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ASFP launches passive fire protection e-learning course

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched a new e-learning course designed to equip installers or new entrants to the sector with a basic knowledge of passive fire protection and its role in the overall fire strategy of ...

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FM: The skills gap and responsibility

The UK’s ongoing skills shortage is nothing new, yet the ‘gap’ also shows no sign of closing any time soon. Bryan McLaggan, MD at corporate building services maintenance specialist CTS, looks at how the FM industry can align with wider ...

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EMCOR UK launches e-learning module to reduce industry use of single-use plastics

EMCOR UK is collaborating with the FM Supply Chain Sustainability School to offer a free e-Learning module aimed at the sustainable use and management of plastics in businesses across the UK. Open to individuals and corporates via the Supply Chain ...

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WAMITAB wins major contract with MoJ

WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board) has been selected by the Ministry of Justice as the exclusive Awarding Organisation for cleaning, facilities management and waste management qualifications across Her Majesty’s Prison Service establishments in England and Wales. WAMITAB ...

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Cleaning up our act

Aaron Sagar, Account Manager at Anabas, makes the case for rewarding cleaning staff fairly for their efforts   As FM providers, we expect our clients to pay a fair contract price, which often includes multiple services, overheads and a management ...

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Seeing is believing

Interactive 3D visualisation and augmented reality offer the FM a dynamic new toolkit for training staff and managing assets Virtual reality (VR) applications immerse the user in a computer-generated environment to provide a powerfully engaging experience. Augmented reality (AR) adds ...

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Makita’s new Factory Service Centre opens in London

Makita UK has opened a third regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) in the busy London borough of Hounslow. This new FSC joins Makita’s HQ facility in Milton Keynes, which serves the whole of the country, as well as Glasgow, which ...

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Compass joins forces with Mumsnet

Food and support services provider, Compass Group UK & Ireland, has united with Mumsnet, the UK’s largest network for parents, to launch the groundbreaking ‘Leadership Accelerator Programme’ for maternity returners, focused on advancing women into leadership positions. The tailored course ...

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Cloudfm Academy achieves new accreditation

Skills organisation, City & Guilds, has accredited Cloudfm’s Academy to deliver qualifications on behalf of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Located close to Cloudfm’s headquarters in Colchester, the Academy is a purpose-built facility, designed to meet the unique and ...

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WeMindTheGap receives funding to increase employment opportunities for disadvantaged women

WeMindTheGap, the charity borne out of outsourced communications provider, Moneypenny, has announced that it has received £1.1 million of National Lottery funding from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly Big Lottery), to increase opportunities for disadvantaged women. The charity model ...

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