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Data safe

  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due in May 2018, requires a stringent approach to the storage and management of data. Paul Moonan, MD of Restore Scan, warns that failure to prepare could be damaging and costly A recent Insight ...

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Clean break

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, Joanne Gilliard calls for a common-sense approach to reviewing the laws that keep workers safe in the cleaning industry In March this year, the UK government published its plans to introduce ...

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The letter of the law

Experts from law firm TLT and energy provider E.ON advise on meeting minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) when buying and renting out commercial property From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a tenancy of a property with ...

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Powering Up

Energy

In this article, Alan Luscombe, director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., a Kohler company, discusses the factors to be considered when adding a generator to a UPS system. These range from designing in electrical compatibility to addressing environmental and physical ...

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Cleanin’ up attitudes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently launched The Cleaning Taskforce. Supported by industry bodies like the British Cleaning Council and a multitude of firms, including Servest, the taskforce aims to: • Promote employers’ compliance with employment law and ...

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Moving office or having building works done? New CDM regs mean clients have more responsibilities

The new Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations came into effect in April 2015 and will fully replace the 2007 Regulations by October 2015. There are some important new roles and legal requirements for all construction based projects that everyone ...

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Active or archived

Sue Trombley, managing director of thought leadership for Iron Mountain whips out her crystal ball and investigates exactly what the future holds for records and information management professionals Records and information managers (RIMs) belong at the heart of an organisation’s information ...

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Friendly fire

Between 2013 and 2014 the UK Fire and Rescue Services attended over 200,000 fires. Over 10 per cent of these were not house fires and across the country 322 people died fire related deaths. In this article Richard Nichols, technical ...

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What does the EU do for FM?

The UK referendum on EU membership is drawing ever closer. Regardless of whether you think leaving is a real possibility or not, “renegotiation” will certainly be a hot topic. But what could be renegotiated and how will it impact the ...

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What does FM require from a new government?

With the general election now less than 100 days away, what policies and strategies does the FM industry need to see implemented by any new government 
in order to flourish in the years ahead? THE END-USER’S VIEW GUY STALLARD, 
CHAIRMAN, ...

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