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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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Keeping up

Dave Cooper, MD of LECS (UK), offers an expert guide to the maze of legal obligations and standards required during the life cycle of a lift The responsibility involved and extensive range of documentary obligations required to manage a single ...

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Good work

Tina Chander a partner and Head of the Employment team at Wright Hassall on the Government’s plans to increase workers’ rights with the introduction of the Good Work Plan Since 2010, the UK has experienced lower unemployment rates across every ...

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Keeping on track

Nicole Bello, Vice President of SMB and Channel Sales, EMEA, at Kronos explains why a recent ECJ’s ruling on time-tracking software could be beneficial for facilities management In May, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) passed a ruling that will ...

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International Workplace publishes white paper on sleep-in workers

Learning and development provider, International Workplace, has issued a new white paper on the payment terms and benefits of sleep-in workers. The white paper titled ‘Sleep-ins and the national minimum wage‘, is the second in a series of publications by ...

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Compliance: Wiring Regulations

Chris Cerisola, NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) at Artic Building Services looks at some of the changes made from the 17th to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. RCDs (residual-current device) is every electrician’s favourite subject in the designing of new electrical ...

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Streamlined approach

New legislation requires FMs to step up their energy and environmental reporting. Sebastian Gray, Director of 2EA, explains the new reporting framework When you look at the energy legislation landscape for the UK, you can see its history is not ...

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Workplace Law publishes legal update on FM outsourcing

Workplace Law, the employee relations division of International Workplace, has issued a white paper on the employment law aspects of outsourcing in the facilities management sector. The white paper – Joint employer status: implications for outsourcing in the FM sector ...

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Free Movement

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service asks how will the Government’s immigration vision impact the UK construction industry? It has been over two and half years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Yet, the future of ...

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Behind closed doors

Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation, explores the importance of fire door maintenance and how everyone can help ensure they remain fit for purpose The final report from Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of the Building Regulations and ...

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