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BSRIA publishes new guide on Handover and O&M Manuals

BG 70/2020 is the latest guide to be published by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) covering the various documentation delivered and activities carried out at handover of a building, with particular focus on operating and maintenance (O&M) ...

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Carbon Trust advises retrofit of heat pump systems in existing buildings to lower emissions

Heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions, says a new report from the Carbon Trust.  ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, commissioned by the Mayor of London, ...

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Ensuring compliant wastewater treatment post-lockdown

Leisure and tourism businesses with onsite wastewater treatment plants are being offered guidance to ensure equipment is powered back up safely as premises begin to reopen doors and the transition back to normal operations continues. Following the reopening of businesses ...

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BCO releases lift and escalator guidance for reopening offices

As the country begins to return to the office, new guidance for the safe use of escalators and lifts, has been released by the British Council for Offices (BCO). The safe use of lifts and escalators has been a priority ...

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CIBSE offers guidance on the changing sustainability agenda

Green building

CISBE has updated its 2007 guide on sustainability, which outlines the principles for sustainability for engineers, wherever they practice and wherever projects and designs are undertaken. The updated Guide L: Sustainability  explores the actions that building services engineers should take to ...

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BPCA offers peace of mind for FMs on pests

National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued a new guide to help facilities managers to reopen as restrictions ease. The guide – which is available online – sets out legislation and regulations which they must consider, ...

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Help prevent a second wave: BSI updates Covid-19 guidelines

The BSI has published version 2 of its Safe Working Guidelines to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience. The newly updated Guidelines include hundreds of contributions from experts across ...

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IWFM publishes Living Wage guidance

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has published guidance, in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, which outlines the practicalities and benefits of paying the real Living Wage The new guidance comes at a time when the vital ...

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Hobart UK Reaches Out to Owners of its Machines as Talks are Underway to Move the Restart Forward to 22 June

As the UK emerges from lockdown, operators are getting their kitchens ready and open for service once again. The industry has responded to the current crisis with its usual flair and innovation, with restaurants such as TGIs and Wagamama offering ...

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BESA and ECA update Covid-19 guides

The leading engineering services bodies have released a joint sector guide on work-related travel and updated their guides on working in close proximity and in areas of increased risk of transfer of Covid-19, such as healthcare settings. The three sector ...

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