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Make the Light SWITCH

Emergency lighting can be a lifeline for people trying to find their way out of a building if mains lighting fails, and this is particularly important in the event of a fire. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which ...

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All wrapped up for winter

Good preparation is key to success, especially where risk is involved. Former US Senator Mark Udall commented: “You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you ...

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Upping your game

Stadiums all over England have been gearing up for the Rugby World Cup 2015 this autumn. Charlotte Boniface from Tork manufacturer SCA – looks at the types of washroom systems that help to minimise queuing and maximise hygiene during match day ...

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Give winter the cold shoulder

After two very mild winters in a row, there’s a worry that some FMs might be getting complacent about preparing for the snow season. In this article Vicky Lopez, co-founder and director of De-ice gives her view on why this ...

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Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility

Providing and maintaining a safe working environment in all sectors is challenging, none more so than within the facilities management sector, as so many different elements have to be taken into consideration. Each party, employers and employees alike, has responsibilities ...

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Scrubbing Up

FMJ investigates how the correct choice of materials when designing your washroom can not only create an aesthetically pleasing environment, but also ensure durability for years to come There is a somewhat common cliché that is often trotted out in the ...

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Health and Safety gone mad

Health and Safety is of course a very serious subject, and not to be made light of. Often. This month, in the interests of lightening the mood, FMJ brings you the most ridiculous rules and stories we could lay our ...

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Not so empty gestures

Think of a vacant property and the image of a dilapidated building probably comes to mind. It might be boarded up, covered in graffiti on the outside, dark, dirty and cold inside, and riddled with mould and even vermin. It’s ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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Criminally DIRTY

It can be easy for facilities managers working in their office blocks to have an idea of cleaning and cleaners ingrained in their minds. Easy for them to forget that there are other, vastly different, environments, where cleanliness is just ...

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