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Industry body says list of ‘essential workers’ entitled to testing leaves out cleaners in critical sectors

The voice of the cleaning industry, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is calling for all cleaners to be to be included in the expanded first wave of testing for Coronavirus for ‘essential workers’ announced last week. Last Thursday, the Government ...

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BESA announces new membership director

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Jason Hemingway as its new Membership Director. Hemingway brings more than 30 years of construction sector experience to the role. He was Managing Director of the suspended ceiling manufacturer Rockfon for seven ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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Survey reveals the effects of Covid-19 on the lighting industry

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has surveyed its members to establish the effect of the current lockdown on the lighting industry. Currently 89 per cent of members reported their business remained open in some form with the most operative functions ...

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BCIA appoints new vice-president

Graeme Rees has been appointed as the the new Vice-President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), replacing Terry Sharp who recently took over as President from Jon Belfield. Rees is currently the UK & Ireland Digital Energy Marketing Manager ...

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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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IWFM publishes coronavirus guidance resource

The IWFM has been working together with its Risk and Business Continuity Management SIG to provide a coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance resource for workplace and facilities managers. In a recent announcement IWFM said: “We live in challenging times. In the space ...

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BCC expresses concern over proposed post-Brexit immigration rules

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has said it is “very worried and concerned” about the “huge” possible impact of Government proposals to introduce an “Australian-style points-based” immigration system from 2021. The BCC, which is the industry body for the cleaning ...

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Our standards. Your guarantee.

CHSA’s Accreditation Schemes guarantee standards in the cleaning and hygiene sector Buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can be certain they get what they pay for thanks to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Accreditation Schemes. The Schemes cover ...

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IWFM launches “ground-breaking” degree-level Workplace qualification

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management’s (IWFM) has launched its newly created Level 6 Diploma in Workplace. Calling it a “groundbreaking qualification” sixty learners have enrolled in the ‘Level 6 Diploma in Workplace Leadership, Insight and Change’, the degree-level ...

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