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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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Do Some Good: Property professionals launch volunteering platform to support the NHS

Property professionals from Greystar, SAY Consulting, deverellsmith, and Be Original have come together to create a central register where the real estate industry can pledge support to the NHS and healthcare workers to help these real-life superheroes fight Covid-19. The ...

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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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NHS Nightingale London: ExCeL to become a coronavirus hospital

Next week will see the ExCeL conference centre in East London transform into a new hospital to provide support for the growing number of coronavirus patients. Announced by NHS England, the NHS Nightingale Hospital will initially provide up to 500 ...

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VINCI Facilities diverts teams to support the NHS and its key workers

VINCI Facilities, a major provider of FM to the NHS, has announced it is diverting volunteers from its mobile repair teams (MRTs) to support existing facilities management services across several hospitals in the North West, Midlands and South East. As ...

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IWFM calls on ministers to recognise FMs as ‘Key workers’

In a letter to the Secretaries of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO, has called for for workplace and facilities management professionals, and their contractors, to be recognised as ...

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Research reveals UK cleaning industry makes up 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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The ExcluSec Group supports local businesses with free key holding service

Bolton-based soft services provider, The ExcluSec Group, has launched an offer to supports its local business community during these difficult times. More and more organisations are following the government’s coronavirus advice and encouraging as many of their employees as possible ...

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BESA offers guidance on essential building maintenance and shutdown procedures during the coronavirus crisis

In response to the coronavirus crisis which has created “unprecedented challenges” for building owners and maintainers, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has released a detailed guidance on how buildings can be managed and maintained effectively during the coming weeks ...

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ISS provides update relating to IT security incident and COVID-19

Global facilities services firm, ISS, has reported organic growth for January 2020 was strong and above its expectations at 7 per cent. The business stated it has “continued to perform and deliver uninterrupted service to the vast majority of clients” ...

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