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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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Reset bolsters senior management team

Compliance and contractor management provider, Reset, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Amanda Pilgrim as Head of Business Development. Pilgrim joins the firm having spent many years working with large membership organisations, such as National Federation of Builders ...

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Independent water study shows increased accuracy of IDEXX Legiolert test in identifying Legionnaires’ disease risk over current methods

IDEXX, the global leader in rapid microbiological testing for water, today shared the results of a new potable water study carried out by independent water microbiology experts. The study, “Comparison of Legiolert/Quanti-Tray MPN test for the enumeration of Legionella pneumophila ...

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ISS Ireland wins top NISO Safety award for third year running

ISS Ireland has been awarded a Distinction for the third year running at the 27th Annual The National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) Safety Awards. NISO helps members develop a culture of health and safety in their workplace, assisting them in ...

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B&M Waste relaunch annual winter ‘Refuse not Refuge’ campaign

With the winter fast approaching, closely coupled with the Christmas party season, B&M Waste Services is upping its campaign to reduce the number of people seeking refuse in waste containers with its ‘Refuse not Refuge’ campaign. B&M Waste works in ...

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Free whitepaper explores the role facilities management companies play in managing workplace risks

The UK’s leading health and safety accreditation service, Alcumus SafeContractor, has warned that inadequate health and safety procedures could have significant implications on the UK’s Facility Management (FM) market, that was valued in 2017 at £120bn, and employs 10% of ...

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Whitepaper addresses key areas of risk FMs need to be aware of

In recent years, the FM industry has extended its remit to take a more proactive role across a broader spectrum of activities. This has resulted in a wide range of risks that facilities managers need to be aware of, including ...

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IOSH Annual Conference 2018

The IOSH Annual Conference took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on 17-18 September. There were some useful lessons for facilities managers, reports David Sharp, Managing Director of International Workplace The conference began with an informative session ...

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Trade union accuses government of “shielding dangerous employers” from legal action on workplace injuries

Unite, the UK’s largest union, is accusing the government of using a bill due to return to the Commons this week, to shield employers who play ‘fast and loose’ with the safety of workers from having to pay compensation to ...

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