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Anthony Cassidy, Health, Safety & Fire Technical Manager at Bureau Veritas with advice on managing fire safety in a change of use building Referred to as the ‘greatest challenge facing London today’ by the Greater London Authority, the housing shortage ...

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The world’s first rapid, onsite testing kit for Legionella

Hydrosense is a pioneer in the Legionella testing industry. By applying environmental technology to an industrial setting, our scientists have developed a new on-site testing method for deadly Legionella pneumophila SG 1 bacteria in water and biofilm. The Hydrosense test ...

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Apleona to receive RoSPA President Award

UK facilities and workspace company, Apleona HSG Facility Management UK, is to receive the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) President’s Award after winning the organisation’s Gold Medal for the 11th consecutive year. Internationally renowned, the RoSPA Awards ...

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Calbarrie wins Hinkley Point B deal

Calbarrie Compliance Services Ltd has been awarded the annual portable appliance testing (PAT) service at EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point B nuclear power station. The contract, which was awarded by ENGIE Workplace Solutions in January, will see the electrical compliance specialist ...

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VINCI launches health and safety strategy – THINK AGAIN

VINCI Construction UK (VCUK) has introduced a refreshed approach to improving health & safety which recognises the significant role that behaviour has on influencing the performance of the organisation. THINK AGAIN will focus on how behaviour and choice can help ...

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Compliance: Asbestos – legal duties

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) advises that owners and managers of properties – commercial properties, hospitals, schools, factories – constructed prior to the year 2000 are responsible for ensuring that employees and non-employees are not exposed to health risks ...

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BSC awards Sodexo’s prisons with ‘five-star’ rating

All five prisons operated by Sodexo have achieved the British Safety Council’s (BSC) integrated Five-Star Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Audit. Sodexo has been working with the BSC for many years and in 2016 began its integrated Five Star SHE audit ...

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Compliance: Health & Safety

Gary Duce, MD of Reset looks at the duties of FMs to control, manage and monitor contractors working on their premises and sites to ensure compliance with legal and health and safety obligations. Most organisations have policies in place concerning ...

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Unite calls for all workers in construction to be provided with death benefits

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent tragic fatality ...

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Research identifies links between waste collection systems and musculoskeletal disorders

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, according to new research. Research by the University of Greenwich and Glasgow Caledonian University, and published in the latest edition of the Institution of ...

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