaces: Reconomy guide’ has been published by the international circular economy specialist to support Welsh businesses as they prepare for workplace waste management reforms which come into force on 6 April 2024. The regulations require all ...

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Comprehensive guide to green buildings is released

IT cyber security and networking company, OryxAlign, has released a new guide, tailored for construction professionals, facilities managers and commercial real estate managers, to help them navigate the complexities of green certifications, offering insights into creating sustainable, healthy and secure ...

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Significant opportunities are being missed in commercial retrofits

According to the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) significant opportunities are being missed by office investors, owners, and occupiers who do not have clear retrofit strategies in place. Firstly, through missing the “easy wins” – low cost, low disruption measures ...

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New guide for HVAC and building services professionals on changes to BS 5422 is launched

To support HVAC and building services professionals in meeting the latest thermal performance guidance, stone wool insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL has released its Guide to BS 5422:2023. The new brochure clarifies recent changes to BS 5422, the technical guidance document covering ...

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New 10-point guide to dehumidifiers

Humidity control specialist, Condair, is offering a free 10-point guide to specifying dehumidifiers. The document covers the main issues surrounding planning and installing a commercial dehumidification system. It includes information on system design, product sizing, drying psychrometrics, energy saving and ...

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Government tells councils to cease any four-day working week trials ‘immediately’

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has informed councils to stop any four-day week trials “immediately” and rule out adopting the practice in future, to ensure taxpayers’ money is well spent. New government guidance issued to the ...

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Revising resources – The new CIBSE Guide M

Joanna Harris of Sodexo outlines some of the key changes in the newly amended maintenance guidance, CIBSE Guide M: Maintenance engineering and management which was launched on 28 September 2023 The pace of change in the facilities management world is ...

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