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Workwear an important line of defence

Whether FMs are working with a team of engineers or security guards, or working in an industrial, manufacturing, catering or food production environment, PPE is very much about workwear Traditionally, it has been the role of whoever is responsible for ...

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Heavy weather

In the face of unpredictable, extreme winter weather, what can FMs do to protect their organisations? Start planning now, says Vicky Lopez, Founder and Director of De-ice We hear the same message year after year – companies need to be ...

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Keeping students safe at university

University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures. With so many security requirements, it can be difficult for facility managers to keep on top of them all and the challenges they impose. Andrew Shaw, Architectural Consultant for Allegion ...

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Risk assessment of shared buildings

Stacey Collins, Head of Environment, Health and Safety at International Workplace, asks who is responsible for fire safety risk assessment in the common areas of shared buildings The Grenfell Inquiry began to hear technical evidence for the first time in ...

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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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Papercut

Matt Peaty, QSHEC Director at Salisbury Group, describes how his company switched from a paper-based accident reporting system to mobile technology – and how this is proving a game-changer on site The constant reporting, monitoring and closing out of health ...

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In the line of fire

Fred Williams, Service and Repair Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, explains why correct installation, regular maintenance and certified inspection of fire doors within shared buildings is crucial Fire doors play an effective role in a building’s passive fire protection ...

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Tread safely

Safety flooring should meet the highest standards of slip resistance. Paul Rogers of Forbo Flooring Systems explains how floor coverings are tested and rated Having a fall in the workplace is bad news for both employers and employees. The Health ...

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Safety first

FM plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and protection of any visitors to a building, whether a commercial building or a public place such as a transport hub, leisure and events environments, or retail parks. What can FM ...

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Achieving new heights

Facilities managers have a long list of statutory obligations to ensure height safety in the workplace and are often deemed the responsible duty holder for work undertaken on site says John Hynes, Head of the Safe Access division at Fixfast ...

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