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UK’s first aerial window cleaning training academy is launched

The UK’s first ever aerial window cleaning training academy has launched today (6 September) at Her Majesty’s Prison & Young Offender Institution Isis, in a move to tackle the ongoing UK skills shortage, while helping to reduce reoffending. The Aerial ...

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Total Solutions reaches new heights with TechServe Solutions

Facilities services provider, Total Solutions, has become the majority shareholder in specialist abseiling company, TechServe Solutions. The relationship will enable Total Solutions Group to self-deliver abseiling services for building maintenance and cleaning, building surveys, graffiti removal, pest control and other ...

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Heightsafe Systems recognised with RoSPA award for outstanding health and safety practices

Heightsafe Systems have been recognised with a prestigious award in acknowledgement of its practices and achievements for providing its staff, clients, and contractors with the tools to get home safely at the end of the working day. With a keen ...

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NWC merges with High Access

Nationwide Window Cleaning (NWC) and High Access Maintenance have joined forces in the inaugural merger of two BGF-backed businesses, the first in the investor’s history. The merger creates one of the largest independent facilities management services companies in the UK, ...

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Total Solutions reaches new heights with merger announcement

Total High Access Solutions, part of the Total Solutions Group, has merged with truck mounted access specialists Mobile Platform Hire (UK). The merger extends the Total High Access Solutions capability with truck mounted high access equipment, which is used extensively ...

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High standards

FM’s that want to properly manage their work at height risk must consider competency alongside the required task and the safety equipment being provided, argues John Hynes, Head of Safe Access, Fixfast Tougher sentencing guidelines from the Sentencing Council mean ...

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Second acquisition by Nationwide

Following recent announcement of the purchase of Reflekt, Nationwide Window Cleaning Group (NWC), the UK’s largest window, gutter and high-level cleaning business with a £14m turnover, has bought Electromec one of its key suppliers. Electromec is a national provider of ...

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PTSG provides total access solution at Verde SW1

Verde SW1 is a state-of-the-art, office-led redevelopment in the heart of the Victoria submarket in London’s West End, within 150 meters of a new entrance to Victoria Station. The building includes a dramatic triple-height reception, and six rooftop gardens create ...

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Bilco products help secure the future of historic cloister development at Blackburn Cathedral

The Cathedral Court residential development will create brand new apartment accommodation at Blackburn Cathedral for clergy and staff, new office space and conferencing facilities. The development will be the first cloister construction in the country in 600 years and a ...

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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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