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Survey highlights impact of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health and safety

A new survey from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has identified the hidden impact of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health, with findings revealing that the majority of workers favour a full return to the office. The findings indicate that ...

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Uncommon to become WELL Platinum certified co-working office

Uncommon’s newest space, Uncommon Holborn (81-87 High Holborn) opening in early 2021, has been registered for WELL Core Certification. The scheme aims to become the first Platinum Certified WELL Core office in the UK, and the UK’s first WELL Platinum ...

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Air cleaning should become standard practice after pandemic says BESA

Clean air technologies and strategies should be adopted by every healthcare facility in the UK in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Information is emerging rapidly about how the coronavirus can be ...

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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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City & Guilds urges businesses to safeguard employee mental wellbeing during the global pandemic

City & Guilds Group is urging businesses to do much more to safeguard mental wellbeing of workers during the global pandemic and has key spokespeople available to discuss the workplace and wellbeing challenges in today’s business environment. In the UK, ...

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Coronavirus: The UK is not prepared for home-working according to research

Figures released today by Leesman suggest that the UK is one of the least prepared countries to weather a mass home-working strategy. The workplace experience expert has surveyed more than 700,000 employees worldwide. Of the 139,778 UK workers in its ...

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Vacherin launches ‘Run to the Moon’ challenge

London contract caterer, Vacherin, has launched a company-wide ‘Vacherin Run to the Moon’ challenge to support colleagues’ physical and mental wellbeing and encourage a healthy lifestyle. In support of promoting a happy and healthy workforce the challenge invites every team ...

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CIBSE publishes new health and wellbeing guidance

CIBSE has updated its Technical Memorandum 40: Health and wellbeing in building services. The revision updates the original version of TM40, published in 2006 and reflects significant changes in the environmental conditions we are exposed to and advances in our knowledge ...

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Ill prepared

Julie Provino, international HR expert and CEO and founder of HR consultancy VeryHR[i] offers some essential advice on how your business should prepare for the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus outbreak has already caused significant disruption and is spreading rapidly across China ...

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Blue Monday: How your workplace affects wellbeing

With over half of employees saying that their working environment has a negative effect on their mental health[1], Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) urges organisations to utilise their workplace and facilities practitioners and ...

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